India In Pittsburgh - Featured Guests
Harish Saluja, founder of Silk Screen: Asian American Film Festival, Pittsburgh; and K.S. Venkataraman, editor and publisher of The Pittsburgh Patrika.
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What happens to all those hats when there's a hat trick at Pittsburgh Penguins hockey games? Mike Behme of Boy Scout Troop 830 in Clinton, Pennsylvania found out they were being thrown in the trash, so he created Hat Tricks 4 Humanity as his Eagle Scout community service project. The hats now go to local and international charities. Sidney Crosby congratulated Mike and gave WQED a surprise interview for this story. Writer/Producer: David Solomon. Camera/Editing: Paul Ruggieri.
A safety net for homeless people started by a Pittsburgh-area teenager with the help of his orthopedic surgeon father, Our Hearts to Your Soles provides shoes and medical foot care. OnQ's Michael Bartley reports.
When you think of Indian culture, you can't help but think of the food. OnQ's Tonia Caruso takes us to The Taj Mahal Restaurant where the owners are as popular as the food.
On May 31, 1889, the South Fork Dam failed and emptied millions of tons of water into the Conemaugh Valley, killing 2209 people in Johnstown, PA and nearby areas. OnQ takes viewers to the National Parks memorial.
In the early 1900s, photographer Leo Beachy took captivating images of life in Western Maryland, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, but most of his glass plate negatives were destroyed in 1927. In recent years, Beachy's niece, Maxine Broadwater, recovered 2,700 negatives and is working to bring her uncle's remarkable legacy back to life. See also: the WQED documentary Leo Beachy: A Legacy Nearly Lost from writer/producer David Solomon, videographer/editor: Paul Ruggieri.
It may be the answer to the needs of an energy-hungry nation, but it's a different story for people who live close to drilling sites - especially those who rely on well water to drink, bathe and water gardens. OnQ's Chris Moore talks with some of those property owners in this report which examines the promise and heartbreak of Marcellus Shale drilling.