Journey To Pakistan

Foreign correspondent Betsy Hiel and photographer Justin Merriman of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review recently spent several weeks in Pakistan. They talk with OnQ's Tonia Caruso about the region, their experiences and the latest developments in the war on terror.

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Despite much wealth and success in our Appalachian northern region, widespread poverty still exists in rural Fayette and Greene counties. However, Michael Bartley shows how and why so many people are delivering life-saving services to our rural neighbors.

Original airdate: Apr 15, 2009


In this half-hour roundtable discussion, WQED's Chris Moore will be joined by fellow media professionals to talk about the coverage of the media and violence. Among the discussion points: How is violence covered by the local media? Can the media actually have a role in reducing violence? What is our influence on the situation?


Two Wilkinsburg residents are growing gardens to fight the blight, and to help rebuild a neighborhood devastated over the years by poverty, drugs and drive-by shootings.


Since 1929, "PIA" has been training people in aviation maintenance and electronics. OnQ contributor Harold Hayes attends a recent graduation, where many students show how flight runs in the family.


A system of inclined planes and a 900-foot tunnel carved through solid rock made travel through the Allegheny Mountains possible in the 1800s. OnQ reports on the Allegheny Portage Railroad national park in Cambria County, Pennsylvania.


“Why is it named the “Boulevard of the Allies”? OnQ contributor Mike Lee searches for the answer to the often misunderstood origins of one of Pittsburgh’s busiest and most recognizable roadways.

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