Keeping the Promise
Pittsburgh TV stations join forces to get the word out about "The Pittsburgh Promise" - an ambitious scholarship program that helps students in Pittsburgh Public Schools plan, prepare & pay for college. Join Michael Bartley, Tonia Caruso, Stacy Smith, Ken Rice, David Johnson, Darieth Chisolm, Wendy Bell and Andrew Stockey as they report on how The Pittsburgh Promise hopes to transform the future of our children, our city and our region.
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What might seem like an unlikely pairing is boosting self-esteem in teenagers. The Bradley Center, a treatment facility for children with challenged backgrounds, is staffing the newly-renovated Hollywood Theater in Dormont with some of its teenaged residents. The venture is paying off for the community and the teens.
OnQ visits the Carnegie Museum of Art which is showcasing the Christmas season with an elaborate Nativity tradition that originated in Naples, Italy. The Neopolitan Presepio is on display at the Carnegie Hall of Architecture through January 7, 2010. Also featured: Christmas trees, beautifully decorated each year by the dedicated volunteer Women's Committee.
In an effort to raise awareness of a progressive lung disease called pulmonary hypertension, Allegheny General Hospital cardiologist, Dr. Ray Benza and physician assistant, Jessica Lazar, set out to climb the tallest mountain in Africa. OnQ's Chris Moore has the story of them reaching the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The "playground bully" is no longer the biggest threat for would-be victims. The number of kids harrassing others via computer has risen dramatically. OnQ's Michael Bartley reports on the techniques of cyber-bullies, the impact on the victims, and the reaction from schools and lawmakers.
Why is health care not always equal when it comes to men and women? OnQ reports on why gender disparities occur, and what's being done to change things.
It's a major event designed to raise awareness about hunger and to raise money for The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest. OnQ shows how you can get an amazing piece of pottery while helping those in need.