Making the Grade: A+ Schools

OnQ reports on A+ Schools, an independent, community alliance for public education that's improving student achievement and test scores in the Pittsburgh Public School District. The lessons learned can benefit teachers, students, and board members in all of our region's school districts.

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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


Disabled visitors to The Woodlands Foundation in Bradford Woods get a chance to enjoy the therapeutic nature of gardening by using the recently built adaptive garden. OnQ contributor Doug Oster shows us how gardening works as a tool for healing.


Dave & Dave check out the brand new All-You-Can-Eat section at PNC Park and find out if it's worth the price.


OnQ visits this environmental building materials store, which sells green, renewable materials for homes and offices, the goal: healthier living.


With the cost of gasoline going up, OnQ takes a look at what is being done locally in alternative fuels for your vehicle.


Housed in what used to be part of the Glenshaw Glass Factory is the new 6,500 square foot home of Boyd & Blair Vodka . The 2 men behind Boyd & Blair, Barry Young and Prentiss Orr are the entire staff and do everything from make the vodka to wax dip and hand-sign each bottle.

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