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.

Making the Grade: A+ Schools aired on Dec 02, 2009.


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Pittsburgh is hosting international performance and visual artists in this groundbreaking festival - and it gets better: these exhibits are "firsts" - North American premieres! OnQ contributor Beth Dolinar spotlights the artists and the local curators who brought them to town.

Original airdate: Oct 16, 2008


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.

Original airdate: Oct 09, 2008


The Black Sheep Puppet Festival now in its tenth year, it is the longest running annual avant garde puppet festival in the country and world.

Original airdate: Oct 09, 2008


In honor of Pittsburgh's 250th Anniversary, Pittsburgh Glass Center celebrates the city's industrial roots with an exhibit featuring glass and steel. "Glass & Steel: Art Transcends Industry" features works ranging from jewelry to sculpture created by artists from Western Pennsylvania.

Original airdate: Jun 11, 2008


OnQ begins a new series focusing on everyone's goal of living longer and living better. While seniors face the increased likelihood of illnesses such as hypertension and diabetes, the population of people 65 is expected to grown in numbers by the year 2020.  OnQ takes a look at this growing population and talked with a local geriatrician and an orthopaedic surgeon about what older people can do to stay physically fit as they age.

Original airdate: Jun 08, 2008


They're with you during momentous times in your life: the births of your children. OnQ captures the hard work and joy inside the Birth Center at Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh's Oakland section.

Original airdate: Jun 05, 2008


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