Making The Grade: University Prep
OnQ begins its new series on education reform in the region with this report that explores a new program in the Pittsburgh Public Schools system. Michael Bartley takes viewers into a unique school, University Prep, with a strict dress code, longer classes, and an emphasis on getting into college.
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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
OnQ's guest is Judith Black, M.D., Medical Director for Senior Markets at Highmark. Dr. Black discusses how seniors can not only take preventive measures to safeguard their health, but can also take charge of their medical future as well.
OnQ visits an organization where members have promoted popular astronomy in Western Pennsylvania since 1929. You'll see why the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh is one of the largest and most-recognized astronomy clubs in the nation.
Who do you call when you want to play for the birds? Syrinx Ensemble of course! See what happens when this group plays at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. Carol Lee Espy reports on this "eggcellent" concert.
Jim McDowell, of Johnstown, makes ugly face jugs. OnQ explores the history behind them.
Breastfeeding is a learned skill that used to be passed from one generation to another. But today with a decreasing number of women who breastfeed, it's a a skill that often has to be taught to new mothers. OnQ visits The Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh to find out how women from all over the tri-state area get help learning this natural -- and healthy -- activity.