Minspeak

OnQ focuses on a language developed by a Pittsburgh-area man that helps physically and mentally challenged people lead fuller lives. Minspeak allows people to independently communicate a large vocabulary more quickly and efficiently than in similar devices.

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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 continues its special series on the health of senior citizens with a profile of a unique program called AgeWell. AgeWell is a one-stop resource center and hotline that helps seniors to live independently, and benefits their families, too. OnQ concludes this episode with an informative discussion of the many local health, social and community resources available in this region.


They're one of Pittsburgh's longest running improv comedy troupes. OnQ contributor Susie Meister watches a performance and finds out just how much training it takes to master the art of improvisation.


It may be cold outside but it's a balmy 80 plus degrees in the Wetlands of the Americas room at the National Aviary. OnQ correspondent Tonia Caruso introduces us to the newest birds to call the Aviary home -- three baby flamingos.


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.


For nearly 50-years, this Pittsburgh based charitable foundation has been providing developing countries with badly needed medical supplies, textbooks and food. On Q's Chris Moore talks to volunteers and the head of the organization about humanitarian efforts in more than 120-nations round the world. 

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