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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It's an organization started by a local mother to help children dealing with some serious health problems. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports on a condition known as 22q deletion and what local parents want you to know about it.


The old foundry on the west bank of the Monongahela River once hummed with activity as turn-of-the-century machines cranked out parts for coal mines and riverboats. But when W. A. Young & Sons Foundry & Machine Shop closed its doors in 1969, it preserved an industrial heritage that exists to this day. OnQ contributor Dave Crawley steps through those doors, into the past, in a river town called Rices Landing.


Thousands of journalists will be in the city to cover the Pittsburgh G20 Summit. OnQ reports on the challenges of covering such an international event. (From 9-24-09)


OnQ has the story of a Pittsburgh woman in desperate need of a kidney transplant, and her friend who stepped up to help. Tonia Caruso goes inside the operating room as she reports on the importance of living donors.


On Q gardening and outdoors contributor Doug Oster shows how this greenhouse/horticultural program in Zelienople is helping troubled children.


U.S. Congressman Mike Doyle weighs in on the health care reform debate, in a 30-minute OnQ discussion.

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