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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In January, OnQ entered its tenth season as WQED's flagship news magazine broadcast. Throughout 2009, you'll see special reports that show how OnQ evolved into a multiple Emmy-winning program, spawning documentaries, town hall meetings, special series, and music specials. This episode spotlights the impressive stable of contributors who've brought their talent to OnQ viewers.
The newly released book The Paris of Appalachia - Pittsburgh in the Twenty-first Century is getting lots of local attention. OnQ's Michael Bartley sits down with author Brian O'Neill who is also a popular columnist with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
For jukebox and pinball lovers, Music Distributing in Millvale, PA is one of the few remaining keepers of mid-century pop culture. OnQ contributor Mike Lee takes a look at this unique wonderland, slated to fall for Route 28 expansion.
They improve the look of your yard, but more importantly, they're good for the environment. Rain gardens collect and hold rain water runoff and allow it to slowly seep into the soil. In this extended interview, Brian Shema, director of conservation for the Audubon Society, explains how rain gardens work, and how you can build one yourself.
OnQ visits two petroglyphs sites in the upper Allegheny Valley. These Native American carvings date back thousands of years.
OnQ begins another week of coverage in the Highmark Healthy High 5 series. In this report, Michael Bartley visits a local first grade class where the Heartwood Institute "seven core attributes" are boosting self-esteem.