Obesity On Campus
Three out of every 10 college students are overweight or obese - and colleges are considering their options when it comes to addressing this growing health crisis. This OnQ report looks at local universities' unique efforts to battle an obesity problem far more serious than the fabled "freshman fifteen."
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OnQ goes to the Teddy Bear Hospital of Pittsburgh in the Lawrenceville neighborhood, where "Dr. Jill" restores the love in damaged or worn-out stuffed animals.
The story of struggle and the ultimate triumph of the brave African American soldiers who served their country during World War II. The film chronicles the "Tuskegee Airmen" program, a controversial military initiative designed to measure African-Americans' competence for flying the engines of war.
In this half-hour roundtable discussion, WQED's Chris Moore will be joined by fellow media professionals to talk about the coverage of the media and violence. Among the discussion points: How is violence covered by the local media? Can the media actually have a role in reducing violence? What is our influence on the situation?
Two Wilkinsburg residents are growing gardens to fight the blight, and to help rebuild a neighborhood devastated over the years by poverty, drugs and drive-by shootings.