OffQ: Dec. 11, 2009
Tonight the gang discusses Mayor Ravenstahl's deadline for the tuition tax, Obama's Nobel Prize acceptance speech, and the loss of another Pittsburgh police officer.
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A Pittsburgh institution since 1958, Mineo's Pizza House is turning 50 and Dave & Dave are dropping by to celebrate.
Artist Daviea Davis collaborates with local school children and the community to put together a 100% recycled glass mosaic panorama of Pittsburgh - now on display at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.
And then there were two... John McIntire and Bill Green couldn't make it tonight because of the snow but Valerie and Heather refuse to dissappoint. The ladies discuss Pittsburgh School District's snow days, the recent shooting over a parking spot, the city's ever widening pothole problem, and the Health Care Summit.
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.