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 photographer from the North Side who's lived with HIV for 23 years, and a painter from North Oakland who has tested negative - also for 23 years. They are just two of many artists donating work to a cause that helps countless people. OnQ contributor Dave Crawley tells the story of a group called Persad and its art auction that takes place at the Carnegie Museum of Art.
OnQ visits the Pittsburgh Children's Institute in Squirrel Hill, an internationally-renowned center for the treatment of children with a rare genetic disorder called Prader-Willi Syndrome.
Reverend Robert Graetz - Rosa Parks refusal to give up her seat on the bus in 1955 sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. A boycott that was supported by very few white people. In tonight's cover story you'll meet Reverend Robert Graetz who will share his expereinces during the Civil Rights Era and his new book "A White Preacher's Message on Race and Reconciliation."
Bill Evans, of Brownsville, Pennsylvania, turns old Christmas tree trunks into beautiful holiday keepsakes.
She is one of four Freedom Singers, a group formed in 1962, in Albany, Georgia during the Civil Rights movement. During her 2010 visit to Pittsburgh, OnQ profiled Harris and her gospel-inspired freedom songs that inspired generations.
The pride of Pittsburgh sports is celebrating a major milestone. OnQ contributor Mike Lee visits the Heinz History Center exhibit commemorating 75 years of Steelers football.