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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Billy Ray, the baby Amur Tiger at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, is a favorite attraction for visitors. We get an up close look at the tiger, now seven months old, and also talk to some of the people who helped care for the cub after it was rejected by its mother.
It's a simple play on words: combining "veteran" with "entrepreneur" - but it means real business for the men and women who have served our country. NaVOBA is a Pittsburgh-based organization that helps veterans start their own companies, while encouraging America to support the veterans business movement.
On Q's Michael Bartley previews the elaborate western art exhibit that will be open to the public this weekend at the Duquesne Club in downtown Pittsburgh. The multi-million dollar display includes western artifacts with Western PA history attached, as well as brilliant original paintings from Remington, Russell and other greats.
That's right, they also sell Christmas trees at Ron Mancabelli's All-American Barber Shop on Point Street in Saltzburg. OnQ contributor and Post-Gazette columnist Doug Oster visits the barber shop where they know all about trimming hair, and trees.