OffQ: Jan. 8, 2010
This week the gang discusses the attempted airline attack and the subsequent airport security measures, Mayor Ravenstahl's new plan for Pittsburgh, the new City Council President and members, and the Rendell's approval of table games.
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This new exhibit at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is unlike any other in the country. OnQ explores the Tropical Forest - which took years of careful planning and visits to Thailand.
OnQ's Michael Bartley hosts a discussion on the much-debated proposed City of Pittsburgh tuition tax. Council members Ricky Burgess, Theresa Kail-Smith, and Bill Peduto join Chatham University President Esther Barazzone and Pitt graduate student Daniel Jimenez, as council prepares to vote on whether to tax local university students to satisfy the city's pension deficit.
He started making watches when he was 19. Today, at age 29, Michael Kobold's watches sell for thousands of dollars. OnQ's Chris Moore has more on the Pittsburgh watchmaker and his latest challenge: climbing Mount Everest!
These 80 acres in Upper St. Clair and South Fayette have seen their share of human use and abuse. But Wingfield Pines is now home to abundant wildlife, trails, and most importantly a natural filtering system that is helping restore Chartiers Creek. OnQ shows how this Allegheny Land Trust project is transforming ugly orange mine discharge into pristine water, giving new life to a local water shed.
One of many businesses that opted to stay as others moved out. OnQ introduces the owner and showcases her beautiful collection of Ethiopian art and crafts.
Groundbreaking work continues at this University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute facility. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports on how researchers are learning more about the connections between the environment and cancer.