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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Ms. Cribbins is a World War II Veteran who was a “Rosie the Riveter" for the Dravo Corp.
OnQ visits the Drake Well Museum, where in 1859 Edwin L. Drake drilled the oil well that launched the modern petroleum industry. Viewers get a tour of this fascinating exhibition.
The old foundry on the west bank of the Monongahela River once hummed with activity as turn-of-the-century machines cranked out parts for coal mines and riverboats. But when W. A. Young & Sons Foundry & Machine Shop closed its doors in 1969, it preserved an industrial heritage that exists to this day. OnQ contributor Dave Crawley steps through those doors, into the past, in a river town called Rices Landing.
Thousands of journalists will be in the city to cover the Pittsburgh G20 Summit. OnQ reports on the challenges of covering such an international event.
U.S. Congressman Mike Doyle weighs in on the health care reform debate, in a 30-minute OnQ discussion.
Twenty-five years after the discovery of the HIV virus, progress has been made in basic research, clinical treatment, and public health prevention. OnQ’s Michael Bartley takes a look into the early days of this worldwide epidemic, and at a new therapeutic vaccine that is showing signs of being a potential cure.