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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The Meadows Lanes has been an oasis for black bowlers in Homewood since 1974. It's history in Pittsburgh, which goes back through duck pins and the 1940's, of putting some of the first integrated teams on the pro women's tour is remarkable. Despite recent hard times "This House" continues to train young African American bowlers for the future.
The announcement has stunned this declining urban community. OnQ's Chris Moore reports on the hospital closure, the concern about lost safety nets, as well as reporting on the safety nets that will remain in place for those who need them.
OnQ begins the What's In The Water? series with an overview on the importance of preserving our regions's waterways. Michael Bartley hosts a discussion forum with topics that include water sustainability, water solutions, accountability, and the economic impact on communities with or without good water systems.
With 1.8 million Pennsylvanians living with a disability, there are significant reasons to help them lead independent, healthy lives. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports on the scope of the issue including challenges as well as efforts to promote inclusion, especially in the workforce.