OffQ: Mar. 5, 2009
This week the gang discusses the sexual assault allegations against quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, the dismissal of charges against student Jordan Miles, and more health care.
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OnQ kicks off our week-long series focusing on disparities in health care and medical access for various groups based on their race, sexual orientation, gender, economic status, among other categories.
Michael Bartley takes a closer look at air quality in Western Pennsylvania, reporting on why some health experts believe this region's air is making us sick.
In this expanded interview, OnQ's Michael Bartley goes back to the river with University of Pittsburgh researcher Dr. Dan Volz to get the latest results of the so-called "Fish Study." Are male fish being feminized by what ends up in the river? And how is it affecting humans? Dr. Volz also discusses other serious contaminants affecting river quality and potentially our drinking water.
World War II veteran Clarence "Code" Gomberg hasn't forgotten his fallen comrades and still leads the charge to place flags on veterans' graves during memorial holidays. But with fewer flag volunteers turning out each year, Gomberg wondered "Who will put a flag on my grave?" The response was immediate and heartwarming.
OnQ's Michael Bartley introduces you to a Hampton Township mother who, despite her physical paralysis, finds a unique strength in raising her two daughters.
OnQ continues its series on health care reform with a panel discussion featuring professionals working in the fields of health care and education. Guests: Douglas Clough, MD, President of the Allegheny County Medical Society; Lowell Taylor, Ph.D., Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University; Stephen Thomas, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Diversity at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health.