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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While Pennsylvania presidential campaigns usually begin in Philadelphia, they don't end there. What do these candidates know about our region? What do we want them to know? What can they do to make it better? The Newshour and WQED will host a town hall meeting along with a guest panel to discuss the Pennsylvania Primary.
Pittsburgh's subway will soon extend from Downtown to the North Side but you won't travel over the Allegheny River, you'll be going under. Dave & Dave go 60 feet UNDERNEATH the river to see the giant boring machine that is digging the tunnel to the North Side.
The 151st Pennsylvania Volunteers suffered the second-highest casualty rate among all union regiments fighting at Gettysburg - yet very little is known about their amazing sacrifice. Author Michael Dreese finally gives the so-called "School Teachers Regiment" their long-awaited commendation.
The people of Forest County have long made a living from timber and oil. These two industries are well represented in the Simpler Times Museum, and a museum devoted to the hammers of our ancestors. OnQ contributor Dave Crawley ties two traditions together on a visit to northwest Pennsylvania.Simpler Times MuseumRR1 Box 69Tidioute, PA 16351(814) 484-3483
OnQ contributor Doug Oster visits a woman's garden in McCandless, where everything from plants to statues has a religious theme.
Time, nature and vandals are taking a toll on the Gettysburg battlefield monuments. This Emmy-winning OnQ documentary profiles the people working to protect, repair and raise funds for these "stone soldiers." Writer/producer: David Solomon. Camera/Editing: Paul Ruggieri.