OnQ Close-up: Tuition Tax Controversy

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.


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OnQ focuses on a language developed by a Pittsburgh-area man that helps physically and mentally challenged people lead fuller lives. Minspeak allows people to independently communicate a large vocabulary more quickly and efficiently than in similar devices.


This popular restaurant in Allison Park is known for its Italian food and its outdoor garden where herbs are grown for the chef's specialties. OnQ contributor Susie Meister reports.


Amid much controversy, the Upper Saint Clair School District decided to drop its International Baccalaureate Program. What exactly is the I.B. program? And how does it differ from traditional advanced-placement courses? OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports.


This innovative program takes teenagers into the woods for a week-long workshop dealing with nature's delicate balance. The summer 2009 Wildlife Leadership Academy session taught the students about managing the deer herd in Pennsylvania.


Disabled visitors to The Woodlands Foundation in Bradford Woods get a chance to enjoy the therapeutic nature of gardening by using the recently built adaptive garden. OnQ contributor Doug Oster shows us how gardening works as a tool for healing.


For eights days in June 2006, a group of Western Pennsylvanians journeyed to the sites of America’s Civil Rights struggle. OnQ’s producers documented the group as they made their way from one Civil Rights milestone to another.


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