Pennsylvania Digs

OnQ contributor Mike Lee takes to the fields of Washington County, Pennsylvania, to hunt for arrow heads. He finds some - dating back to 3000 B.C.

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Despite much wealth and success in our Appalachian northern region, widespread poverty still exists in rural Fayette and Greene counties. However, Michael Bartley shows how and why so many people are delivering life-saving services to our rural neighbors.

Original airdate: Apr 15, 2009


Since 1929, "PIA" has been training people in aviation maintenance and electronics. OnQ contributor Harold Hayes attends a recent graduation, where many students show how flight runs in the family.


A system of inclined planes and a 900-foot tunnel carved through solid rock made travel through the Allegheny Mountains possible in the 1800s. OnQ reports on the Allegheny Portage Railroad national park in Cambria County, Pennsylvania.


Based in Pittsburgh's Bloomfield neighborhood, this dance group has toured the world with its highly-physical, emotionally-charged performances. OnQ contributor Minette Seate introduces the people behind this "anything-but-conventional" group of dancers.


Birdwatching is considered by many to be a hobby for white, middle class, middle aged Americans. But John C. Robinson is working to change that by teaching minority children and young adults about the joy and importance of birdwatching. Robinson wrote Birding For Everyone as part of his "birding" mission.


A Monroeville man feared the worst when an MRI showed a grapefruit-sized tumor lodged against the front of his brain. But a new, minimally invasive surgical technique by UPMC Dr. Amin Kassam would quickly end the patient's fear. On Q host Michael Bartley reports.

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