Pitt Preservation Project: Cathedral of Learning

It is the second tallest education building in the world. Now after 70 years, the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning is undergoing major exterior restoration. OnQ's Tonia Caruso looks back at the history of this 42-story national historic landmark.

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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.


“Why is it named the “Boulevard of the Allies”? OnQ contributor Mike Lee searches for the answer to the often misunderstood origins of one of Pittsburgh’s busiest and most recognizable roadways.


Meet John Lege. His educational presentations will give you a real bird's eye view.


What might seem like an unlikely pairing is boosting self-esteem in teenagers. The Bradley Center, a treatment facility for children with challenged backgrounds, is staffing the newly-renovated Hollywood Theater in Dormont with some of its teenaged residents. The venture is paying off for the community and the teens.

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