Pittsburgh: Biotechnology City

As a part of program series "Issues Pa", this episode investigates how biomedical research affects the cost of healthcare. OnQ's Michael Bartley contributes to the program with this feature on Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse.

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Series: OnQ


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


OnQ continues its special series on the health of senior citizens with a profile of a unique program called AgeWell. AgeWell is a one-stop resource center and hotline that helps seniors to live independently, and benefits their families, too. OnQ concludes this episode with an informative discussion of the many local health, social and community resources available in this region.


They're one of Pittsburgh's longest running improv comedy troupes. OnQ contributor Susie Meister watches a performance and finds out just how much training it takes to master the art of improvisation.


It may be cold outside but it's a balmy 80 plus degrees in the Wetlands of the Americas room at the National Aviary. OnQ correspondent Tonia Caruso introduces us to the newest birds to call the Aviary home -- three baby flamingos.


Carol Druzak can't see her flowers, but she can feel the soft texture of the leaves and smell the wonderful fragrance of her lilies. Carol has been blind for nearly a quarter of a century and has created a garden that gives her joy, peace and time outside enjoying the fresh air.


Once a major hub in the Monongahela River valley south of Pittsburgh, Brownsville's once-bustling business district has fallen into decay and near abandonment. Through compelling interviews and rare archival footage, this 30-minute documentary chronicles the story of Brownsville's effort to survive. The Emmy winning documentary is from writer/producer David Solomon and videographer/editor Paul Ruggieri.

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