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's guest is Dr. Madelyn Fernstrom, founder and director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Weight Management Center and associate director of the UPMC Center for Nutrition in Pittsburgh.


As the Roethlisberger case develops so does the OffQ conversation!  The gang discusses a number of things including the Rooney family, the D.A.'s decision not to prosecute and the alleged victim's written statements.  They also touch on the Tea Party in Pittsburgh and possible criminal actions with the West Virginia mine explosion.


Dr. Bobby Collins discusses with Chris Moore how oral health is linked to a person's overall health, and how in Pennsylvania lack of dental insurance should not be a barrier to receiving dental care.


Ms. Parsons is a World War II Veteran who was stationed in Washington, D.C. working on the highly “Top-Secret” efforts to decode the German U-Boat communications.


These Pitt students have traditional majors like psychology and communications - but their music is anything but. This acapella choir uses "vocal percussion" and trendy moves, covering genres that range from hip hop and R & B, to classic rock and pop.

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