Pittsburgh Firsts

You might know that the polio vaccine and the Ferris Wheel were invented here in Pittsburgh, but there are countless other inventions and innovations that got their start here too.OnQ's Tonia Caruso looks at some of the surprising Pittsburgh Firsts!

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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


When a man went on a shooting rampage in 1994, FBI agent Martha Dixon was killed trying to protect others in a Washington, DC. building. Seven years later, Tonia Caruso updates the heroic story as the FBI dedicates its new building in Dixon's hometown of Pittsburgh.


OnQ's Tonia Caruso takes a look at what homeowners can do to prevent mold from growing in their homes.


At a time when Pittsburgh is facing big financial challenges, they're the two newest members to be elected to City Council. OnQ's Tonia Caruso introduces Natalia Rudiak and R. Daniel Lavelle. You'll hear about their plans for Pittsburgh.


OnQ introduces you to a woman who once was a bariatric surgery candidate who became pro-active in her weight loss and achieve a more than 100 pound weight loss after working with a nutrition counselor.


Everyone is talking about healthcare reform, including the panelists of OffQ!  There is controversy surrounding the bill being passed into law and the gang discusses the drama that is unfolding. 

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