Pittsburgh's River Tunnel
Pittsburgh's subway will soon extend from Downtown to the North Side but you won't travel over the Allegheny River, you'll be going under. Dave & Dave go 60 feet UNDERNEATH the river to see the giant boring machine that is digging the tunnel to the North Side.
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OnQ's special series continues with a look at Single Payer Health Care. What is it? How would it work? And why do some feel so strongly that it's needed?Guests: Molly Rush and Dr. Scott Tyson of PUSH (Pennsylvanians United for Single-Payer Healthcare) and Healthcare For All Pennsylvania. Dr.Tyson is also a member of Physicians for a National Health Care Program. You can join the conversation by phone or submit a question by e-mail in advance by submitting your questions here.
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