Soldiers and Sailors Hall

This beautiful Oakland landmark is a fitting tribute to all war veterans. WQED ollowed the building's impressive renovation. Writer/Producer: David Solomon. Camera/Editing: Paul Ruggieri.

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On May 31, 1889, the South Fork Dam failed and emptied millions of tons of water into the Conemaugh Valley, killing 2209 people in Johnstown, PA and nearby areas. OnQ takes viewers to the National Parks memorial.


In the early 1900s, photographer Leo Beachy took captivating images of life in Western Maryland, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, but most of his glass plate negatives were destroyed in 1927. In recent years, Beachy's niece, Maxine Broadwater, recovered 2,700 negatives and is working to bring her uncle's remarkable legacy back to life. See also: the WQED documentary Leo Beachy: A Legacy Nearly Lost from writer/producer David Solomon, videographer/editor: Paul Ruggieri.


It may be the answer to the needs of an energy-hungry nation, but it's a different story for people who live close to drilling sites - especially those who rely on well water to drink, bathe and water gardens. OnQ's Chris Moore talks with some of those property owners in this report which examines the promise and heartbreak of Marcellus Shale drilling.


A Pittsburgh institution since 1958, Mineo's Pizza House is turning 50 and Dave & Dave are dropping by to celebrate.


Artist Daviea Davis collaborates with local school children and the community to put together a 100% recycled glass mosaic panorama of Pittsburgh - now on display at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.


Despite financial and other work incentives, some experts believe a nursing shortage will become a health care crisis in the years ahead. This report from OnQ's Michael Bartley begins this special series dedicated to the caring work of nurses.

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