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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Thousands of gallons of untreated sewage can end up in our rivers every time it rains. ALCOSAN is now under federal mandate to fix the problem, but how? OnQ's Tonia Caruso takes viewers inside the plant and shows why storm water run-off causes problems in the Pittsburgh region.


Many companies know the importance of healthy employees and have started weight loss programs. OnQ's Tonia Caruso shows how our own TV station's wellness committee is helping staff members lead healthier lives.Highmark wellness programs include: Eat Well For Life, Drop 10 in 10, Personal Nutrition Coaching. For information on these Highmark programs call 1-800-879-2217.


Three unique programs that help seniors live independent and healthy lives in very different ways.  We start with the PALS program that trains senior volunteers to help other seniors with everyday living needs, such as grocery shopping, household chores, etc.; then a McKeesport based non-profit that is using Smart Technology to help seniors improve their quality of life; and how pet therapy is being used in nursing homes and palliative care units to not only provide companionship but to help contribute to a longer, healthier life.


Ann Walko has sung the folks songs of her Carpatho-Rusyn heritage all of her life. At the age of 100, Ann is now working to preserve them. With the help of musicologist Jerry Jumba, Ann sings and Jerry writes down the music and words. OnQ goes to one of their preservation sessions.


Chris Moore takes a loving look at the cultural importance of barbershops in the African American community, focusing on barbers of color from Pittsburgh to Philly, and many places in between.


The library began offering Braille books in 1907, and now serves an estimated 36 counties in Pennsylvania so that "All May Read."

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