Tom Rutkoski

Tom Rutkoski is the founder for "Abode For Children" a local non-profit providing education and shelter for orphans in Nigeria and India. OnQ's Michael Bartley reports it's just the beginning for this organization as Rutkoski and others plan to expand their mission into other countries.

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OnQ visits the Carnegie Museum of Natural History to investigate the science of what animals leave behind. OnQ contributor Anji Corley reports.


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.


Larry Klukaszewski is an elementary school teacher in New Kensington who has found a second career painting sports figures on NFL footballs and other memorabilia. His "Klu Sports Art" is scoring big with professional athletes and fans.


Local breast cancer survivors are working to help other newly-diagnosed patients adjust to life after surgery. OnQ's Tonia Caruso shows how the Strength & Courage Excerise DVD they created is making a big impact on so many women's lives.


The Meadows Lanes has been an oasis for black bowlers in Homewood since 1974. It's history in Pittsburgh, which goes back through duck pins and the 1940's, of putting some of the first integrated teams on the pro women's tour is remarkable. Despite recent hard times "This House" continues to train young African American bowlers for the future.


The announcement has stunned this declining urban community. OnQ's Chris Moore reports on the hospital closure, the concern about lost safety nets, as well as reporting on the safety nets that will remain in place for those who need them.

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