Wild Things: Fit To Be Wild?

The Washington Wild Things baseball team held its sixth open try-out in hopes of discovering the next Roy Hobbs. Would one emerge from this year's field and secure a roster spot? Our own Mike Lee gave it a shot, along with more than thirty others, hoping to see if they had the right stuff.

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OnQ's Chris Moore visits the Community Health Clinic of Butler County and talks with the staff and the patients about this much-needed facility north of Pittsburgh. The story focuses particularly on older patients.

After losing her child to a brutal murder, Debra Germany chose not to drown in personal pain. Instead, she launched a Christian mission to help troubled youth.

This award-winning feature, rich with archival images and compelling interviews, chronicles the rise and fall of the landmark "insane asylum" near Pittsburgh. WQED producer David Solomon and photographer Paul Ruggieri got unprecedented access to the Dixmont property and its underground tunnels just prior to demolition.

Despite living with Down syndrome, David Bechtold works two jobs and enjoys living independently at his Squirrel Hill apartment. OnQ's Michael Bartley spends the day with David and his mom Cindy, who credits St. Anthony School Programs for providing David with life skills.

This retrospective includes rare photos, archival film and interviews with people who remember how the flood devastated the Pittsburgh region in 1936. OnQ contributor Andy Masich of the Heinz History Center reports. Written and produced by David Solomon. Camera/editing by Paul Ruggieri.

The Pittsburgh Summit will no doubt create some challenges in our city especially when it comes to traffic and protesters. But organizers say those inconveniences could be far outweighed by the benefits. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports on who's visiting, what the summit could mean to our region and how Pittsburghers are preparing to help host the world. (From 9-22-09)