Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Garden in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Shadyside section is one of only three Biblical botanical gardens in North America.Established in 1987, and it now displays more than 100 plants once grown in ancient Israel, including cedars, dates, figs, olives, and pomegranates. All are labeled with biblical verses. The garden also includes a waterfall, desert, and a representation of the Jordan River from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea.
The exhibition is educational - but controversial. OnQ visits the Carnegie Science Center, where whole-body specimens give visitors a closer look at what's under their skin.
Tiffany stained glass windows, gargoyles and intricately carved wood work are among the features of Calvary United Methodist Church on Pittsburgh's North Side. OnQ's Michael Bartley takes you on a tour of this Victorian treasure.
You've seen Chris on OnQ and OffQ. He also hosts Black Horizons - the nation's longest-running public arfairs program for an African-American audience. He's an Emmy Award winning documentary producer. But a favorite gig for Chris Moore is mentor to the young people of Pittsburgh. OnQ contributor Dave Crawley profiles a WQED-TV "institution."
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Within a ten mile radius of downtown Pittsburgh, there are 70,000 working people who do not have health insurance. Catholic Charities recently opened a free health center to provide immediate relief to people from all backgrounds.
For boys, scouting has a long track record of building character and bolstering self-esteem. In this report, prominent Pittsburgh men reflect on their achievement of earning the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. OnQ contributor Andy Masich reports. Written and produced by David Solomon.
Local and state agencies increase awareness among private citizens, public officials and business leaders about poverty. Through a roleplay simulation, participants experience what poverty actually feels like.
The land where the Clarion River meets the Allegheny is rich with history and natural beauty. And now the little town that's perched there is enjoying a tourism boom, thanks in part to a strange but snazzy way to tool around. OnQ contributor Beth Dolinar has the story of Foxburg and its Segway Tours.
When 19 of the largest economies and the European Union get together making decisions affecting the whole world, activists and protest groups follow. OnQ's Chris Moore reports on some of these activists and the roles they play. (From 9-23-09)