Despite much wealth and success in our Appalachian northern region, widespread poverty still exists in rural Fayette and Greene counties. However, Michael Bartley shows how and why so many people are delivering life-saving services to our rural neighbors.
Original airdate: Apr 15, 2009
OnQ's guest is Judith Black, M.D., Medical Director for Senior Markets at Highmark. Dr. Black discusses how seniors can not only take preventive measures to safeguard their health, but can also take charge of their medical future as well.
OnQ visits an organization where members have promoted popular astronomy in Western Pennsylvania since 1929. You'll see why the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh is one of the largest and most-recognized astronomy clubs in the nation.
Who do you call when you want to play for the birds? Syrinx Ensemble of course! See what happens when this group plays at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. Carol Lee Espy reports on this "eggcellent" concert.
Jim McDowell, of Johnstown, makes ugly face jugs. OnQ explores the history behind them.
Breastfeeding is a learned skill that used to be passed from one generation to another. But today with a decreasing number of women who breastfeed, it's a a skill that often has to be taught to new mothers. OnQ visits The Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh to find out how women from all over the tri-state area get help learning this natural -- and healthy -- activity.
Groundbreaking work continues at this University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute facility. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports on how researchers are learning more about the connections between the environment and cancer.
OnQ's Tonia Caruso introduces viewers to Hosea Holder, a Pittsburgh area swim coach whose strong philosophy of dedication, commitment and hard work has created successful competitive swimmers for more than forty years. You can reach Coach Holder by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 412-521-4503.
There's an international appeal to re-enacting medieval times. The Society for Creative Anachronism has hundreds of thousands of members. OnQ visits the Pittsburgh chapter, which is one of the nation's most popular.
Through the Center for Minority Health, minister Rev. Vaughn teaches African dance classes for the CMH's Healthy Black Family Project at the Kingsley Center's newly-renovated exercise studios. Class participants talk with OnQ's Chris Moore about getting a handle on health, as well as spiritual issues.