On May 31, 1889, the South Fork Dam failed and emptied millions of tons of water into the Conemaugh Valley, killing 2209 people in Johnstown, PA and nearby areas. OnQ takes viewers to the National Parks memorial.
In the early 1900s, photographer Leo Beachy took captivating images of life in Western Maryland, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, but most of his glass plate negatives were destroyed in 1927. In recent years, Beachy's niece, Maxine Broadwater, recovered 2,700 negatives and is working to bring her uncle's remarkable legacy back to life. See also: the WQED documentary Leo Beachy: A Legacy Nearly Lost from writer/producer David Solomon, videographer/editor: Paul Ruggieri.
It may be the answer to the needs of an energy-hungry nation, but it's a different story for people who live close to drilling sites - especially those who rely on well water to drink, bathe and water gardens. OnQ's Chris Moore talks with some of those property owners in this report which examines the promise and heartbreak of Marcellus Shale drilling.
A Pittsburgh institution since 1958, Mineo's Pizza House is turning 50 and Dave & Dave are dropping by to celebrate.
Artist Daviea Davis collaborates with local school children and the community to put together a 100% recycled glass mosaic panorama of Pittsburgh - now on display at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.
And then there were two... John McIntire and Bill Green couldn't make it tonight because of the snow but Valerie and Heather refuse to dissappoint. The ladies discuss Pittsburgh School District's snow days, the recent shooting over a parking spot, the city's ever widening pothole problem, and the Health Care Summit.
Since its premiere in January 2000, WQED's OnQ has evolved beyond being Pittsburgh's premiere nightly news magazine to become so much more. In this special 10-year anniversary edition, OnQ's Michael Bartley, Tonia Caruso and Chris Moore reflect on the very first episode, changes through the decade, award-winning OnQ stories and documentaries, celebrity guests, and more!
“Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945” is an exhibit currently at the American-Jewish Museum in Squirrel Hill that traces the persecution of gay men during World War II. OnQ previews this important traveling project of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
They improve the look of your yard, but more importantly, they're good for the environment. Rain gardens collect and hold rain water runoff and allow it to slowly seep into the soil. In this extended interview, Brian Shema, director of conservation for the Audubon Society, explains how rain gardens work, and how you can build one yourself.