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Race for the 5th - Live Debate

Posted on October 07, 2014

Race for the 5thThomas Jefferson wrote that a well-informed electorate is a prerequisite to democracy. WPSU wants you to be informed as Republican incumbent Glenn Thompson and Democratic challenger Kerith Strano Taylor face off in the race for the fifth Congressional district. Who are the candidates and what do they stand for?

Join us for the live debate on Monday, October 27 at 8pm on WPSU-TV and FM.
Be a part of our studio audience.

WPSU presents Cat-a-palooza!

Posted on September 30, 2014

WPSU’s Open House will be the cat’s meow! Come out and welcome our special PBS Kids’s guests… Peg+Cat, Daniel Tiger, and the Cat In The Hat! 

There will be hands-on science experiments, cat rescue organizations, and ames and activities. Free PBS Kids book, Dairy Queen coupon, and other WPSU goodies for kids attending, ages 9 and under.

FREE EVENT – Sunday, October 12 – 1-4 p.m. – WPSU Studios

Click here for more about Cat-a-palooza!

American Graduate Day - September 27, noon-5pm

Posted on September 22, 2014

Penn State Public Media, WPSU will celebrate American Graduate Day 2014 on Sept. 27 with an afternoon of national and local programming, live interviews and performances. The multiplatform event airs from noon to 5 p.m. on WPSU-TV.

American Graduate Day 2014 celebrates the exceptional work of individuals and groups across the country who help local youth stay on track to college and career success.

Penn State Public Media will spotlight three people in the WPSU-TV viewing area who are helping kids stay in school until graduation: Ryan Devlin of Brockway, Jefferson County; Ann Mead of Warren County and Danielle Yoder of Penns Valley, Centre County.

Ann Mead, the director of the Warren County Summer Music School, has been inspiring students like Alex Burdette who started as a fifth grade flute student and is a senior in the Penn State School of Music. Much more than a job, Mead’s commitment to her students is her life’s work. “It’s what keeps my heart beating,” Mead says.

Brockway Area School District teacher Ryan Devlin not only credits his first grade teacher Ms. Worokey with his decision to become a teacher, he now gets to work with her as a colleague. Devlin says the kids are his motivation. “I get to play a really important role in helping students decide what they do in the future. It’s really exciting to be a part of the process.”

Danielle Yoder, elementary principal in Penns Valley Area School District, helps at-risk teens who may have struggled with attendance or academically to develop their confidence and leadership skills by becoming positive role models for elementary students. “This program has just really made these girls blossom and they’re beginning to believe,” says Yoder. “Once you get them to believe, then you can get them to succeed.”

Costumes of Downton Abbey - Day Excursion

Posted on September 09, 2014

Ring up your best friends and join WPSU for a bus trip to see the Costumes of Downton Abbey, at the Winterthur Museum in Wilmington, Delaware - Tuesday, October 28!

$150 Inclusive Package

Your day’s outing includes brunch, high tea, dinner, your museum ticket and your Fullington bus ticket — all for a package of $150 with proceeds to benefit your community public television station WPSU.

Click here for more information about the trip and how you can register.

WPSU and the Tyrone Community Kick Off “Our Town: Tyrone”

Posted on August 19, 2014

WPSU is seeking stories about Tyrone and the surrounding areas! The “Our Town” television series highlights stories from your friends and neighbors and you can be a part of the community project! We need stories about the people, places and, happenings in your area and you to help tell them. Join us for the community meeting on Thursday, September 18 at 6:30PM at the Tyrone-Snyder Public Library, 1000 Pennsylvania Ave.

At the community meeting, we’ll talk about story ideas and get everyone to commit to being a part of the project. We’ll also talk about how to become involved by capturing video & photos about your hometown for the project.

Join your friends and neighbors to plan the project with WPSU. No experience is required, just enthusiasm! We’re looking for stories from longtime residents and stories from those who recently joined the community.

You’ll see these stories come to life on the big screen during the broadcast premiere of “Our Town: Tyrone” this December on WPSU-TV and

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