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Today marks 149 years since Abraham Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address, just over a month before the end of the Civil War. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner talks with historian, author, and Centre Hall native Jeffry Wert about why the speech has lasting significance.
Yesterday, WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reported on Centre County’s Out of the Cold and Hearts for the Homeless programs. Today, we’ll hear about the year-round reality of homelessness in State College, a town where many might assume homelessness isn’t a concern.
For many of our listeners, the worst a colder-than-usual winter can bring is an expensive heating bill. But for the homeless, the frigid temperatures could be a matter of life or death. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner talks with Centre County residents about how those without homes get out of the cold.
Hearts for the Homeless, a drop-in day center located in downtown State College, opened its doors for the first time yesterday. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner reports.
Joel Rubin is the Director of Policy and Government Affairs at Ploughshares Fund, a foundation dedicated preventing the use and spread of nuclear weapons. We’ll talk with him about the recent Iran nuclear weapons deal and why Americans should be concerned about the state of nuclear weapons today.
WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner shadows Penn State School of International Affairs students as they participate in a simulation of a UN peace conference centered on a complicated international issue. Photo credit: Paul Sweeney
While it’s been over a month since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, Penn State students are working to ensure the victims continue to receive support for recovery. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner has personal connections to the Philippines. She reports recovery is ongoing, but there’s reason to be optimistic. photo courtesy of Dexter Julio
In a time when potential employers are increasingly interested in more than just a grade point average, students are turning to internships, even in disciplines that don’t require it—and even though many of the internships are unpaid. For the first story in the series, WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner will tell us about a Penn State liberal arts student whose experience…
Today marks the 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s most famous speech, the Gettysburg Address. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner takes a look at why the speech is so significant to Americans, even today.