Beyond The Classroom / Learning Beyond the University Walls

Beyond The Classroom

Beyond the Classroom is an occasional WPSU series about student learning beyond the university walls.

In a time when potential employers are increasingly interested in more than just a grade point average, we’ll highlight college students taking part in internships and other hands-on learning experiences. Listen during Morning Edition and follow students as they pursue opportunities Beyond the Classroom.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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We're always looking for interesting story ideas from across central Pennsylvania. Let us know what is happening in your community.

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Beyond the Classroom begins airing Thursday, Nov. 21 during Morning Edition

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WPSU / Conversations LIVE!

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Conversations LIVE!

Patty Satalia and guest experts discuss local and national issues as they take your questions.

During the 60-minute program, we will take phone calls, emails, and questions via twitter. Public broadcasting gives the audience an opportunity to help shape the content with this monthly call-in program.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

Submit Your Ideas

We're always looking for interesting story ideas from across central Pennsylvania. Let us know what is happening in your community.

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WPSU / Why We Dance: The Story of THON

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Why We Dance: The Story of THON

This documentary chronicles the student-run philanthropy, THON, and the children, families, and students who are changed by their experience.

To many people, THON is a weekend-long event with 46 straight hours of dancing. What they may not see is an entire year spent raising awareness and money to conquer childhood cancer. Why We Dance: The Story of THON will introduce you to the inspirational children battling cancer and the Penn State students who participate in THON, dedicating themselves to making a difference for others.

As the THON clock ticks down on hour 46, not a soul is left unchanged. When Why We Dance: The Story of THON airs as a 60-minute public television documentary, viewers will be touched by the selflessness of their fellow mankind.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

Submit Your Ideas

We're always looking for interesting story ideas from across central Pennsylvania. Let us know what is happening in your community.

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THON changes lives.

Since 1977, Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) has been raising money—now nearing $80 million dollars— to help The Four Diamonds Fund assist children and their families in the battle against childhood cancer.

To learn more about THON, please visit thon.org.

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Watch on WPSU’s Youtube Channel and Vimeo.

Own the Film

Buy a copy of the documentary on DVD or BluRay, a portion of the sales will benefit the Four Diamonds Fund.

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WPSU / After Abbey

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After Abbey

The live post-Downton show.

We ask you to tell us what you hope to see this season on Masterpiece Classic. Join WPSU producers and special guests Sunday nights at 10 p.m. after Downton Abbey and be sure to let us know what you think about the Crawleys, Bates, and life at Highclere Castle.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

Submit Your Ideas

We're always looking for interesting story ideas from across central Pennsylvania. Let us know what is happening in your community.

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WPSU / Weather World

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Weather World

In-depth Pennsylvania weather coverage airing weekdays at weekdays at 5:30 and 5:45 p.m.

In-depth Pennsylvania weather coverage airing weekdays at weekdays at 5:30 and 5:45 p.m.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

Submit Your Ideas

We're always looking for interesting story ideas from across central Pennsylvania. Let us know what is happening in your community.

Click Here to Suggest a Story

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WPSU / Our Town

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Our Town


Our Town Project Announces Upcoming Community Visits & Programs for 2014!

The Our Town project will be visiting EBENSBURG, BROOKVILLE, WINDBER, SMETHPORT and TYRONE this season.

You can be a part of your town’s story by collecting video and being one of the storytellers! Help document the people, places and happenings in your community. Spread the word to the local organizations. No experience is required—just enthusiasm! WPSU is ready to spotlight your town, but we need YOUR help. For information about joining the project in your town, call Producer Whitney Chirdon at 814-863-6634 or email whitney@psu.edu.

Featured Towns

Tyrone
Smethport
Windber
Brookville
Ebensburg
Philipsburg
Warren
Williamsburg
St. Marys
Huntingdon
Bellefonte
Clearfield
Ridgway
Indiana
Emporium
Nanty Glo
Meyersdale
Punxsutawney
Kane & Mt. Jewett
Bellwood
DuBois
Bedford
Portage
Bradford
Grange Fair
Mount Union
Reynoldsville
Johnstown
Curwensville
Sheffield
Hollidaysburg

Suggest your town! Email Producer Whitney Chirdon at whitney@psu.edu to suggest your town for an episode of Our Town.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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We're always looking for interesting story ideas from across central Pennsylvania. Let us know what is happening in your community.

Click Here to Suggest a Story

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WPSU / Jazz

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Jazz

Join hosts Greg Halpin, Rana Glick, Andrew Belmonte and Greg Petersen each week for classic, mainstream, old and new jazz. Friday nights, 10pm to midnight.

Jazz has been called the purest expression of American democracy.  It’s a music built on individualism and compromise, independence, and cooperation. Jazz is a musical tradition and style of music that originated at the beginning of the 20th century in African-American communities in the Southern United States from a confluence of African and European music traditions.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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Join hosts Greg Halpin, Rana Glick, Andrew Belmonte and Greg Petersen each week for classic, mainstream, old and new jazz. Friday nights, 10pm to midnight.

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WPSU / Pennsylvania People

Pennsylvania People / Meet the People

Pennsylvania People

This occasional series features intimate profiles of our neighbors.

Get to know the folks who make Pennsylvania so interesting.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

Submit Your Ideas

We're always looking for interesting story ideas from across central Pennsylvania. Let us know what is happening in your community.

Click Here to Suggest a Story

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WPSU / WPSU’s Story Corps

WPSU’s Story Corps / The Conversation of a Lifetime

WPSU’s Story Corps

WPSU's Story Corps, a local oral history project, records and shares the stories of central Pennsylvanians. WPSU is traveling to towns throughout the listening area to give you a chance to record your personal and family history with a friend or loved one.

Look for a visit to your town, and listen to excerpts of these interviews on WPSU-FM and here at WPSU.org.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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A Celebration of Mothers

Enjoy these tributes to mothers.

And don’t forget to show love for the special mother in your life on Sunday!

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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WPSU / Pennsylvania Inside Out: Organ Donation

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Pennsylvania Inside Out: Organ Donation

For the first time ever, there are more than 100,000 Americans waiting for an organ transplant. If recent history is any guide, about one third of those waiting will die before an organ is available.

About 75% of those waiting are in need of a kidney, which was the first, and is still the most common organ transplanted. Most transplanted kidneys today come from cadavers, but a growing number of patients with end stage renal failure will avoid the long delays altogether because a family member, friend or even an altruistic stranger has chosen to donate a kidney to a person in need.

In this special edition of Pennsylvania Inside Out, we’ll find out more about the demand for kidneys and about what it’s like for the more than 5,200 men, women and children in Pennsylvania alone who are waiting for a kidney transplant.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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WPSU / Inside the Gulf Oil Spill

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Inside the Gulf Oil Spill

President Obama has called the Gulf Oil Spill "a potentially unprecedented environmental disaster."

The ultimate impact will depend on weather, ocean currents, the properties of the oil, and the success of efforts to contain its flow and effects. And the economic impact is as uncertain as the environmental damage. 

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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WPSU / Dangerous Drinking

Dangerous Drinking / Addressing Alcohol Issues in Centre County

Dangerous Drinking

Alcohol-fueled tragedies are on the rise in Centre County.

Last year, a drunk driver hit and killed a pedestrian; a record number of Penn State students were treated for alcohol overdose at the local hospital; and a drunk student fell to his death.

WPSU-FM takes a look at the circumstances behind excessive drinking—and what local groups are doing to address it.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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Listen to archived audio from the live event held on Sunday, May 2.

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What’s it like to be at the country’s top party school? This American Life visits Penn State to find out. Also, a Penn State student responds to the episode.

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This American Life

Take in a slice of Americana with Ira Glass. Real stories from real people.

This American Life Producer Sarah Koenig and Penn State Vice President of Student Affairs Damon Sims shared their thoughts and answered questions from listeners.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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WPSU / Heart of the Lion

Heart of the Lion /

Heart of the Lion

The Nittany Lion is more than a mascot.

The Nittany Lion is more than a mascot.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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WPSU / National Day of Listening

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National Day of Listening

WPSU encourages you to record an interview for the third annual National Day of Listening on November 25, 2011.

On the day after Thanksgiving, WPSU and StoryCorps are asking all Americans to start a new holiday tradition: Participate in the National Day of Listening. Set aside one hour to interview a friend, a loved one, or someone in your community about his or her life.

The process is simple: select an interview partner, create a question list, and sit down to record a meaningful conversation. StoryCorps has created a free Do-It-Yourself (DIY) interview guide with step-by-step interview instructions, equipment recommendations, and sample questions.

Participants are encouraged to record National Day of Listening interviews using equipment that is readily available in most homes—from cell phones to tape recorders to computers, or even pen and paper.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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About StoryCorps

StoryCorps is an independent non-profit whose mission is to honor and celebrate one another’s lives through listening. It is one of the largest archives of American voices ever created, with interviews gathered from more than 50,000 people in all 50 states.

Each StoryCorps interview is recorded on a free CD for participants to take home and share, and is also archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. For more information, visit the StoryCorps website.

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The Blues

The Blues on WPSU FM is in service to the preservation of American history, the history of music and the strength of humankind.

Host Max Spiegel  covers all the ground between the recordings of the 1920’s such as Charlie Patton & Tommy Johnson to the latest innovative sounds of The Black Keys & The North Mississippi All-Stars.  A rich mix of acoustic and electric, standard and eclectic. Something for everyone on Saturday nights at 10pm.

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04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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Host Max Spiegel covers all the ground between the recordings of the 1920’s such as Charlie Patton & Tommy Johnson to the latest innovative sounds of The Black Keys & The North Mississippi All-Stars.  A rich mix of acoustic and electric, standard and eclectic. Something for everyone on Saturday nights at 10pm.

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Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

What are real-life scientists, tech people, engineers and mathematicians like?

Meet some graduate students who believe passionately in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. 

Meet some middle school students with STEM interests ranging from making awesome robots to creating energy. 

Recognize these relics from yesterday? Brainstorm how science has transformed yesterday’s tools into today’s. What might science create for us tomorrow?

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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Explore STEM career choices:

You can make a difference in your own life. Find information on careers in science, technology, engineering and math and pick the courses that will allow you to participate.  (Hint: ask your teacher or other grownups for help!). Check out the resources below.

For Teachers:

Please find a downloadable lesson plan and worksheet for your students to explore STEM careers.  Within this lesson plan, students will view video clips about graduate and middle school students with interests in STEM careers and compare technologies from yesterday with today. They will explore careers on-line before writing about their futures as STEM professionals.

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Dirt Track Memories

Get an up-close look at down-home auto racing.

Hear the noise, feel the speed, and see the mud flying. Travel to the races. Join the fans in the stands, the crews in the pits, and the drivers on the track. Take a look back at the way it was in the old days, the way it is now, and how it’s being kept alive.

Find out how important Pennsylvania was in the development of dirt track auto racing. Visit two racing car museums, and meet some of the drivers that made Pennsylvania racing what it is today.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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We're always looking for interesting story ideas from across central Pennsylvania. Let us know what is happening in your community.

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Story of Stuff

From its extraction through sale, use, and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view.

The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. It exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world.

The film will teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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We're always looking for interesting story ideas from across central Pennsylvania. Let us know what is happening in your community.

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Stuff happens. What are you going to do about it? Join the discussion.

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January 26, 7:30pm

Juniata Presents distinguished speaker
Annie Leonard, The Story of Stuff

Cost: General Admission $20
Seniors and Children $12

Go to Juniata Presents for more information.

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Take the fear out of car repair, and find the fun in engine failure.

Join hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi for a fast-paced call-in program that’s unlike anything else found on your radio dial!

Every week, these uninhibited Boston brothers dispense automotive first aid and roadside philosophy to more than 4.1 million listeners on 588 public radio stations—and the audience is still growing!

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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We're always looking for interesting story ideas from across central Pennsylvania. Let us know what is happening in your community.

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Deepen your respect for nature and be inspired to act in an environmentally responsible manner.

Deepen your respect for nature and be inspired to act in an environmentally responsible manner.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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Veteran interviewer Patty Satalia hosts in-depth conversations with a broad range of remarkable people.

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Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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We're always looking for interesting story ideas from across central Pennsylvania. Let us know what is happening in your community.

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Lawn and Garden Q&A

Find out how to prepare a garden bed and how to control pests. Discover which plants grow best where you live, and get answers to everything related to gardening.

WPSU’s David Price will host this hour-long call-in program featuring your questions and expert answers. Call in your questions to 800-543-8242.

Penn State Extension Educator Tom Butzler will be on hand to help you with your ornamentals, and Penn State Professor of Vegetable Crops Bill Lamont will offer his expertise in growing vegetables.

Join us for Lawn and Garden Q&A on Thursday, May 7 at 8pm.

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Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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WPSU / Times of Triumph

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Times of Triumph

Hear from central Pennsylvania residents who lived during the Great Depression.

Get a glimpse of the days when the only way to survive was by standing in bread lines or working long days on the farm. Our exclusive series includes a tour of downtown State College, where many of the buildings date to the Depression, as well as first-hand stories from your friends and neighbors who experienced the Depression ... in cities, on farms, and in the classroom—as well as people who didn’t face any struggles at all.

WPSU remembers the past and seeks guidance for the future in this special, one-week series: Times of Triumph.

During the Great Depression, Centre County’s diverse industries suffered: coal, lumber, brick, stone, and textile production. By the end of the Great Depression, the county had lost a quarter of its businesses.

When President Roosevelt was elected in 1933, he created a “new deal” for American people. Government-financed programs created buildings, roads, landscapes, and employment. Penn State and State College prospered from such funds.

Stories produced by WPSU student producer, Josh Korn.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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The Great Depression, The New Deal, and Centre County

The Centre County Historical Society commemorates the 75th anniversary of the New Deal with an exhibit featuring local businesses and industries and the voices and forces of the past.

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Images and text provided by the Centre County Historical Society, taken from their exhibit, “Tough Times and Lasting Legacies.” This exhibit was made possible through the support of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.

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WPSU / Surviving The Housing Crisis

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Surviving The Housing Crisis

Feeling confused, helpless, or isolated because of the collapsing economy and housing crisis?

WPSU hosted a live call-in broadcast on May 28 to clarify the chaos and offer solutions for homeowners concerned about making on-time mortgage payments, avoiding foreclosure, and dealing with other related family stressors.

Watch the archived broadcast featuring a panel discussion and on-air Q&A. In addition, Penn State Cooperative Extension educators answer off-air questions from our phone bank and provide a list of resources.

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and By this Select Member of the Centre County Affordable Housing Coalition

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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  • Kate Newton, Director of Homeownership Programs, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
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  • Learn more about the panelists.

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WPSU / The Idea Hour

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The Idea Hour

Explore a world of ideas through a wide variety of thought-provoking public radio programs.

Join us for The Idea Hour every Sunday afternoon at 3:00 on WPSU-FM. You’ll hear documentaries from NPR news and independent producers and occasional series like:

We’ll delve into politics, science, the arts, and more, in programs ranging from investigative journalism to audio art. 

Check this page for schedule updates, as we may adjust The Idea Hour schedule to accommodate timely programs.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

Submit Your Ideas

We're always looking for interesting story ideas from across central Pennsylvania. Let us know what is happening in your community.

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October Schedule

October 2:
RADIO LAB: Where am I?
Examination of the bond between brain and body, and a look at what happens when it breaks.

October 9:
RADIO LAB: (So-called) Life
A look at how modern engineers tinker with living things.

October 16:
RADIO LAB: Stress
A long hard look at the body’s system for getting out of trouble.

October 23:
RADIO LAB: Zoos
Radiolab goes to the zoo to ask what’s with our need to get close to “wildness”.

October 23:
RADIO LAB: Sperm
Basic questions and profound thoughts about reproduction.

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WPSU / Classical Music

Classical Music /

Classical Music

Tune in for classical music every weekday.

Every weekday from 9:00am to 12:00pm, WPSU brings you a colorful palette of great music from many centuries, through the middle ages to modern times.

You’ll hear plenty of famous composers like Bach, Mozart, Tchiakovsky, Beethoven, Debussy, and Rossini. You’ll also hear some music that’s a bit off-the-beaten path from choral works by contemporary Estonian composer Arvo Pärt to genre-bending arrangements by the likes of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and the Baltimore Consort.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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WPSU / Our Town: The Kids’ Cut

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Our Town: The Kids’ Cut

The editorial power is put into the hands of middle school students.

Our Town: The Kids’ Cut is a spin-off of the Our Town series. The Kids’ Cut program is produced by middle school students. They work in teams to research, write, record, narrate, and edit stories about their towns.

The students have fun while experiencing the amount of hard work that goes in to producing a television show and discovering interesting facts about central Pennsylvania.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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WPSU / Morning Edition

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Morning Edition

Experience the day's stories with hosts Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep.

Prepare for your day with two hours of up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, commentary, and coverage of arts and sports. Morning Edition provides news in context, airs thoughtful ideas and commentary, and reviews important new music, books, and events in the arts.

Monday-Friday 5am-9am

Weekend Edition Saturday and Sunday 8am-10am

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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Stories

WPSU reports on the happenings across central Pennsylvania.

Tune in during “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered” for in-depth stories about the events and issues across our region that affect you and your neighbors.

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Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

Submit Your Ideas

We're always looking for interesting story ideas from across central Pennsylvania. Let us know what is happening in your community.

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Emily Reddy directs news and public affairs programming at WPSU-FM.

Kristine Allen reports on arts and culture and is the program director for WPSU-FM.

Patty Satalia reports and hosts interviews for WPSU-FM.

Mel DeYoung hosts Morning Edition on WPSU-FM from 5-9am.

Craig Johnson hosts All Things Considered on WPSU-FM from 4-6pm.

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WPSU / PA Radio Expeditions

PA Radio Expeditions /

PA Radio Expeditions

Join WPSU's Cynthia Berger in the field.

Pennsylvania Radio Expeditions takes listeners on audio adventures to unique natural areas across the state. Modeled after National Geographic’s Radio Expeditions series, WPSU’s award-winning series explores distinctive habitats and ecosystems and takes a look at threatened species in the Commonwealth.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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Cynthia Berger is producer/director for WPSU-FM. She reports on nature, life sciences, and the environment.

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Sports That Are Not Football / Lesser Known Sports & Athletes

Sports That Are Not Football

WPSU's Cynthia Berger exposes the lesser known sports and athletes of central Pennsylvania.

From sled-dog racing (Pennsylvania is home to a world champ!) to bowling (the state’s fastest growing high school sport!), WPSU’s Cynthia Berger uncovers Pennsylvania’s (ahem) lesser known sports and athletes. Frisbee golf, anyone?

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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Cynthia Berger directs news and public affairs programming at WPSU-FM.

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PA Soundclips

Listen to sounds from across the state.

PA Soundclips is based on the National Public Radio series.

Suggest a sound for the series! Whether it’s maple sap dripping into a tin pail, cyclists ripping through downtown on the Toure de Toona, or the roar of a chainsaw in Ridgeway, we invite you to share what you hear.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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Impact of War / Local Communities Coping with Deployment

Impact of War

Soldiers central Pennsylvania are coming home from Iraq.

An estimated 4000 members of the Pennsylvania National Guard-the 56th Styker Brigade-spent most of a year deployed in Iraq. This mission has had a profound impact on their lives and the lives of their families, friends, and co-workers, and neighbors.

In cooperation with National Public Radio and other Pennsylvania public radio and television stations, WPSU is reporting on these soldiers and their stories.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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Huddle Up Nittany Lion Fans

Huddle Up provides Penn State football fans with highlights and analyses each week during the season.

Huddle Up brings together sports enthusiasts and journalists from the region to discuss Penn State football. Each episode offers a recap of the previous week’s game, excerpts from Coach Paterno’s weekly press conference, predictions for the upcoming game, and fan participation.

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Steve Jones: Voice of the Nittany Lions

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Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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WPSU / A Look at Autism

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A Look at Autism

WPSU explores the complex world of autism.

Children and Autism: Time is Brain is a sensitive and engaging portrait of two families faced with the daunting challenge of raising an autistic child. The program focuses on the importance of early detection, intervention, and the use of Applied Behavioral Analysis as a means of obtaining the best outcome for children with autism.

Autism and the Sibling Relationship examines the factors that influence the quality of the sibling relationship — which is often considered the longest and most complicated relationship in the family.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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WPSU / Courtside with Coquese

Courtside with Coquese /

Courtside with Coquese

Go behind the scenes with Lady Lions head coach Coquese Washington.

WPSU, in conjunction with the Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics, takes viewers on an all-access tour of the Lady Lion Basketball, including feature stories, game highlights, and player interviews.

Visit the Lady Lions website.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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WPSU / Penn State: Access Granted

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Penn State: Access Granted

Get inside locker rooms, inside the huddle, and inside the lines of your favorite Penn State athletic programs.

WPSU, along with the Penn State athletic department, gives you access to every Nittany Lion and Lady Lion program from baseball to wrestling. Listen to an inspiring speech in the soccer locker room, get fired up in the volleyball team huddle, learn how to fence from a national champion, and more.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

Submit Your Ideas

We're always looking for interesting story ideas from across central Pennsylvania. Let us know what is happening in your community.

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WPSU’s weekly community affairs radio program features in-depth interviews with central Pennsylvania newsmakers.

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Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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Patty Satalia is one of WPSU’s best-known on-air personalities. She has conducted more than 5,000 interviews and has produced documentaries and public affairs programs for the station.

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WPSU / Penn State Forum

Penn State Forum / Enthralling Keynote Speakers

Penn State Forum

Tune in for enthralling conversations featuring keynote speakers from across the country.

The Penn State Forum Speaker Series is a Faculty/Staff Club event that is co-sponsored by the Penn State Bookstore and is open to the general public. The luncheons, modeled after the National Press Club Speaker Series, include a presentation by an invited speaker, followed by audience questions.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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WPSU / Scholastic Scrimmage

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Scholastic Scrimmage

High school teams from across the state face off in a quiz show with WPSU's David Price. Tune in Saturdays and Sundays at 6:00pm.

This fast-paced question and answer game features students from ninety central Pennsylvania high schools in three 30-team divisions. In each match, two teams compete to showcase their knowledge, recall, and reflexes as they attempt to advance to their divisional championship.

Scholastic Scrimmage continues its commitment to present programming that is both entertaining and educational. The competitive format of Scholastic Scrimmage is one of the most effective ways to make learning fun—and to shine a spotlight on some of the brightest young people in Pennsylvania’s schools.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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We're always looking for interesting story ideas from across central Pennsylvania. Let us know what is happening in your community.

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Division 1 - Penns Manor
Division 2 - Bishop McCort
Division 3 - State College

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David Price is an award-winning journalist, entertainer, educator, and entrepreneur with a quarter century of broadcasting experience.

For more information

Contact Jessica Peters, Coordinator
Email: jld352@psu.edu
Phone: 814-863-6224

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BookMark / Weekly Book Reviews

BookMark

Find out about the books our listeners couldn't put down and submit your own review proposal. BookMark focuses on new releases and books by Pennsylvania authors. But sometimes you'll hear a new take on a classic.

BookMark features book reviews submitted by anyone who lives within the WPSU-FM listening area. Tune in biweekly at 5:45pm on Thursdays and at 9pm on Sundays.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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WPSU / Folk Show

Folk Show /

Folk Show

Join other music enthusiasts.

The Folk Show, produced by WPSU at Penn State, brings you great music every weekend.  You’ll hear the occasional a cappella sea shanty or perhaps some Klezmer— and LOTS of celtic, bluegrass/ oldtime, singer-songwriters and acoustic instrumentals.    ON-AIR playlists—as well as our random Listen Now folk stream—are lovingly created by Folk Show volunteers.    There are several ways to listen to the Folk Show:  Broadcast Radio, Internet streams, and wireless networks.

The one most everyone is familiar with is Broadcast FM Radio,  which receive the main WPSU signal, which has be broadcast for decades.

But newer digital HD transmitters and radio receivers have for the past several years have allowed WPSU to broadcast 3 entirely separate broadcast streams,  WPSU1, WPSU2 and WPSU3.  With a digital HD radio, (you’ll need this special kind of radio) you can select any one of these streams to listen to.  WPSU1 is the sames the programming on WPSU-FM,  and the other two streams, provide different programming: music instead of news, and different kinds of music.  WPSU3 is mostly devoted to Jazz,  but the Folk Show can be found there Sat and Sunday afternoons.

You can also listen to any of the 3 WPSU streams via your computer or internet radio (a device that connects to via the internet rather than over the air).  With your computer, you’ll get the most reliable connection through an I-tunes connection.

If you have a smart phone or tablet computer,  you can listen to any of the 3 WPSU streams with an app, such as the NPR app.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

Submit Your Ideas

We're always looking for interesting story ideas from across central Pennsylvania. Let us know what is happening in your community.

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  • Saturday 1-5pm (when Met Opera Season is over)
  • Saturday 8-10pm
  • Sunday 11am-1pm
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Show Underwriters

Presentation of Folk Show is made possible in part by grants from:

WPSU / Allegheny Sounds

Allegheny Sounds /

Allegheny Sounds

WPSU brings classical music to its listening area.

Many parts of WPSU’s coverage area boast fine musical artists who work very hard at their talents. Allegheny Sounds offers listeners the opportunity to hear musicians they otherwise might not experience.

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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Prefer to access these radio pieces through iTunes? Listen to individual episodes or subscribe to audio and video podcasts from WPSU.

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WPSU’s This I Believe / Personal Philosophies and Core Values

WPSU’s This I Believe

Tell us the personal philosophy and core values that guide your daily life and hear stories from others.

This I Believe is based on the 1950s radio program of the same name and the media project (launched in 2005) from This I Believe, Inc. and Atlantic Public Media. WPSU invites you, as a central Pennsylvania resident, whatever your background, to speak out.
share your essay

Stories
04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

Stories
04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

BookMark
04-24-2014

The Artemas Poems by Jerry Wemple

For National Poetry Month, poet and frequent BookMark contributor Marjorie Maddox reviews Jerry Wemple’s newest poetry collection, The Artemas Poems. The linked poems about a man named Artemas are set in small-town Pennsylvania.

Take Note Radio
04-18-2014

Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

This I Believe
04-17-2014

I Believe in Gratitude
Johanna Wagner
State College

In the summer of 2012, I had a lot for which to be grateful. My husband and I were expecting our first child in early September. As an anxious mother-to-be I spent those early summer months devouring books, movies, articles and just about anything I could find about babies and those first crucial weeks. I was…

Take Note Radio
04-11-2014

Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

BookMark
04-10-2014

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

Centre County Reads is an organization that encourages county residents of all ages to read and discuss the same book. This year’s pick is Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars. Our reviewer, Hannah Burks, is this year’s undergraduate intern for the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State.

Stories
04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

Submit your Essay

WPSU invites you, as a central Pennsylvania resident, whatever your background, to speak out. Tell us the personal philosophy and core values that guide your daily life.

Click Here to Submit Your Essay

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WPSU’s This I Believe has partnered with the Centre Daily Times. Essays are printed in Saturday’s paper and appear online at centredaily.com.

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Presentation of WPSU’s This I Believe is made possible in part by grants from:

  • Mary Ann Kresen Esq.