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PBS Kids Writer's Contest

PBS Kids Writers Contest 2019

Posted on January 4, 2019

WPSU, in partnership with WQED, is encouraging children in Pennsylvania in Kindergarten through 5th grade, to create their own stories and take part in the PBS KIDS Writers Contest! Deadline to enter the contest is March 31. Continue »


NPR Student Podcast Challenge

NPR Student Podcast Challenge

Posted on January 14, 2019

NPR is inviting students between 5th and 12th grade from around the country to create a podcast, then — with the help of a teacher — compete for a chance to win the grand prize and have your work appear on NPR. Continue »


Eric Barron and guests on the set of Digging Deeper
Digging Deeper

Big Data

Posted on December 16, 2018

Penn State President Eric Barron and guests talk about big data; what it is, how it is collected, and how it is used. Continue »


justin torres
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Author Justin Torres On Creating Art From Pain

Posted on November 16, 2018

Justin Torres is the author of the international bestseller "We the Animals," which tells the story of three brothers growing up in a tumultuous household. The novel was adapted into a film that will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on November 20. We talked with Torres about the film adaptation and how his life shaped his fiction. Continue »


Essayist Madi Christopher
WPSU's This I Believe

I Believe in Waking Up

Posted on November 9, 2018

There are many things that define my life: my love of swimming and theatre, my desire to be with my friends at all times, my inclination to stay up late to finish a good book. My late nights, paired with early-morning workout sessions, mean I drink a lot of coffee, because I believe in waking up. Continue »


John Walcott and Jonathan Landay
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Journalists On Reporting The Truth In The Iraq War

Posted on November 5, 2018

Jonathan Landay, a national security correspondent for Reuters, and John Walcott,a former Reuters editor, were part of the team covering the war in Iraq that broke from the popular narrative of weapons of mass destruction. Instead, they reported on the lack of consensus about the existence of WMDs. Their award-winning work, recognized for its accuracy, is the subject of "Shock and Awe," a new film by Rob Reiner. Continue »