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Our Town

A Great Day in Sheffield and the Valley

Posted by Charlie G on 07/29 at 06:07 PM

Last Saturday we had a great time meeting and interviewing residents of Sheffield and the Valley. The “Our Town” crew went to the Valley Voice office at 9am only to find lot of enthusiastic volunteers. They were coming to drop off or pick up videos and schedule an interview later in the day.

After a while the crew and I left to take some video of the area that will be used for the introduction of the show. Then we went to set up the equipment for the interviews. Many thanks to Susie Curtian for allowing us to use her home for the interviews all day. We also had lunch and some great cookies.

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News

Arts Festival Children’s Day Paper Quilt on Display in State College Borough Municipal Building

Posted by Steve Nelson on 07/29 at 11:59 AM

Arts Festival Paper Quilt from WPSUA colorful paper quilt, created by hundreds of children at the WPSU booth during Children’s Day at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, is now on display in the lobby of the State College Borough Municipal Building.

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Geospatial Revolution Trailer Shown in House Subcommittee Hearing on Geospatial Data Management

Posted by Steve Nelson on 07/24 at 02:52 PM

A trailer for the upcoming Penn State Public Broadcasting documentary, Geospatial Revolution Project, was played before a hearing of the Congressional Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources on Thursday, July 23, 2009. Subcommittee Chair, Rep. Jim Costa (C-DA), said the trailer made the proceedings “more informative and interactive.”

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Politics

No Recess Without a Bill

Posted by Christopher Long on 07/23 at 12:48 PM

With nearly 47 million Americans uninsured, with an economy that is still struggling to find its footing on new, greener ground, and with millions of us sacrificing pay raises and vacations this summer, Congress should be made to stay in session until a comprehensive healthcare bill is passed.

No bill, no recess.

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Our Town

Sheffield and the Valley ready to go into production

Posted by Charlie G on 07/22 at 04:52 PM

Last Thursday night over thirty people came together to decide what stories should be told about the Sheffield area on “Our Town: Sheffield and the Valley.” There was lots of enthusiasm from everyone.
On July 25th the crew from WPSU will be in town to record interviews with the volunteer story tellers who have recorded videos about the area. After we do the interviews we will take the volunteer videos and their comments and edit them together into segments. We will edit through most of August and then preview the show for the volunteers. After we make any corrections needed and will broadcast the program on Thursday, September 10th at 8pm. Viewers will be able to see the program on WPSU-TV and on the internet at wpsu.org. If you know people who live out of the area, let them know they can watch it on their computer at the same time people in Pennsylvania can see it.
There are more pictures of town and the planning meeting in the photo gallery of the website. Here is a list of story ideas for the show.

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Our Town

Sheffield to be Focus of the Next “Our Town” Production-Volunteers Needed

Posted by Charlie G on 07/13 at 12:34 PM

Public television station WPSU has announced that the Sheffield area will be featured in the station’s “Our Town” series. The “day-in-the-life” one-hour video scrapbook will focus on the people, places and happenings of Sheffield, PA, and the valley communities near it, as seen through the eyes of its residents. As part of the project a new web page has been created to highlight the Sheffield area.  The web address is http://wpsu.org/tv/ourtown/sheffield.

Community members from the Sheffield area are invited to attend a volunteer planning meeting to learn about the project. The meeting will be held at the Sheffield Fire Hall at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, July 16th and anyone interested in the production is invited to attend.

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