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Live Local Music

Rusted Root at the State Theatre Review

Posted by Chelsea Sweithelm on 09/30 at 04:15 PM

Rusted Root’s performance at the State Theatre on Sept. 21st was a fresh and invigorating experience. As soon as the six band members from Pittsburgh stepped foot on stage, the audience erupted. The feeling of pure excitement and anticipation filled the room as the chant of “Rusted Root” filled the room. There were people dancing and jumping before Rusted Root even began to play.

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Live Local Music

Steve Moakler Show Review

Posted by Chelsea Sweithelm on 09/30 at 03:51 PM

Steve Moakler left fans of all ages wanting more of his music when he performed at the Penn State HUB-Robeson Center on Friday September 18th.  Moakler and his two bandmates performed as part of the SPA noontime concert series, which features artists from around the country every Friday at noon on the first floor of the HUB. Moakler drew one of the largest crowds for any the shows in this series. There were students waiting an hour before the concert started, squeezing in at any possible space.

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News

WPSU-TV Wins Two Emmys

Posted by Emily Wiley on 09/28 at 01:03 PM

WPSU-TV brought home two 2009 Mid-Atlantic Emmy awards last weekend from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for shows “Making the Blue Band” and “Cook Like a Chef.”

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Live Local Music

Ted McCloskey and the Hi-Fi’s: Friday, September 24th.

Posted by Nathan Etter on 09/23 at 10:59 PM

When it comes to well-established professional musicians that have stayed loyal to the State College music scene, few have the experience and dedication of Ted McCloskey.

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Live Local Music

Rusted Root at the State Theatre on Monday

Posted by Chelsea Sweithelm on 09/20 at 02:14 PM

Rusted Root comes to the State Theatre this Monday, September 21st.

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Our Town

An Amazing Evening for WPSU and the Sheffield Area

Posted by Charlie G on 09/17 at 02:53 PM

Last Thursday night, I stood in front of a TV camera in WPSU’s studios and
was awed by the generosity and enthusiasm of the friendly folks in the
Sheffield area. We spent the evening airing the locally created production
“Our Town: Sheffield and the Valley” and invited viewers to become members
of WPSU-TV and receive a DVD of the program. The program was also repeated
the Sunday, the 13th.

The response was astounding!

More than 230 pledges were called in during the two broadcasts, contributing
over $18,676. to support their favorite public TV station, WPSU.

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Our Town

The Volunteers in Sheffield Preview the Our Town Show

Posted by Charlie G on 09/02 at 02:31 PM

Last night the volunteers in Sheffield got to see the finished version of Our Town: Sheffield for the first time. Everyone assembled in the high school auditorium. I had a chance to thank everyone for all of their work.  Dick Knupp has been working on the show for weeks. Everyone wondered out it would turn out.

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Housing Crisis

Observations on the Mortgage Crisis

Posted by Robin Kuleck on 09/01 at 06:03 PM

Ah, home ownership, the epitome of the American Dream! In the past few years that dream has turned into a nightmare for many families who found themselves in over their heads faced with adjustable rate mortgages or foreclosure due to job losses resulting in the inability to keep up with the payments.

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Housing Crisis

The Housing Crisis and Family Stress

Posted by Brian Rabian on 09/01 at 05:35 PM

More than a decade ago, a report prepared by Housing America and the Boston Medical Center and Children’s Hospital recognized a relationship between housing shortages and numerous negative outcomes for children and families, such as health problems, hunger, and educational delays.

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