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Posted by Greg Petersen on 02/22 at 08:53 AM

Being a Penn State RA and The Amelia Earhart Story

Radio Feature: Sitting Out Saint Patty’s Day – Thursday at 7:33am and 8:33am during Morning Edition – State College residents and Penn State students are starting to speak out against the tradition of State Patty’s Day.  It started with a Facebook group that grew rapidly. Now the Penn State student government and intra-fraternity council are taking notice.  WPSU News intern Eric Brecher reports.

Radio Feature: Penn State RAs Enforce the Rules – Friday at 7:33am and 8:33am during Morning Edition – Penn State’s RAs (resident assistants)  lay down the law for students in dorms.  As part of WPSU’s ongoing coverage of the issue of excessive drinking in Centre County, Emily Reddy and Lindsey Whissel take a look at how RAs are trained, how they do their jobs, and one RA who’s trying something new: public radio programming as a teaching tool.

TV: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE – Monday, 9pm – “Amelia Earhart” – A profile of the aviatrix who, in 1932, became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. Earhart vanished during an attempt to circumnavigate the world at the equator.

TV: FRONTLINE – Tuesday, 10pm – “Behind Taliban Lines” – An excursion into Taliban-controlled northern Afghanistan to explore who’s fighting the U.S. and why. Included: Taliban insurgents work with Al Qaeda members to sabotage a U.S.-NATO supply route. Also: Pakistan’s troubled public school system.

TV: FLY BOYS: WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA’S TUSKEGEE AIRMEN – Saturday, 6pm – The story of the brave men who battled in the air and on the ground. More than 56 men from Western Pennsylvania served as Tuskegee Airmen and many are alive and well today. “FLY BOYS” tells the personal stories of many of these remaining heroes and revisits that heady and heart breaking time.

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