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Since 2010, Penn State's Center for American Literary Studies has paired with Centre County Reads to present a program in which the entire community--on and off campus- -is encouraged to read a single novel. This year, the selection is Sandra Cisneros’ Caramelo. Reviewer Shannon Brace is a student intern at the Center for American Literary Studies.
The Centre Crest nursing home in Bellefonte is currently run by Centre County. But because of financial concerns, the County Commissioners are considering making Centre Crest a nonprofit, outside of County control. At a public meeting Wednesday evening, March 27th in Bellefonte, the Commissioners will talk with citizens about the proposed change. As WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports, some citizens are…
We talk with two of the speakers in this year's Penn State TEDx conversation series about their "ideas worth sharing." Dannah Gresh is a leader in the evangelical chastity movement. She says the hottest sex is between monogamous married partners. Plus, Penn State professor Nichola Gutgold says it will take imagination, not image, to elect the first woman president.
It all seems like a blur looking back on it. One minute I was throwing my graduation cap in the air and the next minute a moving van was driving away from the place I had called home for more than a decade. My parents had retired and were moving to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, a ski town they had fallen…
State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff has represented the 171st district for 16 years. WPSU's Greg Petersen interviews him about legislation to privatize liquor sales in the Commonwealth, infrastructure funding, and other topics of note in the state legislature.
Over 100 people – some dressed in green – attended the “Green Forum” in State College Sunday afternoon to hear three experts talk about climate change. Of them was a Pulitzer-prize winning scientist Dr. Richard Alley. WPSU intern Cynthia Hill reports.
First-grade teacher Sue Shaffner has read thousands of children’s books. She reviews a new personal favorite: Jon Klassen’s This is Not My Hat, this year’s Caldecott Medal winner.
This evening, right after the sun slips below the western horizon, an unusual sight will be visible, if the weather permits. WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports it’s a visitor from the far reaches of our solar system. It’s a comet.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called community water fluoridation one of the great public health achievements of the 20th century. But critics say fluoridated water is not as safe and not as effective as we’ve been led to believe. They argue for a consumer’s right to choose. Why is water fluoridation controversial? WPSU’s Patty Satalia talks with…
The buyer of Hilltop Mobile Home Park, Trinitas Ventures, finally presented its request to the College Township Council to rezone the park to allow for the development of student housing. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports it was standing room only last night as the council voted to keep the rezoning request alive.
Eat better, feel less stressed, become more productive at work, have more patience, and use your credit card less!? All these things and more have happened to me. Are they the result of having a regular exercise routine as new research I've read claims? I can’t prove it, but I believe it! And believing something will work is necessary to…
A candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania stopped in State College Monday evening, to chat with volunteers at the Centre County Democratic Committee office. WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports he’s a young Bradford County Commissioner.
Imagine a future in which a device connected to a computer can print a solid object—everything from replacement car parts to toys and jewelry. Sound like something out of Star Trek? It’s already happening. WPSU’s Patty Satalia talks with Dr. Irene Petrick, a faculty member in Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology about how 3-D printing is revolutionizing…
NPR’s Guy Raz, former host of Weekend All Things Considered, debuts this weekend as host of The TED Radio Hour (heard Sunday afternoon at 3:00 on WPSU-FM). WPSU’s Kristine Allen speaks with him about this latest twist in his eventful career.
For Black History Month, Eric Ian Farmer reviews The Amistad Rebellion, an account of the slave rebellion at sea that proved pivotal to our country’s notions of freedom.