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The shale gas industry—and hydraulic fracking in particular—have become hot-button issues in Pennsylvania. Today, Maureen Ittig reviews Walter Brasch’s investigation of the natural gas industry in his book Fracking Pennsylvania: Flirting with Disaster.
WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In October, we stopped at the Old Gregg School in the Penns Valley town of Spring Mills. Doug Bierly talks to Vonnie Henninger, an historian who’s given hundreds of presentations about the history of central Pennsylvania.
Yesterday, WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reported on Centre County’s Out of the Cold and Hearts for the Homeless programs. Today, we’ll hear about the year-round reality of homelessness in State College, a town where many might assume homelessness isn’t a concern.
WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In October, we stopped at the Old Gregg School in the Penns Valley town of Spring Mills. Greta Haney speaks with Carl Gaffron, her high school English teacher. He retired from teaching a few years ago.
For many of our listeners, the worst a colder-than-usual winter can bring is an expensive heating bill. But for the homeless, the frigid temperatures could be a matter of life or death. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner talks with Centre County residents about how those without homes get out of the cold.
The more than year-long search for Penn State’s next President has come to an end. The Board of trustees has chosen Dr. Eric Barron to lead Penn State as the University’s 18th President. Currently the president of Florida State University, Dr. Barron is no stranger to Happy Valley. He spent more than 20 years here—arriving as an associate professor and…
Cancer. For most, hearing this word sends a shiver down their spine. For some, it brings to mind a loved one who has passed away because of the horrific disease. Cancer. But when I hear this word, I think of a family brought together with a stronger bond of love than they would have ever otherwise experienced. Cancer changed my…
WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In October, we stopped in the Penns Valley town of Spring Mills. Doug Bierly speaks with Betty Strouse about her life with her husband, Walter.
On February 17th, President’s Day, the Penn State Board of Trustees elected a new president for the university. WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports.
WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In October we stopped at the Old Gregg School in the Penns Valley town of Spring Mills. Wife and husband Mary Kay and Greg Williams talk about renovating the Cooke Tavern in Spring Mills.
Today is Valentine’s Day and you might be thinking about plans to spend time with a loved one. Some couples like to go to the movies or out for a romantic dinner, but for Claudio Frumento and Beverly Crow a night out donating platelets is more their style. For five years, the couple has been donating together at the State…
Dr. Daphne Miller is a family physician who sees a link between sustainable farming and integrative medicine. Her latest book is titled “Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing.” WPSU’s Kristine Allen spoke with her after her appearance at a conference of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture in State College.
Daphne Miller is an family physician who practices integrative medicine and an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Univeristy of California. Her most recent book is “Farmocology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us about Health and Healing." It shows how lessons from sustainable farming can be applied to medical practice. And we talk with Brian…
This week WPSU is taking a look at water issues in central Pennsylvania. To outdoor enthusiasts, the 62-acre Millbrook Marsh in Centre County is one of the area’s crown jewels. Penn State Professor Rob Brooks says the benefits of this unique ecosystem are far more than recreational. WPSU’s Patty Satalia visited the marsh with Brooks and learned how this special…
WPSU’s Emily Reddy, who usually hosts BookMark, reviews Dave Isay’s Ties That Bind. It’s a collection of interviews about love and gratitude celebrating the first ten years of radio’s StoryCorps.