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BookMark
02-27-2014

Fracking Pennsylvania: Flirting With Disaster by Walter M. Brasch

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.

StoryCorps
02-26-2014

Story Corps Penns Valley: Vonnie Henninger and Doug Bierly

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.

Stories
02-25-2014

Who are the Homeless in State College?

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.

StoryCorps
02-24-2014

Story Corps Penns Valley: Carl Gaffron and His Former Student Greta Haney

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.

Stories
02-24-2014

Centre County Homeless Get Out of the Cold

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.

President-Elect Eric J. Barron

Take Note Radio
02-21-2014

Take Note: Meet Penn State President-Elect Eric Barron

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…

This I Believe
02-20-2014

I Believe Cancer Cures
Ellie Eastman
State College, PA

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…

StoryCorps
02-19-2014

Story Corps Penns Valley: Betty Strouse and Doug Bierly

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.

Stories
02-18-2014

Eric Barron Named Penn State’s Next President

On February 17th, President’s Day, the Penn State Board of Trustees elected a new president for the university. WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports.

StoryCorps
02-17-2014

Story Corps Penns Valley: Mary Kay and Greg Williams

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.

Stories
02-14-2014

Lovebirds Share a Precious Gift Literally from the Heart

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…

Stories
02-14-2014

Sustainable Farming and Integrative Medicine, with Dr. Daphne Miller

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.

Take Note Radio
02-14-2014

Take Note: The Connection Between Farming and Health and the New Food Safety Law

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…

Stories
02-13-2014

Millbrook Marsh: A Crown Jewel in Centre County

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…

BookMark
02-13-2014

Ties That Bind by Dave Isay

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.

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