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WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In August, we gathered stories about farm life at Ag Progress Days outside of State College. Nancy Hatch talked with her husband Cordell about growing up on a farm in Tennessee and how he decided to leave the farm to go to college.
The health insurance exchanges, that are part of the Affordable Care Act, opened for business on Tuesday. WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports that Penn State Extension has created a website, designed to provide a broad range of information about the health care law
I believe in dirty shoes. I believe in wearing shoes until there are holes in them, and then wearing them some more. Although my practice might seem extreme, I got this habit from BOTH of my parents. Ever since I can remember, my dad has said, “There is no hole in my shoes that some duct tape can’t fix.” My…
Penn State announced today that employees who take part in the Take Care of Your Health Initiative will receive a cash reward. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports.
“Beautiful Souls,” by Eyal Press, tells four stories about people who did what they considered the right thing under extremely trying circumstances. A Swiss border guard smuggled Jews into Switzerland against policy, a Serbian misidentified Croats to save their lives, an Israeli soldier refused to continue to guard what he felt were illegal settlements and a broker blew the whistle…
2013 is a year of major anniversaries: as we look back on the events of the civil rights struggle 50 years ago, like the March on Washington. As WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports, Penn State presents a play that recalls the turbulent times of the 1960’s.
Penn State’s Second Annual Conference on Child Protection and Well-Being took place Wednesday. WPSU’s Emily Reddy says it focused on helping child victims of abuse work their way through the legal system.
Johnstown, Pennsylvania isn’t exactly a multicultural mecca, but every summer since 1977 Indian adoptees and their parents have gathered there for a heritage camp. The camp pulls families from Florida to Maine to Illinois who have adopted Indian children. This year marked the 30th anniversary of the camp. WPSU’s Emily Reddy reports on the camp and how it found an…
For Banned Book Week, Andrew Bode-Lang reviews Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers. Books from the Captain Underpants series were the most frequently challenged titles in the country last year.
Penn State's Faculty Senate passed a resolution addressing controversial university health care changes in a special meeting yesterday. WPSU'S Kate Lao Shaffner reports.
The New York Times called her “"The Green Power Broker." We’ll talk with Majora Carter about the revitalization and community improvement projects she’s leading in her South Bronx neighborhood. We’ll also talk with her about her efforts to stop the placement of polluting industries in low-income or minority communities.
Extended Interview with Majora Carter
I believe in pottery. Pottery is an art of possibilities, a perfect union of form and function. While people create other types of art purely for decoration, ceramic art isn’t made to be hung on a wall. Rather, ceramics can be used for everything from storage to gardening to cooking to drinking. Pottery adds an element of beauty to the…
Penn State President Rodney Erickson says the university will suspend the $100 a month surcharge for employees who don’t participate in the controversial Take Care of Your Health initiative. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports.
Rebecca Kuensting reviews Horse People, Cary Holladay’s collection of short stories. Holladay will be visiting Penn State University Park on September 24 as part of the Mary E. Rolling Reading Series.
Last night, the group that has conservatorship of Bellefonte's historic Garman Theatre stuck with its original recommendation -- to sell the Garman property to a State College developer, rather than back a local group's efforts to rehabilitate it. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner reports.