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Take Note: A Look at Two Local Films, “Unreported” and “A Song Still Inside”

Today, Take Note takes a look at two locally made films. The first is by a Penn State film major who hopes to spread awareness of the problem of rape on college campuses with her documentary, “Unreported.” The second is by Gregory Collins, a filmmaker from State College. He talks about his new feature film, “A Song Still Inside,” about…


Opera Atelier Presents Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”

Penn State’s Centre for the Performing Arts is focused this week on music of the 18th century. Tonight, the orchestra Tafelmusik will give a concert of baroque music, and Thursday night, the orchestra will join Canada’s Opera Atelier to present a fully staged opera at Penn State. WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports they’ll present “The Magic Flute” by Mozart.


Penn State and Local School Districts Sponsor Panel on School Violence

Since the Newtown tragedy in December, the issue of school violence has been a focus of national attention. Penn State’s World Campus and Social Science Research Institute partnered with area school districts this past Monday night to sponsor a panel discussion on the issue. The program was held in the lobby of the Outreach building at Penn State, University Park,…


The Future of Centre Crest Nursing Home

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…


See Comet Pan-STARRS at Sunset

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.

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Take Note: The Fluoride Controversy, plus Guy Raz on the Expanded TED Radio Hour

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…


Lieutenant Governor Candidate Mark Smith Visits State College

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.


NPR’s Guy Raz Debuts as Host of the TED Radio Hour on WPSU-FM

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.


Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate John Hanger Visits Penn State

Democrat John Hanger’s campaign for Pennsylvania governor began last November, a full two years before the 2014 race. The candidate stopped by Penn State yesterday to speak to a group of student Democrats. WPSU’s Kristine Allen was there.


Kristine has been program director of WPSU-FM since 1995. She also produces feature stories and special programming for WPSU, and serves as an on-air host. She previously worked as program director of KRPS in Pittsburg, KS and as music director of WITF-FM in Harrisburg, PA.

She has received journalism awards from PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors, Inc), the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association, the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, and The Association for Women in Communications.

Kristine has a B.A. in Communication from the University of Notre Dame, where she began her career at public radio station WSND-FM at age 17. She has taken courses in Rhetoric and Meteorology at Penn State. She is also an avid actress, artist, singer and fiddler.