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Take Note: Pete Hatemi Talks about Genetics and Politics

Pete Hatemi teaches Political Science, Microbiology and Biochemistry at Penn State. His research explores the complex connection between evolution and our political attitudes. He speaks with WPSU’s Kristine Allen.


Penn State Professor Links Genes to Politics

Dr. Pete Hatemi teaches Political Science, Microbiology and Biochemistry at Penn State. He has also studied genetics, psychology and psychiatry. Hatemi talks with WPSU’s Kristine Allen about the complex connection between genes and politics. (You can hear a longer version of the conversation Sunday morning on Take Note on WPSU-FM.)


Lock Haven Ghost Tour

Historian Lou Bernard leads a walking ghost tour through Lock Haven. WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports.


Penn State Presents Pulitzer Prize-winning Play

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.


The New Normal: a Spiritual Response to 9/11 in Words and Music

On September 11th, the State Theatre in State College,will present a musical theatre piece created by Richard Biever in response to the attacks of nine eleven. The show uses Broadway songs and texts from survivors and spiritual leaders from many traditions around the world. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited a rehearsal for “The New Normal”.


E-Books Gain Momentum at Schlow Library in State College

As NPR reported earlier this week, libraries around the country are building their collections of E-books. WPSU’s Kristine Allen spoke with one local library about the trend, and how they’re helping their customers stay on top of it.


The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts: Nationally Known for Sales

This is Morning Edition. I’m Mel DeYoung. At the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in State College last weekend, most of us were there to shop and enjoy the entertainment. But, WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports, some 300 artists were there to make a living – because the State College festival is known, nationwide, as a good place to sell…

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Take Note: Arts Festivals and Bookfest PA

This week on Take Note, we'll find out what's in store at this year's Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in State College, and at People's Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts in Boalsburg. We'll talk with the directors of both festivals. We'll also talk with one of the organizers of BookFest PA, which has been part of Arts…


WPSU’s Art for the Airwaves Winner: Kristina Kvasny

This year’s winner of WPSU’s Art for the Airwaves contest is a photographer. WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports she photographed a tree on Penn State’s University Park campus. The tree has been a prominent feature of the landscape for many decades.


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.