Cynthia Berger / WPSU Producer

Cynthia Berger

Geffrey Davis


Open Interval by Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

Join us for National Poetry Month! This book of poetry, a finalist for the National Book Award, has beautiful poems that go into the swamps and out to the stars.

Ray Beal


Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains by Dave Hurst

Newspaper columns have been compiled for this delightful book about the rich history and hidden treasures of Pennsylvania.

Sarah Blake


Ryan Seacrest Is Famous by Dave Housley

Pop culture is a buzz in this collection of short stories that’s sure to make you laugh.


A Community Comes Together to Address Excessive Drinking

Tuesday night State College will be the site of a public forum on alcohol issues. It’s hardly the first time for this kind of meeting. But organizers think THIS meeting will bring results.

Todd Davis


Losing Season by Jack Ridl

A book of poetry about high school basketball will remind you of what it was like to be a teenager in the big gymnasium.

Arthur Goldstein


The Jazz Fiction Anthology by Sascha Feinstein and David Rife

This book finds jazz at the heart of short stories that span from the 1920’s to the present.


Tis the Season to Get on the Ballot

Pennsylvania holds primary elections May 18th. Who’s on the ballot? That’s being determined right now . . . and the process is more complicated than it seems.



Still Alice by Lisa Genova

In this heartbreaking novel, a brilliant Harvard professor learns she has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

Vanessa McLaughlin


U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton

In the most recent book in the alphabet mystery series, Grafton sends Kinsey Millhone looking for a kidnapper.


Fans of the comedy team Duck’s Breath Mystery Theatre will understand how Cynthia Berger prepared for a career in public radio . . .  by earning a master’s degree in science! 

Before fulfilling her destiny in public radio, she taught zoology at Saint Lawrence University, ran a research lab for NASA’s “Mission to Planet Earth,” worked as a magazine editor at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, wrote four popular-science books, and produced the nationally-syndicated radio feature, The Ocean Report, hosted by Jaws author Peter Benchley.

Her initiatives since joining WPSU in 2004 include Pennsylvania Radio ExpeditionsSports That Are Not Football, BookMark, and WPSU’s own version of This I Believe.

Her radio work has been recognized with multiple PRNDI and regional Edward R. Murrow awards.