Patty Satalia / WPSU Producer
Among his many achievements, he was a decorated fighter pilot in Vietnam, an aerospace engineer, and a corporate leader, but above all, Guy Bluford is best known as the first African-American to fly in space. He was also a 1964 graduate of Penn State. We’ll talk with him about his career, about his experiences in space, and about the future…
“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…
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
As summer draws to a close, many gardeners are turning their attention to end-of-the-season projects and taking note of their successes and failures. Hear from the experts about what you should be doing in your garden. (Today’s Take Note is an encore presentation of “Conversations LIVE: Get Your Garden On!”)
First, a Q & A with Penn State’s VP for Human Resources about the university’s new "Take Care of Your Health” program. Employees who do not participate in the three-part plan will be charged a $100 a month surcharge. Then an encore conversation about water fluoridation and just why it’s so controversial. (photo by Jessica Paholsky)
Beverly McIver is one of the most acclaimed black female painters working today. Her larger-than-life portraits of her family and herself examine race, gender and social identity. We'll talk with her about growing up in the segregated South, about her career as a painter, and about the HBO documentary that chronicles six years of her life as Renee's caregiver.
We’ll introduce you to a simple, science-based diet that could get you off the dieting treadmill, but first...Time Magazine labeled those born between 1925 and 1942 as “the Silent Generation.” The 1951 cover story described those who came of age in the 1950s as “grave and fatalistic, conventional, expecting disappointment, and for women, desiring both a career and family.” What…
Arthur Goldstein describes himself as a pianist, composer and teacher. Audiences describe him as not just versatile, but highly accomplished in a wide variety of musical styles including classical, jazz and rock-‘n-roll. We’ll talk with Goldstein about his career, the reuniting of his rock band Archie Blue, and about his upcoming concert at The State Theatre. It’s something of a…
USA Today described him as "the closest thing to a rock star" in the graphic design world. Chip Kidd is a book jacket designer for Alfred A. Knopf Publishing. He’s also a Penn State alumnus. Among his many creations is the iconic T-Rex skeleton for Michael Crichton's “Jurassic Park,” which became one of the most iconic images of the 1990s.