Patty Satalia / WPSU Producer

Patty Satalia

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Take Note: Centre County’s DA

When Stacy Parks Miller was sworn into office in January of 2010, she became the first woman to serve as district attorney in Centre County, easily defeating Republican Incumbent Mike Madeira, who served only one four-year term. Parks Miller talks about what the district attorney’s office does, how the Jerry Sandusky trial affected day-to-day operations, and about the greatest challenges…

Dannah Gresh and Nichola Gutgold

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Take Note: TEDxPSU

We talk with two of the speakers in this year's Penn State TEDx conversation series about their "ideas worth sharing." Dannah Gresh is a leader in the evangelical chastity movement. She says the hottest sex is between monogamous married partners. Plus, Penn State professor Nichola Gutgold says it will take imagination, not image, to elect the first woman president.

Fluoride - The TED Radio Hour

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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…

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Take Note: 3-D Printing and the New Centre County Child Protective Center

Imagine a future in which a device connected to a computer can print a solid object—everything from replacement car parts to toys and jewelry. Sound like something out of Star Trek? It’s already happening. WPSU’s Patty Satalia talks with Dr. Irene Petrick, a faculty member in Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology about how 3-D printing is revolutionizing…

The cover of The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet book and a picture of potter Chris Staley’s work.

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Take Note: Ways to Trim Down, plus Expand Your Ideas about Art

Where do life and art intersect? We’ll talk about that, but first…if you resolved to diet in January, but have already lost interest, you’re not alone. Research shows that dieting is a short-lived New Year’s resolution. We’ll introduce you to a simple, science-based diet that could get you off the dieting treadmill. Our guest is Dr. Barbara Rolls, professor of…

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Take Note: A Conversation with Country Music Singer and Activist Kathy Mattea

The two-time Grammy winning singer Kathy Mattea has never been afraid to push the creative envelope. Her newest albums, "Coal" and "Calling Me Home,” are her most personal and daring. Both records pay tribute to her rich alto and to the folk music of her native Appalachia. We’ll talk with her about the power of music, her fight to end…

Tyrone Werts

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Take Note: Tyrone Werts on PA’s Life Without Parole Policy

In 1975, Tyrone Werts was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Then, in 2010, after 36 years as a model prisoner, his sentence was commuted by former-Governor Ed Rendell. Today, Werts is a consultant with the Philadelphia Public Defenders Association and with Temple University’s Inside-Out Prison Program, a nationally renowned program…

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Tyrone Werts: Part Two

In 1975, Tyrone Werts was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. After 36 years as a model prisoner, his sentence was commuted in 2010 by former-Governor Ed Rendell. In part two of our two-part interview, WPSU’s Patty Satalia talks with Werts about the men and women serving life terms in Pennsylvania’s…

Tyrone Werts


A Conversation with Tyrone Werts: Life Means Life in PA

In 1975, Tyrone Werts was convicted of second-degree murder, as an accomplice, and sentenced to life in prison without parole. He spent 36 years at Graterford State Correctional Institution before his sentence was commuted in 2010 by then-Governor Ed Rendell. In part one of a two-part interview, WPSU’s Patty Satalia talks with Werts about his long road out of prison,…


Patty Satalia joined WPSU in 1987. During her 30 years in broadcasting, she has worked as a news anchor, talk-show host, public affairs manager, and producer.

Patty has conducted more than 5,500 interviews for Pennsylvania Inside Out, Take Note, and Common Ground Lobby Talks. For ten years she produced the popular game show, The Pennsylvania Game, which aired on public TV stations statewide, and earned a Mid-Atlantic Emmy award for Outstanding Entertainment Broadcast and a Best Local Information Program by the Eastern Educational Network.

Patty’s documentary and public affairs work includes: Children with Autism: Time is Brain (2004), which earned an Award of Excellence from the Mid-Atlantic Region of the University of Continuing Education Association;  Creating Health: Childhood Obesity (2004), which earned a Telly Award; and Hate Groups in Pennsylvania (1997), which was nominated for a Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy Award for Best Public Affairs Special, among many other projects.

She is currently host of the interview program, Conversations from Penn State which airs on WPSU-TV and nationally on The Big Ten Network.  Patty is a regular contributor to the local portion of Morning Edition on WPSU-FM.