Patty Satalia / WPSU Producer
A statewide law requires cars and trucks to give four feet of clearance when passing a bicyclist. Known as the 4-Foot Safe Passing Law, it went into effect this past April. But who really knows about it? WPSU’s Patty Satalia hits the road to find out.
Should Pennsylvania privatize its state-run liquor stores? Supporters say such a move would improve product quality, reduce costs, and help close the state’s budget deficit. Opponents say the move is short-sighted; while it would provide a one-time financial boost, it would lead to large-scale layoffs and loss of revenue.
We continue our PA People series with a new and intimate profile of one of the people who makes Pennsylvania so interesting. WPSU’s Patty Satalia talks with longtime state legislator Camille “Bud” George. The feisty lawmaker retired at the end of November after representing Pennsylvania’s 74th district for nearly four decades.
Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Corbett faces a December 14th deadline over whether to create a state-run health insurance exchange program -- or leave it to the federal government to create. A requirement of the Affordable Care Act, the online marketplace will help Pennsylvanians compare and buy individual health insurance policies. WPSU’s Patty Satalia talks with Antoinette Kraus, the project manager of…
Coal is king when it comes to electricity generation in Pennsylvania, and worldwide. But a new book confronts the fuel’s supremacy when it comes to human health! WPSU’s Patty Satalia talks with the author of The Silent Epidemic: Coal and the Hidden Threat to Health. Author Alan Lockwood is a neurologist and board member of Physicians for Social Responsibility.
In his latest work, renowned photographer and researcher Richard Ross opens our eyes to the harsh realities of America’s juvenile justice system. For his new book,” Juvenile In Justice,” Ross photographed and interviewed more than 1,000 youths over a five-year period, in juvenile detention facilities across the country. The result is powerful and haunting. WPSU’s Patty Satalia talks with Ross,…
With the presidential debates in full swing, WPSU-FM will shift focus for one hour on a contest that hits closer to home. Two-term Republican incumbent Glenn Thompson and Democratic challenger Charles Dumas face off in the race for the 5th Congressional district. Who are the candidates? What have they accomplished? And what do they stand for? WPSU’s Patty Satalia begins…
This month marks the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring.” The book changed the way we think about pollution and human health and led to the creation of the EPA and to a ban on DDT. What would the Pennsylvania native have to say about hydrofracking? WPSU’s Patty Satalia poses that question to biologist, best-selling author and cancer survivor,…
Last August, Chuck Felton organized a reunion for the Cresson TB Sanatorium. The retired aerospace engineer now living in Texas, spent 16 months at the state-run tuberculosis facility that was located on a remote mountain top outside of Cresson. For more than 50 years, Felton had kept his experience there mostly to himself. Then, in 2009, he decided to create…