Patty Satalia / WPSU Producer

Patty Satalia

Penn State’s Executive Vice President and Provost, Nicholas Jones

Take Note Radio
12-20-2013

Take Note: Nicholas Jones is Penn State’s New Second in Command

As Penn State’s Executive Vice President and Provost, Nicholas Jones has a hand in virtually every aspect of the University. The New Zealand native recently came to Penn State from Johns Hopkins University, where he served as the Dean of the Whiting School of Engineering. WPSU’s Patty Satalia talks with him about what enticed him to join Penn State, about…

Stories
12-19-2013

The Great Insect Fair

WPSU intern LIndsay Jordan attended Penn State’s Great Insect Fair held earlier this fall and files this report.

Photo Credit: Chuck Kennedy/McClatchy. Joe Galloway and General Hal Moore at McClatchy Newspapers Washington, D.C. Bureau, 2008.

Take Note Radio
12-13-2013

Take Note: A Conversation with War Correspondent Joseph Galloway

General Norman Schwarzkopf called him “the finest combat correspondent of our generation—a solder’s reporter and a soldier’s friend.” In his 50 years in journalism, Joseph Galloway was assigned to cover Japan, India and the former USSR, among other places, reporting from numerous combat zones. But he is best known for reporting on the Vietnam War. His best-selling book, “We Were…

Stories
12-13-2013

A Conversation with War Correspondent Joe Galloway

General Norman Schwarzkopf called him “the finest combat correspondent of our generation---a soldier’s reporter and a soldier’s friend.” He was referring to Joseph Galloway, co-author of We Were Soldiers Once…and Young, written with Lt. Gen. Hal Moore. WPSU’s Patty Satalia talks with Galloway about his experiences in Vietnam--and more.

Stories
12-09-2013

WPSU-FM 60th Anniversary: A Look Back with Sandra Thomas

In honor of WPSU-FM's 60th anniversary, we're looking back at how it all began! WPSU's Patty Satalia visited with Sandra Thomas at her home in Foxdale Village retirement community. In 1953, Thomas was a Penn State broadcast student and one of the pioneering members of the "Radio Guild," the club that launched WDFM on December 6th, 1953. The student station…

Take Note Radio
12-06-2013

Take Note: A Conversation with Rock Legend Patti Smith

The multifaceted poet, rock legend and artist Patti Smith was recently at Penn State to receive the 2013 Institute of Arts & Humanities Medal for Distinguished Achievement. She came by our studios to talk with us about her life’s work, her family, and her deep friendship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

Profesor Steven Zarit, Penn State; Jennifer Pencek, Penn State’s Center for Women Students

Take Note Radio
11-24-2013

Take Note: Nov. is National Caregivers Month, plus Negotiating the “Red Zone”

They call it the “Red Zone.” There are more sexual assaults on U.S. college campuses during this time than at any other time during the school year. WPSU’s Emily Reddy talks with the Penn State Center for Women Students programming coordinator, Jennifer Pencek…but first, November is National Caregivers Month. Family caregivers provide an estimated $450 billion worth of uncompensated care…

Stories
11-22-2013

National Caregivers Month

November is National Caregivers Month. Family caregivers provide an estimated $450 billion worth of uncompensated care to loved ones each year. But family caregiving comes at a cost. Caregivers experience high stress levels that can lead to physical and mental health problems. WPSU’s Patty Satalia talks with Dr. Steven Zarit, a distinguished professor and head of the Department of Health…

Victoria Browning Wyeth

Take Note Radio
11-10-2013

Take Note: A Conversation with Victoria Browning Wyeth, the only grandchild of artist Andrew Wyeth

You could say art is in her blood. Victoria Wyeth is the only grandchild of iconic artist Andrew Wyeth. She’s been giving talks about Wyeth art since she was 16, both here in the U.S. and abroad. WPSU’s Patty Satalia talks with her about growing up in the so-called “First family of American art” and about the lessons she learned…

Bio

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.