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The historic Garman Opera House Theatre in Bellefonte might soon be razed—or rehabilitated. It all depends on whether or not the Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association can make their case to save the building before the August 26 deadline. Here’s WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner with the story.
It’s been 80 years since the first drive-in movie opened in Camden, New Jersey. At its heyday, there were more than 4,000 drive-in movie theaters across America. Now there are fewer than 400. The latest challenge for drive-ins everywhere is Hollywood’s switch to digital film distribution. Kate Lao Shaffner visited a drive-in along Route 322 in Clearfield County.
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)
Penn State is introducing changes to its employee health insurance benefit plans. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner met with Penn State's Vice President for Human Resources, Susan Basso, to ask some questions.
Penn State has rolled out a new health program called the "Take Care of Your Health" initiative. Employees who do not participate in the three-part plan will be charged a $100 a month surcharge. This is the first of a series of changes to employee health insurance benefits. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner has the story. (photo by Jessica Paholsky)
Eight Penn State students traveled to Tanzania this summer. They were there for a three-week summer session course called Biology of Eco Health. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner took the opportunity to tag along and see what the course is all about.
A group of State College-area residents who share a passion for locally sourced food is in the process of starting a cooperative grocery store. They’ve called it the Friends and Farmers’ Co-op. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner has the story.
The State College Borough Council unanimously passed a resolution to oppose the Penn State pipeline during last night’s council meeting, which lasted over four and a half hours. The council agreed to advise the Borough Manager to deny a construction permit for the pipeline as part of the resolution. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner reports.
Penn State University Park plans to convert its on-campus power plant from coal to natural gas. The move is part of an effort to meet new US Environmental Protection Agency air pollution standards. But there’s been a community backlash. A high-pressure gas pipeline required for the conversion is slated to run right through the Highlands neighborhood south of campus. WPSU’s…