Lindsey Whissel / WPSU Associate Producer
Are Women Safe in Centre County? That’s the title of a recent article that appears in Voices of Central PA, a monthly non-profit newspaper. WPSU’s Lindsey Whissel talks with Suzan Erem, author of the article and managing editor of Voices about what her research revealed.
Ever since Bram Stoker penned Dracula in 1897, people have been fascinated by vampires. These days, interest in the undead seems to be at an all-time high. Why are these creatures so popular? WPSU’s Lindsey Whissel talks with a Penn State professor who studies trends in pop-culture.
Pennsylvania has a reputation for beautiful autumn scenery. But in recent years, temperature, drought and insects have all contributed to lackluster leaf color. What are expectations for this year’s fall foliage?
As the public television series on National Parks continues, WPSU takes a look at another kind of public resource in our commonwealth: the system of State Heritage Parks. More than 30 states have now adopted the model pioneered in Pennsylvania. WPSU’s Lindsey Whissel talks about these regions with Bob Imof, Director of Government Contracts for the North Central Regional Planning…
Two years ago, a mysterious ailment started killing bats in New York State. Now "white nose syndrome" is affecting bats in Pennsylvania. We’ll get an update on the problem from PA Game Commission biologist Lisa Williams. Plus, we’ll talk with Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, whose book Anti-Cancer recounts the author’s own battle with brain cancer.
Local author Carolyn Turgeon talks with Cynthia Berger about her new book, and its unique take on Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother. And Geisinger’s Dr. Alfred Casale discusses with WPSU’s Kevin Conaway why Geisinger may become a national model for some aspects of its health care.
An exhibit of New-Deal era artwork is on display at the State Historical Museum in Harrisburg. State College resident David Lembeck conceived the idea and is the co-curator. The exhibit is titled A Common Canvas: Pennsylvania’s New Deal Post Office Murals. It is part of the national recognition of the 75th anniversary of the New Deal. Patty Satalia spoke with…
As part of his budget plan for 2009-2010, Governor Rendell proposes to zero out funding for Public Broadcasting statewide. Anne Danahy of the Centre Daily Times talks with WPSU's General Manager Ted Krichels about what that could mean for WPSU and PBS stations across the state.
Ken Lawrence is a Boalsburg stamp-collector who has documented the horrors of the Nazi regime through a collection of letters, leaflets and other postal memorabilia—with the aim of silencing Holocaust deniers. Plus, what happens when children diagnosed on the autistic spectrum grow up? What services do they need to make the transition to adulthood? Scott Robertson is a Penn State…