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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,…
The station you know as WPSU-FM signed on the air 60 years ago, on December 6, 1953. WPSU’s Kristine Allen speaks with two former Station Managers, Joe Krushinstky and Dave Dzikowski about how student radio station WDFM became your NPR station. (In photo above: Joe Krushinsky, PSU class of ‘85; Dennis Gouran of the Penn State…
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…
As we mark the anniversary of President Kennedy’s death, some residents of Central Pennsylvania share where they were when Americas daily routine was shattered by a news bulletin.
The time of year that is just wrapping up right now at colleges and universities across the United States is one of the most dangerous for sexual assaults. WPSU’s Emily Reddy talked about the “Red Zone” with Jennifer Pencek, the programming coordinator for the Center for Women Students at Penn State.
In a time when potential employers are increasingly interested in more than just a grade point average, students are turning to internships, even in disciplines that don’t require it—and even though many of the internships are unpaid. For the first story in the series, WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner will tell us about a Penn State liberal…
Today marks the 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s most famous speech, the Gettysburg Address. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner takes a look at why the speech is so significant to Americans, even today.
Dr. Pete Hatemi teaches Political Science, Microbiology and Biochemistry at Penn State. He has also studied genetics, psychology and psychiatry. Hatemi talks with WPSU’s Kristine Allen about the complex connection between genes and politics. (You can hear a longer version of the conversation Sunday morning on Take Note on WPSU-FM.)
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