Stories / News, Events and Issues from Central Pennsylvania
This week WPSU is taking a look at water issues in central Pennsylvania. To outdoor enthusiasts, the 62-acre Millbrook Marsh in Centre County is one of the area’s crown jewels. Penn State Professor Rob Brooks says the benefits of this unique ecosystem are far more than recreational. WPSU’s Patty Satalia visited the marsh with Brooks and…
Hearts for the Homeless, a drop-in day center located in downtown State College, opened its doors for the first time yesterday. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner reports.
This week WPSU is taking a look at water issues in central Pennsylvania. Today, WPSU’s Emily Reddy explores the massive task of supplying and cleaning the water used by students, faculty, staff and visitors at Penn State University.
This story takes us to Philadelphia, where a volunteer effort is trying to change the way storm water passes through the city. And as WPSU intern Maria Bryant reports, for the student volunteers, it’s about more than just helping out. They’re turning classroom learning into a real life hands-on experience.
As part of our occasional series, Pennsylvania Music Makers, WPSU’s Kristine Allen visits a group of folks in Altoona who get a lot of joy out of four little strings.
(photo above by Michael Wilson) Pianist Jeremy Denk won a MacArthur Fellowship, sometimes called a “genius grant” this past fall. on Wednesday, January 29th, he makes his Penn State concert debut with a program of solo piano music at Schwab Auditorium on the University Park Campus, as part of the Center for the Performing Arts series.…
WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner shadows Penn State School of International Affairs students as they participate in a simulation of a UN peace conference centered on a complicated international issue. Photo credit: Paul Sweeney
WPSU intern LIndsay Jordan attended Penn State’s Great Insect Fair held earlier this fall and files this report.
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