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This evening, right after the sun slips below the western horizon, an unusual sight will be visible, if the weather permits. WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports it’s a visitor from the far reaches of our solar system. It’s a comet.
The buyer of Hilltop Mobile Home Park, Trinitas Ventures, finally presented its request to the College Township Council to rezone the park to allow for the development of student housing. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports it was standing room only last night as the council voted to keep the rezoning request alive.
A candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania stopped in State College Monday evening, to chat with volunteers at the Centre County Democratic Committee office. WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports he’s a young Bradford County Commissioner.
NPR’s Guy Raz, former host of Weekend All Things Considered, debuts this weekend as host of The TED Radio Hour (heard Sunday afternoon at 3:00 on WPSU-FM). WPSU’s Kristine Allen speaks with him about this latest twist in his eventful career.
Democrat John Hanger’s campaign for Pennsylvania governor began last November, a full two years before the 2014 race. The candidate stopped by Penn State yesterday to speak to a group of student Democrats. WPSU’s Kristine Allen was there.
This weekend, revelers celebrated the annual student-created drinking holiday “State Patty’s Day.” But this year a partnership between the State College borough and some Penn State students and alumni attempted to combat drinking. The partnership paid 34 local bars $5000 each to close their doors Saturday and also implemented some other community initiatives. WPSU intern Cynthia…
This is Morning Edition. I’m Mel DeYoung. It’s February, Black History Month. And this afternoon, Penn State Altoona is hosting a homemade journey through diversity. WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports the Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive exhibit, designed to give the viewer greater awareness of prejudice and intolerance.
Penn State’s annual IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, or THON, concluded yesterday with another record-breaking year. The proceeds benefit Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital's Four Diamonds Fund. WPSU intern Cynthia Hill reports.
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