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02-12-2014

Where Does the Water Go? A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Penn State Water Management

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.

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02-11-2014

Beyond the Classroom: Building a Rain Garden

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.

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01-31-2014

Pennsylvania Music Makers: The Allegheny Ukulele Kollective

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.

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01-29-2014

Pianist Jeremy Denk Makes Penn State Concert Debut

(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.…

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01-08-2014

Beyond the Classroom: Simulation Gives Students Hands-on Experience in International Crisis Negotiation

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

Stories
12-19-2013

The Great Insect Fair

WPSU intern LIndsay Jordan attended Penn State’s Great Insect Fair held earlier this fall and files this report.

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12-17-2013

Beyond the Classroom: New Living Space Aims to Help Driven Students Succeed

Our series, Beyond the Classroom looks at the college experience beyond bookwork and classes. Two recent college graduates have created a place for students and young professionals with big goals for the future. “Co.Space” opened in downtown State College in August as both a place to live and a place to plan how to make the…

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12-13-2013

A Conversation with War Correspondent Joe Galloway

General Norman Schwarzkopf called him “the finest combat correspondent of our generation---a soldier’s reporter and a soldier’s friend.” He was referring to Joseph Galloway, co-author of We Were Soldiers Once…and Young, written with Lt. Gen. Hal Moore. WPSU’s Patty Satalia talks with Galloway about his experiences in Vietnam--and more.

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Emily Reddy directs news and public affairs programming at WPSU-FM.

Kristine Allen reports on arts and culture and is the program director for WPSU-FM.

Patty Satalia reports and hosts interviews for WPSU-FM.

Mel DeYoung hosts Morning Edition on WPSU-FM from 5-9am.

Craig Johnson hosts All Things Considered on WPSU-FM from 4-6pm.

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