Stories / News, Events and Issues from Central Pennsylvania
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.)
The Bellefonte Borough Council held a special meeting yesterday to vote on the fate of the historic Garman Theatre. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner reports the council approved demolition of the Garman in a 5-4 vote.
Nov. 5 is Election Day. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports voters are NOT required to show an ID to vote.
The conversations you’ve been hearing from Story Corps Ag Progress Days were recorded at a unique museum. The Pasto Agricultural Museum’s “collection” is made up of farming implements from a time when horse power referred to how many animals you hooked up to a piece of equipment. WPSU’s Emily Reddy visited the Pasto during the recent…
Historian Lou Bernard leads a walking ghost tour through Lock Haven. WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports.
Pennsylvania native Dan McNichol is traveling around America in partnership with CASE Construction to highlight the country’s ailing infrastructure in a project he’s calling “Dire States.” The clincher? He’s driving the 10,000 miles in a 1949 Hudson Commodore. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports he stopped in State College this week to speak at an event with…
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