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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…


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.


WINTERFEST 2013 with Essence of Joy

This Sunday afternoon, Penn State’s Essence of Joy will give a concert that will be broadcast live here on WPSU-FM. WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports it will feature the world premiere of a piece written especially for the choir by Raymond Wise. (Photo above: Women from Essence of Joy at rehearsal.)


Recovery in the Philippines, One Month after Typhoon Haiyan

While it’s been over a month since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, Penn State students are working to ensure the victims continue to receive support for recovery. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner has personal connections to the Philippines. She reports recovery is ongoing, but there’s reason to be optimistic. photo courtesy of Dexter Julio


WPSU-FM 60th Anniversary: A Look Back with Sandra Thomas

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,…


WPSU-FM’s 60th Anniversary: Two Former Station Managers Reminisce

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…


National Caregivers Month

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…


Central Pennsylvania Memories of November 22, 1963

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.

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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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