Stories / News, Events and Issues from Central Pennsylvania
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…
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.
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.)
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
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,…
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…
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…
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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