Stories / News, Events and Issues from Central Pennsylvania
Across the country, budget cuts continue to cripple libraries. For WPSU, Melissa Bierly reports on one Central Pennsylvania community’s effort to keep their library open.
Universities are testing the boundaries of online education with MOOCs, or Massively Open Online Courses. The courses are free and open to anyone and everyone who wants to take part. WPSU’s Emily Reddy takes a look at a Penn State MOOC that’s just wrapping up, about a year after the university first decided to try out…
Today marks 149 years since Abraham Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address, just over a month before the end of the Civil War. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner talks with historian, author, and Centre Hall native Jeffry Wert about why the speech has lasting significance.
Yesterday, WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reported on Centre County’s Out of the Cold and Hearts for the Homeless programs. Today, we’ll hear about the year-round reality of homelessness in State College, a town where many might assume homelessness isn’t a concern.
For many of our listeners, the worst a colder-than-usual winter can bring is an expensive heating bill. But for the homeless, the frigid temperatures could be a matter of life or death. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner talks with Centre County residents about how those without homes get out of the cold.
On February 17th, President’s Day, the Penn State Board of Trustees elected a new president for the university. WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports.
Today is Valentine’s Day and you might be thinking about plans to spend time with a loved one. Some couples like to go to the movies or out for a romantic dinner, but for Claudio Frumento and Beverly Crow a night out donating platelets is more their style. For five years, the couple has been donating…
Dr. Daphne Miller is a family physician who sees a link between sustainable farming and integrative medicine. Her latest book is titled “Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing.” WPSU’s Kristine Allen spoke with her after her appearance at a conference of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture in State College.
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