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03-11-2014

Volunteers Keep East Penns Valley Library Alive

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.

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03-07-2014

A Look at Penn State MOOCs a Year In

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…

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03-04-2014

Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, 149 Years Later

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.

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02-25-2014

Who are the Homeless in State College?

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.

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02-24-2014

Centre County Homeless Get Out of the Cold

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.

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02-18-2014

Eric Barron Named Penn State’s Next President

On February 17th, President’s Day, the Penn State Board of Trustees elected a new president for the university. WPSU’s Kristine Allen reports.

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02-14-2014

Lovebirds Share a Precious Gift Literally from the Heart

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…

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02-14-2014

Sustainable Farming and Integrative Medicine, with Dr. Daphne Miller

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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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.

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