Take Note Radio / Central Pennsylvania Community Affairs
The multifaceted poet, rock legend and artist Patti Smith was recently at Penn State to receive the 2013 Institute of Arts & Humanities Medal for Distinguished Achievement. She came by our studios to talk with us about her life’s work, her family, and her deep friendship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
They call it the “Red Zone.” There are more sexual assaults on U.S. college campuses during this time than at any other time during the school year. WPSU’s Emily Reddy talks with the Penn State Center for Women Students programming coordinator, Jennifer Pencek…but first, November is National Caregivers Month. Family caregivers provide an estimated $450 billion…
Pete Hatemi teaches Political Science, Microbiology and Biochemistry at Penn State. His research explores the complex connection between evolution and our political attitudes. He speaks with WPSU’s Kristine Allen.
You could say art is in her blood. Victoria Wyeth is the only grandchild of iconic artist Andrew Wyeth. She’s been giving talks about Wyeth art since she was 16, both here in the U.S. and abroad. WPSU’s Patty Satalia talks with her about growing up in the so-called “First family of American art” and about…
Pedro Noguera is an internationally renowned professor of education at New York University and the author of seven books, including “The Trouble With Black Boys: And Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Education.” We’ll talk with him about education's most pressing problems, about why installing metal detectors isn't the answer, and about…
We’ll find out what college professors can do to turn entitled, self-absorbed Millennial students into Millennial thinkers. Plus, why doesn’t “scientific consensus” settle disputes about climate change or other risk issues? We’ll talk with a professor from Yale law school who studies how cultural values and group identity impact how we interpret science and perceive risk.
Poet, musician and artist Patti Smith visited Penn State to receive the 2013 Institute of the Arts and Humanities Medal for Distinguished Achievement. She joined us in our studio just a few hours before the evening’s celebration, and her much-anticipated solo performance, to talk with us about her life, art and friendships.
Among his many achievements, he was a decorated fighter pilot in Vietnam, an aerospace engineer, and a corporate leader, but above all, Guy Bluford is best known as the first African-American to fly in space. He was also a 1964 graduate of Penn State. We’ll talk with him about his career, about his experiences in space,…
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