Take Note Radio / Central Pennsylvania Community Affairs
In 1975, Tyrone Werts was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Then, in 2010, after 36 years as a model prisoner, his sentence was commuted by former-Governor Ed Rendell. Today, Werts is a consultant with the Philadelphia Public Defenders Association and with Temple University’s Inside-Out Prison Program,…
As football season begins, we talk with WSPU-TV producers Jeff Hughes and Cole Cullen, whose documentary, “Making the Blue Band,” chronicles the famous Penn State marching band. And, to celebrate the 200 anniversary of Edgar Allen Poe’s birthday, Penn State DuBois professor of English Richard Kopley discusses his latest book,which tracks the origins of POe’s most…
Homes in Pennsylvania entering foreclosure reached a four-year-high last March. Kate Newton of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, talks about assistance programs that could keep some Pennsylvanians in their homes. And, Peter Hudson,biology professor at Penn State University, discusses the evolution of new infections, such as the swine flu.
Two years ago, a mysterious ailment started killing bats in New York State. Now "white nose syndrome" is affecting bats in Pennsylvania. We’ll get an update on the problem from PA Game Commission biologist Lisa Williams. Plus, we’ll talk with Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, whose book Anti-Cancer recounts the author’s own battle with brain cancer.
Local author Carolyn Turgeon talks with Cynthia Berger about her new book, and its unique take on Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother. And Geisinger’s Dr. Alfred Casale discusses with WPSU’s Kevin Conaway why Geisinger may become a national model for some aspects of its health care.
Patty Satalia talks with Kate Newton, director of Homeownership Programs with the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, which has helped more than 40,000 Pennsylvanians avoid foreclosure since 1972... ....and the emergence of Swine flu has health experts concerned. Patty discussed the subject with Dr. Peter Hudson, director of the Huck Institute of the life Sciences and the…
The state is building a new medium security prison next to the existing Rockview facility. The state prison population has grown by 21 percent since 2001; the state’s department of corrections already has 46,000 inmates in 26 state correctional institutions, a motivational boot camp, and 13 community corrections—run on a budget of $1.64 billion. Cynthia Berger…
An exhibit of New-Deal era artwork is on display at the State Historical Museum in Harrisburg. State College resident David Lembeck conceived the idea and is the co-curator. The exhibit is titled A Common Canvas: Pennsylvania’s New Deal Post Office Murals. It is part of the national recognition of the 75th anniversary of the New Deal.…
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