Take Note Radio / Central Pennsylvania Community Affairs
Republican state Representative Matt Gabler represents the 75th district which includes Elk county and parts of Clearfield county. He was elected to the state house in 2008. Greg Petersen talked with him about legislative issues including transportation, privatization efforts and his support of the coal industry and gun-owner rights.
To celebrate Father’s Day, we talk with two poets whose writing is strongly influenced by their relationships with their fathers. First we have Marjorie Maddox, whose book of poems Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation focuses on her father’s unsuccessful heart transplant. Todd Davis’s newest book of poetry, just out this month from Michigan State University Press, is In…
Arthur Goldstein describes himself as a pianist, composer and teacher. Audiences describe him as not just versatile, but highly accomplished in a wide variety of musical styles including classical, jazz and rock-‘n-roll. We’ll talk with Goldstein about his career, the reuniting of his rock band Archie Blue, and about his upcoming concert at The State Theatre.…
Democratic state Representative Mike Hanna. Hanna represents the 76th district which includes Clinton county and parts of Centre county. WPSU’s Greg Petersen talked with him about legislative issues including transportation infrastructure, privatization efforts, health care, and education.
USA Today described him as "the closest thing to a rock star" in the graphic design world. Chip Kidd is a book jacket designer for Alfred A. Knopf Publishing. He’s also a Penn State alumnus. Among his many creations is the iconic T-Rex skeleton for Michael Crichton's “Jurassic Park,” which became one of the most iconic…
Just hearing someone mention “The Great Gatsby” is enough to evoke vivid images of the roaring twenties--elaborate parties, flappers and booglegging gangsters! But how much do we know about the man behind Gatsby? F. Scott Fitzgerald and his contemporaries form a cohort of some of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Literary expert and Penn…
State Senator Jake Corman has represented the 34th district since 1999. WPSU's Greg Petersen interviews him about legislation to privatize liquor sales, his lawsuit to keep the NCAA fine levied against Penn State in the commonwealth, and other topics of note in the state legislature.
What will it take to avoid war with Iran? According to our next guest, the real obstacles to successful nuclear diplomacy with Iran lie in Washington, not Tehran. We’ll talk with Flynt Leverett, co-author of the controversial new book, “Going To Tehran, Why the United States Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran.”…
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