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Take Note: Pete Hatemi Talks about Genetics and Politics

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.

Victoria Browning Wyeth

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Take Note: A Conversation with Victoria Browning Wyeth, the only grandchild of artist Andrew Wyeth

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…

Professor Pedro Noguera

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Take Note: A Conversation with Educator Pedro Noguera

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…

Kevin Hagopian, Film & Media Studies, Penn State and Dan Kahan, professor of law and psychology, Yale Law School

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Take Note: Millennial Students and the Cultural Cognition of Risk

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.

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A Conversation with Rock Legend Patti Smith

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.

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Take Note: A Conversation with Astronaut Guy Bluford

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,…

Eyal Press, author of “Beautiful Souls.”

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Take Note: A Conversation with the Author of “Beautiful Souls.”

“Beautiful Souls,” by Eyal Press, tells four stories about people who did what they considered the right thing under extremely trying circumstances. A Swiss border guard smuggled Jews into Switzerland against policy, a Serbian misidentified Croats to save their lives, an Israeli soldier refused to continue to guard what he felt were illegal settlements and a…

Majora Carter, Majora Carter Group, LLC

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Take Note: A Conversation with Majora Carter

The New York Times called her “"The Green Power Broker." We’ll talk with Majora Carter about the revitalization and community improvement projects she’s leading in her South Bronx neighborhood. We’ll also talk with her about her efforts to stop the placement of polluting industries in low-income or minority communities.

Extended Interview with Majora Carter

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Patty Satalia is one of WPSU’s best-known on-air personalities. She has conducted more than 5,000 interviews and has produced documentaries and public affairs programs for the station.

Emily Reddy directs news and public affairs programming at WPSU-FM.

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