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Take Note: Get Your Garden On

As summer draws to a close, many gardeners are turning their attention to end-of-the-season projects and taking note of their successes and failures. Hear from the experts about what you should be doing in your garden. (Today’s Take Note is an encore presentation of “Conversations LIVE: Get Your Garden On!”)

(Photo by Jessica Paholsky)

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Take Note: Penn State Health Insurance Questions, and The Fluoride Controversy

First, a Q & A with Penn State’s VP for Human Resources about the university’s new "Take Care of Your Health” program. Employees who do not participate in the three-part plan will be charged a $100 a month surcharge. Then an encore conversation about water fluoridation and just why it’s so controversial. (photo by Jessica Paholsky)

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Take Note: An Update on the PA Assembly’s Recent Legislative Work

The Pennsylvania legislature passed a budget on time but none of the major initiatives proposed by Governor Corbett were enacted. Funding for transportation, state pension reform, and privatization of liquor sales were victims of the political process. WPSU's Greg Petersen talks with Mary Wilson, Capitol Bureau Chief for Pennsylvania Public Radio about legislative news.

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Take Note: A Conversation with Painter Beverly McIver

Beverly McIver is one of the most acclaimed black female painters working today. Her larger-than-life portraits of her family and herself examine race, gender and social identity. We'll talk with her about growing up in the segregated South, about her career as a painter, and about the HBO documentary that chronicles six years of her life…

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Take Note: Arts Festivals and Bookfest PA

This week on Take Note, we'll find out what's in store at this year's Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in State College, and at People's Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts in Boalsburg. We'll talk with the directors of both festivals. We'll also talk with one of the organizers of BookFest PA, which has…

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Take Note: Growing Up Silent with author Judith Witmer

We’ll introduce you to a simple, science-based diet that could get you off the dieting treadmill, but first...Time Magazine labeled those born between 1925 and 1942 as “the Silent Generation.” The 1951 cover story described those who came of age in the 1950s as “grave and fatalistic, conventional, expecting disappointment, and for women, desiring both a…

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Take Note: A Conversation with Rep. Matt Gabler

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.

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Take Note: For Father’s Day, Poets Talk about Writing About Their Dads

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…

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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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