Conversations Live

Patty Satalia and guest experts discuss local and national issues as they take your questions. During the 60-minute program, we will take phone calls, emails, and questions via twitter. Public broadcasting gives the audience an opportunity to help shape the content with this monthly call-in program.

The Future of Farming

Thursday, April 28 at 8pm

Patty Satalia and expert guests discuss public perception of GMOs and the role of technology in farming.

You can join the conversation. Call 1-800-543-8242 during the show, or email You can also join the discussion on twitter. Find us under the address @WPSU and use #WPSUConversations.

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Recent Episodes

Conversations Live: Fertility


Posted on December 10th, 2015 at 8:00pm

Roughly one in eight couples has trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. Fertility issues can be emotionally and financially devastating. When should couples seek help? And how successful are today's interventions? Our experts will discuss common causes of infertility, plus ways to improve and protect fertility. Continue »


WPSU's Patty Satalia and guests on the set of Conversations Live

Prostate Cancer

Posted on November 19th, 2015 at 8:00pm

Prostate cancer is one of the two most common cancers among men-- one in seven males will be diagnosed within their lifetime. Despite its prevalence, treatment options vary widely based on the particulars of each case. How do you know what’s right for you? Continue »


Lindsey Whissel, Tom Butzler and John Esslinger on the set of Conversations Live

Get Your Garden On! (Summer 2015)

Posted on June 25th, 2015 at 8:00pm

As springs turns into summer and everything is in bloom, it’s might be tempting to sit back and smell the roses, but the coming months pose a critical time for gardeners.WPSU's Lindsey Whissel and guests Tom Butzler and John Esslinger discuss how you can best protect your plants and help your garden thrive. Continue »



Conversations Live: Caring for Mom and Dad

Caring for Mom and Dad

Posted on May 28th, 2015 at 9:00pm

Americans are living longer than ever before. Who will take care of those who can no longer care for themselves? Patty Satalia and guest experts take viewer questions about the emotional, health, and financial challenges that many caregivers face every day. Continue »



Patty Satalia, Kyle Peck, and David Passmore

The Future of Jobs & Education

Posted on April 30th, 2015 at 8:00pm

According to recent research, nearly half of American jobs today could be automated in a decade or two. What jobs will the robots take? What does this mean for higher education? On the next Conversations LIVE, Patty Satalia and guests take your questions about the future of jobs and education. Continue »



Patty Satalia and guests on the set of Conversation Live

Pediatric Cancer

Posted on March 26th, 2015 at 8:00pm

Patty Satalia and guests take viewer questions about how to prevent, detect and treat childhood cancer. Continue »


Patty Satalia with guests Paul Starkey and David Passmore

Career and Vocational Education

Posted on February 26th, 2015 at 8:00pm

According to a recent report, we place too much emphasis on a college education as the single pathway to success. Some say that career and vocational training can also lead to a middle class paycheck. How can we help students find the right educational experience for them? Continue »


Conversations Live: Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

Posted on November 13th, 2014 at 8:00pm

WPSU's Patty Satalia and guest experts talk about symptoms, treatment, and prevention of lung cancer, and take viewer questions. Continue »


Conversations Live: Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Posted on October 9th, 2014 at 8:00pm

Patty Satalia and guest experts will look at the return of preventable diseases—whooping cough, malaria, and tuberculosis. Continue »


Patty Satalia and guest in discussion on the set of Conversations Live

Get Your Garden On! (Spring 2014)

Posted on May 15th, 2014 at 8:00pm

Aired May 15, 20145 With summer just around the corner, it’s time to spring into yard work. But with so much to tackle this time of year, where do you begin? On this edition of Conversations Live, our experts answer YOUR questions and provide tips to help you get your garden off to a good […] Continue »



Patty Satalia and guests, Hassan Sheikh, Cheraine Stanford, and Robert Khoo on the set of Conversations Live

Colon Cancer

Posted on March 20th, 2014 at 8:00pm

In recognition of March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Patty Satalia and her guests – an oncologist, a surgeon and a colorectal cancer survivor – will talk about the symptoms and treatment options for colon cancer. Continue »


Patty Satalia, Ken Briggs and Terri Roberts


Posted on February 20th, 2014 at 8:00pm

WPSU's Patty Satalia and guests talk about the psychological and physical effects of forgiveness and about the role it plays in alleviating anger and grief. Continue »