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Share Your Testimonial

Posted on April 8, 2020

We want you to tell us why you value and choose to donate to WPSU. Share your stories and we will select some of these submissions to be featured on-air and online to encourage others to support the service that WPSU provides during this unprecedented time. Continue »


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PBS Announces PBS American Portrait Covid-19 Special

Posted on April 6, 2020

PBS and its recently launched crowdsourced storytelling project, PBS AMERICAN PORTRAIT, the signature content initiative of PBS’s 50th anniversary, will present a new coronavirus special to broadcast Friday, May 8 at 9:00 p.m. Continue »


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Climate Change

Posted on March 3, 2020

What are the latest forecasts for our changing climate? Are there solutions that can reverse current trends? Our panel answers these questions and more. Continue »


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Judith Helfand On Her New Documentary, “Cooked”

Posted on February 21, 2020

WPSU’s Emily Reddy talked with the Peabody Award-winning director about “Cooked,” which had its TV premiere on Independent Lens on PBS earlier this month, and about her past documentaries, which include “Blue Vinyl” and “A Healthy Baby Girl.” Continue »