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WPSU and the New York Life Foundation award 27 grants to raise grief awareness

Posted on 6/11/2020

WPSU Penn State, through the support of the New York Life Foundation, has awarded 27 grants to public media stations and non-profit organizations throughout the country to help raise grief awareness as part of its multi-platform Speaking Grief Project, which aims to validate the experience of grievers and help guide those who wish to support them. Continue »

'The Investment' student startup TV show taping to take place virtually

Posted on 5/27/2020

For the past three years, WPSU, Penn State University Park’s local NPR and PBS affiliate station, and the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) have collaborated to host the statewide Inc.U undergraduate student startup competition. The competition culminates in the six finalists competing head-to-head on the live “Shark Tank-style” TV show, "The Investment." Continue »

McCourtney Institute for Democracy organizes new podcast network

Posted on 3/5/2020

The McCourtney Institute of Democracy’s “Democracy Works” has joined seven other podcasts to form The Democracy Group, a new podcast network focused on democracy, civic engagement and civil discourse. The Democracy Group is united around the goal of helping listeners understand what’s broken in our democracy and how people are working together to fix it. Continue »

Local doctors donate more than $9,000 to sponsor WPSU's 'Health Minute'

Posted on 2/24/2020

Dr. Carline Crevecoeur and Dr. Michael Feffer have provided a gift to WPSU Penn State to sponsor “Health Minute” — a one-minute public radio broadcast accompanied by a digital program featuring information and strategies for living a healthy life. It is a collaboration between WPSU Penn State and the College of Nursing at Penn State. The couple’s $9,193 gift will sponsor the weekly program for one year. Continue »

Democracy Works podcast episode examines black politics then and now

Posted on 2/24/2020

On this week's episode of the Democracy Works podcast, McCourtney Institute for Democracy director Michael Berkman talks with Ray Block and Candis Watts Smith, associate professors of political science and African American studies, about the history of black politics and how African American political identity impacts the presidential campaign. Continue »

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