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2022 Midterm Elections

Posted on October 21, 2022

2022 is a midterm election year, and Pennsylvania is a battleground state. Voters will pick a new governor and a new U.S. Senator, in races that have been playing out in national news. We talks with two experts about how elections are shaping up in Pennsylvania. Continue »

 

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Gardening and Canning

Posted on September 30, 2022

Fall gardening is here. There's plenty to do to get ready for winter. Everything from canning the vegetables you grew to putting your garden to bed. We talk with Penn State horticulture experts on gardening and preserving. Continue »

 

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Raystown Lake

Posted on September 8, 2022

Raystown Lake’s history unfolds as community members share stories of the old and new lakes. Hear locals tell tales of fun activities on the lake, the Juniata River, the Striped Bass Association, and the Allegrippis trails. Continue »

 

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Clarion

Posted on June 9, 2022

Clarion’s long history unfolds as community members share stories of the railroads, the Clarion River, the YMCA, The Fulmer House, and the Autumn Leaf Festival Continue »

Thursday, June 9, at 8:00 p.m.

 

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The Investment 2022

Posted on June 1, 2022

Penn State student entrepreneurs will pitch to a panel of judges and compete for part of a $30,000 prize pool to try to earn funds for their startup companies. Continue »

 

Keystone Stories

Black History Keepers

Posted on May 27, 2022

Bellefonte, Pa. houses rich stories and landmarks of Black history, including St. Paul AME Church, founded in the 1800s, and believed to be part of the Underground Railroad. Its history has been preserved by local historians, as have many other aspects of Black history in central Pennsylvania. Continue »

 

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Penn State’s New President

Posted on May 22, 2022

Penn State President Eric Barron talks to Penn State President elect Dr. Neeli Bendapudi about taking on the office of President, her vision for the university, and what come next for Penn State. Continue »

 

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The Arts are Alive

Posted on May 19, 2022

Creativity thrives in the Commonwealth—from community art projects to makerspaces, galleries and festivals, the arts play a pivotal role in bringing people together throughout our region. Continue »

 

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Go Behind the Scenes of “The French Chef”

Posted on May 17, 2022

Cooking legend Julia Child introduced French cuisine to American audiences in 1963 with WGBH's groundbreaking television series, The French Chef. Now the subject of the HBO Max series, Julia, WGBH explores what's fact and what's fiction and how The French Chef continues to influence how we eat today with this Q&A virtual panel discussion recorded May 10, 2022. Continue »

 

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Drive-Ins

Posted on May 12, 2022

In the late 1950s, at the height of the drive-in’s popularity, Pennsylvania had more than 180 in operation. Today Pennsylvania still has nearly 30 drive-in theaters in operation, second most in the country. Continue »

 

Keystone Stories

The Forest

Posted on May 5, 2022

In the early days of the Commonwealth, nearly 29 million acres of Pennsylvania were covered in forest. By 1895, this number dropped to 9 million acres. While Pennsylvania provided lumber to build a nation, this invaluable natural resource was almost lost. Continue »

 

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Get Your Garden On! Spring 2022

Posted on April 15, 2022

Gardening season has arrived. Whether you’re growing cool season crops or getting ready to plant tomatoes — now is the perfect time to get tips to help your garden grow. Penn State Extension educators share their expertise on everything from taking care of your lawn to planting for pollinators. Continue »

 

Digging Deeper

Nursing at Penn State

Posted on March 27, 2022

Penn State President Eric Barron and his guests talk about nursing education at Penn State. They discuss the generous gift pledged to the college of nursing by Ross and Carol Nese, as well as the new Doctorate of Nursing Practice World Campus degree. Continue »

 

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Pennsylvania Redistricting

Posted on March 18, 2022

Pennsylvania’s primary elections are coming up and redistricting means voters will see changes in the state and Congressional legislative maps. We’ll talk with a panel of experts about how the new districts were drawn, what they mean for communities in Pennsylvania, and who decides what’s fair. Continue »

 

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Healthy Aging

Posted on February 25, 2022

With one in every seven Americans now over the age of 65, it’s no wonder adult development and aging is a rapidly expanding field of study. What’s normal aging? What’s not? And what control do we have over our own aging process? Continue »

 

Digging Deeper

Innovation Hub and Start Up Week

Posted on February 20, 2022

Penn State President Eric Barron and his guests talk about the new Innovation Hub in downtown State College, Penn State Start Up Week, and how Penn State is fostering entrepreneurship and innovation. Continue »

 

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Humanity Behind Bars: Incarceration in America

Posted on February 6, 2022

We examine the history of the American carceral system and ask what happens to the human being behind bars. We hear from humanities scholars, legal experts and prisoners, focusing on just solutions that might reduce prison populations and restore the humanity of prisoners while preparing them for life after prison. Continue »

 

Digging Deeper

Telemedicine

Posted on January 23, 2022

Penn State President Eric Barron and his guests talk about telemedicine. How prevalent has it become, what services can be offered, and how will it continue to grow? Continue »

 

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Science U at Home Special

Posted on December 26, 2021

In this public television special, campers, mentors and instructors at the Penn State Science-U summer science camp show off the ways parents and caregivers can bring the wonder of science home to kids. Continue »

 

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Gambling in Pennsylvania

Posted on December 17, 2021

Gambling is a growing business in Pennsylvania. Along with traditional casinos and online gaming are mini-casinos. Including one proposed for State College. While the industry is generating record-breaking revenues, there are questions about mental health and safety. Continue »

 

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COVID-19 in 2021-22 

Posted on September 30, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it can be hard to keep up with the information. We'll talk with a panel of experts about vaccines and booster shots, the impact of the pandemic on mental health particularly children, and what we need to know about "breakthrough" cases. Continue »

 

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Digging Deeper

Climate Change

Posted on September 27, 2021

Penn State President Eric Barron and guests talk about global climate change, and what Penn State is doing to address the problem. Continue »

 

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Kane

Posted on September 9, 2021

Kane’s long history unfolds as community members share stories of Thomas L. Kane and the Lobo wolves. Community pride is on full display in tales about K.A.R.E. and the library, and stories of Art in the Wilds and Wildcat Park. Continue »

 

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Get Your Garden On! (Summer 2021)

Posted on June 30, 2021

Growing season is in full swing — flowers are blooming and summer veggies are on the way. But questions are starting to crop up too. Penn State Extension educators Tom Butzler and Tom Ford share their gardening expertise on everything from keeping weeds at bay to knowing how much to water your plants. Continue »

 

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Portage

Posted on June 10, 2021

Volunteers from the Portage area share stories of coal mining and the railroads, the Portage Women’s Club and library, Summerfest, and Sanders Soda. Continue »

 

The Investment 2021
The Investment

The Investment 2021

Posted on May 13, 2021

Penn State student entrepreneurs will pitch to a panel of judges and compete for part of a $30,000 prize pool to try to earn funds for their startup companies. Continue »

 

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Cooking at Home

Posted on May 3, 2021

Cooking at home has taken on a whole new life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay-at-home orders and self-quarantining have left millions of people not just with spare time to cook, but a necessity to cook at home. How have our attitudes towards cooking and food changed over the last year? How has it affected where we get our food and our local restaurants? And what kind of cooking trends are likely to remain in a post-pandemic world? Continue »

 

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HumIn Focus

Rethinking Care: Health Humanities and the Pandemic

Posted on April 18, 2021

The COVID 19 pandemic has provided a stress test for the American healthcare system. In Rethinking Care, we view healthcare through the lens of the humanities, focusing on ways to repair some of the inequities of the system, and provide better care for healthcare workers and patients alike. Continue »

 

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Digging Deeper

3-D Printing

Posted on April 18, 2021

Penn State President Eric Barron and guests talk about 3-D printing. The advances that have been made in 3-D printing, how it can be used to make a difference in people's lives, and what Penn State is doing with the technology. Continue »

 

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Best Practices for Simple Video Filming and Editing

Posted on April 5, 2021

WPSU producers share their expertise on filming and editing simple videos to enhance your classroom experiences. These how-to videos will help you create engaging videos for your classroom, and learn basic techniques for editing videos to post online. Continue »

 

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Explore the World with Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows

Posted on March 23, 2021

WPSU is delighted to have collaborated with the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows Office at Penn State to create a video series presented by the 2021 Humphrey Fellows. These educational videos, suited for classroom and community viewing, feature each fellow talking about their home country, its culture, history, and people. Continue »

 

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Get Your Garden On! (Spring 2021)

Posted on March 23, 2021

Gardening is more popular than ever. And it's no surprise. At a time when you're looking for something enjoyable to do that's close to home, gardening is a great choice. We'll talk with Penn State Extension educators Tom Butzler and Tom Ford, on what we can do this spring with our gardens. Continue »

 

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COVID-19 Vaccination

Posted on March 5, 2021

As COVID-19 vaccines are distributed in Pennsylvania and across the country, there are still questions and concerns. How effective are the vaccines? Can someone transmit the virus even after getting vaccinated? When will things return to "normal"? Continue »

 

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Digging Deeper

Student Food Insecurity

Posted on February 21, 2021

Penn State President Eric Barron and guests talk about student food insecurity on university campuses; what causes food insecurity and what can be done to help the millions of students who are affected. Continue »

 

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Ask a Veterinarian

Posted on December 18, 2020

Do you have questions about your pet? Or maybe you’re thinking of adopting one. We talk about all things pets with veterinarians Fred Metzger and Debra Smart. Continue »

 

Moshannon Valley
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Moshannon Valley

Posted on December 10, 2020

Moshannon Valley’s long history unfolds as community members share stories of coal mining and the Ally Popper. Community pride is on full display in tales about the Houtzdale Revitalization Association and ministerium. Continue »

 

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Children’s Grief

Posted on November 20, 2020

How do children grieve? Is it different from the way adults grieve? And how does grieving change as children grow? Our panel answers these questions and more. Continue »