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Ozempic, Weight Loss and Health

Posted on January 26, 2024

A new class of weight-loss drugs is helping a growing number of people lose weight and keep it off. We talk with two experts about the role of genetics, diet and exercise when it comes to weight, and medications like Ozempic. Continue »

 

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Libations

Posted on October 24, 2023

Breweries, wineries and distilleries. This region is experiencing a boom in the business of libations. But the story is much more than the creation of an alcoholic beverage. It’s about the positive effects on the community, the amazing food and the science behind the beverages. Continue »

 

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State Parks

Posted on October 24, 2023

The Pennsylvania State Park System began in 1893. Today there are 124 state parks covering more than 300,000 acres in our state. From the rare orchids found in the Black Moshannon bog to the spectacular tapestry of stars above the Cherry Springs, a visit to a state park in central Pennsylvania is an excellent way to enjoy the natural beauty of the Keystone State. Continue »

 

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A State of Service

Posted on October 9, 2023

We are constantly bombarded with bad news ranging from the struggling economy to climate change, and it can be easy to feel discouraged. But where there are problems, there are almost always solutions, and Pennsylvanians across the state are finding innovative ways to address the challenges in their communities. Continue »

 

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Polka

Posted on October 2, 2023

Polka is more than just music. It’s heritage, culture, dancing and costumes. This rich history is celebrated every June at Polkafest, located in Johnstown. The city’s ethnic heritage makes it the perfect city to host this event, now in its 25th year. Continue »

 

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New Neighbors

Posted on September 26, 2023

“New Neighbors” is a term given to immigrants and refugees. These community members work to learn the American ways while keeping their own cultures and traditions alive. We will hear the stories of three immigrant families and follow their journey as they build new lives in central Pennsylvania. Continue »

 

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Gardening and Canning

Posted on September 22, 2023

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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Community Theatre

Posted on September 19, 2023

The arts are on full display as community members take the stage to become theatrical storytellers. Volunteer thespians from the Altoona Community Theatre and Sock and Buskin Theatre Company share stories of why this art form must be kept alive. Continue »

 

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Big Valley

Posted on September 7, 2023

Volunteers from the Kishacoquillas (or “Big”) Valley come together to share stories of Native Americans, the Amish, the Belleville Civic Club, the Reedsville revitalization, and more. Continue »

 

Culinary Connections

Food Is Where We Belong

Posted on May 6, 2023

Meet Bill and Kristin, a couple who found themselves and one another through food. Together, their business honors their family and is home to approachable elegance. Learn how to make an elevated take on tuna noodle casserole. Continue »

 

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Get Your Garden On!

Posted on April 26, 2023

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 »

 

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Sharenting

Posted on March 24, 2023

In this age of social media, it’s not uncommon for people to share aspects of their lives, not just with friends and family, but with the public. But what happens when parents overshare the lives of their children? What are the consequences, especially when it involves sensitive content? Continue »

 

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Making Sense of the Economy

Posted on February 23, 2023

Unemployment is low, and wages are rising. But the cost of living, from groceries to paying for a home, has gone up. And the possibility of a recession or economic slow down looms. We'll talk with experts about changes in the economy, and what they mean for everyday people. Continue »

 

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It Came from Pennsylvania

Posted on January 24, 2023

Pennsylvania and its citizens have a long history of innovation and creativity. The Slinky, Jeep, cheesesteaks, the Ferris wheel, the polio vaccine, revolving doors and movie theaters are just a few things that came from Pennsylvania. Continue »

 

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Old Spaces, New Places

Posted on January 17, 2023

Adaptive reuse is the term given to the repurposing of old buildings, and many of the buildings we use today are serving a very different purpose than originally intended. But repurposing a structure is not always easy. Continue »

 

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Volunteer Firefighters

Posted on January 9, 2023

All across Pennsylvania, thousands of citizens are volunteering to protect our lives and property. In fact, more than 97% of all firefighters in the commonwealth are volunteers. Such service organizations even predate the U.S. Constitution. Continue »

 

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Railroads

Posted on January 2, 2023

Why is Altoona known as “Railroad City”? The answer can be found at the Railroaders Memorial Museum, located in Altoona. This home for railfans is where a new project is underway to bring back a legendary locomotive…the K4. Continue »

 

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Ask a Veterinarian (2022)

Posted on November 30, 2022

Caring for a pet is a real commitment requiring time, patience, and tender, loving care. It can sometimes be challenging knowing what's best for your animal and who to turn to for those questions. WPSU welcomes local veterinarians who give us insight on our pet-related questions. Continue »

 

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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 »

 

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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 »

 

Speaking Grief

Posted on May 5, 2022

Speaking Grief explores the transformative experience of losing a family member in a grief-avoidant society. It validates grief as a normal, healthy part of the human experience rather than a problem that needs to be “fixed.” It also addresses the role that support from friends and family plays in a person’s grief experience, offering guidance on how to show up for people in their darkest moments. Continue »