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Navigating Inflation

Posted on May 24, 2023

The Navigating Inflation series is a collaboration between the News Lab at Penn State and WPSU. Between October 2022 and March 2023, a team of journalists from the News Lab visited Tyrone in Blair County several times with the aim of listening to residents and workers talk about the impact of inflation on their businesses, households, and day-to-day lives. Continue »


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WPSU Wants to Hear from You

Posted on January 13, 2023

WPSU is doing stories on how inflation is affecting Pennsylvanians, and we want to hear your story. The cost of everything has gone up, from the price of groceries to gasoline to heat for your house. How is that affecting you? Are you cutting back? Searching for deals? Saving less? Continue »


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Katie Kostohryz on Prolonged Grief Disorder

Posted on July 29, 2022

Katie Kostohryz, an associate teaching professor in counselor education and rehabilitation at Penn State, talked with WPSU’s Lindsey Whissel Fenton about what PGD is, about the pros and cons of this diagnosis, and about what this all means for grieving people. Continue »


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Lydia and Gary Abdullah Tell Their Love Story

Posted on May 14, 2021

Lydia and Gary Abdullah are longtime State College residents who met at Penn State in the early 1970s. They talked with WPSU’s Cheraine Stanford about the evolution of their relationship and what’s made their marriage work for more than four decades. Continue »


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Author Deirdre Mask On The History & Importance Of Street Addresses

Posted on March 19, 2021

WPSU's Emily Reddy spoke with Deirdre Mask, the author of "The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth and Power." "The Address Book" is the Centre County Reads book for 2021. The book takes readers around the world -- to India, London, Philadelphia, South Africa, New York City and more -- to look at the importance of addresses. Continue »


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Lennon Flowers on Creating Supportive Spaces for Grieving 20- and 30-Somethings

Posted on March 12, 2021

Lennon Flowers is passionate about creating spaces where “humans can be human.” In service to that goal, she co-founded The Dinner Party—a platform that connects grieving 20- and 30-somethings. Lennon talked with WPSU about with her about her own experience with grief, the unique challenges of experiencing loss in early adulthood, and how The Dinner Party Works.  Continue »


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“Big Summer” By Jennifer Weiner

Posted on May 29, 2020

“Big Summer” is the big summer novel you’ve been waiting for. Okay, I get it, you’re not on the beach, you’re still working from home, but if you want a great novel to sink into—a novel with a central mystery and a relatable protagonist, this one is for you. 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 »


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Pa. State Prison Inmates Discuss Peer Support

Posted on September 27, 2019

As part of the WPSU project “Overcoming an Epidemic: Opioids in Pennsylvania,” WPSU’s Anne Danahy spoke with six inmates at Rockview state prison in Centre County. The inmates are participants in the state Department of Corrections Certified Peer Specialist program or CPS, which trains them to provide peer support to other inmates. Continue »


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I Believe in Jeopardy!

Posted on September 12, 2019

Growing up, my family had a dinnertime routine. No matter what food we were eating or who was sitting around the kitchen table that night, we would always watch Jeopardy! at 7 o’clock. Continue »