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Katie Kostorhyz
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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 »


Gary and Lydia Abdullah
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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 »


Judith Helfand
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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 »


Shidan Majidi
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Director Shidan Majidi

Posted on May 3, 2019

We talked with Director Shidan Majidi about his documentary “Me, the ‘Other,'” how to overcome prejudice, and what it means to be the “other.” Continue »


Elizabeth Pryor is an associate professor of history at Smith College.
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Elizabeth Pryor On The ‘N-Word’

Posted on April 19, 2019

Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor, associate professor of history at Smith College, spoke with WPSU’s Anne Danahy about the history of the N-word, how she discusses it with students, and what it meant to her father, the comedian Richard Pryor. Continue »