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04-29-2014

Electric Bill Spikes--Was it Really Just That Cold?

Spring has finally arrived, but you might still be paying the price for the colder-than-usual winter. Some customers under variable rate electricity agreements saw major spikes in their bills after the polar vortex in January. More than fifty thousand have since switched back to their default energy providers. WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner reports on what caused…

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04-25-2014

Take Note: Meet the 5th Congressional District’s Democratic Candidates: Kerith Strano Taylor and Thomas Tarantella

This week on Take Note, we'll talk with congressional candidates Thomas Tarantella from Renovo and Kerith Strano Taylor from Brookville. They're seeking the Democratic Party nomination to represent Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, a seat that's currently held by Glenn Thompson.

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04-10-2014

Art for the Airwaves Winner, 2014: Julie Mader of Smethport

Each year, WPSU holds our “Art for the Airwaves” contest. And our panel of judges selects a winner, whose work is made into a limited edition poster print offered during our fund drive. WPSU’s Kristine Allen visited Smethport to talk with this year’s winner.

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03-28-2014

Take Note: Why is Peter Diamanidis So Optimistic about the Future?

Renowned futurist and New York Times best-selling author Peter Diamandis advises the world’s top CEOs on how to make the most of what he calls exponential technologies. April 1, he’ll be the keynote speaker at Penn State’s Shaping the Future Summit on the Impact of Innovation. WPSU’s Patty Satalia finds out why he’s so optimistic about…

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03-26-2014

Beyond the Classroom: Penn State Introduces Engaged Scholarship Initiative in Inaugural Symposium

WPSU's Beyond the Classroom examines innovative student learning that isn't bound by university walls. Penn State University is embracing this concept in an initiative it’s calling "Engaged Scholarship." WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner reports the inaugural Engaged Scholarship Symposium was held at the Nittany Lion Inn yesterday.

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03-21-2014

Beyond the Classroom - Global Awareness at Lock Haven University

WPSU's Beyond the Classroom is our series featuring students engaging in hands-on experiences outside university walls. Today, WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner takes us to Lock Haven University, where a group of students are traveling abroad as a class. The university will soon require all students to fulfill a global awareness requirement.

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03-21-2014

Take Note: Hunger in an Age of Plenty

Why is hunger still a widespread problem in a world of plenty? WPSU’s Kate Lao Shaffner talks about that with activist and journalist Roger Thurow. He’s the author of Enough: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in the Age of Plenty and The Last Hunger Season. Thurow visited Penn State’s School of International Affairs in February.

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03-20-2014

Debo Band Brings Ethiopian Music to Juniata College in Huntingdon.

In case you were wondering what Ethiopian Pop music of the 60’s & 70’s would sound like blended with jazz and funk - . wonder no more! WPSU’s Kristine Allen says the answer can be found when Debo Band plays a concert in the Juniata Presents Series at Juniata College in Huntingdon.

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Emily Reddy directs news and public affairs programming at WPSU-FM.

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