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Take Note: Penn State Alum Dr. David Teplica on Gender-Appropriate Plastic Surgery

What do you get when you mix a Masters of Fine Arts and a Medical Doctor? The answer is Dr. David Teplica, a Penn State alumnus who uses his unique combination of talents in the Fine Arts and Plastic Surgery to bring about a better understanding of human anatomy. We'll talk with him about how photography…

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Take Note: Civil War Author and Historian Jeffry Wert on Writing and Teaching

Today’s guest, Jeffry Wert, is a historian and author who specializes in the American Civil War. He's written nine books about the Civil War. His book, Gettysburg--Day Three, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Wert also taught at Penns Valley Area High School for more than three decades. WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner…

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Take Note: A Freedom Rider Remembers

Bob Zellner’s story starts about as far as you can get from where it ended up. Born in lower Alabama, his father, uncles and grandfather were robe-wearing members of the Ku Klux Klan. In his inspirational memoir, "The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement,” he chronicles his journey to become…


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…

Cahal Dunne

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Take Note: St. Patrick’s Day with Ireland’s “Happy Man” Cahal Dunne

Nearly 35 million Americans claim Irish ancestry. That’s seven times more people than currently live in Ireland! No wonder Saint Patrick’s Day has evolved to celebrate all things Irish! We’ll talk with Cahal Dunne, the Cork-born singer/songwriter, and now, self-published author. He’s been sharing his musical heritage with American audiences since immigrating here in 1983.

Col. Gerald Russell and Historian Jeffry Wert

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Take Note: Our Last Interview with “The Colonel,” plus Jeffry Wert on Lincoln’s 2nd Inaugural Speech

We remember Col. Gerald Russell, a decorated Marine commander and devoted community volunteer. He died February 24, 2014, at age 97. We share our last interview with him from May, 2007. Plus, historian Jeffry Wert on the significance of Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, which he delivered 149 years ago this week. Some say it’s his…

President-Elect Eric J. Barron

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Take Note: Meet Penn State President-Elect Eric Barron

The more than year-long search for Penn State’s next President has come to an end. The Board of trustees has chosen Dr. Eric Barron to lead Penn State as the University’s 18th President. Currently the president of Florida State University, Dr. Barron is no stranger to Happy Valley. He spent more than 20 years here—arriving as…

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Take Note: The Connection Between Farming and Health and the New Food Safety Law

Daphne Miller is an family physician who practices integrative medicine and an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Univeristy of California. Her most recent book is “Farmocology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us about Health and Healing." It shows how lessons from sustainable farming can be applied to medical practice. And…

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Patty Satalia is one of WPSU’s best-known on-air personalities. She has conducted more than 5,000 interviews and has produced documentaries and public affairs programs for the station.

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

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