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PBS Kids Writer's Contest

PBS Kids Writers Contest

Posted on January 16, 2017

The PBS KIDS Writers Contest encourages children in grades K through 5 to submit their own original illustrated stories for great prizes. Continue »

 

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Conversations Live

Revisiting the Heroin Crisis

Posted on December 20, 2016

Experts say every community in Pennsylvania has a heroin problem. Recent reports place some of the blame on easy access to prescription painkillers, gateway drugs for many users. What can we do about Pennsylvania’s heroin epidemic? Our experts will discuss causes and solutions. Continue »

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SciTech Now

Episode 309

Posted on December 19, 2016

The science behind coffee, a guide to childhood imaginary friends, and how elephant genes hold clues for cancer research — see these stories and more on this episode of SciTech Now. Continue »

 

Sascha Meinrath
Take Note

Privacy in the Digital Age with Sasha Meinrath

Posted on December 16, 2016

How do we balance the increased convenience and security that technology offers against our loss of privacy? WPSU’s Patty Satalia talks about that and more with Penn State’s Sascha Meinrath, the Palmer Chair in Telecommunications and one of the nation’s most influential figures in technology. Continue »

 

Field of Elk
SciTech Now

Episode 308

Posted on December 12, 2016

By 1867, settlers wiped out the native elk population in Pennsylvania.  Today, the animal is in the midst of an amazing comeback thanks to conservation officers and the science gathered during a limited hunting season.  Other stories include women in science, creating your own invisibility cloak, and virtual reality under water. Continue »

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Cover image of True, False, or None of the Above and reviewer Camille-Yvette Welsch
WPSU's BookMark

“True, False, None Of The Above” By Marjorie Maddox

Posted on December 1, 2016

From T.S. Eliot to Gerard Manley Hopkins, Emily Dickinson to Flannery O’Connor, faith and poetry have long been companions. Each is a guide, in its own way, to grace. In True, False, None of the Above, poet Marjorie Maddox tracks her own relationship with faith and doubt, and the repeated ways in which literature, faith, and students challenge and resurrect her beliefs. Continue »