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An archive recording of the WPSU Jazz Show as broadcast on Friday, August 26, 2016 and hosted by Greg Petersen. 

In the first hour hear tracks from Dexter Gordon, Diana Krall, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Eddie Daniels, Ellis Marsalis, Kristen Gustafson and The Matt Nelson Trio.

In the second hour, hear Milt Jackson with Joe Williams, Paul Desmond & The Modern Jazz Quartet, Ray Brown, Louis Armstrong with Duke Ellington, Stan Getz, The Taylor/Grisman Jazz Quartet, Melissa Morgan, The George Coleman Quartet, and The Nat King Cole Trio.  

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Even in a down time for its oil and gas business, Shell has decided to build a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker — which makes natural gas into plastics and chemicals — in gas-rich Pennsylvania.

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Protests were a common sight during last month’s RNC and DNC. Penn State journalism students covered events outside and inside the convention centers.

“I am still processing," Stephaine Orme said. "It’s been a couple weeks and I am still breathing and getting things from that experience. But the more I think about it, I am really reminded of just how surreal it all was.”

Tipping Point is a page turner. It is the fifteenth novel in David Poyer’s acclaimed series of naval adventures featuring Captain Dan Lenson. But don’t worry if you don’t know anything about the modern Navy or haven’t read any of the first fourteen novels. This was my first of Lenson’s books, but I found it easy to follow the story. Tipping Point gives me renewed respect for our military personnel. The risks they take daily would be unnerving to most civilians.

In this photo combo, at left, in an Oct. 8, 2011 file photo, Penn State president Graham Spanier walks on the field before an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa. At right, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky l
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Prosecutors say former Penn State administrators should still stand trial for their involvement in the Jerry Sandusky scandal. 

Based on documents made public Wednesday, the prosecution rejected arguments made by Graham Spanier, Gary Schultz and Tim Curley that the charges against them should be dismissed.

One of defense’s arguments was the statute of limitations in the case had expired. In their response, the prosecution said that by not reporting the suspected child abuse in 2001, the two-year timeframe never started.

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Researchers at Penn State's Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences are taking 3D printing from a novelty to an orthopedic tool. The team is developing a method of 3D printing with cartilage cells to create implants for joints such as the knee and elbow.

On a visit to his lab, Associate Professor of engineering Ibrahim Ozbolat showed several of his lab's bioprinters to physicians from Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, arrives at the Centre County Courthouse for an appeals hearing about whether he was improperly convicted four years ago, in Bellefonte, Pa. Friday, Aug. 12, 2016.

Tuesday's hearing called witnesses from the prosecution of Sandusky’s case.  Much of the questioning focused on whether Sarah Ganim, the journalist who broke the story, got her information from an illegal grand jury leak.

Two of the prosecutors said Ganim’s source could have been a grand jury witness. They were legally able to talk about the case to anyone.

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On a Friday night in Altoona, the Blair County Convention Center was packed to the rafters with Donald Trump supporters. There was an overflow room downstairs and a crowd waiting outside that couldn't get in. Trump discussed everything from ISIS to Supreme Court justices. 

But it was the talk of jobs that got the crowd excited. 

"We are not going to let your jobs leave, folks," Trump said, to a roar of cheers. "We're not going to let it happen. They're not going to Mexico. They're not going anywhere else. 

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An archive recording of the WPSU Blues Show as broadcast on August 20, 2016 and hosted by Max Spiegel. 

In the first hour, hear performances by The Clash, Mississippi John Hurt, Bo Diddly, Frank Zappa, Taj Mahal, Brad Vickers and The Vestapolitans, Bob Brozman with Jeff Lang, The Boogie Kings, Devil in a Woodpile, Gil Scott Heron and more.

In the second hour, hear J.J. Cale, The Bill Murray Experience, Willie Nelson with Buckwheat Zydeco, Paul Butterfield, Kerry Lee and the Blue Devils, B.B. King, Keb’ Mo’, Duke Robillard, Lead Belly and more.

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