Centre County District Attorney Bernie Cantorna (middle) hosted a town hall in Philipsburg Tuesday night to address opioid addiction in the area. Cathy Arbogast (left) and Karlene Shugars (right) gave presentations as well.
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Centre County DA Hopes To Spur Community Support In Fighting Opioid Addiction

Centre County District Attorney Bernie Cantorna hosted a town hall in Philipsburg Tuesday night to address opioid addiction in the area. Cantorna and other presenters want to remove the stigma surrounding addiction and provide resources for help. “Someone has asked, ‘How as a family member do I help someone to get help?’’ Cantorna read and answered questions on index cards near the end of the town hall. He said it’s important to engage the community when it comes to combating the opioid...

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WPSU Jazz Archive - July 6, 2018

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An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on July 6, 2018 and hosted by Rana Glick. The broadcast features tracks from Keith Jarrett, Emmet Cohen, Lloyd Gregory, Jenna Mammina & Rolf Sturm, Stephanie Woodford, Claudia Villela, Groove 8, Stanley Jordan, and more.

 

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An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on July 7, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel.

In the first hour, hear tracks from Luther Allison, Big Bill Broonzy, Cory Harris, Earl King, Taj Mahall, Eden Brent, Muddy Waters, Super Chicken, Shemika Copeland, David Bromberg and more.

In the second hour, hear String Beans & The Stalkers, Big Joe Williams, The Yardbirds, Linda Hopkins, Walter Taylor, Tom Nelson, John Lee Hooker, Steve Cohen, Rory Gallagher, Willie Dixon, and more.

This I Believe: I Believe In Mindful Attentiveness

Jul 5, 2018

This essay originally aired on Feb. 1, 2018.  

I believe in the small joy of washing with carrot-ginger soap.

I believe in baking five-grain rye bread with cracked rye berries, naturally leavened with sourdough and baked on a hot stone. Taking baths in the dark with candlelight. Canning dill green beans and pickling beets.

I believe in picnicking by wooded streams while waiting for my wife and friends to finish hiking, which I don’t believe in.

Pennsylvania’s Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program — known as ARD — is meant to give participants a “fresh start.” If they complete the program, they can get a clean record.

Under a new Pennsylvania law, someone charged with a sex offense against a child can not qualify for the state’s first-time offender program. 

State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff said ARD was set up for non-violent offenses — maybe a first-time DUI.

“I don’t think it was ever intended to be used for sexual offenders, especially sexual offenders of minors," Benninghoff said.

In his office on Penn State’s main campus, Sascha Meinrath, a professor of telecommunications, tested his internet speed.
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In his office on Penn State’s main campus, Sascha Meinrath, a professor of telecommunications, tested his internet speed.

With an upload speed of 200 megabits and a download speed of 80 megabits per second, it blew past the federal definition of broadband.

“That’s way over the FCC definition,” said Meinrath.

But many in Pennsylvania aren’t so lucky.

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This episode of Take Note is part of "State of Emergency: Searching for solutions to Pennsylvania’s opioids epidemic." State of Emergency is a combined effort of newsrooms across the state to draw attention to programs, therapies and strategies that are actually showing promise in the fight against this public health crisis.

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“This is the master site plan that was updated in 2014,” explained Pam Salokangas, director of Centre Region Parks and Recreation.

She was looking at a sketch of the future park Whitehall Road Regional Park in the State College area. 

“Those two things right there — the pavilion and the playground — are their centerpiece," she said. "The fields are around that. And, of course the park includes about a 15,000-linear foot walking trail.”

In this file photo, a welder fabricates anchor bolts for roads and bridges at the custom manufacturer in Pennsylvania.
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A study by Bucknell University’s Institute For Public Policy counts Pennsylvania as one of the states where residents are most skeptical of free trade agreements.

The study found especially negative attitudes in states where voters supported President Barack Obama in 2012 and flipped to President Donald Trump in 2016: Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa.

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Hundreds of citizens braved near 90-degree heat in State College on Saturday to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies. The sidewalk in front of the Allen Street gates, bordering Penn State’s University Park Campus, couldn’t hold the crowd. Some stood on the grass behind the gates, others held their homemade signs across the street. 

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An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on June 30, 2018 and hosted by Max Spiegel, with a show featuring tracks released in 1972. 

In the first hour, hear tracks from Dr. John, Frank Zappa, Doc Watson, Clarence Carter, The Staples Singers, Ry Cooder, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Albert King, Neil Young, Bob Marley and The Whalers, Lou Reed and more.

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The lack of women's visibility in the world of electronic music had, by the late '90s, exhausted the composer, academic, historian and optimist Tara Rodgers. Roused by the loosely-knit federation of feminists that surfaced out of Riot Grrrl's punky strain of activism, Rodgers set out to address the gender deficit by creating an analogous movement by and for women in electronic music, wherever they were.

It's a truth universally acknowledged that if it's pink, it'll likely be marketed exclusively to girls. (And, in that case, it'll probably cost more.) You may be tempted to think that fate has befallen our favorite pink drink, fretfully wondering: Is rosé just for women?

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