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Spectators watch as fireworks are launched over the East River and the Empire State Building in New York City on July 4, 2021. Regulators are warning people ahead of July Fourth to be careful handling any recreational fireworks.
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As July Fourth approaches, federal regulators are warning people to use fireworks safely, as a new report shows that fireworks-related injuries have been increasing.
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The Local Groove features music written and recorded by musicians with roots in central and northern Pennsylvania, Saturday nights at 9:00 on WPSU.

The show features many genres: rock, blues, jazz and more. If you're from the area and you’d like WPSU to consider your recordings for the show, submit your music online today at wpsu.org/localgroove.
Now that the Metropolitan Opera radio season has ended, the Saturday afternoon Folk Show returns to WPSU-FM for the summer and fall. Listen for The Folk Show, hosted by local volunteers, Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 (beginning June 18) & Sunday nights at 10:00 on WPSU-FM.
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“The ARC of Justice” is a four-part series that tells the story of how the vast racial wealth gap in the U.S. came to be. It explores the federal policies that helped create the gap through stories of real Americans. The series closes with a conversation about reparations for Black Americans.

Hear this special series Thursday evenings at 7:00 throughout the month of July on WPSU-FM.

The House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol is expected to hold more hearings in mid-July.

We'll bring you live coverage of all of the hearings from NPR News on WPSU-FM.
Penn State laureate Shara McCallum invites you to start your week with Pennsylvania poetry. Listen for Poetry Moment, Mondays during Morning Edition (at 7:45 a.m.) and All Things Considered (at 4:44 p.m.) on WPSU.

Get WPSU's reporting on the effects of COVID-19 on central and northern Pennsylvania
Find out what's happening in Central & Northern PA on WPSU's Community Calendar! Submit your group's event at least 2 weeks in advance, and you might hear it announced on WPSU-FM.
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