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Travelers walk near an electronic flight notice board displaying canceled flights at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday. Several countries have begun travel bans in response to the omicron variant.
Phill Magakoe
Cases of the latest COVID variant of concern — first identified in South Africa — have been reported in the U.K., Germany, Italy and elsewhere. Travel from southern Africa is now restricted.
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Stephen Sondheim onstage during an event at the Fairchild Theater in East Lansing, Mich., in 1997.
Douglas Elbinger
NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the life and legacy of Stephen Sondheim, the venerated composer and lyricist who died Friday at the age of 91.
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WPSU provides real-world experience to student interns, helping to train the next generation of public radio journalists. Join us to support this effort on Giving Tuesday, November 30. Learn more, and make your gift, at WPSU dot org slash giving Tuesday.

Friday morning at 11 on WPSU-FM, join us for Candles Burning Brightly, a one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. Host Mindy Ratner will explore Chanukah foods and traditional activities … and plenty of music.

Get WPSU's reporting on the effects of COVID-19 on central and northern Pennsylvania
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.

The Metropolitan Opera season of Saturday afternoon radio broadcasts begins December 4 on WPSU-FM.

The Saturday afternoon edition of the WPSU Folk Show will take it's annual hiatus then, returning in June.

Click below for the Met radio season schedule.
Friday nights, November 5 through December 10 at 8 p.m., hear No Compromise, a new investigative series from NPR that takes you into the most uncompromising corner of the gun debate, where hot-button issues are turned into donations and controversy.

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
NPR's 1A on WPSU
Weekdays at 1:00 p.m. Join host Jenn White and her guests for an insigtful dicussion from NPR News.
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.
Check out WPSU's short digital stories highlighting the arts, culture, science and activities in central Pennsylvania and beyond.
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