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New Year's Eve On WPSU-FM

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Join us to celebrate New Year's Eve Monday night with special programs from 7:00pm to midnight on WPSU-FM.  You'll find the complete list of specials below the fold.

Marketplace: Divided Decade – Monday, December 31, 6:00 p.m.

2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of the financial crisis, and Marketplace has spent the year exploring how it changed America. “Divided Decade” draws a line from 2008 to the tumultuous political, cultural and economic climate America is experiencing today.

Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, the “Divided Decade” special features a round-up and analysis of some of Marketplace’s best coverage on the crisis’ impact on housing, jobs, inequality and finance. It includes the historic interview with the three men tasked with saving the economy from total devastation –

Timothy Geithner, Ben Bernanke and Hank Paulson – and an exclusive interview with the two men whose names will forever be synonymous with the reforms meant to shore it up – former congressmen Barney Frank and Chris Dodd.

“Divided Decade” also features an analysis of our listener engagement series “How We Changed,” highlighting some of the most prominent, interesting and surprising ways Americans feel the crisis changed them.

The Capitol Steps New Year’s Eve Special – Monday, December 31, 7:00 p.m.

The musical political satire group form Washington, D.C. puts the “mock” in “democracy” with hits from their latest CD, “Make America Grin Again,” and hilarious send-ups of the latest political scandals.

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Ted McCloskey and Molly Countermine perform on WPSU's Metronome from the Attic.

Metronome from the Attic – Monday, December 31, 8:00 p.m. 

WPSU is pleased to add one of our own local productions to our New Year’s Eve lineup! On Metronome from the Attic, you’ll hear indie rock from the band Lanina Crowne, and the folksey, bluesy sound of Ted McCloskey, Molly Countermine and friends.  The artists were recorded live in the Attic of The State Theatre in downtown State College.

NPR’s Toast of the Nation – Monday, December 31, 9:00 p.m.

An NPR tradition every New Year's Eve since the 1970s.  It's festive jazz you can party to, all night long. Spirited, improvised, and swinging, each segment stops in a Blue Note venue throughout the country and the world. Hear encore sets from Buika,The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Joshua Redman and Brad Meldau, pianist Fred Hersch, Ron Carter, and Dee Dee Bridgewater.

Thanks for listening, and best wishes from all of us at WPSU to you and your family!

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Kristine Allen is Program Director of WPSU-FM. She also files feature stories for WPSU on the arts, culture, science, and more. When she's not at WPSU, Kris enjoys playing folk fiddle, acting, singing and portrait-sketching. She is also a self-confessed "science geek." Kris started working in public radio in college, at age 17, and says she "just couldn't stop."