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PBS Kids Writer's Contest

PBS Kids Writers Contest

Posted on January 16, 2017

The PBS KIDS Writers Contest encourages children in grades K through 5 to submit their own original illustrated stories for great prizes. Continue »


Principal David Crichton, with students at Rose Avenue Public School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Take Note

What Pennsylvania Can Learn From Ontario’s Education Model

Posted on January 13, 2017

Pennsylvania’s education funding issues might seem insurmountable, but just a few hours north, the Canadian province of Ontario found a way to even the playing field across school districts. Keystone Crossroads’ education reporter Kevin McCorry recently visited Ontario to see what Pennsylvania could learn from our neighbors to the north. Continue »


Patty Satalia and guests on the set of conversations live
Conversations Live

Revisiting the Heroin Crisis

Posted on December 20, 2016

Experts say every community in Pennsylvania has a heroin problem. Recent reports place some of the blame on easy access to prescription painkillers, gateway drugs for many users. What can we do about Pennsylvania’s heroin epidemic? Our experts will discuss causes and solutions. Continue »

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Coffee being filtered into a pot
SciTech Now

Episode 309

Posted on December 19, 2016

The science behind coffee, a guide to childhood imaginary friends, and how elephant genes hold clues for cancer research — see these stories and more on this episode of SciTech Now. Continue »


Sascha Meinrath
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Privacy in the Digital Age with Sasha Meinrath

Posted on December 16, 2016

How do we balance the increased convenience and security that technology offers against our loss of privacy? WPSU’s Patty Satalia talks about that and more with Penn State’s Sascha Meinrath, the Palmer Chair in Telecommunications and one of the nation’s most influential figures in technology. Continue »


Field of Elk
SciTech Now

Episode 308

Posted on December 12, 2016

By 1867, settlers wiped out the native elk population in Pennsylvania.  Today, the animal is in the midst of an amazing comeback thanks to conservation officers and the science gathered during a limited hunting season.  Other stories include women in science, creating your own invisibility cloak, and virtual reality under water. Continue »

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