Per a Penn State announcement on March 11, all in-person, University-sponsored events until at least April 6, 2020, will be canceled and updated as necessary. This includes WPSU events. For questions, please contact us at For the latest updates and information, visit:

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Earth's Sacred Wonders

Earth’s Sacred Wonders

Posted on March 13, 2020

Discover what people do for faith in some of the most stunning locations on Earth. Many of the world’s best-known landmarks have been inspired by faith. Today, more worshippers than ever before flock to these sacred places. Wednesdays, March 25 - April 8, at 10:00 p.m. Continue »


Conversations Live

Climate Change

Posted on March 3, 2020

What are the latest forecasts for our changing climate? Are there solutions that can reverse current trends? Our panel answers these questions and more. Continue »


Judith Helfand
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Judith Helfand On Her New Documentary, “Cooked”

Posted on February 21, 2020

WPSU’s Emily Reddy talked with the Peabody Award-winning director about “Cooked,” which had its TV premiere on Independent Lens on PBS earlier this month, and about her past documentaries, which include “Blue Vinyl” and “A Healthy Baby Girl.” Continue »


Conversations Live

Vaping and the Opioids Crisis

Posted on February 4, 2020

News on vaping is increasingly making the headlines as new studies are showing adverse health effects related to the habit. But what is vaping exactly? Can it be safer than smoking cigarettes? And how is it regulated? Also, is there any connection between vaping and the opioid crisis? Continue »


PBS Kids Writer's Contest

PBS Kids Writers Contest 2020

Posted on February 1, 2020

WPSU, in partnership with WQED, is encouraging children in Pennsylvania in Kindergarten through 5th grade, to create their own stories and take part in the PBS KIDS Writers Contest! Continue »

Deadline to enter is Tuesday, March 31