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Confusion, anguish, outrage, despair: The breadth of response from the days immediately following the Jerry Sandusky scandal are preserved here as a valuable historical archive. Through panel discussion and listener reaction, hear the PSU community's grasp of the scandal unfold in real-time.
Monday, November 7, 2011

Call: Letter to the Editor
Call: PSU leadership failed
Cover-up and Denial
Call: Alum in Am. Samoa
A Culture of Arrogance
Schultz Center Irony
Call: What Now?
Spanier: Biggest problem is DRINKING?!?
Call: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
Call: Know the Trustees

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Calls: Paterno vs. Spanier
More on Joe & Spanier
Call: Samoa Alum Calls Back
Call: Origin of the 'Blue Out'

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Spanier Firing Rumors
Call: Spanier's Bad Attitude
Student Rally Audio & Analysis
Tom Shakely Commentary
Call: Role of Campus Police
Call: Administrative culture
Call: Spanier & the Trustees

In the wake of Joe Paterno's firing, as riots raged in downtown State College, Andy and the cast of Radio Free Penn State took to the air to report on the immediate reactions of the Penn State community.
Thursday, November 10, 2011: Midnight

Call: Reaction from Philly Area
Ben Novak on Honor
Contrasting Paterno & Spanier
Call: BOT Should Resign
Student Leadership In Lieu of Rioting
Call: Listener from Kansas
On Student Leadership
Twitter Reaction
Call: Student Perspective
Call: No Leadership at PSU
More on Student Leadership
Call: Leadership Failures
Act Honorable, Don't Riot
Response to Dan Wetzel Article
Old Main & the Alma Mater
Call: Eyewitness Account
What Just Happened?
Call: Former Student Body Pres. Gavin Keirans
More Than A Customer
Thursday, November 10, 2011: 5pm

Call: Penn State Proud
Call: Scandalusky
Call: Student Reaction & Plans?
Paul & Maralyn Mazza's Letter to the Paternos
Wear 'Paterno' on Jerseys
Call: Calling Out the BOT
Call: Student Journalistic Integrity
Call: Can PSU Ever Recover?
Light the Mountain for Joe
Call: Looking to the Future
'Keep the Emperor'
Graham Spanier's Moral Relativism

Friday, November 11, 2011

Call: Students Need Perspective
Call: Opportunities for Students
Dan Vecellio of Onward State
PSU Trustees and Centralized Power
Call: Bring Joe Back
Call: Duty to Protect Children
JoePa Tribute, Rod Erickson's future
Peter Buckland: Local Perspective
Less Bureaucracy, Not More
Call: 'Fire Spanier' Petition
National Sports Expert John Greenburg
Call: Middle Ground on JoePa

Monday, November 14, 2011

Call: Too close to Joe
Paterno a Scapegoat?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Katherine Hull of RAINN
Call: Unanswered Questions
JoePa's Obligations
Call: Costas Interview Reaction
Call: Rush to Judgement


EXCLUSIVE: Penn State Tuition Commission
October 12, 2012: Budget Scrutiny Sparks Backlash

EXCLUSIVE Interview: David Celento
May 2, 2012: PSU Prof Targeted for Internal Reprisal

Trustee Election Results feat. Franco Harris
May 4, 2012
Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship Forum
February 4, 2012: Featuring Mark Connolly, Barbara Doran, Jay Hertzog, Anthony Lubrano, Ryan McCombie, Bill Seibel

Part 1: Candidate Introductions
Part 2: Governance & the BOT
Part 3: Transparency & Accountability
Candidate Interview: Anthony Lubrano
January 27, 2012
Candidate Interview: Ben Novak
April 12, 2012
Candidate Interview: Bill Oldsey
March 23, 2012
Candidate Interview: Dave Roush
April 13, 2012
Candidate Interview: Joanne DiRinaldo
April 26, 2012
Candidate Interview: Joe Korsak
February 15, 2012
Candidate Interview: Joe Atkinson
April 27, 2012
Candidate Interview: Matt Lisk
April 27, 2012
Candidate Interview: Myke Triebold
April 3, 2012
Candidate Interview: Patty Marrero
April 9, 2012
Candidate Interview: Pratima Gatehouse
April 5, 2012
Candidate Interview: Rich Bundy
May 1, 2012
Candidate Interview: Ryan Bagwell
February 17, 2012
Candidate Interview: Sam Loewner
February 16, 2012
Candidate Interview: Sam Zamrik
April 11, 2012

Interview: Gary Marotta
April 24, 2012: Confessions of a "Recovering Administrator"
Interview: Sam Rohrer
April 16, 2012: U.S. Senate Candidate
Interview: David Christian
April 16, 2012: U.S. Senate Candidate
Interview: Marc Scaringi
April 13, 2012: U.S. Senate Candidate
Penn State 'Capital Day'
April 5, 2012: Students leaders meet with state legislators
Interview: Radio Free Penn State Alumnus Matt Ritsko
January 12, 2012: Presidential award for government efficiency
The Complex Landscape of College Athletics
April 15, 2011; Blue/White Weekend
Interview: Penn State's 'Willard Preachers'
November 20, 2008: The Original Willard Preacher & His Successor
Interview: Elizabeth Burke
June 19, 2008: Mifflin Streaker arrested
Interview: Phi Delta Theta
April 24, 2008: Fighting to save on-campus house

RFPS on Facebook
The LION 90.7fm (WKPS)
PSU Student Radio Alumni Interest Group
Inside Academia
Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship
Penn Staters Reforming the Board of Trustees
A Memorial for Joe


Chronicle of Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed
Education News
National Association of Scholars
Pope Center for Higher Education Policy
Center for College Affordability & Productivity
Minding the Campus
Accuracy in Academia
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

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EXCLUSIVE Interview: John Ziegler
November 5, 2012: 1 Year Later, The Framing of Joe Paterno
'Real Talk' Interview w/ Franco Harris & Anthony Lubrano
Recorded: January 21, 2012

Part 1: Playing Under JoePa
Part 2: Moral Culpability & Timing of Release
Part 3: JoePa's Influence
Part 4: Initial Reactions
Part 5: PSU PR vs. 'Real Talk'
Part 6: Trustees' Failure
Part 7: PSU or Sandusky Scandal? <
Part 8: JoePa & the BOT
Part 9: Moving Forward
Part 10: Lubrano for Trustee
Part 11: Concluding Thoughts
Interview: Brad Scovill
April 18, 2012: The film 'The Joe We Know'
Penn State Townhall for Students
April 17, 2012: Rod Erickson's Second Student Townhall

Radio Free Penn State Responds
April 17, 2012: Andy & Co. w/ Post-Townhall Analysis
March 30, 2012: Penn State Student Trustee
Interview: Doug Robb & Scott Kimler of PSU ReBOT
March 21, 2012: Changing the Penn State Charter
Interview: Robert Tribeck & Anthony Misitano of PS4RS
March 20, 2012: PS4RS Regulatory Task Force
Interview: Professor Al Luloff
February 20, 2012: The Faculty Senate & the Board of Trustees
Interview: Ned Tyson of PS4RS
February 3, 2012: PS4RS Endorsement Selection Process
Interview: Adam Smeltz
December 15, 2011: Reporter on Covering the Scandal
Interview: Walter Brasch
December 14, 2011: Possible BOT Sunshine Act violations
Interview: Professor Michael Berube
December 12, 2011: Paterno Fellow on his NYT Editorial
Interview: Former Centre County DA Mike Madeira
November 16, 2011: Referring Sandusky's case to a Grand Jury