WXPI Community Radio Events

August 8, 2013
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Little League Players Visit Penn College

August 18, 2013
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2013 Williamsport Grand Slam Parade

August 17, 2013
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Horoscopes June-July 2013

July 13, 2013
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Aries About ten of the people you have annoyed this winter have decided (independently) to take their revenge. It will be an interesting month. Hopefully they will cancel each other out. Try wearing a disguise when you go out. Taurus Anonymous confuses you with the…

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A personal appeal to expand health coverage for working Pennsylvanians

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Williamsport resident Carmela Green spoke on Wednesday, June 5, at a rally for Medicaid expansion in front of City Hall.  At the time, the issue was up before the state legislature, to override Governor Tom Corbett’s rejection of federal funding to expand Medical Assistance to…

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State Rep. Rick Mirabito–Madman or Messiah?

July 13, 2013
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I expected a nice, relaxing Mother’s Day when I opened the Williamsport Sun-Gazette on May 12. Instead I read the broadside with all cannons fired against Rick Mirabito. What an evil man he must be. Perhaps our Representative’s name should be changed to Osama bin…

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Evaluating Asylum Seekers

July 13, 2013
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    The third installment of “Evaluating Asylum Seekers,” the blog Sampsonia Way speaks to Dr. Arno Vosk, an advisor to a medical student clinic at the University of Pennsylvania. The Second Sudanese Civil War (1983–2005) claimed more than 2.5 million lives and displaced huge…

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Sexual healing

February 8, 2013
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Let’s get one thing straight: burlesque is all about sex. It’s the thing that distinguishes it from other performing arts. While other artistic media may communicate using sexiness as an accent, with burlesque, sex is the language itself. Even if that sexuality is being expressed…

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What’s love without a little beheading?

February 4, 2013
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I’ve never been a fan of Valentine’s Day. Even when I have a boyfriend I totally adore—and I actually do—I’ve never been able to thaw my January-frozen heart enough to warm up to a holiday known for its overpriced roses and empty-headed sentiment. Now perhaps,…

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All taxes are redistribution of wealth

February 3, 2013
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Once tax policy is set on things like deductions, subsidies, loopholes and credits, and taxes are actually collected, the money is always redistributed. All taxes. It does not make any difference what kind of taxes: income taxes, payroll taxes, sales taxes, property taxes, real estate…

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Ghosts on Third & Mulberry

February 3, 2013
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Today, there’s a parking lot. And a church, a former bus station, an empty grass square… There’s nothing remarkable about the corner of Third and Mulberry. You’ve driven through this intersection and barely registered the space. Which is okay. Attention is precious and you’ve got…

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The myth of energy independence

February 3, 2013
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The definition of “energy independence” is evolving.  Until recently, it meant the United States producing enough oil domestically to no longer be dependent on other nations for any of our energy needs.  But now we’re in a world of interdependence, especially for oil. Oil markets…

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Letter to a brother

February 2, 2013
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What follows is a letter that I wrote to my brother Chico during the summer of 1987. At the time he was a man in his mid-thirties, but he looked like a man in his sixties. For a while, I had lost track of him.…

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Date hike at Jacobi Falls

February 2, 2013
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If you are tired of dinner and a movie after your first or twentieth date, consider a hike to beautiful Jacoby Falls. The falls are located in the Loyalsock State Forest, and the parking area is off Wallis Run Road, north of Montoursville. This is…

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Movie review: “Silver Linings Playbook”

February 1, 2013
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Directed by David O. Russell With Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro   Silver Linings Playbook is a feel-good movie that goes beyond the usual film of that sort; it offers a view of Philadelphia generally seen only by the City of Brotherly Love’s…

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