The HawkEar — March 1, 2012

The HawkEar’s third radio-news show of the spring season featured a preview of the 35th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference scheduled for Indiana University of Pennsylvania on March 23-25, 2012.

Interviewees include IUP English professor James M. “Jim” Cahalan, an organizer of the event, and Si Kahn, singer-songwriter and conference keynoter.  Hear Kahn’s songs “Government on Horseback” and “Talking Politician” from his “Politics” recording.  Reporters:  Jake Williams and Charlene Wilson-Adams.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed 2012-2013 K-12 school-funding budget means adjustments for Indiana County public school districts, including Penn’s Manor and Indiana borough. Reporter: Sean Yoder.

Sports coverage included a roundup of IUP hoops, reported by Chris Galiszewski.

The HawkEar’s next show is scheduled to air March 29, 2012, 4-5 p.m. For more information, contact Dr. David O. Loomis at the IUP Journalism Department, phone (724) 357-4411 or email

Listen to the show: HawkEar March First.mp3.

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