Acclaimed writer Jelani Cobb to be featured on WPSU’s “Take Note”

November 30, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Jelani Cobb, a staff writer for the New Yorker and a journalism professor at Columbia University, will talk about the controversy surrounding NFL players kneeling, the changing role of journalists and his memories of getting his first library card during the next episode of WPSU-FM’s “Take Note.”

The show will air at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, and at 7 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. “Take Note” is WPSU’s weekly community affairs radio program that features in-depth interviews with central Pennsylvania and national newsmakers.

Cobb, who writes about race, politics, history and culture, won the 2015 Sidney Hillman Award for Opinion and Analysis Writing. His work has appeared in several publications, including the Washington Post, the New Republic, Essence, Vibe, the Progressive and, and is the author of several books, including “The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress.”

Listeners can tune in to the program on the following channels:

  • 91.5 in central Pennsylvania;
  • 90.1 in northern Pennsylvania;
  • 92.1 in DuBois;
  • 102.5 in Huntingdon;
  • 95.1 in Treasure Lake;
  • 100.9 in Bradford;
  • 104.7 in Clearfield; and
  • 106.7 in Altoona.

The interview can also be accessed at

Future episodes will include:

  • Aija Mayrock, activist and author of “The Survival Guide to Bullying” and
  • Seth Miller, executive director of the Innocence Project of Florida and president of the Innocence Network.

Visit the WPSU-FM “Take Note” website for previous episodes.

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Last Updated November 30, 2017