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EXPLAINSYLVANIA

Explainsylvania is all about PA. Things you may or may not know. We’re going to have a little fun here. Feel free to send topic suggestions to the Listening Post.



The regions of Pennsylvania, defined by Pennsylvanians

According to our survey, the most commonly used terms to define the regions of Pennsylvania are Central Pennsylvania, the Pocono Mountains, Western Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.

By Lisa Wardle

Author Jean Craighead George found inspiration in Pennsylvania’s wilderness

Newbery Award-winning author Jean Craighead George wrote more than one hundred books for children and young adults, including “Julie of the Wolves” and “My Side of the Mountain.”

By Heather Woolridge, WITF

John Updike found lifelong inspiration in Berks County

Many of his greatest works and characters took shape in Shillington.
By Heather Woolridge, WITF

The State You’re In

Episode 01: Philadelphia
By Katie Meyer