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The Next Step of the WITF Journey

By Ron Hetrick, President & CEO of WITF

We’ve heard your desire for more arts and culture, more focus on our community, and more uplifting, inspirational stories. Let’s discover together.

Let’s Discover

WITF immerses your family in all things intriguing, bridging the gap between curiosity and discovery.

From your first word to your latest hobby, we’ll take you along on a journey to explore it all. Nothing’s out of the question — let’s uncover how local farming uses new technology, get lost in a historical drama, learn how to build a value-based budget, and catch up with your favorite childhood PBS character (who has been on so many adventures since you last tuned in).

Because whatever you’re curious about, we wonder about it, too — and we’re on a mission to wonder about our world and maybe even figure it out.

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News

The days of journalism’s one-way street of simply producing stories for the public have long been over. WITF’s journalists are committed to transparent, independent, authentic news reporting that puts you first by elevating community engagement and listening as a core of what we do.

Facing an overwhelming stream of news from numberless outlets, people tell us they’re looking for trustworthy, contextual journalism to empower them as they make decisions in their lives. WITF pledges to meet your high standards of what a credible media organization should be.

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WITF Passport

START STREAMING NOW!

Start watching tens of thousands of hours of your PBS and local favorites on-demand with this member-exclusive benefit. Spend an entire weekend Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., catch up on All Creatures Great & Small or binge-watch a new-to-you favorite, like Frankie Drake Mysteries. New shows and episodes are added all the time! Whatever your favorite programs are, there’s something for everyone on WITF Passport. 

Watch anytime – on your smallest or biggest screen – online or through the free PBS Video app.

Become a member to start streaming.

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Programs

As one of 350+ PBS member stations, we provide a steady stream of engaging, educational and entertaining shows for explorers of all ages – for children learning about their neighborhood helpers through adults looking to explore the wilds of Africa. WITF also delivers the best of NPR‘s news, culture, and music coverage to virtually any device, anytime you want to listen.

Most importantly, we create and curate enriching original programming and experiences by, for, and about the people around us. With programs like Smart Talk, we strive to foster a deeper understanding of the world and its people in Central Pennsylvania and beyond. With WITF Music, we spotlight and uplift emerging artists and creators in our midst. There’s so much more to come, so please join us as we grow this engaged community right here with you.

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Education

WITF offers high-quality educational opportunities that reflect the rich diversity in our community. Our neighborhood is full of great places to learn and there’s always a chance to discover something new. You can learn with us in schools, libraries, community centers, ballparks, theaters, colleges, at work, in your living room, and virtually anywhere! Our team of educators offers teacher professional learning, adult education, career exploration, and standards-aligned PreK-12 instruction. You can also find us exploring the neighborhood with our favorite PBS KIDS characters, such as Curious George, Daniel Tiger, and Molly of Denali!

Over the years, we’ve learned a lot together. Through our various educational programs, we are exploring media and design, engineering, robotics, space, energy, animal science, archaeology, history, literature, art, and more! And, like many of you, we like to explore in multiple languages and are curious about different perspectives. As our neighborhood changes, so do we. And we, too, are intrigued by innovation. Join us as we embark on our next discovery!

Learn more with WITF Education

Ready, Set, Explore! with Hamilton Health Center

Join WITF for Ready, Set, Explore! with Hamilton Health Center (110 South 17th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104) on Saturday, October 29 from 10am – 1pm!

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News & Brews | September 27th, 6-8pm

News & Brews: Election 2022 The Citizen’s Agenda

Join WITF staff along with Linda Beck, Harrisburg-based volunteer co-director of the Ambassador program for Braver Angels, for drinks, food, and conversation about the upcoming 2022 mid-terms.

WITF

Because of donations from viewers and listeners, WITF is able to remain a vital source of trusted information and cultural enrichment for all Central Pennsylvanians. We’re proud to be YOUR home for curiosity, where educational and entertaining programming encourages civic dialogue and inspires community engagement.

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