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American RadioWorks
Tue, 09/02/2014 - 7:00pm

WSKG  begins a 4-part series on education in September.

In the first installment: The Science of Smart

Until recently, we didn't know much about the best ways to learn. Now that's changing. Over recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this American RadioWorks program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 1:00pm
Wed, 08/06/2014 - 7:00pm
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"Audio Energy for Democracy."Here archives of Alternative Radio on its website Here.

The TED Radio Hour
Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:00pm
Thu, 08/14/2014 - 7:00pm

This week: What makes us who we are? How do parents mold children into who they are? In this hour, TED speakers reflect on how our upbringing shapes us.

An idea is the one gift that you can hang onto even after you've given it away. Welcome to TED Radio Hour hosted by Guy Raz – a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create.

In this hour, TED speakers talk about what it takes to become a leader and shake up the status quo. Hear archives here.

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Tune in for NPR's All Things Considered every night at 5 on WSKG Radio. Hear archives of each day's program and find links to transcripts and more on their website HERE.

Since 1989 the Honest Brook Music Festival has presented outstanding young musicians and well-known artists to the residents of Delaware and the surrounding counties in upstate New York.The Festival's Summer Series is held in a preserved dairy barn in an idyllic rural setting in the Western Catskills.

WSKG will broadcast four of the concerts from the 2013 season in July. They are:

7/7: The Shanghai Quartet

7/14: Pianist Michael Cannon

7/21: The Jupiter String Quartet

7/28: Jaime Laredo, violin, Sharon Robinson, cello, and Chih-Yi Chen, piano

A Prairie Home Companion
Fri, 07/04/2014 - 2:00pm

For WSKG Radio's July 4th celebration we bring you a special archived edition of A Prairie Home Companion for their July 4th special in 2006, featuring Meryl Streep.

From that year's listing:

July 1, 2006
This week, from the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts, we bring you the official Prairie Home Companion season finale and Independence Day Special. Broadcasting from the Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, the performance will be live on radio and filmed for broadcast on the PBS television program Great Performances, Sunday, July 2 at 9 pm Eastern. With very special guests, two-time Academy Award winner — and star of Robert Altman's "A Prairie Home Companion" movie, Meryl Streep, Canada's finest female trio, The Wailin' Jennys, and spine-tingling Gospel singer, Jearlyn Steele. Also with us, the Hopeful Gospel Quartet with Robin & Linda Williams, Carol Elizabeth Jones, and Mr. low G himself, Carson Wyler. Actress Erica Rhodes will join the Royal Academy of Radio Acting, and sitting in with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, Mr. Andy Stein. Join us for the fireworks, this Saturday on your local public radio station, and again Sunday on your local public television station. Check out more about A Prairie Home Companion on their website here.

A Prairie Home Companion
Sat, 07/05/2014 - 6:00pm
Sun, 07/06/2014 - 2:00pm

Can you believe that's Garrison Keillor 40 years ago?

This July 4th weekend A Prairie Home Companion observes its 40th anniversary with a three-day celebration a stone's throw from the hall where its first live broadcast took place on July 6, 1974, on the campus of Macalester College.

A stellar assortment of guests will join Garrison Keillor, Rich Dworsky and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, plus the acting company of Fred Newman, Tim Russell, and Sue Scott, for a special three-hour national broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion out under the trees.

 

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WSKG offers opera every Saturday afternoon at one o’clock, with the live Metropolitan Opera broadcast from December to May, and recorded performances the rest of the year by way of Lyric Opera of Chicago, L.A. Opera, and World of Opera. WSKG also offers All Things Considered every Saturday afternoon at five. Sandwiched in between the two programs is Saturday Afternoon Post-Op, a sort of musical moveable feast hosted by Sam Goodyear. “Moveable” because the length of each opera varies from week to week, allowing for perhaps only a smidgen of music, or maybe a sliver, sometimes a slice, and once in a while a whole slab, depending on the amount of time available.
The focus is classical selections by lesser-known composers and lesser-known works by the likes of Mozart, Vivaldi, Chopin, Handel, Beethoven, Bach, et al. Join us post opera!

NPR's Morning Edition
Wed, 05/07/2014 - 8:30am
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There are 46 million poor people in the U.S., and millions more hover right above the poverty line — but go into many of their homes, and you might find a flat-screen TV, a computer or the latest sneakers.

And that raises a question: What does it mean to be poor in America today?

Listen to the story and read the transcript HERE.

Hear more.

 

 

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 9:00pm
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Hear weekly broadcasts by the NY Philharmonic every Thursday night on WSKG Radio.

Find audio archives HERE.

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