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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

Hear weekly broadcasts by the NY Philharmonic every Thursday night on WSKG Radio.

Find audio archives HERE.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 1:00pm
Tue, 03/18/2014 - 7:00pm
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Tech Nation features the fresh interview style of Dr. Moira Gunn, a former NASA scientist and engineer, as she focuses on the impact of technology in America today. Each week features an interview, a commentary and a weekly segment called BioTech Nation, which includes the BioIssue of the Week. Check out the program website and previous programs here.

Tech Nation is also broadcast Saturday mornings at 8am on WSQX, your jazz & news alternative.


Weekly broadcasts of the New York Philharmonic returned to WSKG Radio in March. Every Thursday night at 9 hear another concert by the NY Philharmonic.

Broadcasts are available on the Philharmonic's website for two weeks following the original uplink.  Emmy and Golden-Globe Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin hosts.

Listen now to recent performances here.

Economic Legacies in Upstate New York

WSKG News explores stories of poverty in Upstate New York, examining how decades of changes in the region's economy have affected the neighborhoods, villages and people of our region.

Stories will be broadcast at 6:30 and 7:30 am during Morning Edition.

Hear the stories.

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