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Community Conversation
Tue, 06/04/2013 - 7:00pm

Many cities and towns across the Southern Tier deal with urban blight and brownfields. Municipal planners have tried to address these issues to increase the long-term sustainability of the region. Join host Crystal Sarakas for a discussion on urban blight and brownfields.

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Fresh Air with Terry Gross
Mon, 05/27/2013 - 4:00pm

On the next Fresh Air --  poet and soldier BRIAN TURNER will read poems about his first-hand account of the Iraq War... and Maureen Corrigan shares a story of discovering a 1945 letter from the secretary of the Navy to her father, who’d been honorably discharged.  Also, we hear from legendary record producer QUINCY JONES, he was just inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame.

Mon, 05/27/2013 (All day)
Fri, 05/31/2013 (All day)

Tune in for American Graduate Week from May 27 to May 31 on WSKG Radio!  Students' stories will air during Morning Edition at 7:30AM and All Things Considered at 5:30PM.  If you miss a story on-air, listen in on our SoundCloud page!

Read more about this project that invloved areas students and hear their pieces here.

Off the Page
Tue, 05/28/2013 - 1:00pm
Tue, 05/28/2013 - 7:00pm

Many corners of upstate New York seem to have landmarks of historic value threatened by misunderstandings and the passage of time. In King Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Karen Van Etten recounts the struggle to preserve the Zenas King Bowstring Bridge in her hometown of Newfield and the broader questions of living history and community life.

Expressions: Classical Series
Mon, 05/27/2013 - 12:00pm
Mon, 05/27/2013 - 9:00pm

Steven L. Nanni is a fast-rising world class bel canto tenor who displays an extraordinary voice in opera, oratorio and song literature. Steven recently debuted as Beppe in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, and as Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflote in Washington, D.C. Pianist Pej Reitz is a native of the Binghamton area. She received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in piano performance with accompanying emphasis fromBoston University, the New England Conservatory, and Binghamton University.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 1:00pm

The final year of World War II in the Pacific, told by men who came back and kept silent about the harrowing ordeal that changed their lives.

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Community Conversation
Tue, 05/21/2013 - 7:00pm
The California National Guard/via Flickr

Every day, an active duty soldier is discharged from the military and returns home to start a new part of his or her life. Some return because service has ended, others because of injuries obtained while serving. All of them will face a period of readjustment to civilian life, and many will be dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety problems, and fear about their future outside of the military.

TED Radio Hour
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 1:00pm
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 7:00pm

We try so hard to be perfect, to never make mistakes and to avoid failure at all costs. But mistakes happen -- and when they do -- how do we deal with being wrong? In this episode, TED speakers look at those difficult moments in our lives, and consider why sometimes we need to make mistakes and face them head-on.

TED Radio Hour
Thu, 05/09/2013 - 1:00pm
Thu, 05/09/2013 - 7:00pm

Learning is an integral part of human nature. But why do we -- as adults -- assume learning must be taught, tested and reinforced? Why do we put so much effort in making kids think and act like us? In this hour, TED speakers explore the different ways babies and children learn -- from the womb, to the playground, to the web.


Hear it again and find out more information here.

Peace Talks Radio
Tue, 05/07/2013 - 1:00pm

The 1871 Mother's Day Proclamation for Peace (Peace Talks Radio)
The story of Julia Ward Howe's 1871 Proclamation for Peace and her call for a universal Mother's Day to promote peace and disarmament, plus the author of a book called "Long Time Passing: Mothers Talk About War and Terror."


Hear the program again and read more here.

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