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TED Radio Hour
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 1:00pm
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 7:00pm

Violence and brutality are grim realities of life. So why are some people violent, and others aren’t? Are some of us born that way, or can anyone be pushed into committing acts of cruelty? What would it take for an ordinary person to become violent? In this hour, TED speakers explore the sinister side of human nature, and whether we’re all capable of violence.

Metropolitan Opera
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 12:00pm
Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Die Walküre, the second of the four operas in Wagner’s epic Der Ring des Nibelungen. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the performance, part of the first of three Ring cycles that will be heard at the Met this season in honor of the composer’s bicentennial. Deborah Voigt returns in the title role of the warrior maiden Brünnhilde, in a cast that also includes Mark Delavan in his company role debut as her father Wotan, ruler of the gods; Stephanie Blythe as his formidable wife Fricka, the goddess of marriage; Martina Serafin in her Met debut as Sieglinde and Simon O’Neill as her twin, Siegmund; and Hans-Peter König as Sieglinde’s brutal husband, Hunding. Die Walküre will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at noon on Saturday, April 13. The two remaining operas in the cycle will be broadcast on April 20 at 11 a.m. ET (Siegfried), and May 11 at 11 a.m. ET (Götterdämmerung).

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 1:00pm
Tue, 04/16/2013 - 7:00pm
Bill Jaker/WSKG

During National Poetry Month Bill Jaker welcomes poet Leslie Heywood – professor of English and Creative Writing at Binghamton University, whose newest collection of poems is “Lost Arts” – and Nicole Santalucia, director of The Binghamton Poetry Project workshops, with new poems by local authors

To join in the conversation call during the live 1:00 PM broadcast to 888/359-9754.  Send comments, questions or poems you've written to OffThePage@WSKG.ORG.

Off the Page
Tue, 04/16/2013 - 1:00pm
Tue, 04/16/2013 - 7:00pm

During National Poetry Month, Bill Jaker welcomes poet Leslie Heywood, professor of English and Creative Writing at Binghamton University, whose newest collection of poems is Lost Arts. Also, hear from Nicole Santalucia, director of The Binghamton Poetry Project workshops

Metropolitan Opera
Sat, 04/06/2013 - 1:00pm
Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

A live broadcast of Richard Wagner’s Das Rheingold, led by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi. Luisi will lead three complete cycles of Wagner’s epic Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Met this season in honor of the composer’s bicentennial, with each of the four operas receiving a worldwide radio broadcast. Das Rheingold, the first opera in the cycle, will feature company role debuts by Mark Delavan as Wotan and Meredith Arwady as Erda. Eric Owens (Alberich), Stephanie Blythe (Fricka), Stefan Margita (Loge), Hans-Peter König (Fafner), Franz-Josef Selig (Fasolt), Gerhard Siegel (Mime), and Wendy Bryn Harmer (Freia) reprise their acclaimed portrayals from previous Ring cycles at the Met.

TED Radio Hour
Thu, 04/11/2013 - 1:00pm
Thu, 04/11/2013 - 7:00pm

On this episode of the TED Radio Hour, hear Denis Dutton's “A Darwinian Theory of Beauty”; Nancy Etcoff's “Happiness And Its Surprises”; Cameron Russell's “Looks Aren’t Everything. Believe Me, I’m a Model”; Bill Strickland's “Rebuilding America, One Side Show At A Time.”; and Richard Seymour's “How Beauty Feels”.

TED Radio Hour
Thu, 04/04/2013 - 1:00pm
Thu, 04/04/2013 - 7:00pm

The TED Radio Hour returns! In the first new episode, 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 darker moments in our lives, and consider why sometimes we need to make mistakes and face them head-on.

Each episode of TED Radio Hour includes excerpts from the renowned TED stage, where some of the world's deepest thinkers and innovators are invited to give the 18-minute talk of their lives. But we don't stop with the TED Talks - host Guy Razz interviews the guests, delving deeper, dissecting the speaker's ideas, and posing probing questions you'd like to hear answered.

TED Radio Hour airs Thursdays at 1:00pm and 7:00pm on WSKG Radio.

Off the Page
Tue, 04/02/2013 - 1:00pm
Tue, 04/02/2013 - 7:00pm

The Yankees spooked the Pirates to a loss in the 1927 World Series?Tinker to Evers to Chance were the greatest of all double-play trios?Abbott & Costello are in the Baseball Hall of Fame? Baseball is replete with legends, and Bill Deane of Cooperstown researched hundreds of them for his book Baseball Myths: Debating, Debunking and Disproving Tales from the Diamond.

Community Conversation
Tue, 04/09/2013 - 7:00pm

Author Michael Pollan gives some simple advice: Don't eat anything your great-greatgrandmother wouldn't recognize as food. But making food choices in 2013 isn’t always that easy - or is it? Join a conversation on Deconstructing Food.

The View from Here
Tue, 03/26/2013 - 1:00pm
Andrew Nixon/Capitol Public Radio

In the 1990s autism rates around the US began to rise. Each year since then thousands of California children have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Now, these children are “aging out” of school-based special education programs.

They are the first generation of adults with autism spectrum disorders to be diagnosed early enough to participate in these programs for most of their school years. Once they turn 22, they’re no longer eligible. It will be left to them and their families to find the employment, education, housing and other services they need to live as independently as possible for the rest of their lives.

Each of them enters adulthood with a unique combination of social, behavioral and communication deficits that promises an unusually challenging life. Depending on the severity of the disorder, they may or may not be able to live independently, find a job, go to college, date or marry.

The View From Here: Autism Grows Up follows four adults with autism who are aiming for a life of choice and opportunity.

Program website here

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