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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.

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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.


WSKG's Classical music host , Bill Snyder, interviews many artists in New York and Pennsylvania about their upcoming shows and exhibits during his program from 9am to 1pm. WSKG's Sarah Gager and Sam Goodyear are also contributors.

Check out the interviews here!

The TED Radio Hour
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Every species plays a crucial role in our natural world. But when humans tinker with the equation, a chain reaction can cause entire ecosystems to break down. In this hour, TED speakers explain how everything is connected in nature, with some bold ideas about how we can restore the delicate balance and bring disappearing ecosystems back. Hear it HERE.

The Next Really Big Question
Tue, 02/11/2014 - 1:00pm
Tue, 02/11/2014 - 7:00pm
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This program ponders the “why” behind humans’ drive to pair up. Why do human beings feel romantic love? What happens to the brains of people who are in love? How can scientifically studying love help us navigate our relationships? A fascinating cast of characters tackles these questions head-on.

Check out the program website and find "rational-valentines" to send Here.

Metropolitan Opera
Sat, 02/08/2014 - 1:00pm
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Dvořák’s lyrical fairy tale Rusalka, starring Renée Fleming in one of her signature roles. Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the cast that also includes Piotr Beczala as the Prince, Dolora Zajick as the witch Ježibaba, Emily Magee in her network broadcast debut as the Foreign Princess, and John Relyea as Rusalka’s father, the Water Gnome.

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