WSKG Radio

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 10:00pm

Piano Jazz Rising Stars, hosted by pianist Jon Weber,is a 13 week series highlighting the jazz legends of tomorrow, and follows the winning combination of talk and music heard on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz for over 30 years. Each week host Jon Weber sits down with one of the leading young performers on the jazz scene today. Guests include pianist Taylor Eigsti, guitarist Julian Lage, alto saxophonist/vocalist Grace Kelly, vocalist Sachal Vasandani, and this year's Thelonious Monk Competition winner, pianist Kris Bowers.

Beginning Friday August 3rd at 10pm.

Off the Page
Tue, 08/07/2012 - 1:00pm
Tue, 08/07/2012 - 7:00pm

The trickster and thief who beguiles honest people into parting with money and goods is a character who keeps turning up in American society. In her new book, The Mark Inside, Amy Reading of Ithaca reviews the history of confidence men, including the revenge tale of J. Frank Norfleet, a Texas rancher who fought back with a cunning reverse swindle.

Community Conversation
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 7:00pm

The average student now graduates from college with over $20,000 in student loan debt. Faced with a shrinking job market and high debt, many students are now asking themselves if college is worth it at all. Crystal Sarakas hosts.

Off the Page
Tue, 07/24/2012 - 1:00pm
Tue, 07/24/2012 - 7:00pm

"A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage", the fifth novel by Marly Youmans, is winner of the Ferrol Sams Award, given to "an exceptional work of fiction that speaks to the human condition in a Southern context".  Some of the characters in her new novel were inspired by real people.  Marly is a native of South Carolina who has lived in many parts of the USA (though not as a hobo) and is now a resident of Cooperstown, NY.  Her new volume of poetry is "The Throne of Psyche".

Tune in for a live conversation with Ms Marly Tuesday 7/24 at 1pm. A rebroadcast of the program is at 7pm.

TED Radio Hour
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 1:00pm
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 7:00pm

Our amazing brain performs harmonious functions and peculiar actions that might seem counterintuitive. What tricks make us think it's okay to cheat or steal? Are we in control of our own decisions? Why do our brains misjudge what will make us happy?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 1:00pm
Thu, 07/26/2012 - 7:00pm

Our world is saturated in color, from the softest hues to the most lurid, violent stains. But it's hard to put your finger on how something so intangible can have such a visceral punch. This hour, we ask how the pigments around us color our thoughts, and wonder how much of what we see is on the outside... and how much is created in our heads. From Sir Isaac Newton sticking a needle in his eye, to a sea creature that sees a rainbow far beyond what humans can experience.

State of the Re:Union
Tue, 07/17/2012 - 1:00pm

In this episode we explore a community where when evil rears its head, someone finds a way to set things right, even if they have to make sacrifices and defy the laws of our universe to do it. In this hour we tell the stories of real-life battles between good and evil in the world of comic books, where underdogs often come out on top and fantasy merges with reality. From creators and whistleblowers to real-life superheroes who¿ve brought comics to life, putting on their own capes and costumes to fight for justice in their cities.


See photos, find more information, hear the program segments again here.

American Routes Special
Sat, 07/14/2012 - 9:00pm

Going Down the Road with Woody Guthrie: A Centennial Celebration 

A retrospective of Woody Guthrie's life and music.

Saturday night at 9pm 7/14.

Community Conversation
Tue, 07/17/2012 - 7:00pm

The traditional American household is changing, with more families embracing multigenerational living. Are there advantages to parents, children and grandchildren living under one roof?

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 1:00pm
Thu, 07/19/2012 - 7:00pm

What happens at the moment when we slip from the other side? Is it a moment? If it is, when exactly does it happen? And what happens afterward? It's an episode full of questions that don't have easy answers. Radiolab stares down the very moment of passing, and speculates about what may lay beyond.

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