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Community Conversation
Tue, 06/05/2012 - 7:00pm

Winning and holding public office may seem like a tough row to hoe, but every community needs citizens willing to step forward.

With another political year under way, this Community Conversation answers listeners' questions, offers advice, and presents the ultimate in how-to instruction:

How to run for local office-  including getting your name on the ballot, presenting yourself to voters, campaign schedules, budget and fund-raising, and all manner of personal issues.

Bill Jaker's guests include former New York Assemblyman and State Senator George Winner of Elmira, former Broome County Legislator Suzanne Messina, and former Johnson City Village Trustee Monica Silas. Tuesday night June 5th at 7pm.

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 7:00pm

The Bad Show:  Cruelty, violence, badness...we wrestle with the dark side of human nature, and ask whether it's something we can ever really understand, or fully escape. Radio Lab - Thursday June 7th, at 1pm and 7pm.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 1:00pm

SEGMENT 1: Although our world contains much to worry about, obsessive brooding and fretting can be a spectacular waste of time and energy, says California physician and author Martin Rossman, who offers worriers practical ways to interrupt this unproductive cycle.

SEGMENT 2: Do long hours at work and the decline in leisure rob Americans of adequate time for community, family and personal reflection? Hear Rabbi Arthur Waskow and Catholic journalist Will O'Brien on the need for downtime. 

Humankind epsiode #231. On WSKG Radio at 1pm Tuesday 5/22.

The Moth Radio Hour
Mon, 05/28/2012 - 8:00pm

Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating.  A new season of the Moth Radio Hour begins on Monday, May 28th at 8pm

Off the Page
Tue, 05/29/2012 - 1:00pm

Mary A. Hood is a biologist, conservationist, world traveler and peripatetic explorer of the byways around her home in Steuben County. Her newest book is "Walking Seasonal Roads”.  Listeners are welcome to also share their observations and feelings on country walks. Live Broadcast at 1pm, rebroadcast at 7pm.

Radio Lab
Thu, 05/24/2012 - 7:00pm

So much of life is organized by cycles-seasons, biological rhythms, even our ideas of consciousness. In this episode, Radiolab looks at some of the surprising ways that loops steer our lives, and asks what happens when we disturb them. Thursday at 1pm and 7pm.

The Moth Radio Hour
Mon, 06/04/2012 - 8:00pm

Laura Albert, better known as J.T. LeRoy, details her side of what became a major literary scandal; a case of credit card fraud sets an amateur sleuth on a crime-solving caper; and a young man is drafted into the Vietnam War and trained to be a killer, but during his third tour of duty finds that compassion still lives in his heart. Hosted by The Moth’s Producing Director, Sarah Austin Jenness.

Preview the episode.

Community Conversation
Tue, 05/22/2012 - 7:00pm

Everyone feels anxiety from time to time, but for some people, these feelings can be so severe that they are unable to lead a normal life. And we all know about stress, but did you know what kind of effect stress has on your body? Join Crystal Sarakas for this discussion about stress and anxiety, LIVE Tuesday, May 22nd at 7 p.m.

Morning Edition and All Things Considered
Mon, 05/14/2012 - 7:00am

A natural gas boom is under way in the United States, with more than 200,000 wells drilled in just under a decade. But people living on the front door step of the natural gas bonanza have a question: Are these wells creating harmful pollutants?

NPR is exploring why there isn't an answer yet in a weeklong series in Morning Edition and All Things Considered May 14th -18th on WSKG Radio 6-9am and 5 to 7pm. Also on WSQX 9am -11am.

Find more information and hear the segments at  The Fracking Boom: Missing Answers


America Abroad
Tue, 05/08/2012 - 1:00pm

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization meets later this month in Chicago to talk about the alliance's future.  After moderate success in Libya and as NATO forces withdraw from Afghanistan, we hear reports from Brussels, Kabul, and Washington about where NATO has come from and where it's going. Hosted by Ray Suarez. Tuesday May 8th at 1pm. Read more at America Abroad.

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