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.
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
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.
Thu, 05/17/2012 - 7:00pm
Games: A good game--whether it's a pro football playoff, or a family showdown on the kitchen table--can make you feel, at least for a little while, like your whole life hangs in the balance. This hour of Radiolab, Jad and Robert wonder why we get so invested in something so trivial. What is it about games that make them feel so pivotal? Tune in Thursday 5/17 at 1pm and 7pm
photo by JoÃ£o Saidler
This American Life
Mon, 05/07/2012 - 7:00pm
Stories of dogs and cats and other animals that live in our homes. Exactly how much are they caught up in everyday family dynamics? We answer this question and others. On this program, David Sedaris, and writer Brady Udall shares another story about what animals can take the place of, in our lives and in our homes—this one involving an armadillo. Monday night at 7pm
Off the Page
Tue, 05/15/2012 - 1:00pm
There are new books about the hopes and stresses of emigrating to America and upstate New York. Guests on this episode will include Stephen Yale-Loehr, immigration lawyer from Ithaca, New York and coordinator of Green Card Stories, photos and commentary about 50 recent arrivals; and Gail Holst-Warhaft, poet laureate of Tompkins County and editor of Far From Home, poetry by recent immigrants.
Recorded live on May 4th at Buffalo Street Books as part of the Finger Lakes Literary Festival, the episode airs May 15th at 1:00pm and 7:00pm.
Photo via Flickr/Loozrboy
Expressions Classical Series on the Radio
Thu, 05/03/2012 - 1:00pm
James Noyes is a native of Iowa City. At the age of ten, he chose to play alto saxophone in the elementary school band and early in his career, Noyes was drawn to performing on many woodwinds. He became known as a skilled "doubler" on saxophones, clarinets, and flute. In this capacity, he landed his first professional job as a member of Disney's All-American College Orchestra.
Since that time, Noyes has become a saxophone specialist, having appeared with the Long Island Philharmonic, Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra, Juilliard Symphony Orchestra, Manhattan Chamber Sinfonia and many more. Formerly on the faculty at the Penn State School of Music in State College, PA, Dr Noyes currently resides in the Inwood section of New York City and serves on the faculties of William Paterson University, Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division (former Theory Department Chair), and as Artistic Director of the MOSA (Music at Our Saviour's Atonement) Concert Series in Washington Heights.
Hear his performance recorded in the WSKG Television Studios October 2011 on WSKG radio Thursday 5/3 at 1pm and at 7pm.
Thu, 05/10/2012 - 1:00pm
A New Season of Radiolab begins on May 10th: Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Listen on Thursdays at 1 and 7pm.
5/10: Talking to Machines: What can machines tell us about being human? This hour of Radiolab, Jad and Robert meet humans and robots who are trying to connect, and blur the line. We talk to the world's most advanced robot, meet a man who fell in love with a chatbot, and argue with the inventor of Furby over whether a toy can ever really be "alive."
Off the Page
Fri, 05/04/2012 - 5:00pm
Friday May 4th at 5pm.
Everyone is invited to join Bill Jaker as he hosts a live recording of WSKG radio’s weekly program. The topic will be the immigrant experience and the influence it continues to have on individuals, on American society and life in the Finger Lakes region. Along with the invited and drop-in guests at Buffalo Street
Books the panel will feature:
Stephen Yale-Loehr, Esq. Immigration lawyer with the Ithaca law firm Miller Mayer and adjunct professor of immigration law at Cornell Law School, he organized the “Green Card Stories” project and is co-author of the introductory essay. Gail Holst-Warhaft. Adjunct Professor of Comparative Literature at Cornell University, and current Tompkins County Poet Laureate, Australia-born Ms. Holst-Warhaft is editor of “Far From Home.”