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Innovation Trail
Wed, 06/27/2012 - 6:53am

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has unlocked vast reserves of natural gas once thought unreachable. This natural gas is touted as a cleaner fuel that can reduce carbon emissions. But new research is bringing that into question.

Gas Planet, a special hour of radio, explores whether unconventional natural gas drilling can help or hinder efforts to solve climate change.The program delves into the science behind methane as a greenhouse gas and talks to experts about the latest research.

Brought to you by the Allegheny Front in partnership with the Innovation Trail, Gas Planet looks at the impact of fracking from Pennsylvania to New York and beyond.Hear it on WSKG Radio at 7pm Wednesday 6/27.


More information, segment transcripts and program audio available here

Community Conversation
Tue, 07/03/2012 - 7:00pm

When we hear the term “hoarding,” we tend to picture a home crammed full of belongings and clutter. What lies behind the need to surround ourselves with stuff?


Photo Credit: boltron- via flickr
Radio Lab
Thu, 06/28/2012 - 7:00pm

When Brains Attack!  Strange stories of brains that lead their owners astray, knock them off balance, and, sometimes, propel them to do amazing things. Radio Lab at 1pm and 7pm.

Innovation Conversation
Wed, 06/27/2012 - 1:00pm

Many upstate communities are anchored by universities. They draw in students and breathe life into the region. But they also create jobs, fresh ideas and new companies. The question is: How well is the upstate economy capitalizing on its academic institutions? Call 1-888-639-5613 to join in the conversation."Innovation Conversation: Higher Ed's Impact",  June 27 at 1pm.

A Prairie Home Companion
Sat, 06/23/2012 - 6:00pm

Coming to you this week from the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois, it's a live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With special guests, mischievous country chanteuse Suzy Bogguss, Dean of the Diatonic Harmonica, Howard Levy, and author and storyteller Jack Zimmerman. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Sue Scott, Tim Russell, and Fred Newman, and Michael B. Nelson, Kenni Holmen, and Steve Strand sitting in with The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band on trombone, saxophone, and trumpet. All that, plus the latest News from Lake Wobegon. Saturday night at 6pm. Sunday afternoon at 2.Gu

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 1:00pm

Whether they are forced to, or whether they plan to, each year more and more seniors move into retirement homes. In the year 2000, Peg Collison was one of them. Peg left the town of San Mateo, California - where she'd been living for almost 35 years - and moved two hours away into a newly built retirement community in Davis, California. These transitions are often difficult not just for the person who's actually moving but for family members and for friends left behind. Peg's son, Dan, gave his Mom a tape recorder and asked her document her transition. Together, Peg and Dan produced a three-part series in 2000 on Peg's move and what it meant to her and her family. In 2007, Dan updated Peg's situation. This documentary is a hour-long special combining all four stories. 

Off the Page
Tue, 06/26/2012 - 1:00pm

Tuesday, 26 June
The New York Times holds a special place in both New York's everyday life and the flow of information nationally and worldwide.  But even the "good gray Times" is suffering from changes in media.  The crises and turmoil at the Times was carefully observed by Cornell English professor Daniel R. Schwarz and he writes about it in "End Times?"  He joins Bill Jaker to examine the outlook for "the newspaper of record".   Be part of the conversation with your e-mail and phone call during the 1pm live broadcast, or listen in at 7pm for the rebroadcast of the afternoon's show.

The Moth
Mon, 06/25/2012 - 8:00pm

After many years in the legendary Blue Man Group, a performer makes a profound connection with an audience member; SNL alum Rachel Dratch meets a debonair man at a cocktail party and dares to think he might be Mr. Right; and a world-renowned neuroscientist identifies patterns in the brains of psychopathic killers. Hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine Burns.

A Prairie Home Companion
Sat, 06/16/2012 - 6:00pm

Coming to you this week from the Cuthbert Amphitheater in Eugene, Oregon, it's a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With special guests, howling bluesman Elvin Bishop, bluegrass heavyweight Sam Bush, and the feisty instrumentalists of the Portland Cello Project. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and all the latest News from Lake Wobegon, Minn -- the little town that time forgot and the decades can not improve! You have two chances to hear it on WSKG radio, Saturday night at 6 and Sunday afternoon at 2pm.

Radio Lab
Thu, 06/21/2012 - 7:00pm

Guts  We dive into the messy mystery in the middle of us. What's going on down there? We stick our hand in a cow stomach, get a window into our core through the story of a human science experiment, listen in on the surprising back-and-forth between our gut and our brain, and talk to a man who kind of went out of his mind when a medical procedure left him (for a little while) gutless. 

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