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Community Conversation
Tue, 06/19/2012 - 7:00pm

As a person ages, questions about downsizing, independence, and financial protection become more important. What do you need to know to successfully navigate the golden years? Join Crystal Sarakas for this discussion LIVE Tuesday, June 19th at 7 p.m. 

The Moth
Mon, 06/18/2012 - 8:00pm

A boy's Bar Mitvah becomes a family battle ground; three literary pilgrims search for the author Paul Bowles in Morocco and a Turkish novelist decides that the only way to cure her writer's block is to block out the world. More stories told LIVE and unscripted Monday night at 8pm

Radio Lab
Thu, 06/14/2012 - 7:00pm

Stories about traps, getaways, perpetual cycles, and staggering breakthroughs. We meet a man who's broken out of jail more times than anyone alive, hear the story of a blind kid who freed himself from an unhappy childhood by climbing into the telephone, and travel to the edge of the solar a boundary beyond which we know nothing. Thursday at 1pm and 7pm.

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A Prairie Home Companion
Sat, 06/09/2012 - 6:00pm

Coming to you this week from the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana, it's a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With special guests, musical ambassadors of Louisiana's rich Arcadian past, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and sound effects man Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, plus all the latest News from Lake Wobegon, Minnesota – out there on the edge of the prairie!

A Prairie Home Companion
Sat, 06/02/2012 - 6:00pm

Coming to you this week from the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, North Carolina, it's a live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With special guests, old-time string band Big Medicine, flatpicker Adam Granger and fiddler Anni Spring, good friends Robin and Linda Williams, and transcendent vocalists Aoife O'Donovan and Heather Masse. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, plus all the latest News from Lake Wobegon, the little town the time forgot and the decades can't improve!

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 1:00pm

Conquest of the Taíno people in what is today Puerto Rico was the start of European domination of the Western Hemisphere.  The facts of this "lost civilization" form the backdrop of an exciting and carefully-researched novel, "Dos Santos" by Fernando de Aragón of Ithaca.  Join the conversation during the live broadcast at 1pm or listen to a rebroadcast at 7pm.

The Moth Radio Hour
Mon, 06/11/2012 - 8:00pm

A nerdy family thwarts petty larceny in suburban Chicago; a librarian takes a dance class to spice things up; a father and son come to terms in Newark Airport; a grandson brings joy to a nursing home and a woman releases her grief and lets her passion take over. True stories told live, unscripted. The Moth- Monday night at 8pm.

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.

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