The most popular college major in America these days is business. Students think it doesn't pay to study philosophy or history. Listen for "Who Needs an English Major? The Future of Liberal Arts Education" – a new documentary from American RadioWorks - on WSKG Radio Thursday March 29th at 1pm and at 7pm.
Thu, 03/15/2012 - 1:00pm
Thirty-seven million Americans are college dropouts -- that's nearly a quarter of all adults. Why do so many people start college but never finish, and what will it take to get them back? Listen for "Some College, No Degree: Why So Many Americans Drop Out of College, and What to Do About It" - a new documentary from American RadioWorks - on WSKG radio Thursday March 15th at 1pm and at 7pm.
Thu, 03/22/2012 - 1:00pm
Are today's college students learning what they need to know for the 21st century? Many experts say no, and one way to fix the problem is to change the way college professors teach. Listen for "Don't Lecture Me: Rethinking the Way College Students Learn"– a new documentary from American RadioWorks - on WSKG Radio Thursday March 22nd at 1pm and 7pm.
Tue, 03/13/2012 - 7:00pm
It's been six months since the devastating flooding of 2011. On this Community Conversation, host Crystal Sarakas will take a look at the recovery efforts in our communities and talk about the effect flooding has had on our mental health.
WSKG Radio Special
Thu, 03/01/2012 - 1:00pm
Thu, 03/01/2012 - 7:00pm
Thu, 03/08/2012 - 1:00pm
Thu, 03/08/2012 - 7:00pm
For Women’s History Month, WSKG presents two hour-long specials hosted by Emmy Award-winning writer and actress, Tina Fey. Stories of coming of age, rituals and rites of passage, secret identities—of women who crossed a line, broke a trail, changed the tide. The Hidden World of Girls is produced by the Peabody Award-winning Kitchen Sisters, in collaboration with NPR and independent producers from around the world.
Hear Hour 1 on March 1st at 1:00pm and 7:00pm, and hear Hour 2 on March 8th at 1:00pm and 7:00pm.
Off the Page
Tue, 03/06/2012 - 1:00pm
On both an individual, national and international level, debt has become a major concern. A new book by Dr. Louis Hyman of Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations covers the history of credit and how it almost bankrupted the nation in his new book “Borrow: The American Way of Debt”. Professor Hyman visits Off the Page on Tuesday, March 6th.
Off the Page
Tue, 02/21/2012 - 1:00pm
Tue, 02/21/2012 - 7:00pm
Binghamton University professor emeritus of chemistry Michael Starzak and his wife Anndrea first visited the USSR and Poland in 1972. Twenty years later and after the fall of Communism, they returned to Poland so Dr. Starzak could teach for a year at the University of Wroclaw. He's written about their adventures in Total Immersion: The Polish Experience, observing change and the unchanged in Eastern Europe. The Starzaks visit Off the page on February 21st to recall their life as "innocents abroad" in Poland and also as described in Michael's companion volume about a year in France. read more
Off the Page
Tue, 02/07/2012 - 1:00pm
Tue, 02/07/2012 - 7:00pm
The elderly have a reputation for wisdom, but it took the Legacy Project of Cornell gerontologist Karl Pillemer decades to gather and sum up valuable life lessons of a thousand people on love, work, marriage, parenting and the challenges and rewards of growing old. Dr. Pillemer shares the findings in his new book, 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans. Join host Bill Jaker for OFF THE PAGE, live Tuesday February 7 at 1:00pm, rebroadcast at 7:00pm, on WSKG Radio.
Tue, 02/14/2012 - 7:00pm
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Crystal Sarakas hosts a discussion about the state of marriage today. We'll talk about the challenges that relationshiops face in the modern era and look back at the history of marriage.
Sat, 02/25/2012 - 1:00pm
Angela Meade takes center stage in Verdi’s thrilling early gem. Marcello Giordani and Roberto DeBiasio share the role of her mismatched lover, and all-star Verdians Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ferruccio Furlanetto round out the cast.
Approximate running time 3 hrs. 30 min.