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BURN: An Energy Journal
Tue, 03/27/2012 - 1:00pm

A one-year anniversary special examining the future of nuclear power after the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan. Among many stories, Alex Chadwick conducts an exclusive interview with an American nuclear technician who was working inside the Daiichi plant when the earthquake and tsunami struck. You will also hear tape recordings from inside the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Emergency Operations Center, as it struggled to shape America's response to the Fukushima disaster. Chadwick speaks with PBS Newshour's Miles O'Brien, just back from Japan, about recovery efforts. Chadwick also profiles Greg Hardy, a Los Angeles-based engineer who has spent much of his career examining the vulnerability of nuclear plants to earthquakes. And you'll hear a story about the next generation of nuclear reactors, so small they can fit on flatbed trucks. Tuesday March 27th at 1pm.


Sat, 03/24/2012 - 6:00pm
Sun, 03/25/2012 - 2:00pm

This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, it's a mix of shows from the Town Hall in New York City back in April 2009. Wynton Marsalis and his Quintet perform "Powdermilk Bisquit," he appears as a subway busker in an episode of Guy Noir, and he joins Heather Masse as she sings Dave Frishberg's "Peel Me a Grape." Elvis Costello sings "Changing Partners" and "Down Among the Wine and Spirits," and appears as the great singing cowboy Roy Costello. Plus, Tom Rush sings "Drift Away," and the story of a mysterious white Panama hat that used to belong to Mr. Turnblad and its appearance at the Lake Wobegon High School prom.Saturday night at 6pm, Sunday afternoon at 2pm on WSKG radio.

Metropolitan Opera
Sat, 03/24/2012 - 1:00pm

The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Macbeth, starring Thomas Hampson in the title role. Gianandrea Noseda conducts his first Met performances of Verdi’s opera, adapted from the Shakespeare tragedy, which also stars German soprano Nadja Michael in her Met debut run as Lady Macbeth. Dimitri Pittas reprises his Macduff, seen in the 2007 premiere of Adrian Noble’s production, and Günther Groissböck sings the role of Banquo.  Macbeth will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network on WSKG radio at 1 p.m.  Saturday, March 24. 

Sun, 03/18/2012 - 11:30am

Award winning artist Minna Resnick isTish Perlman's guest . She was born in New York City and has lived on both the East Coast, West Coast, in the Rocky Mountains, and abroad. She settled in Ithaca, New York in 1987.

Community Conversation
Tue, 03/27/2012 - 7:00pm

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But for kids, skipping breakfast can lead to poor cognitive and physical development, increased obesity rates, and poorer performance in school. Join Crystal Sarakas for a discussion on the importance of breakfast, LIVE Tuesday, March 27th at 7 p.m.

Off the Page
Tue, 03/20/2012 - 1:00pm

For his debut novel, Eric Griffith of Ithaca blends science fiction, fantasy and romance in Beta Test, "an unusually lighthearted apocalyptic tale."  He visits Off the Page on Tuesday, March 20th. Also, hear info about NPR's "Three-Minute Fiction" contest. Join in the conversation during the live broadcast at 1pm or hear the recorded program at 7pm.

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American RadioWorks
Thu, 03/29/2012 - 1:00pm

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.

American RadioWorks
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.

American RadioWorks
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.

Community Conversation
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.

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