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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.

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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.

Community Conversation
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.

Metropolitan Opera
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.

Metropolitan Opera
Sat, 02/18/2012 - 1:00pm

Rodion Pogossov sings the title role of the barber in Bartlett Sher's popular production, which propels the comic action right into the audience. Diana Damrau is the mischievous Rosina and Colin Lee is Almaviva. Maurizio Benini conducts.

Approximate running time 3 hrs. 5 min.

Metropolitan Opera
Sat, 02/11/2012 - 12:00pm

With its cataclysmic climax, the Met’s new Ring cycle, directed by Robert Lepage, comes to its resolution. Deborah Voigt stars as Brünnhilde and Jay Hunter Morris is Siegfried—the star-crossed lovers doomed by fate. Fabio Luisi conducts.

Approximate running time 5 hrs. 50 min.

Black History Month specials
Tue, 02/28/2012 - 1:00pm
Tue, 02/28/2012 - 7:00pm
A man tapes the history of his town with a scavenged cassette recorder, a woman fights for social justice with a pie, a DJ ignites his community with a sound. Join us for this richly produced and deeply layered hour long special that resonates for Black History Month.  Hosted by Alfre Woodard. Produced by The Kitchen Sisters (Nikki Silva & Davia Nelson) and Roman Mars. read more
Black History Month specials
Thu, 02/23/2012 - 1:00pm
Thu, 02/23/2012 - 7:00pm

During the vibrant years of the Harlem Renaissance, music, religion, and spitituality were interconnected -- not just in the religious setting of the church, but in the jazz club, the dance hall, the rent party, even the political street rally.  Writer Carl Hancock Rux, Reverend Calvin Butts of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, historian Farah Griffin, Professors Josef Sorett and Obery Hendricks, and others explore these powerful interconnections.  Includes the voices of Langston Hughes, poet Sterling Brown, Marcus Garvey, as well as readings from Hughes, Arna Bontemps, and musician James Reese Europe.  Music includes Count Basie, Chick Webb, The Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir, Geri Allen, The Original Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Duke Ellington, Ma Rainey, Ella Fitzgerald, James Reese Europe's 369th US Infantry "Hell Fighters" Band, Mahalia Jackson, Ron Carter Big Band, Fats Waller, James P Johnson, WIllie The Lion Smith, Courtney Bryan, The Abyssinian Baptist Choir and more. 

on the web: http://ircpl.org/category/rethinking-religion/radio/category/rethinking-religion/radio/

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