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Tri-Cities Opera
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 9:00pm

A handsome adventurer on a quest to rescue the kidnapped daughter of royalty finds himself in a supernatural land filled with mythical characters and embroiled in a plot so complex he questions who is good and who is evil. Will he lose the battle, or just his heart? Mozart's The Magic Flute is afun-filled fantasy for the entire family.

On April 24th at 9:00pm, hear a preview of the opera (presented by the Tri-Cities Opera on April 27th and 29th) with music director John Mario Di Costanzo and members of the cast.

Off the Page
Tue, 04/17/2012 - 1:00pm

“When Truth Lies: A Journey with Schizophrenia” is the first novel by Terry Garahan, sociology instructor at Ithaca College.  The action unfolds in the tormented mind of a young man struggling for stability while living in a community similar to Ithaca, where Garahan spent many years supervising a mental health outpatient clinic. Tuesday, April 17th, Live at 1pm. Rebroadcast at 7pm.


The Binghamton Philharmonic
Mon, 04/23/2012 - 9:00pm

Jose Luis Novo leads the Binghamton Philharmonic in performances of Roberto Sierra’s Alegria, Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite.  Mayuko Camio is the soloist in Prokoviev’s Violin Concerto, No. 2.  Listen on Monday, April 23rd at 9pm.

Community Conversation
Tue, 04/10/2012 - 7:00pm

The way our communities – especially our suburbs – are designed has a huge effect on our health. Join Crystal Sarakas for a discussion about designing  healthy communities, LIVE Tuesday, April 10th at 7 p.m.

The Metropolitan Opera
Sat, 03/31/2012 - 1:00pm

The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore. Juan Diego Flórez stars as the simple villager Nemorino, opposite Diana Damrau as the beautiful Adina; Mariusz Kwiecien is Adina’s swaggering suitor, Belcore; and Alessandro Corbelli is the potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara. Donato Renzetti conducts L’Elisir d’Amore, which will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network on WSKG Radio at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 31. 

Off the Page
Tue, 04/03/2012 - 1:00pm

Sharpen your poetic quill and dip it in aesthetic ink.  On our annual National Poetry Month program listeners are invited to submit original poems to OffThePage@WSKG.ORG (in the body of the message please, not as an attachment).  Bill Jaker’s studio guests will include poet Martin Bidney, whose newest book is “Divine Adventure”, a verse translation for children of Dante’s “Divina Commedia”.

Join in the discussion during the live broadcast at 1pm or hear the rebroadcast at 7pm on Tuesday April 3rd.

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Expressions Classical Series on the Radio
Thu, 04/05/2012 - 1:00pm

Michael Cannon's piano performing career has taken him all over the world. He has performed in such major European capitals as London, Amsterdam, The Hague, Berlin and Frankfurt as well as Shanghai and Tokyo in the Far East. The London Daily Telegraph called him "A distinguished artist, having not only a fine technique, but also ripe experience and deep familiarity with the music - a wide variety of tone, warmth and flexibility."

Michael came to the WSKG television studios in November 2011 performing in front of a live studio audience. Hear the concert on WSKG radio Thursday April 5th at 1pm and 7pm.

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. 

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