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Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts
Mon, 12/09/2013 - 9:00pm

Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts presents a WAGNER BIRTHDAY CONCERT

Christian Thielemann, conducts

Eva-Maria-Westbroek, soprano; Johan Botha, tenor; Kwangchul Youn, bass; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra; Wagner: Die Walkür, Act I; Götterdämmerung, Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey; Tristan und Isolde, Prelude & Liebestod;  Die Meistersinger, Prelude.

Advent Voices
Tue, 12/10/2013 - 8:00pm
Empress of Blandings/Flickr

Advent is a time of quiet contemplation and waiting. It's waiting for darkness to become light and for hopes to be realized. Throughout the centuries Advent has been observed musically in sacred and secular ways. Join Lynne Warfel for an hour of the most beautiful vocal music inspired by and written for Advent.


More information here.

Metropolitan Opera
Sat, 12/07/2013 - 1:00pm
Ken Howard/Met Opera

The Broadcast Season Begins with Verdi’s Rigoletto,
Starring Dmitri Hvorostovsky in the Title Role

Rising soprano Sonya Yoncheva makes her network debut as Gilda,
opposite Matthew Polenzani as the lecherous Duke

The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season begins with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Rigoletto, starring baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky in his first company performances of the title role. Tenor Matthew Polenzani co-stars as the Duke, and two artists make their network broadcast debuts: Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva, who sings Gilda, and Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado. Bass Štefan Kocán and mezzo-soprano Oksana Volkova reprise their roles as the corrupt siblings Sparafucile and Maddalena, which they sang last season in the premiere of Michael Mayer’s acclaimed production.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 7:00pm
Wed, 12/04/2013 - 1:00pm

A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features Hanukkah stories and memoirs written by acclaimed authors expressly for the show, as read by NPR's Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 1:00pm
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 7:00pm

Host James David Jacobs joins together with violinist Itzhak Perlman and the New England Conservatory’s Hankus Netsky, a pioneer in the revival of klezmer music, to explore the musical common ground of Jewish sacred music from diverse cultures. Featuring performances by Itzhak Perlman.

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 2:00pm
WSKG news

On November 25th at 2:00PM, WSKG Public Media recorded a discussion on the Common Core Standards moderated by Susan Arbetter, host of Capitol Pressroom.  New York State Education Commissioner Dr. John King and Regent Jim Tallon of the New York State Board of Regents addresssed audience questions during the hour-long forum. Hear the forum recording.

This was the third of four public broadcasting forums, in addition to 12 town hall meetings taking place at schools across the state, addressing the controversial implementation of the Common Core Standards in New York State.

A televised broadcast can be seen Tuesday November 26th at 9pm on WSKG TV


Wed, 11/27/2013 - 12:00pm
Wed, 11/27/2013 - 7:00pm

American Public Media's John Birge hosts this two hour contemporary celebration of the spirit of Gratitude. This year with memoires and monologues on faith from Julia Sweeney; Anne Lamott with excerpts from her latest book "Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers;" A tribute to Bach, including Simone Dinnerstein; Eric Whitacre’s gorgeous setting of e.e. cumming’s "i thank You God for most this amazing day"; and Dawn Upshaw sings Maria Schneider’s breathtaking new setting of "Winter Morning Walks" by Poet Laureate Ted Kooser. And continuing a Giving Thanks tradition: a spellbinding story from actor Charles Laughton, giving thanks for Art that connects us all to the creative spirit.

Off the Page
Tue, 11/26/2013 - 1:00pm
Tue, 11/26/2013 - 7:00pm

Jill Shultz of Binghamton is a naturalist, biologist, land steward and science writer who stretched her imagination to create the humanoid leopard woman named Amandine Sand, who must live with society’s suspicions every day while she performs on the circus trapeze at night.  Jill’s acclaimed first novel, “Angel on the Ropes” is science fiction and fantasy with a social dimension.

To join in the discussion with our authors, cal 1-888-359-9754 during the live broadcast at 1pm, or send an email to

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 1:00pm
Tue, 11/19/2013 - 7:00pm
Catskill Watershed/ Flickr

Unadilla, NY independent producer Nancy Burnett presents this story of conflict resolution and the landmark 1997 NYC Watershed Memorandum of Agreement. The Agreement has attracted international attention as a model of how to balance environmental protection and economic development. The setting is the Catskill Mountains of New York State, where a system of reservoirs supplies 90% of the water for the people of New York City. Eight key participants in the negotiations between New York City and watershed communities tell the story as they lived it.
More information here.

BURN: An Energy Journal
Tue, 11/05/2013 - 1:00pm
Tue, 11/05/2013 - 7:00pm
Gretel Ehrlich

While all coastal cities face real trouble, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says Miami is the most vulnerable in its assessment of threats to 50 major cities worldwide. Parts of Miami will be permanently flooded in as few as 15 years.

BURN host Alex Chadwick talks with people deeply involved in the issues of how and when sea-level rise will begin to inundate Miami, as well as the reasons why waters are rising so quickly along the Atlantic seaboard of North America. To get firsthand reports on the rapidly melting ice sheets of Greenland (a significant cause of sea-level rise), BURN sends Neal Conan, former NPR host and reporter, with Gretel Ehrlich, longtime Greenland explorer and writer, to Greenland to meet with leading researchers.

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