WSKG Radio

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.

The State of the ReUnion
Tue, 10/22/2013 - 1:00pm
Tue, 10/22/2013 - 7:00pm

in this American Graduate special, State of the Re:Union takes a closer look at school, community, and the dropout crisis in this country.  With reporting from both urban and rural schools, and interviews with education experts, SOTRU goes “back to basics,” looking at strategies that get to the heart of what makes students want to learn.

Wed, 10/16/2013 - 1:00pm

There are questions we would answer, if only we were asked.  How did we grow up?  What do we remember about home?  What about our family?

Celebrate the first decade of StoryCorps, with a special retrospective hosted by NPR’s Scott Simon and StoryCorps founder Dave Isay. "Ties That Bind: A StoryCorps 10th Anniversary Special" was recorded in StoryCorps’ own interview booth in Manhattan. Dave and Scott share unscripted conversation about the importance of humanity, intimacy and the need to bear witness.  They share stories about StoryCorps’ beginnings and its growth into an archive of interviews with nearly 100,000 Americans from every state of the union. 

Humankind: Voices of Hope & Humanity
Tue, 10/08/2013 - 1:00pm
Tue, 10/08/2013 - 7:00pm

The consequences of elevated stress levels for students include massive cheating, high rates of angst and depression, abuse of “study drugs”, etc. We hear from high school students, educators and school counselors, as well as an Ohio Congressman who has emerged as a voice for improving the culture of our schools.

More here.

American Radio Works
Tue, 09/24/2013 - 1:00pm
Tue, 09/24/2013 - 7:00pm
Emily Hanford

Today's workers need more education and skills than ever before. But 39 million adults in the United States don't have even the most basic credential: a high school diploma. Many hope their ticket to a better job is passing a test called the GED. But critics say the test is too easy and hardly the equivalent of a high school education. This program documents how the GED – originally designed to help World War II veterans go to college – became the fallback option for millions of high school dropouts. It explores how the GED is changing and what those changes mean for millions of Americans being left behind by our changing economy. Link to program here.

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