There’s been a quiet revolution in America’s schools over recent decades. We’ve added a whole extra grade to a child’s education: Preschool. Economists love preschool. They say it’s the smartest way to spend public money, especially in a tight economy. And they have lots of data to prove it: Preschool is perhaps the most researched idea in all of education. "Early Lessons", the RTDNA/Unity-award winning documentary, takes us back to the 1960s to tell the story of a landmark experiment that helped launch the preschool movement. Fifty years later, researchers are still learning powerful lessons for today’s youngest students.
Honest Brook Festival
Mon, 07/22/2013 - 9:00pm
Music from the 2012 Honest Brook Music Festival concert series. Recorded last summer, the series features outstanding young musicians and well-known artists in classical music. Concerts take place in a preserved dairy barn in Meredith, New York in Delaware County.
On 7/22, Soo Bae, cello; Pei-Yoo Wang, piano
For more information about the festival, including the 2013 schedule of performances, visit thier website here.
The TED Radio Hour
Thu, 07/18/2013 - 1:00pm
Thu, 07/18/2013 - 7:00pm
The world has over a trillion hours a year of free time to commit to shared projects," says professor Clay Shirky. But what motivates dozens, thousands, even millions of people to come together on the Internet and commit their time to a project for free? What is the key to making a successful collaboration work? In this hour, TED speakers unravel ideas behind the mystery of mass collaborations that build a better world.
Commonwealth Club of California
Tue, 07/16/2013 - 1:00pm
SIR KEN ROBINSON's 2006 talk about revolutionizing education by having it nurture rather than undermine creativity is the most viewed in TED Talk history.
He is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and in business.
Robinson works with governments and educational systems in Europe, Asia and the United States, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies and some of the world¹s leading cultural organizations. He is author of The Element and Finding Your Element.
Tue, 07/16/2013 - 7:00pm
Protests around the globe have criticized the rise of genetically modified foods. But are they truly too dangerous for human consumption? Are there advantages to GMOs? You're invited to join in the conversation with your questions. Join host Crystal Sarakas for a Community Conversation on genetically-modified foods, LIVE tonight at 7 p.m. on WSKG Public Radio.
Call with your questions: 1-888-359-9754 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The TED RadioHour
Thu, 06/27/2013 - 1:00pm
Thu, 06/27/2013 - 7:00pm
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"Historically, we have overestimated the value of access to information, and we have always underestimated the value of access to each other." — Clay Shirky
Technology-enabled collaboration draws us closer, makes us smarter and allows us to innovate through the wisdom of a crowd. A new wave of collaborative consumption is transforming consumerism and the rules of engagement. What is the true potential of crowdsourcing? Is this a new phenomenon — or have we seen this movie before?
More information here.
Tue, 07/02/2013 - 7:00pm
Think you know everything about the Constitution? Many myths and misconceptions about America's founding document have become ingrained in our political culture. Join in a discussion about Constitutional misconceptions.
Email your questions to email@example.com. Call during the live broadcast at 7pm : 1-888-359-9754
Honest Brook Music Festival 2012
Mon, 07/01/2013 - 9:00pm
Founded in 1989 by Michael Cannon and Christopher Desler, the Honest Brook Music Festival is committed to presenting outstanding young musicians and well-known artists to the residents of Delaware and the surrounding counties in upstate New York.
Hear Anastasia Rizikov, born in Toronto, Canada. She is a remarkably talented 12-year-old pianist. Anastasia studies with an award-winning piano teacher Maia Spis, who has a Masters in Music Education from Ukraine and currently teaches at the Nadia Music Academy in Toronto.
Performances from the 2012 Honest Brook Music Festival will air Mondays at 9:00pm in July on WSKG Radio.
TED Radio Hour
Thu, 06/20/2013 - 1:00pm
Thu, 06/20/2013 - 7:00pm
Beauty surrounds us, draws us in, gives joy and creates conflict. In this hour, TED speakers conjure up beauty both ancient and modern, and bring out ideas about why humans are hardwired to crave and respond to beauty.
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Sat, 06/22/2013 - 12:00pm
This glorious masterwork stands with The Ring as the ultimate test for singers, chorus, and orchestra. At its heart, a song contest that will transform the society in which it takes place. Nürnberg’s ancient guild of mastersingers is looking for a work of art—a shining beacon of poetry and music. Only those who can pass the guild’s onerous test may enter. But the winner gets the ultimate prize—marriage to the peerless Eva.
Walther von Stolzing, the brilliant innovator, competes for art and for love; Beckmesser, the narrow-minded pedant, does everything to defeat him; Sachs, wisest of all the mastersingers, mentors the young genius, sometimes at the cost of his own happiness; and the people wait breathlessly to crown the victor.
In Wagner’s only foray into comedy, great art triumphs over all in one of the most joyous and overwhelming achievements in the history of music.
New production. Lyric coproducion with Glyndebourne Festival Opera and San Francisco Opera Association.
- See more here.