WSKG Radio

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.
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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.

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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.

American Radio Works
Tue, 09/10/2013 - 1:00pm
Tue, 09/10/2013 - 7:00pm
Stephen Smith

Researchers have long known the best way to learn is with a personal tutor. But tutoring is expensive. Providing the benefits of tutoring to everyone hasn't been possible. Now, experts say technology creates new ways for schools to customize education for each student. This program documents the rise of so-called "personalized learning." It takes listeners to schools that are reinventing their approach to education, and explores how teaching and learning change when personalization replaces one-size-fits-all in the classroom. Find more here.


Community Conversation
Tue, 08/27/2013 - 7:00pm

Parenting in the age of social media has introduced a new set of complications unknown to previous generations. How much information is too much when it comes to knowing what your child is up to? How do you protect your child in an age when oversharing is the new norm? Crystal Sarakas hosts this conversation on Parenting in the Digital Age, LIVE Tuesday, August 27th at 7 p.m.

During the program, call 1-888-359-9754 , or email with your questions to :

Smiley & West
Tue, 08/27/2013 - 1:00pm
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This special edition of Smiley & West will tap into the vast Tavis Smiley archive and feature highlights of the very best conversations about the March on Washington, from those who were present that day, including Odetta, Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Starkey, Clarence B. Jones, Jesse Jackson, Rev. William Sloan Coffin, Peter Jennings, Dorothy Height, Rev. Joseph Lowry, Dick Gregory, Eleanor Holmes Norton, and John Lewis.

Piano Jazz and Jazzset
Fri, 08/23/2013 - 7:00pm
Fri, 08/23/2013 - 10:00pm

Marian McPartland, who gave the world an intimate, insider's perspective on one of the most elusive topics in music — jazz improvisation — died of natural causes Tuesday night at her home in Long Island, N.Y. She was 95.

@ 7pm - We remember host Marian McPartland with a memorial program. For more than thirty years, composer and pianist Marian McPartland brought jazz into the homes of public radio listeners through her interviews and duets with some of the greatest musicians in the world. She composed piano pieces that have entered the jazz repertoire and songs—with lyrics by such stars as Johnny Mercer, Sammy Cahn, and Peggy Lee—that are considered part of the Great American Songbook. This program is hosted by Marian's longtime friend Murray Horowitz and features Marian's original compositions and musical collaborations with Sarah Vaughan, Karrin Allison, Thad Jones, Elvis Costello, and more.

@10 pm -a beautiful show featuring the Marian McPartland Trio at The Kennedy Center, February, 2005.

Marian moves through an Ellington medley to pieces by Ornette Coleman, Jerome Kern, Bix Beiderbecke/Jimmy McPartland, Mary Lou Williams. She takes a request for "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" and closes with "When the Saints" in a moving, personal arrangement. We could not ask for a better set.




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