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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.

Community Conversation
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

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.

Community Conversation
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  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
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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.

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 1:00pm
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We take a  look back at some of WSKG’s coverage of fracking during the past year, including the program Deposit: at the Crossroads, which took a look at how we got to the point we're at in New York's debate over natural gas development and what's at stake.

Another portion includes interviews with Jon Campbell, reporter for Gannett; John Hanger, former head of Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection; Roger Downs, Albany representative for the Sierra Club; Tom West, oil and gas attorney; and Helen Slottje, co-founder of Community Environmental Defense Council.

Off the Page
Tue, 06/25/2013 - 1:00pm
Tue, 06/25/2013 - 7:00pm

By the final years of the 21st century, it looks as if all troubles have only gotten worse.In his dystopian first novel, The Seventh Traveler, Joseph N. Kirchner of Johnson City sets the action in familiar surroundings and in which only solitary wanderers bear a sense of morality.

Community Conversation
Tue, 06/18/2013 - 7:00pm

The prospect of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in New York has created a complex debate between two camps: one to support the growth of industries that may bring jobs to the region, the other eyeing the risk of environmental damage that could harm a community's long-term sustainability. Can there be balance? At what point is the risk not worth the reward, and who gets to decide?

Submit questions and/or comments in advance to or to @CrystalWSKG on Twitter.

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