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The Writer's Almanac
Mon, 06/03/2013 - 8:35am
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Beginning with the Monday, June 3 episode, Billy Collins will be filling in for Garrison Keillor as the host of The Writer's Almanac. (In July, Garrison and the A Prairie Home Companion crew will be on a 30-day, 27-concert tour across the U.S.; and in August, Garrison will be hosting a Mediterranean cruise.)

Billy Collins was the Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003.

TED Radio Hour
Thu, 06/06/2013 - 1:00pm
Thu, 06/06/2013 - 7:00pm

Violence and brutality are grim realities of life. So why are some people violent, and others aren’t? Are some of us born that way, or can anyone be pushed into committing acts of cruelty? What would it take for an ordinary person to become violent? In this hour, TED speakers explore the sinister side of human nature, and whether we’re all capable of violence.  ( A Rebroadcast from the producers)

Alternative RAdio
Wed, 05/29/2013 - 1:00pm
Wed, 05/29/2013 - 7:00pm
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Jeremy Scahill is the award-winning National Security Correspondent for the Nation magazine and author of the best-sellers Blackwater and Dirty Wars. He has reported from war zones around the world. His work has sparked several congressional investigations. He is also the subject of the film Dirty Wars, an official selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.


For more information and to hear the program click here.


Rebroadcasts on WSQX at 1pm 5/30/13

Off the Page
Tue, 06/11/2013 - 1:00pm
Tue, 06/11/2013 - 7:00pm

Anne Serling’s remembrance of her father in As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling is both sweet and sad. The Tompkins County resident tells Bill Jaker about growing up under the wing of the acclaimed playwright and takes questions from listeners.

Community Conversation
Tue, 06/04/2013 - 7:00pm

Many cities and towns across the Southern Tier deal with urban blight and brownfields. Municipal planners have tried to address these issues to increase the long-term sustainability of the region. Join host Crystal Sarakas for a discussion on urban blight and brownfields.

Call or email with your questions: 1-888-359-9754 or

Fresh Air with Terry Gross
Mon, 05/27/2013 - 4:00pm

On the next Fresh Air --  poet and soldier BRIAN TURNER will read poems about his first-hand account of the Iraq War... and Maureen Corrigan shares a story of discovering a 1945 letter from the secretary of the Navy to her father, who’d been honorably discharged.  Also, we hear from legendary record producer QUINCY JONES, he was just inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame.

Mon, 05/27/2013 (All day)
Fri, 05/31/2013 (All day)

Tune in for American Graduate Week from May 27 to May 31 on WSKG Radio!  Students' stories will air during Morning Edition at 7:30AM and All Things Considered at 5:30PM.  If you miss a story on-air, listen in on our SoundCloud page!

Read more about this project that invloved areas students and hear their pieces here.

Off the Page
Tue, 05/28/2013 - 1:00pm
Tue, 05/28/2013 - 7:00pm

Many corners of upstate New York seem to have landmarks of historic value threatened by misunderstandings and the passage of time. In King Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Karen Van Etten recounts the struggle to preserve the Zenas King Bowstring Bridge in her hometown of Newfield and the broader questions of living history and community life.

Expressions: Classical Series
Mon, 05/27/2013 - 12:00pm
Mon, 05/27/2013 - 9:00pm

Steven L. Nanni is a fast-rising world class bel canto tenor who displays an extraordinary voice in opera, oratorio and song literature. Steven recently debuted as Beppe in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, and as Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflote in Washington, D.C. Pianist Pej Reitz is a native of the Binghamton area. She received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in piano performance with accompanying emphasis fromBoston University, the New England Conservatory, and Binghamton University.

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 1:00pm

The final year of World War II in the Pacific, told by men who came back and kept silent about the harrowing ordeal that changed their lives.

More information here.

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