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Peace Talks Radio
Tue, 08/13/2013 - 1:00pm

This special looks at what are known as restorative justice programs - that attempt to do more than punish offenders who have committed crimes or wronged others.  Restorative justice programs often bring offenders, victims, family members and other stakeholders in the society together to work through what happened, to identify the harm done and together to work out appropriate punishment and possible restitution.  listen and read more here.
(Note: A live Community Conversation will have more on this topic at 7pm (see below).  Then tune in for a documentary, “Fixing Juvie Justice” at 9pm on WSKG-TV)

Community Conversation
Tue, 08/13/2013 - 7:00pm

Restorative justice emphasizes engaging the victim, perpetrator and community in repairing the harm caused by crime.  It's an approach being used in some parts of the country to help reduce crime rates and deter young offenders from a lifetime of crime and incarceration. Crystal Sarakas hosts this program, LIVE Tuesday, August 13th at 7 p.m.

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

Community Conversation
Tue, 07/30/2013 - 7:00pm

Experts say that early childhood education sets the standard for later in life - but for many families, the costs for that education are increasingly out of reach. Join Crystal Sarakas for this discussion on early childhood education, LIVE Tuesday, July 30th at 7 p.m.

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

American Radio Works
Tue, 07/30/2013 - 1:00pm
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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
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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.

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

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