Celebrate the community and the earth with WSKG this April! Join us for a community-themed WSKG Fundraiser and a month of Earth Day specials on WSKG TV and Radio.
Highlights: WSKG Radio Fundraiser with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Earth Day specials, a Community Conversation on "the winter that wasn't", a Literacy Day with our Education Team, new staff
WSKG proudly announces its Spring Radio Fundraiser starting April 21st. Your donation to WSKG will be the catalyst that will inspire a gift from Shulman Company of Elmira, New York to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. For every $100 we receive, Shulman will fund one distribution of the BackPack Program (or its equivalent). Each child in this program receives 40 packs per year, so if we can reach our fundraising goal of $120,000, we will help to ensure 1,000 kids have nutritious food to eat for the entire year. Donate today to feed your mind and feed your community!
Celebrate Earth Day with WSKG! Tune in for a month of Earth-embracing specials on WSKG TV and Radio. WSKG TV kicks things off on April 3rd at 8:00pm with American Experience: Grand Coulee Dam, following up with Nature: River of No Return on April 18th at 8:00pm, and concluding with Designing Healthy Communities: Social Policy in Concrete on April 30th at 10:00pm. On April 24th, WSKG Radio's Community Conversation delves into "the winter that wasn't" (for more info, see below). And you can keep the whole family informed with a series of The Cat In the Hat Knows a Lot About That! specials starting April 9th at 8:30am.
This past winter felt like one of the mildest ones in memory. Is such a mild winter a sign of climate change or just an example of unusual weather? Tackle the question with Crystal Sarakas and guests on April 24h at 7:00pm during Community Conversation: The Winter That Wasn't. Submit your thoughts beforehand or during the program to CommunityConversation@wskg.org.
WSKG and the JCC in Vestal, New York invite you and your family for a special Literacy Day on April 19th. Read with Buddy the T-Rex, dress as your favorite book character for a costume parade, and sign up for your own library card!
Explore the hidden patterns and rhythms that make America work on America Revealed, a new series starting April 11th at 10:00pm on WSKG TV. Kick off with "Food Machine," and take a look at the costs of our insatiable appetite on our health and environment.
WSKG welcomes new staff this month. Annie Whitman, Education Initiatives Coordinator, joins the Education and Outreach team to coordinate WSKG's upcoming Youth Voice project and will assist with a wide variety of department activities. Dave Fulton, Director of Engineering and Information Technology, joins WSKG to lead the department with vast experience and knowledge of public media and the technology that drives it.
The WSKG Education Department invites you to a screening of NOVA scienceNOW's "Dinosaur Plauge" and "Mass Extinction" on April 3rd at 7:00pm at SUNY Cortland. Explore the science behind NOVA's depiction of the mass extinction with local experts. Hear from Dr. Warren Allmon, Director of the Paleontological Research Institution and Museum of the Earth and the Hunter R. Rawlings III Professor of Paleontology at Cornell University; Dr. Christopher McRoberts, Professor of Geology at SUNY Cortland; and Dr. Robert Ross, Associate Director for Outreach at Paleontological Research Institution.
WSKG proudly announces an all-new original documentary premiering June 2012. Produced by award-winning filmmaker Brian Frey, Agnes depicts the incredible history of the region and the story of a natural disaster that forever altered the area's destiny.
Off the Page celebrates National Poetry Month on April 3rd at 1:00pm and 7:00pm on WSKG Radio. Submit your original poems via email (in the subject of the email, please, not as an attachment). Poet Martin Bidney will be in-studio to dicuss his newest book, Divine Adventure, a verse translation for children of Dante’s Divina Commedia.
Please join us for our Board of Trustees meeting starting at 4:30pm and a meet and greet starting at 5:00pm on April 24th at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, NY. Sit in on the meeting, enjoy light refreshments and meet staff and board members. Hope to see you there!