INSIDE WSKG | MARCH 2013

March is a great time to Be More® WSKG - enjoy television specials and a new Thursday night lineup, plus hear from local students on the value of high school.

Highlights: Be More® WSKG with a WSKG TV fundraiser, enjoy a month of American Graduate specials, visit our updated Marcellus Shale Resource Page, hear two episodes of Community Conversation and see the return of Call the Midwife!

  

In the United States, 1 in 4 students will drop out before he or she finishes high school. How does this statistic affect students in our community? WSKG is proud to share the powerful stories of local teens as part of Youth Voice: American Graduate Edition. From March 11th to March 15th, hear personal stories from Evertech Alternative school students on WSKG Radio during Morning Edition and All Things Considered (preview those stories here). Each Thursday in March, hear special drop out programming on WSKG Radio at 1:00pm and 7:00pm. Follow high school students through 180 Days of high school at the DC Metropolitan High School in a four-part series starting March 25th on WSKG TV. Join us for American Graduate Month to find out more about drop outs in our community and our country.

WSKG's Marcellus Shale Resource Page seeks to highlight reporting done on natural gas drilling from the Public Broadcasting community, both locally and nationally. Updates to the page include additional coverage, an expanded archive, photos and an interactive timeline and map. Check it out today!

Celtic Thunder: Mythology airs March 2nd on WSKG TV
Celtic Thunder: Mythology premieres March 2nd on WSKG TV

Spring into March with our WSKG TV Fundraiser! Kick things off on March 2nd at 8:00pm with an all-new Celtic Thunder: Mythology and follow up at 10:00pm with a special offer during Joe Bonamassa: An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House. On March 3rd at 6:00pm, be more empowered with Unleashing the Power of the Female Brain with Dr. Amen. Be amazed with the innovative and entertaining new special The Piano Guys: Live From Red Butte Garden on March 7th at 8:00pm. Finally, block out your day on March 10th for a Downton Abbey Season 3 marathon starting at noon! No matter how WSKG inspires you to Be More, we could not do it without your support. Thank you!

On March 12th at 7:00pm, WSKG Radio's Community Conversation explores the privatization of county-run nursing homes and impacts that could have on our aging population. On March 26th at 7:00pm, look at the earning disparity between men and women and how this plays into New York State Governor Cuomo's legislative agenda. Share you questions in advance and during the show with host Crystal Sarakas (@CrystalWSKG on Twitter).

Call the Midwife, written by Heidi Thomas and based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, returns for a second series. The new series stays true to its roots — viewers can expect to see more births, babies and bicycling, plus blossoming romance from an unexpected quarter. Tune in Sundays at 8:00pm starting March 31st on WSKG TV.

Super Grover has lost his super-ness and Sesame Street needs a hero! Never fear, the fabulous five Super Heroes are here - featuring Elmo as Captain Fuzzy! Join WSKG for Sesame Street Live: Elmo's Super Heroes at the Clemens Center in Elmira, NY on March 6th and at The Arena in Binghamton, NY on March 27th. Purchase your tickets and receive tickets to the WSKG Family Day pre-party, where you and your family can see the fuzzy heroes up close!

Starting March 21st, we'll offer a new Thursday evening lineup on WSKG TV. At 8:00pm, see performances by local musicians on Expressions. At 9:00pm, tune in for Lark Rise to Candleford, an adaptation of Flora Thompson's memoir of her Oxfordshire childhood, set in the small hamlet of Lark Rise and the wealthier neighbouring market town, Candleford, at the end of the 19th Century. At 10:00pm, Artist Café, WSKG's arts showcase series featuring local artists, will rebroadcast the newest episode from the preceding Sunday. Finally, at 10:30pm, British Antiques Roadshow unveils flea market finds, heirlooms, and junkyard gems - many with a royal pedigree. The show boasts a lively team of savvy British appraisers and a delightful cross section of local citizenry.

Coming Sundays at 2:00pm on WSKG TV starting March 31st, Cooking with Julie Taboulie is an inspiring culinary exploration into the wonderful World of Lebanese and Middle Eastern Cuisines. This half hour program is founded upon Julie Taboulie’s four basic fundamentals of life: fresh, flavorful, family and fun, which are the common threads intertwining each episode. The series is produced on location amid the beautiful and breathtaking lakes and landscapes of the Finger Lakes Region, which serve as a stunning and scenic setting for the series.

 

  

  

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