INSIDE WSKG | MAY 2013

Life is abloom! Celebrate newness with three screenings from WSKG.

Highlights: The National Memorial Day Concert, see Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! in theaters, Artist Café: Orazio Salati screening, Nature: The Private Life of Deer screening, a Community Conversation on military readjustment, Expressions: Classical Series on WSKG Radio, CONSTITUTION USA with Peter Sagal and updates from our education team

  

On the eve of Memorial Day, join co-hosts Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds) and Gary Sinise (CSI: New York) for a night of remembrance featuring an all-star line-up performing with the National Symphony Orchestra. The 24th annual broadcast of the National Memorial Day Concert airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, and to our troops around the world on the American Forces Network. Tune in May 26th at 8:00pm (rebroadcast at 9:30pm) on WSKG TV.

It's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! like you've never seen it before! Because, well, normally you can't see it - it's a radio show. Host Peter Sagal and official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell will be joined by panelists Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca and Tom Bodett to play the quiz in front of a live audience, and you can see the cinecast live at the Regal Cinema in The Shops at Ithaca Mall in Ithaca, NY on May 2nd at 8:00pm. Join us!

See local painter Orazio Salati in an all-new episode of Artist Café during Binghamton's First Friday. We invite you to the Art Mission & Theater on May 3rd at 5:00pm (please RSVP to Michael Grasso at mgrasso@wskg.org). Watch the show, and visit Salati's gallery at 204 State Street in Binghamton, NY afterwards!

From our kitchen windows we spot them, nibbling away at our gardens and shrubs. They wander along our highways, reminders of the wilderness we have paved our way through. But once they retreat from our view, where do deer go? See an advance screening of Nature: The Private Life of Deer on May 1st at 6:00pm at the Cornell Plantations' Nevin Welcome Center. Register at CornellPlantations.org or 607-255-2400!

Every day, an active duty soldier is discharged from the military and returns home to start a new part of his or her life. Some return because service has ended, others because of injuries obtained while serving. All face a period of readjustment to civilian life and many will deal with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety problems and fear about a future outside of the military. Tune in for Community Conversation: After the War on May 21st at 7:00pm on WSKG Radio.

Enter our After School Fuel Recipe Contest before May 10th!Do your kids love to create recipes in the kitchen? We have a contest for them! The WSKG After School Fuel Recipe contest calls on kids to create an original, tasty and nutritious recipe. Learn more, and enter before May 10th!

Have a student preparing for New York State Regents tests? Regents Review 2.0 is the next generation of Regents exam preparation for high school students all across New York State. Tune in to WSKG TV May 21st through May 24th.

Hear inspiring and forward-looking leaders and thinkers on the topic of learning, including Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth, Bill Gates, Rita F. Pierson, Sir Ken Robinson and Geoffrey Canada, among others. Hosted by John Legend, TED Talks Education, focused solely on education, marks the first TED project produced specifically for television. See it May 7th at 10:00pm on WSKG TV.

This May, listen Mondays at 12:00pm (with a rebroadcast at 9:00pm as part of By Special Invitation) to WSKG’s latest season of Expressions: Classical Series. On May 6th, hear The Dave Eggar Quartet, specializing in both innovative and traditional repertoire. On May 13th, hear Gretchen Hull, presented by Classical Pianists of the Future. On May 20th, hear Elmar Oliviera, a violinist who expands repertoire boundaries, and pianist John Covelli. On May 27th, hear Steven Nanni, a fast-rising world class bel canto tenor, and pianist Pej Reitz.

CONSTITUTION USA with Peter Sagal airs Tuesdays at 9:00pm on WSKG TV
CONSTITUTION USA with Peter Sagal airs Tuesdays at 9:00pm on WSKG TV
 

Breathing new life into the traditional civics lesson, Peter Sagal (host of NPR’s Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!) travels across the country on a Harley Davidson to find out where the U.S. Constitution lives, how it works and how it doesn’t; how it unites us as a nation and how it has nearly torn us apart. Sagal introduces some major constitutional debates today and talks with ordinary Americans and leading constitutional experts about what the Constitution actually says and what it means, the dramatic historical events and crises that have defined it and why all this matters. See your favorite public radio host on your favorite public television station during CONSTITUTION USA with Peter Sagal Tuesdays in May at 9:00pm beginning May 7th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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