It's election season - follow local and national races with WSKG! Plus, we'll have a new documentary from Ken Burns and an opportunity to see FRACK YOU! in Ithaca, NY.
Highlights: local and national election coverage, The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns, FRACK YOU! free screening, an episode of Community Conversation on gratitude, a taping of Let's Polka!, a chance to Be More® WSKG during our WSKG TV Fundraiser, a spotlight on our Youth Voice project and a month of Martin Clunes
On November 6th, get updates from a variety of regional races, including in-depth updates on select elections via our WSKG Election Coverage 2012 hub. We will livetweet starting at 9:00pm from @WSKG. Join us with hashtag #WSKGElection! For national and local coverage, you can hear us via good-ole-fashioned radio, and to see national results from PBS, tune in for the PBS NewsHour's special report on WSKG TV.
This winter, Be More WSKG! We'll kick off our WSKG TV Fundraiser on November 23rd and continue through December 3rd. Start off with Doo Wop Discoveries at 7:00pm on November 24th, keep things moving with Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Revisited at 8:00pm on November 25th, and round it out with Muddy Waters & Rolling Stones Live on November 29th at 10:30pm. Finish up with a very special Southern Tier Stories Day on December 3rd - see all of your favorite WSKG Original Productions, including Watkins Glen: The Street Years, Cornell: Birth of the American University, Watson, Johnson and more!
Join WSKG for a free screening of FRACK YOU! on November 15th at 7:00pm at Cinemapolis in Ithaca, NY. A community discussion facilitated by the Community Dispute Resolution Center will follow. No reservation is required.
On Tuesday, November 20th, Community Conversation explores gratitude: being thankful is on many peoples’ minds at this time of year, but the benefits of gratitude extend far beyond the Thanksgiving table. Host Crystal Sarakas will start the conversation at 7:00pm on WSKG Radio.
The Dust Bowl chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the "Great Plow-Up," followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s. See this new two-part film by Ken Burns starting November 18th at 8:00pm on WSKG TV.
It's polka time! Head over to WSKG Studios on November 10th for a taping of Let's Polka! with Eddie Derwin and the Polka Naturals. Filming starts at 1:00pm (pre-reception details TBA). We'll tape three episodes, so please bring a few changes of clothes! RSVP to RSVP@wskg.org. more info
Youth Voice is a project that uses the power of media to empower youth and offer the community a chance to experience an often unheard voice of teens. Our student reporters have been investigating topics that they feel are important to them and the communities in which they live. You can follow their progress on our tumblr: what are they reading, what are they writing, who are they interviewing, what is it like to be a "teen" today? Comment and share your thoughts, and tune in for a special Community Conversation featuring their work on December 18th on WSKG Radio.
You WSKGers love Martin Clunes, and so do we! So this November, we're presenting you with a special primetime lineup featuring the star of Doc Martin and other BritCom favorites. You won't want to miss two all-new Martin Clunes shows, Martin Clunes: The Lemurs of Madagascar and Islands of Britain, starting November 7th and 8th, respectively. See old and new Martin Clunes favorites all month long!