Brace for the rest of winter, and prepare for the start of spring with WSKG! Hear an episode of Community Conversation addressing September's floods, Be More WSKG with a television fundraiser, and spend a day in nature with your family during a Dinosaur Train event.
Highlights: reflect on September's flooding with Community Conversation, Be More WSKG with a television fundraiser, track your favorite critters at a Dinosaur Train event, explore The Hidden World of Girls with Tina Fey and WSKG Radio, see the upcoming Republican presidential debate, and celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with a Cat In The Hat-A-Thon.
On March 13th, WSKG Radio's Community Conversation reflects six months after September's flooding. Host Crystal Sarakas will take a look at the recovery efforts in our communities and talk about the effect flooding has had on our mental health. Tune in at 7:00pm, and submit your questions and thoughts beforehand via email or call 888-359-9754.
March is the perfect month to Be More WSKG. Be more inspired with Great Performances: Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall on March 4th at 7:00pm. Be more informed with two all-new WSKG Original Documentaries, Johnson and Watson on March 7th and 8th at 8:00pm, respectively. Be more empowered with Downton Abbey - Behind the Drama on March 11th at 8:00pm. Be more adventurous with Il Volo Takes Flight on March 12th at 8:00pm. How are you inspired to Be More? Tell us on Facebook or Twitter.
Calling all nature trackers! What kind of footprints have you seen in the snow or mud this winter? Join the WSKG Education team for a Dinosaur Train day at the Cornell Plantations on March 10th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Budding nature enthusiasts can explore animal tracks, discover hidden nests along nature walks, view special Nature Trackers episodes of Dinosaur Train, and receive a Dinosaur Train Nature Trackers Guide Book and membership card!
March is Women's History Month. In honor, WSKG Radio will present two hour-long specials hosted by Emmy Award-winning writer and actress Tina Fey. Hear stories of coming of age, rituals and rites of passage, secret identities — of women who crossed a line, broke a trail, changed the tide. The Hidden World of Girls is produced by the Peabody Award-winning Kitchen Sisters, in collaboration with NPR and independent producers from around the world. The two-part series airs on March 1st and 8th at 1:00pm and 7:00pm.
This year's election season is already in full-swing, and the PBS NewsHour will take you to the stop in Oregon. See the candidates vie for the Republican presidential nomination during a live televised debate. Moderators for the event include Ray Suarez, senior correspondent, and a representative from the editorial team of The Washington Times. The Oregon Republican Party will host the debate, with the cooperation of the Republican National Committee. See the debate March 19th at 9:00pm on WSKG TV.
On March 2nd, celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with a The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That-A-Thon from 8:00am to 10:00am and from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on WSKG TV. PBS Kids presents the marathon on Read Across America Day, a nationwide initiative that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on the birthday of our beloved Dr. Seuss. Adults can celebrate, too: read with your children, and/or sit down for an evening with your favorite book!
Listen for three episodes from American RadioWorks on major challenges facing America's higher education system. On March 15th, hear "Some College, No Degree: Why So Many Americans Drop Out of College, and What to Do About It." On March 22nd, hear "Don't Lecture Me: Rethinking the Way College Students Learn." And on March 29th, hear "Who Needs an English Major? The Future of Liberal Arts Education." Episodes will air at 1:00pm and 7:00pm.
Do you know your roots? Join Henry Louis Gates, Jr. as he journeys deep into the ancestry of a group of remarkable individuals on Finding Your Roots. The renowned Harvard scholar shakes loose captivating stories and surprises in the family trees of Kevin Bacon, Robert Downey, Jr., Branford Marsalis, John Legend, Martha Stewart, Barbara Walters and Rick Warren, among many others in this 10-part series premiering March 25th at 8:00pm on WSKG TV.
Did you have a great adventure with your family recently? Have you been enjoying the warm winter or perhaps the last snow squall? Maybe you're constantly amazed by your child's creativity and progress in learning? Encourage him or her to enter the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest, and foster a love of writing and illustrating in your young one. The entry deadline is March 30th, so get writing!