Join us for two very special events: the premieres of all-new WSKG Original Documentaries, Johnson and Watson! Plus, a Community Conversation on natural gas drilling, new episodes of Expressions and the 2012 Home Tweet Home contest.
Highlights: premieres of Johnson and Watson, the American Graduate Community Engagement Project, Community Conversation: Natural Gas Drilling, new Expressions episodes, Home Tweet Home contest, Curious George marathons, Thanksgiving specials on WSKG TV and Radio, Owego-Apalachin Literacy Day
Every nine seconds in America, a student becomes a dropout. The high school dropout rate in the United States is a significant problem – and not just for those students who do not graduate. High school dropouts cost the country more than $300 billion a year in lost wages, taxes and productivity, which can lead to a rise in crime, homelessness and substance abuse. Experts agree there is no “one size fits all” solution. It requires input and involvement from individuals and organizations within each and every community, including you and WSKG. Are you in? Encourage students in your community to join the conversation, and participate yourself. Tune in to WSKG Radio on November 1st and 15th at 7:00pm for special episodes of Community Conversation, and watch WSKG TV November 28th through 30th for more shows on the subject.
WSKG proudly announces the premiere of two WSKG Original Documentaries that preserve and celebrate the history and heritage of our communities. Tune in for Johnson and Watson, both created by New York State Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Brian Frey, on December 1st and December 2nd, respectively. Johnson tells the story of how a company and its workers would transform the way American industry operated. Watson reveals a richly layered story of a man’s life and of America’s journey into the Information Age.
The revised SGEIS regulating natural gas drilling was released in September. Crystal Sarakas will take a look at what the proposed regulations say and will talk about what’s next in the fight over gas drilling in New York in the November 29th episode of Community Conversation. Submit your thoughts: 888-359-9754 or CommunityConversation@wskg.org.
WSKG and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology invite student grades K-12 to submit proposals with ideas on creating or improving bird habitats in their community for this year’s Home Tweet Home contest! Proposals can include planting bird friendly plants or by adding bird feeders, nestboxes or bird baths and more – use your creativity, science skills and imagination!
Tune in on Thursdays starting November 3rd at 8:00pm for all-new episodes of Expressions. On November 3rd, see pianist Michael Cannon, on November 10th see young pianist Anastasia Rizikov, and on November 17th see jazz vocalist Jane Monheit.
There’ll be lots of monkeying around on WSKG TV this November! Tune in for Curious George marathons on November 23rd starting at 8:00am, on November 24th starting at 12:00pm and on November 25th starting at 6:00pm on WSKG TV and PBS Kids.
Ever thought about raising a turkey instead of eating it? Learn all about writer and naturalist Joe Hutto on November 16th at 8:00pm in Nature: My Life as a Turkey. Then get inspired by Heirloom Meals’ Thanksgiving on November 22nd at 10:00pm and Fannie’s Last Supper on November 24th at 10:30pm. Spend the day with WSKG Radio starting with Giving Thanks at 1:00pm, followed by A Thanksgiving Celebration with Garrison Keillor at 7:00pm and Thanksgiving with Cantus at 8:00pm.
The WSKG Education Department invites you to the Family Reading Partnership of Owego-Apalachin’s 1st annual Kids’ Book Fest. The event will bring families together to celebrate childhood and the importance of literacy. The festival will include art, entertainment and activities – all based on books! Special guests include local authors Suzanne Bloom and Katrina Morse, musician Johnny Only, the Zoomobile and more. Come visit us at this free event November 19th at Owego Free academy from 10:00am to 4:00pm. For more info, please call 607-687-6977.