Ithaca High School | February 2013

Teens reflect on how national issues affect their lives
Some might say that teenagers only care about what’s happening in their own lives, but twelve students at IHS prove they have important thoughts and opinions on current public affairs issues. Each student chose an issue of personal interest, ranging from violence in video games to saving for retirement, increasing college tuition costs, and more! Students wrote an audio script, learned voice techniques for best recording, used field recording equipment to capture interviews, and explored editing software as part of WSKG’s youth media program. A special field trip to WSKG Studios gave students hands-on experience in journalism during Media Boot Camp. They did a fantastic job!

Binghamton High School | Arts & Culture Stories

Teens reflect on the role arts & culture play in daily life

It’s common knowledge that music is important to teenagers, but why is that so? Thirty-six drama students at BHS shine a light on why music, and other forms of art, are a must-have in teenage life! The audio features produced by students explore art from an angle that is important to them: From photography to music, culinary to dance, psychological impact, history, and more! Students wrote an audio script, learned voice techniques for best recording, used field recording equipment to capture interviews, and explored editing software as part of WSKG’s youth media program. A special field trip to WSKG Studios gave students hands-on experience in journalism during Media Boot Camp.

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The purpose of business sponsorship (underwriting) is to support the important mission of WSKG Public Media. These underwriting guidelines seek to preserve the non-commercial nature of WSKG Public Media, consistent with FCC requirements. Our listeners value our non-commercial characteristic as part of what makes public radio unique in sound and substance. It is critical that, in addition to providing exceptional programming, we maintain a non-commercial, uncluttered and intelligent environment, keep listeners engaged during breaks and air underwriting announcements in keeping with our programming values, as well as with FCC requirements (see Sections 317 and 507 of the Communications Act and Section 73.1212 of the FCC’s Rules). Your underwriting support represents a partnership between your organization and WSKG, and demonstrates your commitment to community service and quality programming.

First Generation Edition | 2012

June – December 2012

This first group of student reporters exceeded our expections! Students from Broome and Tompkins counties tackled a variety of topics that were important to them, including vandalism, public safety, sexuality, rising college costs, and domestic violence.  The great diversity in topics is representative of each students’ individuality and the value behind their perspectives.  

Student Reporters:

“The College Cost of Pizza”
Grade 12
Endicott, NY
Favorite Superhero: Spawn
Favorite Food: Pizza
Reporter Profile: “On the Move” Izzy-z talks about his childhood experiences moving around the country.  

Lia Scott
“Domestic Violence in Teenage Lives”
Grade 10
Endicott, NY
Evertech High School
Favorite Activity:  Singing
Reporter Profile: “Stay Strong” Lia Scott speaks about her experiences being bullied and its lasting impact.  
“Ithaca Gorges: To Jump or Not to Jump”
Grade 11
Ithaca, NY
Favorite Car: Bugatti Veyron Turbo
Favorite Activity: Snowboarding
Reporter Profile: “The Drive” JMAXX35 shares his thoughts from a near-death experience.

Current Business Sponsors

We would like to thank the businesses that support WSKG! ABC Oriental Rug & Carpet Cleaning
Audio Classics
Bearsch Compeau Knudson
Belknap Lumber
Bernard & Lisa Marchuska
Boyce Thompson Institute
Burke Pest Control
The Business Journal
Centerway Execucenter
Che Bella! Custom Framing
Chemung County Historical Society
Chiang O’Brien Architect
Chianis & Anderson Architects, PLLC
Chroma Bakery and Cafe
The Clay School of Ithaca
Commerce Chenango/Development Chenango
The CommonSpot
Contemporary Trends
Cornell University
Corning Incorporated Foundation
Corning Museum of Glass
Coughlin & Gerhart, LL
Dan Smalls Presents
Dataflow Document Management & Digital Printing
The Dewitt Mall
Diane’s Downtown Automotive
EAC Montessori School
Early Owego Antique Center
edible Finger Lakes
Ellis Brothers Furniture
Elmira College
Elmira Savings Bank
ETM Solar Works
Family Planning of South Central New York
Farmer’s Insurance – Karen Gorman
Ferrer and Monaghan Vein & Aesthetic Center
Five Star Subaru
Fontana Shoes
Foster Custom Kitchens
The Gaffney Foundation
Gallery 3.2.1
Gateway Commons
Golden Artist Colors, Inc.
Gong Acupuncture
Green Toad Bookstore
Guthrie Healthcare System
Hawkes Wealth Management
Hinman Howard & Kattel
HOLT Architects
Home Green Home
Hunt Architects, Engineers & Surveyor
The Iberdrola USA Foundation, Inc.
Immaculate Conception School
Ithaca Child
Ithaca Times

Johnson, Lauder & Savidge LLP
Just-A-Taste Wine and Tapas Bar
Lesko Financial Services, Inc.
Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP
Live Well Upstate
Longview, an Ithacare Community
Mapes Auctioneers & Appraisers
Marchuska Glass
The McKinley
Mimi’s Attic
NBT Bank
Ninash Foundation
O’Connor Investments
171 Cedar Arts
Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes
Oxford Veteran’s Home
Pastimes Antiques
Pires Flower Basket,Inc.
Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes
Preferred Mutual
Purity Ice Cream
Quilters’ Haven
Rasa Spa
Renovus Energy
Retina-Vitreous Surgeons
Rico’s Pizza
The RiverHouse
RiverRead Books
Savitch Agency
S.E.E.D Financial Strategies
Sciarabba Walker
Scoville-Meno Family of Dealerships
Simmons-Rockwell Auto Dealerships
The Smile Designers, PLC
Snug Planet
Syntax/Hawkes Wealth Management
Tall Pines Farm Stoves & Fireplaces
Taylor Garbage Services
Terra Cotta Catering
Tetra Tech
Tioga State Bank
Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce
Tompkins Trust Company
Triple Cities Carousel
Upstate Office Furniture
Valley Dental Pediatrics
Vergason Technologies
Water Street Brewing Company
Welsh Society of the Southern Tier
Wild Birds Unlimited
Wladis Companies, Inc.

Watson | Classroom Guide

WATSON is an original documentary that explores a significant person who profoundly shaped the Southern Tier of New York State.  Features of this collection include themes, video clips, discussion questions, and activities.  The classroom elements were developed by NYS certified teachers and align with state and national standards. WATSON is the story of Thomas J. Watson, Sr. and the founding of the IBM corporation.  The life of Thomas J. Watson, Sr. exemplifies the American Dream story of rags to riches.

Living With The Rise and Fall of King Coal

Coal was a vital industry in Appalachia for a century, but its environmental effects and economics have undermined its power, leaving many once employed by the industry floundering. In a special team report from West Virginia Public Radio, the Allegheny Front, and High Plains News produced by Clay Scott, we explore the past and future for coal mining areas and the people that live there.  
Stream or Download Living with the Rise and Fall of King Coal 



Path Through History | Classroom Guide

Path Through History is a unique teaching and learning tool that highlights various parks, museums, landmarks, and people throughout New York State. Students will experience many destinations such as battlefields, natural wonders, railroads, and even a cemetery!   Classroom elements include overview, themes, video segments, discussion questions, and activities. These were developed by teachers and align with New York State and national learning standards for the Social Studies content area. The collection includes over 25 videos covering a wide range of themes including Arts and Culture, Early American History, Innovation and Commerce, Natural History, Sports History, Transportation, and Women’s History. These resources are geared towards grades third through fifth.

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