The problem with hydrilla: It grows very quickly

 This video was scripted, voiced, and edited by Ismail Abdur-razzaaq, Grade 9 student at Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) in Ithaca, NY. Youth Voice students explore environmental science topics of personal interest while learning production skills from WSKG’s youth media curriculum. Tracking Invasive Hydrilla in Cayuga Lake
Produced by: Ismail Abdur-razzaaq, Grade 9
Video & photography by: Nancy Coddington & Solvejg Wastvedt

Bill Foster is the Program Director for Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom. The program has engaged the Ithaca community around the future of water resources since 2003. But, in 2011, one observant student intern created another important role for the Floating Classroom: monitoring the spread of Hydrilla verticillata, a fast-growing invasive species.

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Lupardo, Hevesi Convene Child Poverty Roundtable

 

Almost a quarter of New York children live in poverty, and in the city of Binghamton, that figure is near 50 percent. State legislators and community leaders gathered in Binghamton today to discuss the problem. Assembly members Donna Lupardo and Andrew Hevesi said some current laws hinder services for low-income people. Joe Sellepack of the Broome County Council of Churches says one of those laws affects people who recently left prison. Inmates can’t apply for social services. So when they’re released, there’s often a gap before they start getting help.

The Civil War in HD

As I was growing up two movies helped shape my lifelong love of Civil War history. One was the 1993 film Gettysburg and the other was Ken Burns’ landmark documentary The Civil War. Both films sparked within me a deep fascination with this time period. I was encouraged to learn more on my own, both inside and out of the classroom, and I read many wonderful books along the way including James McPherson’s Battle Cry of Freedom. Now, 25 years after its original broadcast, The Civil War returns to PBS.

Victoria Young

WSKG Arts & Culture takes a look at precocious piano talent, Victoria Frances Young. This segment features clips from Victoria’s live Expressions performance at the WSKG Studios plus interview clips where she talks about wanting to inspire children her age to take up music. WSKG would like to thank the Classical Pianists of the Future for bringing Victoria to Binghamton. At a young age, Victoria Frances Young has already performed in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Steinway Hall in New York City. In 2011, she was awarded a $10,000 Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award in conjunction with her performance on NPR’s From the Top.

A Few Great Bakeries

Bakeries are full of wonderful things: smells, sweet possibilities, friendly bakers who sometimes wait on you. A lot of work has usually gone into the sometimes soft, crunchy, salty, icing-covered products for sale, and the purchases you make often result in satisfaction and happiness. We celebrate all this oven-baked artistry in this hour-long documentary. Watch a preview of A Few Great Bakeries.

Keep our tourists coming & our drinking water clean

 This video was scripted, voiced, and edited by Ijeyilowoicho Onah, Grade 10 student at Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) in Ithaca, NY. Youth Voice students explore environmental science topics of personal interest while learning production skills from WSKG’s youth media curriculum. Cayuga: Our Community’s Lake
Produced by: Ijeyilowoicho Onah, Grade 10
Video & photography by: Nancy Coddington & Solvejg Wastvedt
Bill Foster is the Program Director for Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom. Foster and his staff teach young people about the ecology of the lake and how this ecosystem they depend on for drinking water works. “When they come out and learn, they’re also making observations that become data,” says Foster.

A Few Good Pie Places

Come along on a tour of fruity and creamy pie shops from Maine to Minnesota. Meet crusty and flaky cooks who know how to make dough, add spices to fillings and crisscross a lattice top. It’s a celebration of apple, berry and sweet potato slices! Watch a preview of A Few Good Pie Places.

Local Small Press To Publish Two New Anthologies

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The local small press, Zombies Need Brains, was founded by author Joshua Palmatier. The small press is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to fund its next two anthologies. In this interview, Palmatier talks about the work behind running a successful campaign, and why he’s dedicated to offering unknown authors a chance to submit their work to the anthology. http://wskg.org/audio/PALMATIERFINAL.mp3

POV: Point and Shoot

Ride shotgun with Matt VanDyke, who films his self-transformation from a timid 26-year-old to a motorcycle-driving rebel, fighting in the Libyan revolution. Two-time Oscar® nominee Marshall Curry tells his amazing story. Watch a preview of POV: Point and Shoot.

Vicious

Join Ian McKellen as Freddie and Derek Jacobi as Stuart as they embark on a new season of humorous mishaps, hideous break-ups and heart-warming make-ups. With Frances de la Tour as their old friend Violet and Iwan Rheon as their neighbor Ash. Watch a preview of the all new season of Vicious. Behind the scenes: Hear from Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen and the Vicious producers and writers to know what to expect in the new season.