Go Behind the Scenes of Indian Summers on Masterpiece

Go behind the scenes and learn more about the incredible series, Indian Summers on Masterpiece. Indian Summers: Locations
Learn more about the rugged, exotic, and historic locations used in filming Indian Summers. Indian Summers: Ralph Whelan
Discover the complex, ambitious, and conflicted Ralph Whelan, played by Henry Lloyd-Hughes. Indian Summers: Stories from the Set
Actors Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Nikesh Patel, and series creator Paul Rutman tell their shocking stories from the subtropic set. Indian Summers: Origins & Inspirations
Hear the real-life inspiration behind the romance and revolution of Indian Summers.

Composer Adrienne Albert premieres her newest work at Cornell

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The Cornell University Chorus presents the premiere of a new work by composer Adrienne Albert: Malala. It is inspired by Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel prize winner.  The composer talks about being commissioned to write a new work for the Cornell University Chorus and how Malala’s life and work inspired this new music. http://wskg.org/audio/Malala.mp3

Photo courtesy Adrienne Albert

Alone | Best Abstract/Experimental 2015

Filmmakers Daniel and Christopher Anderson win the top honor for ‘Best Abstract/Experimental’ in the 2015 Rod Serling Film Festival.  Their captivating video will have your head spinning and wondering! https://youtu.be/bmETB9sy9CQ

An international theatrical project comes to Ithaca College

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This Stained Dawn (“Dagh Dagh Ujala” in Urdu) is a set of monologues presenting the stories of witnesses to the 1947 partition of Pakistan from India. Ithaca professor Kathleen Mulligan created this theatrical work in an international project, originally presented in Urdu in Pakistan.  It now comes to Ithaca College in English before continuing on to performances in Washington, D.C.

 

Photo courtesy of Voices of Partition

 

 

My parents opted me out

Path To Graduation: Testing
Written & Produced By Nathan Schwed, Grade 8, Oneonta Middle School

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With 22% of students in New York State not finishing high school in 2014, is now a good time to start testing against new standards? I asked two community leaders their thoughts on Common Core standards. Senator James Seward represents the Oneonta-area in the New York State Senate. I asked Senator Seward his opinion. “Well, I have some grave concerns about the Common Core, in particular, the way it has been rolled out here in New York State,” says Seward.

Tobacco Barn | #tbt

Today’s throwback Thursday photo shows a tobacco barn in Tioga County, New York. When people usually think about tobacco farming they typically envision places like Virginia or Maryland, but there was a time when our region was home to a number of large tobacco farms.  From the late 1800s to the mid-20th century, tobacco farming helped bring wealth and prestige to a number of local families, including the Pumpelly family of Owego, NY. While the heyday of tobacco farming in the area is long past, a few of the large tobacco barns, used to cure the tobacco leaves, still dot the landscape of the region. Learn more about our region’s agricultural past in Harvest, WSKG’s new original documentary, premiering November 19th at 8PM.  

Photos courtesy of the Tioga County Historical Society.

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Diocese of Syracuse Pledges To Report All Abuse Claims Directly To DA

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse and seven district attorneys announced a new agreement on handling of sexual abuse cases Wednesday. The memorandum of understanding requires the diocese to report all abuse claims directly to the appropriate DA, whether they involve current or former clergy. Onondaga District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick introduced the agreement. “There is no potential offender who is presenting any danger to any child in central New York,” he said. Fitzpatrick says he knows this because the memorandum released today has been a verbal agreement for 12 years.

The Wanderer | Best 6-8 | 2015

Jacob French of the Greater Rochester area won the award for ‘Best 6-8’ film with his piece ‘The Wanderer.’  Take a look and ponder what the filmmaker was thinking! Interesting use of symbolism and we applaud the music selection and editing.  His film will be part of the 2015 Rod Serling Film Festival. https://youtu.be/cU6tNseQ8xc