'Read Across America' 2016 Arrives

Every year, on March 2nd, the National Education Association (NEA) celebrates Dr. Seuss’s Birthday as Read Across America Day. We’ve assembled a few online resources to help you celebrate Seuss-style and to encourage families to read together. Dr. Seuss Crafts Roundup from PBS Parents features adorable, low-cost craft ideas for the early learner! Are you a busy parent and short on time? PBS KIDS has compiled this online Reading Activity Calendar full of simple, easy ideas for you to incorporate at home! Co-watch The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!  on WSKG TV (Monday-Friday at 1:30pm) and follow up with an online game.

Request for Proposal: Mobile App and Website Development


WSKG Public Media provides non-commercial broadcast and online content to 21 counties in southern New York and northern Pennsylvania. We are the region’s NPR affiliate on WSKG Radio and WSQX Radio and the region’s PBS station on WSKG HD TV. We also offer on-demand content at wskg.org, wskgnews.org, video.wskg.org and a variety of social media platforms.

Download the RFP

To highlight the importance of public media during the election season, WSKG would like to develop a microdonation app that allows us to explore new audience networks and test new fundraising models. It will leverage buzz around the 2016 election season and highlight the key informational role public media plays during the election, as well as the fact that we do not accept advertising dollars from political parties or candidates. Please direct questions and proposals by email to:

Teresa Peltier
Director of Digital Strategy & Organizational Planning
607.729.0100 x377


Deadline for Receipt
March 31, 2016 at 9:00pm PST

Semi-finalist Selection
April 1, 2016

April 4 – April 8, 2016

Final Selection
April 12, 2016

App Launch
August 1, 2016

Space Men

American Experience Space Men airs on WSKG TV March 1, 2016 at 9pm. In the 1950s and early ’60s, a small band of high-altitude pioneers exposed themselves to the extreme forces of the space age long before NASA’s acclaimed Mercury 7 would make headlines. Though largely forgotten today, balloonists were the first to venture into the frozen near-vacuum on the edge of our world, exploring the very limits of human physiology and human ingenuity in this lethal realm.

A is for Avocados!

It’s always a good time to learn about nutrition and instill healthy habits into your family’s eating routine!  Our friends from Sesame Street are here with a special message regarding avocados! Elmo, Cookie Monster and Rosita help from Chef Pati Jinich, of WETA’s Pati’s Mexican Table on PBS Stations, share health benefits and fun facts about the avocado. From tickling Elmo’s taste buds with avocado toast to satisfying Cookie Monster’s cookie obsession with easy avo-substitutions, these educational videos show the green superfruit for what it is…versatile and ready for any diet! Did you know…?

Yuka Otani

WSKG Arts is proud to partner with the Corning Museum of Glass on a series of arts segments that feature past resident artists of the museum. This short features Yuka Otani, a 2015 resident artist at the museum. You might not look at glass and candy and think they have similar properties, but Yuka Otani does. “Those two materials share many characteristics,” she says. “But what if they are made into a unified object?”

A Rhode Island School of Design graduate, Otani has been experimenting with clear materials for quite some time.