Printable Program Guides for July 2016

We’ve stopped production and mailing of our Gamut program guide, preferring to put over $50,000 of annual resources directly into WSKG programs and services. For those who would prefer them, we provide these printable PDF guides. Radio Guide, WSKG and WSQX

WSKG HDTV condensed guide

WSKG DT-2, “World” condensed guide

WSKG DT-3, “Create” condensed guide

WSKG HDTV DAYTIME condensed guide





For Your To-Read List: New Books By Fantasy Author Joshua Palmatier


Joshua Palmatier is the author of several fantasy novels, and the co-founder of the small press Zombies Need Brains. He’s also about to have a very busy summer, with several books being released over the next couple of weeks, and another Kickstarter happening in August to fund three new anthologies from his small press. Erenthrall is a city powered by the mystical ley lines that thread through the world.  The ley is used to light the streets, heat homes, and power the transportation throughout the city and to the rest of the world beyond.  Kara is a Wielder, someone who can manipulate the ley and repair the lines when necessary.  Allan is a Dog, part of the brutal guard that keeps the ley under the strict control of the Baron and his Primes.  Both of their lives will be forever changed when a terrorist group called the Kormanley begins to attack the ley lines in an attempt to break the Baron’s stranglehold on the ley and bring them back into their natural alignment. The first book in the series is Shattering the Ley. The second book, Threading the Needle, will be released on July 5.

An Award-winning Photographer Displays his Work in Binghamton


The Orazio Salati Studio and Gallery is presenting the work of award-winning photographer Joel Nsadha for two months beginning on July 1. Joel Nsadha won Best Photograph from National Geographic for the photograph you see above.  He tells about winning that prize and his career as a photographer.


Photo credit: Joel Nsadha

Young Actors Gather to Perform a Classic Musical


Spare Productions is a group of college students who get together on breaks to make theatre. Their summer show is Kander and Ebb’s ‘Chicago’. We hear from the production pianist Canaan Harris and actress Brittany Miller, who plays Velma Kelly.


Photo credit: CharmaineZoe’s Marvelous Melange via Flickr

Oscar Barton

On January 1st, 1863, as the Civil War entered another hellish year, President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves in areas under rebellion and allowing the federal government to recruit African Americans into the Union Army, was enacted. At the time, thirty-year-old Oscar Barton was living in Vestal, New York. A descendent of free-blacks from Rhode Island, Barton’s grandfather had been a soldier during the American Revolution and Oscar would follow in his grandfather’s footsteps.

‘Uniquely New York’ is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Links:
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Photos Courtesy of:
Tioga County Historical Society
Library of Congress

Supernature Wild Flyers and how they are 'Defying Gravity'

A flying Paradise tree snake in Tenom, Borneo. photo: Jack Socha/BBC


Supernature Wild Flyers Defying Gravity airs on WSKG TV June 29, 2016 at 8pm. Explore the basic principles of flight to see how animals become airborne. From leapers to gliders, each creature has special techniques, but all must overcome the force of gravity. The sky is one of the world’s most challenging places to live, but across the planet an extraordinary range of animals do something we can only dream of – take to the air.


WSKG Arts is proud to partner with The Roy H. Park School of Communications for a series of Arts & Culture Shorts. This segment profiles the long running Ithaca College singing organization, Ithacappella, and examines their efforts to bring all of their past singers back to commemorate the group’s 20th anniversary. Told thru interviews with both past and present members this arts segment shows how vital this organization has been to the Ithaca College community.

Produced by Roy H. Park School of Communications; Edited by Luke Harbur

Should Organs Be Sold?

POINT TAKEN airs on WSKG TV Tuesday June 28th, 2016 at 11pm

Everyday over 3,000 new patients are added to the kidney waiting list? @Point Taken’s next debate asks if organs should be sold. Tell us what you think.


Join the conversation online using by using the hashtag #PointTakenPBS 

Each week, POINT TAKEN debates a topic Americans care about. We deliver smart, interesting guests who can disagree without being disagreeable.

Celebrating Graduation with the Class of… 2023?

Graduation season is in full swing across upstate New York. Hundreds of teenagers are taking that walk across the stage to receive their high school diploma. How exciting! But we can’t forget about the younger students who also have exciting milestones to celebrate with the end of a school year. Let’s spend some time talking about their achievements and keeping them motivated to reach graduation! Elizabeth Bigsby, used-to-be fifth grader from Union-Endicott, thanks her dad for supporting her in school and calculates that she will be a member of the Class of 2023!

Eight (or More) Reasons to be Amazed by the Octopus

Illustration by Eric Nyquist

This excerpt is from Science Friday’s annual Cephalopod Week, a celebration of octopus, squid, cuttlefish, and more.  Science Friday has been sharing cephalopod facts, photos, film, activities, and more. Video producer Luke Groskin takes us inside the lab of psychologist Frank Grasso for a look at how an octopus might see and experience the world around itself. And biologist Carrie Albertin explores the genome of one octopus species, and talks about some of the ways those genes account for the weird and wonderful abilities of this eight-limbed creature.