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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edQPBPa7_PI&feature=youtu.be

Not Sure What to Watch? This Passport Quiz Will Help!

Listen, there are a lot of shows on WSKG Passport. You’ll find dramas, ballets, historical documentaries, music concerts, science and nature programs – The list goes on! Sometimes having so many options makes it hard to decide what to watch. Lucky for you, our team of television scientists has put together a quiz that seeks to uncover your essential television selves! It will help you identify which public media programs will result in the best viewing experience.


How Southern Tier Farmers Fought To Hold The Union Line

Many books and movies have been written about Lieutenant Colonel Joshua Chamberlain and his valiant success at Little Roundtop, but very little has been said about the right end the line where Colonel Ireland was with his regiment. Today, they’re getting a little time in the sun. The 137th New York and their leader Colonel David Ireland held down the right side of the line on Culp’s Hill. Culp’s Hill is actually two hills sloping down into a ditch or a swale. On the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, General Lee and the Confederate army attempted to get around the Union line.

Margaretville, New York | #tbt

Today’s throwback Thursday photograph captures Main Street in Margaretville, New York, on June 5, 1947. The village of Margaretville is located in Delaware County and is situated inside the town of Middletown and on the border of Catskill Park. Today’s photo was taken by Bob Wyer, a reporter turned professional photographer from Delaware County. Over a career that spanned nearly 40 years, Boy Wyer and his wife Billie helped document the history of Delaware County. Wyer’s extensive collection of over 150,000 negatives is preserved by the Delaware County Historical Association in Delhi, NY.

Enter Into Faeryland At The New York Faerie Festival


Each year, a stretch of land just north of Windsor becomes something more than just your typical New York wilderness. The gates of faerie open up, and humans and the fey mingle for a weekend, celebrating music and art and fairy wings. The New York Faerie Festival is celebrating 8 years this weekend. Co-founder Billy Bardo spoke with Crystal Sarakas about the festival. The New York Faerie Festival opens to the world of faerie Friday through Sunday this weekend.

The Rockwell Museum Presents Paintings of Native American Life


The Rockwell Museum is hosting an exhibition of the work of Howard Terpning from the Eddie Basha Collection in Arizona.  We hear about Terpning’s career that went from creating iconic posters for classic films such as ‘Doctor Zhivago’ and ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ to depictions of the life of Native Americans of the Northern Plains. http://wskg.org/audio/terpningmix.mp3


Photo Credit: Howard Terpning, Gathering Sage for the Sun Dance, 2004, oil on canvas. © Terpning Family Limited Partnership, LLLP. All Rights Reserved

Comedian Tommy Koenig is a Musical Tour Guide Through the Baby Boom Generation


Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center is presenting comedian Tommy Koenig in his one-man show ‘Baby Boom Baby’. The show charts the journey of the Baby Boom Generation through the sound-track of their life. Koenig is a veteran of National Lampoon and a Baby Boomer himself. His song parodies reflect the times that the generation was living through. http://wskg.org/audio/koenigmix.mp3


Photo Credit: Tommy Koenig

'American Graduates' Honored at Corning High School Learning Center

Congratulations to the Class of 2016! Tomorrow, three more students from WSKG’s American Graduate project will walk up to the podium and receive their high school diploma. Yay! We extend our congratulations to these three and all the student participants in our media production partnership with Corning-Painted Post High School Learning Center. Since the premiere of their thoughtful videos, nine students have officially joined the club we spend so much time reflecting on: They are American Graduates!