'Team Animal Ninja Competition' Combines Fact, Creative Writing and Beautiful Illustration

Inaaya Sethi’s story The Team Animal Ninja Competition has received the 1st place honor in the third grade category in WSKG’s local 2016 PBS KIDS Writers Contest.  Inaaya is 8 years old and in third grade at The Crescent Academy in Johnson City, NY.   Inaaya loves to draw, colour, and write stories.  She’s a Girl Scout who loves the outdoors and is on the lacrosse team.  You can often find her outside hiking by the river, swimming, slacklining or biking.

Antibiotic Resistance, Bumble Bees and DIY Summer Projects, Today on Science Friday

Bumblebee showing the array of hairs on its body. Image courtesy of Gregory Sutton, Dom Clarke, Erica Morley, and Daniel Robert

Science Friday airs every Friday on WSQX at 2pm. On this episode of Science Friday, doctors are reviving ideas from the pre-antibiotic age to fight drug-resistant bacteria. And a look at how bumblebees know where to buzz. Last week, the U.S. Army announced the arrival of a new enemy on American soil.

Ithaca Girl Shares Winning Story in WSKG's Youth Writers Contest

Juliana Grantz won 1st place in the Fifth Grade category in the 2016 WSKG Youth Writers Contest.  Juliana is eleven years old and lives in Ithaca, NY, but is in the midst of moving to Aurora, NY right now! She has three younger sisters, no brothers, and another sister coming in October. Juliana enjoys singing, acting, writing, drawing, and other creative pastimes. She would like to be many things when she grows up, including an author and songwriter.


Deadline To Register To Vote In Congressional Primaries Is Friday

To have a say in the upcoming Congressional primaries, New Yorkers will need to register to vote by Friday. That won’t help all voters. All primaries in New York State are closed. That means in order to vote people registering will need to declare a party. That’s been a big deal to New York voters this election season.

Tornado Aftermath, 1905 | #tbt

On the evening of June 5th, 1905, the residents of Binghamton, New York, were violently awoken by the thunderous sounds of a tornado that ripped through the city’s Southside. Fortunately, while the storm did serious damage to some homes and barns, no one was killed. For throwback Thursday, we’ve put together a slideshow of photographs taken the day after the storm. The photos highlight some of the destruction caused across Binghamton.  

Photographs Courtesy of the Broome County Historical Society.

Actors Tell the Stories of Vietnam Veterans


‘I Was There in ’67” is a play that consists of monologues from 10 Vietnam Veterans, collected and edited by playwright Judith Present.  It is being presented in one performance this weekend. Actor Foster Daniels talks about his character and the interactions he has had with some of the men who really were there. http://wskg.org/audio/present67.mp3


Photo credit: Bernt Rostad via Flickr

Benjamin Bennitt

On April 12, 1861, confederate forces opened fire on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor and America was thrust into Civil War. Three days later President Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to put down the rebellion, and individuals from across the Southern Tier answered the call. The first person to enlist from Urbana, New York was Benjamin Bennitt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMJG6X_UF-Y

‘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:
Path Through History
WSKG’s Path Through History
Steuben County Historical Society

Photos Courtesy of:
Steuben County Historical Society
Library of Congress