What I'm Watching – July 18, 2016 to July 31, 2016

As the TV Program Manager for WSKG, I watch a lot of videos.  Here on wskg.org, I’ll share a glimpse at some of my favorite programs that WSKG will broadcast and video clips I think you should check out online. I hope you enjoy! And let me know what you think – tell us in the comments. — Stacey

Weeks of July 18, 2016 to July 31, 2016
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Tots + Tech | iQ SmartParent

What happens when kids under age 8 watch TV and are exposed to screens? We’ll discuss current research and practical considerations of exposing children to media during the early childhood years, explore the impact of educational screen time on kids of various backgrounds, and offer iQ: smartparents some tips for raising young children in our media-rich environment. https://youtu.be/RymaUa9kDMo

Watch this episode on WSKG TV on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 5:30am. And find more resources such as Episode Discussion Guide, book recommendations, studies, and links online at the series website:

Deposit, New York | #tbt

Today’s throwback Thursday photo shows Front Street in Deposit, NY, on August 10, 1948. The image was taken by Bob Wyer, a reporter turned professional photographer from Delaware County. The first settler arrived in the area in 1789. Logging was an important early industry for the community, and felled tress were often “deposited” by the riverbank before being floated downstream. In 1811, the settlement was incorporated as the village of Deposit.

Love and Passion On The H.M.S. Pinafore


Summer Savoyards presents “H.M.S. Pinafore, or The Lass That Loved A Sailor” July 15-17 at the Anderson Center at Binghamton University. Crystal Sarakas talks with Jana Kucera, who plays Josephine, and Danel Vaglica, who plays Little Buttercup. Here’s a fun look back at the 2002 Summer Savoyards production of H.M.S. Pinafore. See if you can spot the WSKG folk who were part of the cast! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0-x_SiGlJA

Arts Roundup: A Chorus Line in Cortland, Darkhorse Dramatists in Binghamton, and Chad Lefkowitz-Brown and Christian Li in Elmira


Chris Kocher, Entertainment Editor for the Press & Sun-Bulletin, the Elmira Star Gazette, and the Ithaca Journal, joins Crystal Sarakas to talk about some of the other arts events coming up in the region. Grammy-award winning jazz performer Chad Lefkowitz Brown and pianist Christian Li, both Horseheads natives, return for one final performance at the Starlight Room in Elmira. Here’s a talk that Christian Li did at the TEDx Chemung River program in 2015. Li believes that improvisation is not only the key to Jazz, but an important aspect of a well-lived life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpljZUtUxKg

Chekhov's 'Three Sisters' Speak for Themselves at Franklin Stage


The Artistic Director of the Franklin Stage Company, Carmela Marner, admits that having been an only child, she has always been fascinated with Chekhov’s play ‘The Three Sisters’. Over the past year Marner has been paring down Chekhov’s multi-character play into a story told by only those three sisters.  The result is ‘We 3’. http://wskg.org/audio/we3mix.mp3


Photo credit: Franklin Stage Company

Teen Wonders How to Move Forward After Week of Violence

Police officers in Oakland, Calif., line up across from demonstrators on July 7 as protesters marched against police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota. Amanda Agustin/Youth Radio

After a week of violence and death, Youth Radio’s Soraya Shockley ponders how to move forward despite the sadness and anger.  

On Tuesday, in Baton Rouge Louisiana, 37-year-old Alton Sterling was shot by police. The next day, in Falcon Heights, Minnesota police shot and killed 32-year-old Philando Castile. Both were black men, and videos of their deaths have been watched by millions on social media. Including me. These two videos aren’t special.

Jedediah Strong Smith

Jedediah Strong Smith was born in what is now Bainbridge New York in 1799. As a young boy he learned to hunt and fish in the forests of Upstate New York and Pennsylvania. However, Smith’s family found itself constantly on the move – following the steady flow of setters to the west. It was in the untamed west that Smith would become on of the nations greatest explorers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhFzvmwjlkY

‘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.

Willis Sharpe Kilmer

In 1890, Willis Sharpe Kilmer arrived in Binghamton, New York where he took over the advertising department of the family patent medicine business. Young Willis devised a new and extremely effective print campaign that turned one of the companies many products, Dr. Kilmer’s Swamp Root Kidney Liver and Bladder Cure, into a household name. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWE4nnhSckM

‘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
Broome County Historical Society

Photos Courtesy of:
Broome County Historical Society