Teacher Resource Day at Museum of the Earth

Museum of the Earth, located in Trumansburg NY is holding their annual  Teacher Resource Day on October 1st, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Teachers and educators will be treated to free fossils, resources, specimens and publications for use at their schools and in their classrooms.

Guest speakers include Dr. Justin Richardson, Critical Zone Observatory Network Post-Doctoral Fellow and Nancy Coddington, WSKG Public Media Director of Science of Content, Services & Programming. If you are a teacher/educator, sign up today at:


A Little Hocus-Pocus From The Slambovians


The Slambovian Circus of Dreams returns Oxford this weekend. Frontman Joziah Longo talked with Crystal Sarakas about the band’s name, and what it’s like playing the same room for more than a decade. The concert takes place Saturday night at 7:30 at 6 on the Square in Oxford, NY.  

Check out their performance from a few years back at WSKG, as part of the Expressions series! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBBT-_UhzoI

The Binghamton Philharmonic Opens its Season with 'Blockbusters!'


The Binghamton Philharmonic presents ‘Blockbusters!’, the first concert of the season, on Saturday, October 1 at 7:30pm in the Forum on Washington Street in Downtown Binghamton. Guest conductor leads the orchestra in the overture to Gioachino Rossini’s opera William Tell, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No.3, “Eroica”, and the Violin Concerto No.1 by Max Bruch, with violin soloist Angelo Xiang Yu.  We hear from the soloist and Maestro Hege about the concert. http://wskg.org/audio/bpo100116.mp3


Photo credit: Kate Lemmon via www.angeloviolin.com

What Would You Do With A Trillion Dollars? Students Respond Through Short Film.

This is a short video collaboratively made by Buffalo Youth Media Institute students at the Buffalo Center for Art and Technology. The students were asked to explore the question of what they would do with a trillion dollars.  Congratulations to student filmmakers Jefferson Manuel, Wilson Morerro, and Saeed Muhammad for winning the honor of ‘Best Social Commentary’ in the 2016 Rod Serling Film Festival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JqUkXBO4Pc&feature=youtu.be

The 2016 Rod Serling Film Festival will be held at the Art Mission & Theater on October 16, 2016 and all winning selections can be found here.

A Musician Caught Between Art and Politics is Forced to Explain his Actions


Chenango River Theatre is presenting Ronald Harwood’s play ‘Taking Sides’. Wilhelm Furtwängler was the best conductor of his time.  Unfortunately that time included Nazi Germany and World War II.  He remained in Germany, an ardent opponent of the Nazis, insulated by his great fame, and useful as a propaganda tool.  Yet, after the war, his actions were judged suspect. ‘Taking Sides’ explores the interrogations he experienced. Actor James Wetzel talks about playing the American Major charged with forcing Furtwängler to admit that he willingly collaborated with the Nazis. http://wskg.org/audio/sidesmix.mp3


Photo Credit: iClassical.com via Flickr



Corning Welcomes Autumn with an Urban Arts Crawl


Urban Corning presents an Urban Arts Crawl on Friday, September 29 in Downtown Corning.  Logan Sweet from Urban Corning talks about the many events and exhibits, including the Rockwell Museum, 171 Cedar Arts Center, the West End Gallery, the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, and the Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.  It also features the unveiling of the latest Alley Art Project mural – a special Rockwell Museum 40th Anniversary project and collaboration between acclaimed artist Virgil Ortiz and Corning’s own High School Learning Center Students. http://wskg.org/audio/loganmix.mp3


Photo credit: Urban Corning


Delaware County Students Honored For Documenting Regional Industry

A trio of students from Downsville Central School, located in Downsville, NY, submitted this film for consideration in the category of ‘Best Documentary’. Their hard work paid off and filmmakers Joshua Davis, Richelle Gardner, and Brandon Mott took the award for 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNsA9oa5RFo&feature=youtu.be

The 2016 Rod Serling Film Festival will be held at the Art Mission & Theater on October 16, 2016 and all winning selections can be found here.

Corning Museum of Glass Resident Artist Helen Tegeler

WSKG Arts is proud to partner with the Corning Museum of Glass for a series of arts shorts featuring their past resident artists. This segment features 2015 artist Helen Tegeler. Helen is inspired by the transitional properties of plants, and extrapolates upon that in her work. From growth patterns and branching to surface textures and patterns, she feels there are infinite design possibilities when interpreting plants in glass. She loves exploring seeds, and the potential they hold for great change.

Nature's Wonderland | India

Living Root Bridge, Meghalaya, photo by Ben Southwell. Nature’s Wonderland | India airs on WSKG-TV on September 28, 2016 at 10 p.m.

How does a country with a population of more than a billion people still have room for such a huge range of wildlife? Wildlife expert Liz Bonnin has had a passion for India from the moment she first set foot there. Actor Freida Pinto (“Slumdog Millionaire”) grew up there, and she understands the deep bond between Indians and their natural world. Mountaineer Jon Gupta has climbed throughout the Himalayas, and he’s summitted Everest, but he’s never climbed in India.

Printable Program Guides for October 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