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The Rush: Digging Into Addiction

The nation’s opioid addiction crisis has, in some quarters, led to a change in the public perception of addiction. More and more, policymakers are talking about substance abuse as a public health problem. However, there is a lot we still don’t know about how addiction works.

WSKG News takes a look at the life of an addicted person: how drug use affects them physiologically, what recovery looks like, and new methods communities might adopt in order to help them.

Support WSKG on One Day Wednesday–and help keep our community warm

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You’ve come to rely on WSKG for news, information and music programing that touches your heart and mind. WSKG is your Public Media Station. On October 19th, 2016, WSKG celebrates One Day Wednesday. We’ve significantly reduced the amount of time we spend on air asking for your support. Because of this, your contribution is more important than ever.

Claymation Abounds in Film Created By Northeast Bradford Students

‘Park Problems’ was recently awarded the ‘Best 6-8’ award in the 2016 Rod Serling Film Festival. John Pilvelis, Art/Gifted Program Teacher at Northeast Bradford School District, served as mentor to the students that created this film. He took some time to gather feedback from his students regarding their experience on this project:

What is your film about?  Can you summarize it in a few sentences? Our film involves a boy who tries to practice his clarinet in the park. Various animals get involved and complicate matters.

Ithaca Wants Supervised Injection. Vancouver Already Has It.

It’s the last Wednesday of the month in the Downtown Eastside neighborhood of Vancouver – the day when thousands of people living on the margins in this community get their monthly social assistance checks. The streets are full of activity, much of it drug-related.

Forces of Nature | Elements

Forces of Nature | Elements airs on WSKG TV September 21, 2016 at 8pm. The forces of nature make Earth a restless planet, but they also turned our ball of rock into a home for life. How did our planet’s ingredients, the chemical elements, come together and take that first crucial step from barren rock to a living world? 

Can Education in New York State Be Re-imagined?

This episode of Connect: NY introduces the idea that a Constitutional Convention in New York could impact the issues surrounding how children are equitably educated, how the education system is funded and why collective bargaining plays an important role.  Joining host Susan Arbetter for the conversation are:

Dr. Rick Timbs, Executive Director, Statewide School Finance Consortium

Tim Kremer, Executive Director, New York State School Boards Association

Dr. Gerry Benjamin, Associate Vice President for Regional Engagement and Director of the Benjamin Center at SUNY New Paltz

Dr. Peter Galie, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, Canisius College

Richard Casagrande, General Counsel, New York State United Teacher

The show aims to give stakeholders across New York State a better understanding of education issues. This episode of Connect: NY will air on WSKG TV Monday, September 19, 2016 at 9:00 p.m.

'American Graduate Day' Returns for 2016

American Graduate Day returns to WSKG TV on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 2:00pm. American Graduate Day 2016 supported by CPB, is a live, four-hour multiplatform broadcast that focuses on organizations and individuals keeping kids on the path to graduation. The event explores the importance of mentorship through the critical themes of early education, more and better learning, special needs, STEAM, dropout prevention and re-engagement, career readiness, and college completion. WSKG will also highlight the amazing dedication and work being done by local educators, our very own American Graduate Champions. https://youtu.be/PfjWKq6DGpI

 

Viewers can participate in the event by asking questions and sharing ideas before and during the broadcast on Twitter and Facebook, using the hashtags #AmGrad and #UpstateGrad.

Eastern European Chamber Music Comes to Stamford

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The Friends of Music of Stamford presents the Lysander Trio in a concert of music from Eastern Europe. The Lysander Piano Trio, a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, has been praised by the Strad for its “incredible ensemble, passionate playing, articulate and imaginative ideas and wide palette of colours.” They bring a program of music for piano trio by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Antonin Dvorak, and Latvian composer Peteris Vasks. http://wskg.org/audio/lysander.mp3

 

Photo credit: Lysander Trio