Generations Come Together to Bridge the Digital Divide in ‘Cyber-Seniors’

A group of seniors end up in a competition to create the most-viewed YouTube video. They are tutored in the ways of social media by a pair of high-school-age sisters who believe that online communication helps grandparents and grandkids stay close. Watch on WSKG TV Monday, November 28, 2016 at 9:00pm. 

The Inspiration
The idea for the Cyber-Seniors documentary came from a high school project that was launched by the director’s two sisters, Macaulee and Kascha Cassaday. The sisters had witnessed firsthand how learning to use the Internet had transformed their grandparents’ lives. After learning some basic skills, their grandparents were in touch several times a week by email, Facebook and Skype.

Generations Come Together to Bridge the Digital Divide in 'Cyber-Seniors'

A group of seniors end up in a competition to create the most-viewed YouTube video. They are tutored in the ways of social media by a pair of high-school-age sisters who believe that online communication helps grandparents and grandkids stay close. Watch on WSKG TV Monday, November 28, 2016 at 9:00pm. 

The Inspiration
The idea for the Cyber-Seniors documentary came from a high school project that was launched by the director’s two sisters, Macaulee and Kascha Cassaday. The sisters had witnessed firsthand how learning to use the Internet had transformed their grandparents’ lives. After learning some basic skills, their grandparents were in touch several times a week by email, Facebook and Skype.

Tenor Timothy Fallon Performs Liszt, Schubert, and Beach in Binghamton

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Tenor Timothy Fallon and pianist Ammiel Bushakevitz are presenting a recital at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church on Leroy Street in Binghamton on Saturday, November 26 at 7:30.  The program includes music by Franz Liszt, Franz Schubert, and Amy Beach. The recital is part of a series of concerts culminating in their debut at Wigmore Hall in London in January. The Bis recording label has just released their recording of songs by Liszt. http://wskg.org/audio/timfallon.mp3

 

Photo credit: Timothy Fallon

Heavenly Eating Is A Tasty Local Food Blog

WSKG Arts profiles the Heavenly Eating Food Blog in this Art & Culture Short. Chef Frank Purrazzi from Ithaca’s Northstar House and his friend Max Lerner bonded over their love of food and started posting videos to their blog in an attempt to educate the public that making delicious meals with local ingredients is not that difficult. With their easy-going demeanors, fun personalities and unique recipes the blog quickly garnered fans from all over the world. We caught up with Max and Chef Frank at Silver Queen Farm in Trumansburg, New York as they were filming one of their videos. Silver Queen is one of the many local farms that Chef Frank uses to keep his restaurant’s ingredients as fresh as possible. Supporting regional food suppliers and farmers is extremely important to Heavenly Eating and they urge everyone to eat local as much as possible.

Lang Lang’s New York Rhapsody

Watch as internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang performs a love letter to New York in this LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER special, featuring music from Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Danny Elfman, Lou Reed, Alicia Keys, Don Henley and more.  

 

Lang Lang’s New York Rhapsody airs Friday, November 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm

 Photo Credit: Courtesy of Richard Termine

Lang Lang's New York Rhapsody

Watch as internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang performs a love letter to New York in this LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER special, featuring music from Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Danny Elfman, Lou Reed, Alicia Keys, Don Henley and more.  

 

Lang Lang’s New York Rhapsody airs Friday, November 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm

 Photo Credit: Courtesy of Richard Termine

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No Paperwork, Just Lunch: This Bill Could Change How Schools Feed Students

For decades, free and reduced priced school meals have been a source of healthy food for low-income kids. Last school year, over a million New York children qualified for free or reduced meals. WSKG’s Sarah Gager and Gabe Altieri discuss a bill currently in Congress that could change how schools feed students. It’s a bill that reauthorizes the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Interview Highlights

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act has been up for reauthorization since last year. Currently, it’s running in the format that passed in 2012 while lawmakers work out an updated version. There are two different versions in the House and Senate.

WSKG Public Media Names New President & CEO

WSKG is pleased to announce that its Board of Trustees has selected Mr. Greg Catlin as its next President and CEO. Mr. Catlin will join WSKG on December 5, 2016.  From a field of 58 applicants, Mr. Catlin was the unanimous choice of the Board.  Mr. Catlin will work with staff and the Board of Trustees in developing new programing and education projects, expanding the local news and its online presence, and in creating more visibility for the station. Mr. Catlin was formerly the general manager of WBNG-TV in Binghamton, New York where he spent nearly 34 years of his career.  While at WBNG, Mr. Catlin rose through the ranks from news reporter to news anchor, to news director, to vice president of news, and eventually to General Manager. “We are excited to find that the best candidate was also a local candidate” said Katherine A. Fitzgerald, Chair of the WSKG Search Committee.  “We believe that Mr. Catlin is the right person to lead our station in expansion of our local news coverage, to increase support for our local history productions, and to continue to move all our programing to the various digital platforms.”

WSKG Public Media Names New President & CEO

WSKG is pleased to announce that its Board of Trustees has selected Mr. Greg Catlin as its next President and CEO. Mr. Catlin will join WSKG on December 5, 2016.  From a field of 58 applicants, Mr. Catlin was the unanimous choice of the Board.  Mr. Catlin will work with staff and the Board of Trustees in developing new programing and education projects, expanding the local news and its online presence, and in creating more visibility for the station. Mr. Catlin was formerly the general manager of WBNG-TV in Binghamton, New York where he spent nearly 34 years of his career.  While at WBNG, Mr. Catlin rose through the ranks from news reporter to news anchor, to news director, to vice president of news, and eventually to General Manager. “We are excited to find that the best candidate was also a local candidate” said Katherine A. Fitzgerald, Chair of the WSKG Search Committee.  “We believe that Mr. Catlin is the right person to lead our station in expansion of our local news coverage, to increase support for our local history productions, and to continue to move all our programing to the various digital platforms.”

First Peoples | Americas Screening at Cinemapolis

Join WSKG Science on Tuesday, November 29th at the Cinemapolis in Ithaca for a special screening of First Peoples. The PBS documentary follows the first Homo sapiens as they traveled across the continents. This screening is in partnership with the Tioga County Public Library Ithaca Explores Human Origins exhibition and Cinemapolis. The screening is free of charge, no need for reservations. When: November 29th 7 p.m.

Where: Cinemapolis   120 E Green St, Ithaca, NY 14850