Alzheimer's : Every Minute Counts

Alzheimer's : Every Minute Counts airs on WSKG-TV January 25, 2017 at 10pm

Many know the unique tragedy of this disease, but few know that Alzheimer’s is one of the most critical public health crises facing America. This powerful documentary illuminates the social and economic consequences for the country unless a medical breakthrough is discovered for this currently incurable disease. There are now over five million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease. Because of the growing number of aging baby boomers, and the fact that the onset of Alzheimer’s is primarily age-related, the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s is projected to rise by 55% by 2030, and by 2050 the Alzheimer’s Association estimates the total number could explode to nearly 14 million. This “tsunami” of Alzheimer’s will not only be a profound human tragedy, but an overwhelming economic one as well.

Silent Drive

Sh! This month, WSKG is holding a "silent campaign," a pledge drive without any program interruptions. New members are especially needed... people like you who have never donated to WSKG before. Support independent news and creative special programming.

Chinese New Year Teaching Tools From PBS LearningMedia

Chinese New Year | All About the Holidays
Learn more about the history and traditions behind Chinese New Year, a celebration of good fortune at the end of winter celebrated by Chinese people around the world. How do you celebrate the new year? For lesson plans, additional resources, and more teacher support, download our free iBook from the iTunes store All About the Holidays.  

Brad Paisley – Landmarks Live In Concert: A Great Performances Special

Country music superstar Paisley returns to his roots in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains for a special outdoor concert before an audience of 35,000 from the Mountainlaire at West Virginia University. As the hit-maker behind 23 number one singles and the winner of just about every Country music award imaginable, Brad brings his unique skills as a singer songwriter, guitarist and entertainer back to his home state. In addition to the WVU performance, Brad takes viewers on an up-close and personal tour of the campus and some of his special “hometown” places from a perspective and history that is his alone, in the process exploring his passion for sports and love of WV Athletics, some thoughts on the next chapter of his remarkably successful career, and of course his lifelong relationship with the place that started it all: the beautiful Mountain State of West Virginia.  Hosted By Chad Smith from The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Brad Paisley - Landmarks Live In Concert: A Great Performances Special airs Friday, January 27, 2017 at 9:00 pm on WSKG.

SRO Productions Present the Musical '1776'

SRO Productions is presenting the musical '1776' by Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone.  Sam Goodyear talks with Mickey Woyshner who plays John Adams, and Scott Fisher who is director and is also playing the crotchety Rhode Island delegate Stephen Hopkins. They talk about amassing the number of men needed to cast the show and producing this innovative staging in the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage in Johnson City.  They also talk about the musical number in the show that so offended President Richard Nixon that it was eliminated from the filmed version, but it is retained for this production. http://wskg.org/audio/1776.mp3

 

Photo credit: 3rdCoastPhotography.net via Flickr

Bob the Builder: A Sinking Feeling

It’s an all-new season of Bob the Builder every Saturday morning at 7:00am on WSKG Create. And don’t forget to share photos or feedback of your students/kids with WSKG using hashtag #WSKGBuddingBuilders! Check out the episode description below for what’s in store this weekend! In Too Deep
Bob must replace the jetties at the marina, but the ground is slippery, so Stretch has to do the digging. Scoop wants to dig too, but in trying to keep up with Stretch, he slides around and gets stuck.

'Birds of East Africa' Land in Ithaca

The Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca is presenting a world premiere.  Playwright Wendy Dann, a long-time associate of Kitchen Theatre, has written a new play, 'Birds of East Africa'. She and Artistic Director Rachel Lampert talk about the joys and challenges of presenting a new play that deals with creating a new family after a life-changing event. http://wskg.org/audio/africa.mp3

 

Photo credit: Andy Morffew via Flickr

The Little Delaware Youth Ensemble Presents their Winter Concerts

The Little Delaware Youth Ensemble presents their Winter Concerts in two locations, on January 29 at 3pm in the Anderson Theatre on the Hartwick Colleg campus, then February 5 at 3pm in the United Ministry Church in Delhi.  Music Director Uli Speth talks about the music on the program, the support the parents give these young musicians, and keeping in touch with graduates of the ensemble. http://wskg.org/audio/ldye0129.mp3

 

Photo credit: Little Delaware Youth Ensemble

Get a Sneak Peek at the Second Season of 'Mercy Street'

Join us at WSKG Studios in Vestal as we preview the first episode from season two of Mercy Street on January 19 at 6PM. The screening is free and open to the public, but space is limited and an RSVP is required. Write to rsvp@wskg.org . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tP5QjOfqGg

Inspired by real people and events, Mercy Street goes beyond the front lines of the Civil War and into the chaotic world of the Mansion House Hospital in Union-occupied Alexandria, Virginia. Mercy Street takes viewers beyond the battlefield and into the lives of Americans on the Civil War home front as they face the unprecedented challenges of one of the most turbulent times in our nation’s history. Season 2 of Mercy Street premieres January 22, 2017 at 8PM on WSKG TV.

'East Meets West' at the Cyber Cafe West

World Music performer Don Baragiano is performing on Wednesday, January 25 at Cyber Cafe West, 176 Main Street in Binghamton.  A graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, he first became fascinated with non-Western music while working for the US Treasury Department in Saudi Arabia.  He tells us about performing World Music with a band and by himself, and we hear a little of his album 'Releasing the HOW'. http://wskg.org/audio/baragiano.mp3

 

Photo credit: Don Baragiano