Alicia Keys – Landmarks Live In Concert: A Great Performances Special

Great Performances brings us a New pop music series, Landmarks Live in Concert. The debut episode features Grammy winner Alicia Keys who performs in notable locations all around New York including the world famous Circle Line, the Unisphere, and Harlem’s Apollo. Hosted by Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Alicia Keys - Landmarks Live In Concert: A Great Performances Special airs Friday, January 20, 2017 at 9:00 pm on WSKG.  

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Great Performances

Nancy Wildoner Plays 'Pop Pipes — Chart-toppers'

The Binghamton Theatre Organ Society presents organist Nancy Wildoner in the latest episode of her 'Pop Pipes' series: 'Chart-toppers'.  With the help of Magic 101.7 FM dj Tejay Schwartz, Nancy presents a retrospective of Top Ten hits from the 1950's to today.  Nancy talks about the two sides of her career as both a classical organist and a theatre organist, and the fun of preparing a program of inter-generational hits. http://wskg.org/audio/wildoner.mp3

 

Photo credit: William Wandling via Binghamton Theatre Organ Society

What I'm Watching – January 16, 2017 to January 29, 2017

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 January 16, 2017 to January 29, 2017
Airing now...

Bob the Builder: Phillip's Important Job

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 withWSKG using hashtag #WSKGBuddingBuilders! Check out the episode description below for what’s in store this weekend! Phillip annoys Betsy by insinuating that his work driving Mayor Madison is more important than hers. But when he breaks down en route to Anish Bose’s book launch at Fixham Castle, Phillip must accept Betsy’s help.

Victoria: Coming in January 2017 on Masterpiece

Get your first look at Victoria, starring Jenna Coleman and Rufus Sewell, coming in 2017 to MASTERPIECE on PBS. The eight-part drama follows Victoria from the time she becomes Queen in 1837 at the age of 18, through her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert. Famous for her candor and spirit, she was the first woman who seemed to have it all: a passionate marriage, nine children, and the job of being Queen of the world's most important nation. Victoria's often tumultuous reign lasted for 63 years; she was England's longest-serving monarch until she was overtaken by Elizabeth II in September, 2015. Episode #1: Doll 123 airs Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 9:00 pm.

PBS KIDS 24/7 comes to WSKG-2

PBS Kids Programming on WSKG
We are pleased to announce a new service to our community. On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, WSKG launched new, free 24/7 multiplatform children’s services. In collaboration with PBS, the free services include a new TV channel, a live stream on digital platforms and an interactive gaming feature, which will debut later in 2017. Together, these new services will support our mission to reach all children with high-quality educational content. This free 24/7 channel and live stream ensures that PBS KIDS educational media is available to all families, all the time and via a platform that works for them.

What Do Youth Have to Say to the Next President?

Letters to the Next President 2.0 engages and connects young people, aged 13–18, as they research, write, and make media to voice their opinions on issues that matter to them in the coming election. While candidates and media concentrated on issues that mattered to voters in the 2016 election season, teachers and students in our nation’s schools will concentrated on issues that matter to the next generation of voters. Check out the national archive of youth voices that contributed to Letters to the Next President. Interested in trying this in your classroom? If your students had 60 seconds to tell the next president of the United States about an issue they care about, what would they say? Note: This lesson plan is adapted from the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs curriculum.

Spare Productions Present 'No Exit'

Spare Productions is making a big departure from their succession of musicals with Jean-Paul Sartre's existential drama 'No Exit'. Originally written in French with the title 'Huis Clos', this version has been translated into English by Paul Bowles.  Kassidy Shea, playing Ines, and Marisa Valent, not only playing Estelle but also the producer, talk about about the decision to break from musicals to produce this deep and serious play while on a break from their university studies. http://wskg.org/audio/noexit.mp3

 

Photo credit: Spare Productions

The Nuclear Option

NOVA The Nuclear Option airs on WSKG TV January 11, 2017 at 9pm

Five years after the earthquake and tsunami that triggered the unprecedented trio of meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, scientists and engineers are struggling to control an ongoing crisis. What’s next for Fukushima? What’s next for Japan? And what’s next for a world that seems determined to jettison one of our most important carbon-free sources of energy? Despite the catastrophe—and the ongoing risks associated with nuclear—a new generation of nuclear power seems poised to emerge the ashes of Fukushima.

Local Teacher Center to Host Common Core Parent Night

Have you ever asked yourself what is a number bond or a ten frame? Have you ever thought why this multistep process to solve a math problem is so important? Come spend a night engaging in exactly these discussions. Learn about the strategies being taught as a part of common core math. See how the skills begin in kindergarten and develop step by step, building each year.