Spy In the Wild | Bad Behavior

Spy In the Wild Bad Behavior airs on WSKG-TV on February 22 at 8 p.m.


Spy Creatures infiltrate the underground world of animal mischief, crime, and retribution. Spy Monkey is caught between crossfires as real monkeys fight over beach bar alcohol. Spy Egret is also a waterhole victim when elephants throw mud everywhere.

The BU Theatre Department Presents 'A Lie of the Mind'


The Binghamton University Theatre Department presents Sam Shepard’s drama ‘A Lie of the Mind’ in five performances in the Watters Theatre of the Fine Arts Building on the Binghamton University campus. Director Anne Brady talks about Sam Shepherds autobiographical connection to the play and working with young actors playing complex characters. The production contains adult content and is not suitable for young audiences. http://wskg.org/audio/shepherd.mp3


Photo credit: Binghamton University Theatre Department

The Photography of Sol Goldberg | Chords of Memory

In this episode of Chords of Memory we highlight the photography of Sol Goldberg, a photographer from Ithaca, New York. Joanna Patchett sings “Mister Sun”. Photographs courtesy of the History Center in Tompkins County. https://youtu.be/oIfsrP0ii94

Chords of Memory is a web series from WSKG that combines historic photographs with local musical talent. In each episode, a local artist provides the musical backdrop to a showcase of hand-selected images from various photographic archives.

All About the Holidays | Presidents Day

Presidents Day | All About the Holidays
Presidents Day is an opportunity for the country to acknowledge the leaders of its government. See how it evolved from a birthday party for George Washington to an observance for all of the Presidents. For lesson plans, additional resources, and more teacher support, download our free iBook from the iTunes store: All About the Holidays.

Listen Now: Free-Range Folk For February 18, 2017


Free-Range Folk
February 18, 2017

Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstandt, Emmylou Harris – “Those Memories of You”
The Complete Trio Collection (2016, Rhino Entertainment)

Gillian Welch – “The Way It Goes”
The Harrow & The Harvest (2011, Acony Records)

Sara Watkins – “Tenderhearted”
Young In All The Wrong Ways (2016, New West Records)

The Northern Belle – “Bad Habit”
Bad Habit (2016, Vestkyst Records)

Neko Case – “Magpie to the Morning”
The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You (2013, Anti)

The Head and the Heart – “Lost In My Mind”
The Head and the Heart (2011, Sub Pop Records)

Teresa Storch – “Come Clean”
Come Clean (2014, Independent)

Neptune’s Car – “A Blue Sky Turned To Rust”
The 45th Parallel (2015, Independent)

Heather Styka – “Birch Log”
While This Planet Spins Beneath Our Feet (2014, Kite Stripe Records)

Amber Rubarth – “When It Fits”
Good Mystery (2009, Indepedent)

Connor Garvey – “Mountain Song”
Where Ocean Meets Land” (2011, Mishara Music)

Driftwood – “Gasoline”
City Lights (2016, Independent)

Darling West – “The Sweetest Tune”
Vinyl and a Heartache (2016, Vestkst Records)

J. Tillman – “Love No Less Worthy”
Singing Ax (2010, Western Vinyl)

John Gorka – “She’s That Kind Of Mystery”
Bright Side of Down (2014, Red House Records)

Chris Smither – “Seems So Real”
Leave The Light On (2014, Signature Sounds Recordings)

Eliza Gilkyson – “Eliza Jane”
The Nocturne Diaries (2014, Red House Records)

Tom Waits – “Hold On”
Mule Variations (1999, Anti-)

Johnny Cash – “Ain’t No Grave”
American VI: Ain’t No Grave (2010, American Recordings)

Dead Man Winter – “This House Is On Fire”
This House Is On Fire (2017 GNDWire Records)

Nickel Creek – “Destination”
A Dotted Line (2014, Nonesuch Records)

Mighty Oaks – “Back To You”
Howl (2015, Vertigo/Capitol)

Brandi Carlile – “The Eye”
The Eye (2015, ATO Records)

Rosanne Cash – “A Feather’s Not A Bird”
The River & The Thread (2013, Blue Note Records)

Rhiannon Giddens – “She’s Got You”
Tomorrow Is My Turn (2014, Nonesuch Records)

Ellis – “How Would It Be?” Break The Spell (2008, Rubberneck Records)

Ellis Paul – “God’s Promise”
The Speed of Trees (2002, Philo)

Ending Tune:

Steel Wheels – “Mountains Quake”
Leave Some Things Behind (2015, Big Ring Records)

Dinosaur Train: What's at the Center of the Earth?

In this one-hour special, the Conductor has a special surprise for our favorite Pteranodon Family, the Dinosaur Drill train! This amazing machine gives its passengers a front row seat as they dig deep underground on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure below the Earth’s surface. There they discover a whole new world from fossils and troglobites to rivers of lava. The family gains a whole new perspective on our planet and what it’s made of… especially after a runaway mine cart thrill ride!

The Civic Ensemble of Ithaca Performs an Encore


The Civic Ensemble of Ithaca is bringing back their production of Athol Fugard’s play ‘My Children! My Africa!’ Director Melanie Dreyer-Lude talks about the play and her cast. “The great South African playwright Athol Fugard confronts the tragedy of apartheid in this compelling tale set in a segregated township in 1984. In the face of increasing racial tension, a humble and humane black teacher attempts to persuade his best (and most charismatic) student that education, not violence, is the answer to South Africa’s problems. Fugard’s play resonates deeply with the increasing influence of the Black Lives Matter movement challenging the old guard of the Civil Rights movement and with ongoing debates over racial inequality in American public schools.”

The Binghamton Community Orchestra Speaks 'Franglais'


The Binghamton Community Orchestra presents ‘Parlez-vous Franglais?’ Music Director Timothy Perry talks about this concert of music by French composers influenced by English music and English composers writing music with a French accent. The guest soloist is 17 year old alto saxophonist Andrew Tleon, who is the STMTA Competition Winner. Andrew talks about how he started playing the saxophone and the surprisingly large classical repertoire for the instrument. http://www.wskg.org/audio/tleon.mp3


Photo credit: Binghamton Community Orchestra




New York Met Unveils 2017-18 Opera Season

WSKG Public Media will again present the New York Metropolitan Opera’s 87th consecutive Saturday Matinee Radio Broadcast season.  These live broadcasts commonly begin in early afternoon on WSKG Radio. It kicks off on December 2, 2017 with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Requiem and continues through the May 5 matinee of Roméo et Juliette. The broadcast season will once again be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. Mary Jo Heath returns for her third season as host and Ira Siff returns for his 11th season as commentator for the broadcasts, which feature a range of dynamic intermission features, live backstage interviews with artists, and the ever-popular Opera Quiz. The Metropolitan Opera’s full 2017-18 season will feature 220 performances of 26 works, including two Met premieres.

Arts Roundup: Tri-Cities Opera, Goodnight Moonshine, Steve Hackett, Cinderella and more!


Chris Kocher, Entertainment Editor for the Gannett Central NY newspapers, joins Crystal Sarakas to highlight some of the arts events coming up this weekend. Highlights include: Tri-Cities Opera performing the music of Ravel and Schonberg; the national tour of Cinderella comes to Elmira; Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett plays at the State Theater in Ithaca; and Goodnight, Moonshine, featuring Molly Venter and Eben Pariser, plays at 6 on the Square in Oxford.