Printable Program Guides for April 2017

We’ve stopped production and mailing of our Gamut program guide, preferring to put over $50,000 of annual resources directly into WSKG programs and services. For those who would prefer them, we provide these printable PDF guides. Radio Guide, WSKG and WSQX

WSKG HDTV condensed guide

WSKG DT-2, “PBS Kids” condensed guide

WSKG DT-3, “Create” condensed guide

WSKG DT-4, “World” condensed guide

WSKG HDTV DAYTIME condensed guide

WSKG HDTV WEEKEND DAYTIME condensed guide

EXPANDED LISTINGS for WSKG HDTV

EXPANDED LISTINGS for WSKG DT-2, “PBS Kids”

EXPANDED LISTINGS for WSKG DT-3, “Create”

EXPANDED LISTINGS for WSKG DT-4, “World”

Now Streaming: The Bronte Sisters, Ovarian Psycos, and More

It’s TV on your time. Consider adding a few of these shows and documentaries to your watchlist this weekend. Click +Add to save the show for later or begin streaming online right away. It’s WSKG on your schedule. To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters
Expires: April 9, 2017
Learn the extraordinary story of how, against all odds, the famous literary trio had their genius for writing romantic novels recognized in a male-dominated 19th-century world.

Pianist John Covelli Welcomes Liam Teague Back

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The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage of the Goodwill Theatre presents an encore of the pairing of pianist John Covelli and “the Paganini of the Steel Pan”, Liam Teague.  John Covelli speaks about meeting Liam Teague and their first joint concert in 2015 and how popular demand brought them back together. http://wskg.org/audio/covelliteague.mp3

 

Photo credit: liamteague.com

 

 

Climate Change Skeptic Group Seeks to Influence 200,000 Teachers

The Heartland Institute says it will send the book “Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming” to every public school science teacher in the nation. (Brenna Verre, FRONTLINE)

by Katie Worth, FRONTLINE/Columbia Journalism School Fellowships

Twenty-five thousand science teachers opened their mailboxes this month and found a package from the Heartland Institute, a libertarian think tank that rejects the scientific consensus on climate change. It contained the organization’s book “Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming,” as well as a DVD rejecting the human role in climate change and arguing instead that rising temperatures have been caused primarily by natural phenomena. The material will be sent to an additional 25,000 teachers every two weeks until every public-school science teacher in the nation has a copy, Heartland president and CEO Joseph Bast said in an interview last week. If so, the campaign would reach more than 200,000 K-12 science teachers.

Four Weeks Left for Children to Enter Annual Writing Contest

The PBS KIDS Writers Contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. It encourages children in grades K-3 in communities across the country to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces.  The contest extends the powerful tradition and annual success of the national “Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest.” In 2014, the WSKG Youth Writers Contest launched in an effort to offer older students a unique writing opportunity, too!  This local contest is open to students in grades 4, 5, and 6. PBS KIDS Writers Contest (K-3) Entry Form
PBS KIDS Writers Contest Rules
WSKG Youth Writers Contest Entry Form & Rules

Submissions must be postmarked by April 28, 2017 and mailed to:

PBS Kids Writers Contest
c/o WSKG Public Media
Attn: J. Stapleton
601 Gates Road
Vestal, New York 13850

Questions ? Contact jstapleton@wskg.org

Comedic Actress and Singer Christine Pedi Performs in Binghamton

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The Goodwill Theatre present singer and voice impressionist Christine Pedi  performing her show ‘Great Dames’ in a ‘Stardust Gala’ at the DoubleTree in downtown Binghamton on Friday, March 31. No stranger to radio, she talks about how, as a long-time cast member of ‘Forbidden Broadway’, she discovered her talent for vocal impressions. In ‘Great Dames’ she brings a host of Broadway voices with her. http://wskg.org/audio/pedi.mp3

 

Photo credit: www.christinepedi.com

Bruce Borton Leads his Last Binghamton University Chorus Concert

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The Binghamton University Chorus and Orchestra presents a concert of the ‘Missa in Angustiis’ by Franz Joseph Haydn, known as the ‘Lord Nelson Mass’, and two works by Gabriel Faure, the ‘Requiem’ and the ‘Cantique de Jean Racine.’ This is Professor Bruce Borton’s last concert with the ensemble before retirement. He tells us about the works on the program and why he choose them. http://wskg.org/audio/lordnelson.mp3

Solving 2-Step Word Problems

In third grade, your child will solve two-step word problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Let’s try one: There were ten adults and five children at the movies. Each adult ticket costs $8.00 and each child ticket costs $3.00. What is the total cost of all the tickets? What is this question asking us to find?

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Ithaca College Non-Tenure Faculty Call Their Contract A “Big Win”

Contingent faculty at Ithaca College and the administration have reached a contract agreement after months of negotiations. Contingent faculty are non-tenure track faculty. Both faculty and the administration said they’re generally pleased with the agreement. There are two big provisions in the contract. Towards pay parity

The first is a raise of $1,025 per 3-credit course for part-time faculty.

Use PBS Learning Media in Your Classroom to Discuss Seafood Sustainbility

Check out this PBS Learning Media resource discussing seafood sustainability. Did you know that the decisions we make when ordering seafood can impact the health of the ocean? Asking the right questions can help us make more sustainable choices. This video is part of a larger unit within the California Academy of Sciences’ Flipside Science series: Healthy Oceans