The Binghamton University Art Museum presents two exhibits of works by renowned graphic designer Milton Glaser. Museum Director Diane Butler and curator Blazo Kovacevic talk about how these unique exhibits came to be. "Although Glaser might be best known for his commercial work – the ubiquitous I ❤ NY logo or the psychedelic Bob Dylan album cover – the exhibition features work in which Glaser experiments with pattern and perception. He works out his thoughts graphically in a series of prints of landscapes and images that celebrate modern masters such as Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec and Klimt. Milton Glaser: Modulated Patterns is accompanied by a catalogue, published by the Binghamton University Art Museum, which includes an introduction by the curator and an interview with Milton Glaser by Tom McDonough, associate professor of art history at Binghamton University.
In this episode of Chords of Memory we highlight the photography of Verne Morton, a photographer from Groton, New York. Joanna Patchett sings the theme from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, "Won't You be my Neighbor". Photographs courtesy of the History Center in Tompkins County. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liAGx7MkyUM
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.
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 March 27, 2017 to April 9, 2017
The Connect: NY series explores statewide issues of critical importance with monthly, one-hour panel discussions. This episode, 'Being Poor: Dope, but no Hope', continues to focus on poverty by looking at those with drug addictions and continuous illegal drug usage and how their situations often spiral into a circumstance where they are living in poverty. While much of New York State, and much of the nation has been dealing with an opiod crisis, young people in the Southern Tier face the additional burden of a stagnant economy. Many attribute the staggering rise in opioid addiction and deaths to a lack of hope about the future. Panelists joining the show:
Dr. Indu Gupta, Onondaga County Health Director/co-chair of the Onondaga County Opioid Taskforce
Professor Dessa Bergen-Cico, Fellow of the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders, Associate Professor Department of Public Health, Syracuse University
Alexis Pleus, Mother who lost her son to drug addiction/Founder of TruthPharm, Inc., a national advocacy 501c3 non-profit organization. Truth Pharm, based in Broome County, is working to raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with substance use disorders, and advocating for policy change to improve treatment options
Stephanie Campbell, Acting Executive Director, Friends of Recovery – Albany, New York. Watch this new episode on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 9:00pm.
Join us as we uncover compelling and unexpected stories throughout New York State and the history and systemic forces influencing current realities. Connect: NY is produced by WCNY (Syracuse, NY) and aired in partnership with WSKG.
The Phelps Mansion Museum hosts a performance by graduates of Tim Mollen's improv comedy workshop. He joins us to talk about how he got interested in improv comedy, what techniques he uses to teach, and how the improv group he founded while in college is still going strong. Workshop graduate Heather Merlis is along to speak about how and assignment to write about the workshop turned her into a happy participant. http://wskg.org/audio/comedyimprov.mp3
The 2017 Rod Serling Film Festival is now open. WSKG is accepting submissions from K-12 students through May 26, 2017. Entrants must use the online submission form . The Festival is held in honor of Rod Serling and his work, which has had a lasting influence on the television industry and media creation. The Festival seeks to inspire the next generation of filmmakers.
The White House's proposed budget would cause major cuts to public media funding (among other programs). In light of this proposal, PBS President Paula Kerger will be in Detroit for a presentation to members of the Detroit Economic Club (DEC) on the impact of public media in America on Friday, March 24. The presentation be streamed live online when it begins at 12:30 a.m.
PBS currently stands as one of America’s most trusted news sources. Kerger plans to share this and many more insights into how PBS plans to remain a valued and innovative force in a constantly changing media landscape. She will also discuss how PBS is working with stations, like WSKG, to close the achievement gap by expanding educational resources for teachers and children.
Classical Pianists of the Future has found their next performer right in our area. Seventeen year old Alexei Aceto is a native of Ithaca and a student of Charis Dimaras of Ithaca College. He is performing at United Presbyterian Church, 42 Chenango Street in Binghamton. He talks with us about his favorite composers and about being an ambassador for classical music to students his own age. http://wskg.org/audio/alexei.mp3
Photo by Karel & BOGette. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the Red-tail Hawk we have to come love named Ezra has died. As some of you may know, Ezra has not been seen on the Cornell Hawks cam or on the Cornell campus for the past several days, and worries have been mounting. We are extremely sad to have to share the news with you that we learned this evening that Ezra has died. On Saturday, March 18, the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Health Center received an injured Red-tailed Hawk who we now know was Ezra, and who had been found near the A. D. White House on campus.