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

Works by Milton Glaser Come to Binghamton University


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.

Won't You be my Neighbor | Chords of Memory

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.

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.

What I'm Watching – March 27, 2017 to April 9, 2017

As the TV Program Manager for WSKG, I watch a lot of videos.  Here on, 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
Airing now…

'Being Poor: Dope, but no Hope'

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.

Listen Now: Free-Range Folk, March 25


Free-Range Folk
March 25, 2017

The Milk Carton Kids – “Whisper In Her Ear”
The Ash & Clay (2013, Anti-)

Trampled By Turtles – “Alone”
Stars and Satellites (2012, Banjodad Records)

The Head and the Heart – “Rivers and Roads”
The Head and the Heart (2011, Sub Pop Records)

Aoife O’Donovan – “Porch Light”
In The Magic Hour (2016, Yep Roc Records)

First Aid Kit – “Emmylou”
The Lion’s Roar (2014, Wichita Recordings)

Laura Marling – “I Was An Eagle”
Once I Was An Eagle (2013, Virgin Records)

Connor Garvey – “Tattered Shirt”
Meteors and Beating Hearts (2013, Mishara Music)

The Wailin’ Jennys – “All the Stars”
Bright Morning Stars (2011, Red House Music)

Dar Williams – “Weight of the World”
Emerald (2015, Bread and Butter Music)

Austin Basham – “All Is Well”
Linton//Oslo EP (independent, 2015)

Shawn Colvin – “Tougher Than The Rest”
Uncovered (2015, Fantasy Records)

Barnaby Bright – “Old Coats”
The Longest Day (2012, Mishara Music)

Mark Knopfler, Emmylou Harris – “Rollin’ On”
All The Roadrunning (2006, Mercury Records)

Brandi Carlile – “I Belong To You”
The Firewatcher’s Daughter (2014, ATO Records)

Patty Griffin – “Heavenly Day”
Children Running Through (2007, ATO Records)

Nora Jane Struthers, Korby Lenker – “Let’s Just Have Supper”
Let’s Just Have Supper (2017, Joeltone) ***single, first time the two have written together***

Sam Amidon – “As I Roved Out”
Bright Sunny South (2013, Nonesuch Records)

Among the Oak & Ash – “Shady Grove”
Among The Oak & Ash (2009, Verve Forecast Records)

Goodnight, Texas – “Cold Riders”
Uncle John Farquhar (2014, Tallest Man Records)

Willie Watson – “Mother Earth”
Folk Singer Vol. 1 (2014, Acony Records)

Vandaveer – “Pretty Polly”
Oh, Willie, Please (2013, Quack!Media)

Gillian Welch – “The Devil Had A Hold Of Me”
Hell Among The Yearlings (1998, Almo Sounds)

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – “Snake Song”
Hawk (2010, V2 Records)

Mary Gauthier – “How You Learn To Live Alone”
Trouble And Love (2014, In The Black Records)

Guy Clark – “Rain In Durango”
Guy Clark: The Best of the Dualtone Years (2017, Dualtone Records)

Chris Smither – “Leave The Light On”
Leave The Light On (2006, Signature Sounds Recordings)

Improv Comedy Comes to the Phelps Mansion Museum


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.


Photo credit: Tim Mollen

K-12 Students Invited to Submit Short Films to Festival

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.

Watch Live: PBS President Paula Kerger Presents on the Impact of Public Media

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.

Pianist Alexei Aceto Performs in Binghamton


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.


Photo credit: Alexei Aceto