The Saga Of Elmira’s First Arena


It’s been a turbulent year for Elmira’s First Arena.  In 2016, the Chemung County Industrial Development Agency bought the arena. The IDA wanted to sell it quickly to a private owner, but things still aren’t settled.  Just last week, a potential buyer backed out. Amanda Renko has been reporting on the story for the Elmira Star-Gazette. She joined WSKG’s Gabe Altieri to discuss what happened.  Interview highlights On the details of the original deal: Amanda Renko: In March, the Chemung County IDA held a press conference and announced that the proposed new buyer would be Brian Barrett, who is a co-owner of the Simmons-Rockwell auto dealership group.

Big Pacific | Voracious

Big Pacific airs on WSKG TV Wednesday July 5, 2017 at 8pm

During this episode of Big Pacific explore how animals survive, thrive or become someone else’s meal.  There is plenty of food in the Pacific Ocean, but it is the challenge of finding that food that drives all life in the Pacific. In the voracious Pacific we meet a destructive army of mouths, a killer with a hundred mouths and the biggest mouth in the ocean.The Pacific Ocean covers one third of the Earth’s surface. It is larger than all Earth’s land combined, holds half of our world’s water, and hides the deepest place on our planet. It is a place where huge and iconic, rare and dazzling creatures live – and where creatures yet to be discovered lurk.


PA’s Still-Unbalanced Budget May Reduce Medicaid Spending

HARRISBURG (WSKG) – State lawmakers haven’t yet finished the state budget, which was due Friday. They have until midnight next Monday to pass one, otherwise the unbalanced spending plan lawmakers sent to Governor Tom Wolf’s desk last week becomes law–with or without his signature.  Though little is still known about how the final budget will be paid for, the spending plan makes it clear that lawmakers aim to look for some savings in health care. The single biggest spending reduction in the plan sitting on Wolf’s desk is a more than $350 million decrease in money allocated to Medicaid managed care. That’s a nearly 10 percent reduction to the massive fund, which gets cash from both the state and federal government. Medicaid managed care involves the state contracting with private care providers to serve patients more cheaply.


PA Spending Plan Heads To Governor, Without Agreement On Its Financing

HARRISBURG (WSKG) — The legislature sent a bipartisan, $32 billion spending plan to Governor Tom Wolf on Friday afternoon. It arrived on his desk before the end of the fiscal year, with eight hours to spare.  But it’s not yet a balanced budget. Lawmakers still haven’t agreed on where to get $2.2 billion to fill their revenue gap, and official proposals are scarce. House and Senate members aren’t expected back in Harrisburg until the middle of the week, though leaders said they plan to negotiate through the weekend. But already, the clock is ticking to get Wolf a balanced plan.

A Capitol Fourth Live Stream

A Capitol Fourth broadcasts live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, and our troops watching around the world. And for a second year in a row, PBS will be live streaming the event on Tuesday, July 4th at 8pm. You can tune into the event right here from your tablet, computer, or mobile device.

What I'm Watching – July 3, 2017 to July 16, 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 July 3, 2017 to July 16, 2017
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'Inventing America' Episodes Set to Air Tonight

Inventing America: Making a Nation
This episode brings our Founding Fathers back to life in a TV talk show filmed before a live audience. This program features three delegates to the Second Continental Congress-Thomas Jefferson (Bill Barker), Benjamin Franklin (John Hamant) and John Adams (Sam Goodyear)-discussing the lead-up to the Declaration of Independence. A fourth delegate, John Dickinson (Rodney TeSlaa), who refused to sign the document, reveals the conflict behind this historic event. Watch on WSKG TV Monday, July 3, 2017 at 9:00pm. Inventing America: Making a Government
This program tells the story behind the Constitutional Convention of 1787 – four momentous months that changed the world.

Take 'Flat Kratt' on Your Summer Adventures

Take the Flat Kratt with you wherever you go to assist you in all of your adventures! From your backyard to the forest, from a far away beach to the neighborhood pool, or from the next town over to another continent. How far will the Kratts travel this summer? Download, decorate, and take this#FlatKratt with you wherever you go. Take pictures and share them on social media with the hashtag #FlatKratt and be sure to tag your public media station WSKG!