What I’m Watching – September 11, 2017 to September 24, 2017

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 September 11, 2017 to September 24, 2017
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Charles Yaple's "Jacob's Land" Explores the Settling of New York's Frontier

Recently, author and SUNY Cortland professor Dr. Charles Yaple spoke with WSKG’s Shane Johnson about his new nonfiction book, Jacob’s Land: Revolutionary War Soldiers, Schemers, Scoundrels and the Settling of New York’s Frontier (2017). The book chronicles life on New York’s frontier before, during, and after the American Revolution. It does this by weaving together the stories of three individuals; Native American leader Joseph Brant, George Washington’s Surveyor General Simeon DeWitt, and Dr. Yaple’s own ancestor Jacob Yaple. Dr. Yaple is Professor Emeritus of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies at SUNY Cortland, and Director of the Coalition for Education in the Outdoors. His first book, Foxey Brown: A story of an Adirondack Outlaw, Hermit and Guide as He Might Have Told It, was published in 2011.

Charles Yaple’s “Jacob’s Land” Explores the Settling of New York’s Frontier

Recently, author and SUNY Cortland professor Dr. Charles Yaple spoke with WSKG’s Shane Johnson about his new nonfiction book, Jacob’s Land: Revolutionary War Soldiers, Schemers, Scoundrels and the Settling of New York’s Frontier (2017). The book chronicles life on New York’s frontier before, during, and after the American Revolution. It does this by weaving together the stories of three individuals; Native American leader Joseph Brant, George Washington’s Surveyor General Simeon DeWitt, and Dr. Yaple’s own ancestor Jacob Yaple. Dr. Yaple is Professor Emeritus of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies at SUNY Cortland, and Director of the Coalition for Education in the Outdoors. His first book, Foxey Brown: A story of an Adirondack Outlaw, Hermit and Guide as He Might Have Told It, was published in 2011.

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Replacing Car Talk; All Night News From The BBC

 Sparked by the retirement of Car Talk, WSKG Public Media this October will implement a series of important program changes to its radio services. WSKG Radio Effective this October, Car Talk will no longer be available as a unique, remix of older shows. So, radio director Charles Compton says it’s a good time to discontinue the program, and offer something different.  Fresh Air Weekend is produced with weekend audiences in mind and will replace Car Talk on Saturdays.   Hosted by Terry Gross, Fresh Air Weekend emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. Many of the most popular reviewers from weekday Fresh Air can also be heard on Fresh Air Weekend sharing insights into recent movies, music, and books On Sunday afternoons, Folk Sampler replaces Car Talk.  Earlier this year, when Folk Sampler moved from its Saturday evening slot to make room for Free Range Folk, numerous complaints were lodged by WSKG fans.  In response, WSKG will offer a second broadcast of Folk Sampler on Sunday afternoons at 1:00 pm.  The Folk Sampler is a weekly radio program of folk, traditional, bluegrass, and blues from the foothills of the Ozark Mountains.

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Replacing Car Talk; All Night News From The BBC

 Sparked by the retirement of Car Talk, WSKG Public Media this October will implement a series of important program changes to its radio services. WSKG Radio Effective this October, Car Talk will no longer be available as a unique, remix of older shows. So, radio director Charles Compton says it’s a good time to discontinue the program, and offer something different.  Fresh Air Weekend is produced with weekend audiences in mind and will replace Car Talk on Saturdays.   Hosted by Terry Gross, Fresh Air Weekend emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. Many of the most popular reviewers from weekday Fresh Air can also be heard on Fresh Air Weekend sharing insights into recent movies, music, and books On Sunday afternoons, Folk Sampler replaces Car Talk.  Earlier this year, when Folk Sampler moved from its Saturday evening slot to make room for Free Range Folk, numerous complaints were lodged by WSKG fans.  In response, WSKG will offer a second broadcast of Folk Sampler on Sunday afternoons at 1:00 pm.  The Folk Sampler is a weekly radio program of folk, traditional, bluegrass, and blues from the foothills of the Ozark Mountains.

Shackled Legacy: Universities and the Slave Trade

A growing number of colleges and universities in the eastern United States are confronting their historic ties to the slave trade. Profits from slavery and related industries helped build some of the most prestigious schools in New England. In many Southern states, enslaved people built and maintained college campuses. This documentary focuses on three universities — Harvard, Georgetown and the University of Virginia — as they grapple with a deeply troubling chapter in their vaunted histories. At the crux of the story is the question of how these institutions might make amends for the ways they participated in American slavery and the moral, political and practical issues under-riding that question.

Matthew Kraemer Leads the Binghamton Philharmonic

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The Binghamton Philharmonic opens its season with the first of the music director finalists, Matthew Kraemer.  He leads the orchestra in music by Samuel Barber, Antonin Dvorak, and Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky.  He talks about the music on the concert and his background. The soloist in the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto is Tessa Lark, who is also a gifted bluegrass fiddler, so there may be a very interesting encore. http://wskg.org/audio/kraemer.mp3

 

Photo credit: matthewkraemer.com

 

 

 

Hurricane Irma Blasts Past Puerto Rico With 180-MPH Winds; Risk Rises For Florida

An aerial photograph released by the Dutch Department of Defense shows the damage of Hurricane Irma in Philipsburg, on the Dutch portion of the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten. Photo: Gerben Van Es/AFP/Getty Images

By Bill Chappell

Hurricane Irma is bringing death and destruction to the Caribbean and raising alarm in Florida, where the chance of a direct impact continues to rise. The storm is blamed for at least 10 deaths; thousands of people are being told to get out of its way. Irma brought strong winds and flooding to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands last night. Its dangerous eye passed north of Puerto Rico’s main island — possibly sparing the area from the worst of the 185-mph winds that wreaked horrible destruction in Saint Martin, Anguilla, and Barbuda on Wednesday.

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New Head Appointed For Broome County’s Public Nursing Home

Consultants have recommended closing Willow Point Nursing Home in Vestal, New York, but now it’s close to having another permanent director. Broome County Executive Jason Garner appointed Ryan LaClair on Tuesday. LaClair was most recently at the Country Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Carthage. In his time at that facility, he improved the quality to a five-star rating based on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Quality Measures. Willow Point has been without a permanent leader for four months now. The county-run nursing home had a budget in the red for years.