ITHACA (WSKG) – Back in the ‘90s, states sued big tobacco to pay for the costs of caring for smokers. Now, New York state counties, including Broome, are trying to sue big pharma over the opioid crisis. And Tompkins County is weighing whether it wants in. It’s pretty attractive. It’s free for the counties because their lawyers just get a cut of the winnings.
ITHACA (WSKG) – Ride sharing became available in Upstate New York in late June. However, since the school year started, demand is surging in Ithaca, home to Cornell University and Ithaca College. We wanted to know what it’s like to be an Uber or Lyft driver in Ithaca right now. Ultimately, is it a good job? At the start of his Friday evening shift, Thomas Harris sits behind the wheel of his enormous SUV.
Isabella Mesko is a senior at Emma Willard School in Troy, NY. She has studied film independently at school since her freshman year and created personal video projects since her childhood. What is your film about? Can you summarize in a few sentences? ‘Algo’ is a short experimental film which implicitly comments on such subject matter as feminine adolescence, domestic violence, and love.
Artists of Susquehanna County, PA open their studios for the annual Artists Open House on October 7, 8, and 9 from 10am to 6pm. Twenty-six artists in 19 locations display paintings, sculpture, pottery, photography, and woodworking. There is also a treasure hunt and a Richard Gere film festival. We meet painter Earl Lehman and photographer Eric Van Tassel. http://wskg.org/audio/17artstour.mp3
HARRISBURG (WSKG) — GOP leaders say they’re optimistic they’ll have some kind of budget framework to present to members this week. The House and Senate are both scheduled to convene Monday. The potential deal comes after a week of closed negotiations between chamber leaders, as well as at least one rare in-person meeting with Governor Tom Wolf. It’s unclear when or if major votes will happen. But in a memo sent to GOP members, House Leader Dave Reed said it “might be a good idea to pack for a long week.” He said he’s optimistic a deal is getting close.
In early 2016, we 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. Please click the title of the guide you wish to see. Radio Guide, WSKG and WSQX
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What would happen if we combined the creative writing of students and teachers with the audio technology of today? Something awesome, we think! And it did. A group of Ithaca area students entered WSKG’s An Ear for Drama Contest. Their winning script ‘Two Girls, a Dog, and Death’ follows two disgraced detectives as they solve a murder mystery. Sophia Bosworth-Viscuso, Clanie Lashley, Mia Lashley, and Millie McCulloch-Havell are the students who wrote and performed the script.