Queen Elizabeth’s funeral service is taking place at Westminster Abbey in London, with President Biden and other world leaders attending. The queen died on Sept. 8 at age 96. She had served as queen since 1952. Watch the events honoring her reign live.
A decade has passed since the flooding caused by Tropical Storm Lee and the memory is still fresh for all who experienced it. WSKG wants to thank all who submitted to this project.WSKG would especially like to thank Julie Nucci of Owego for gathering stories and images of her friends and neighbors who were hit by the flood of 2011. Scroll through this digital scrapbook to share in these experiences. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR: 9/6-9/9/2011
Watch the live stream of the 2022 A Capitol Fourth, Monday, July 4 at 8pm. Join PBS and host Mickey Guyton and featuring Darren Criss, Yolanda Adams, Emily Bear, Loren Allred, Gloria Gaynor, Keb’ Mo’, Andy Grammer, Rachel Platten, Chita Rivera, Cynthia Erivo, Jake Owen, and Maestro Jack Everly conducting the National Symphony Orchestra!
President Biden will deliver remarks on the Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, ending right to abortion upheld for decades. Nearly half of U.S. states will ban or severely restrict access to abortion in the wake of the decision.
Jim Crow of the North charts the progression of racist policies and practices from the advent of restrictive covenants to their elimination in the late 1960s. Racial disparities are seen through a new lens in this film that explores the origins of housing segregation in the Minneapolis area. The story also illustrates how African-American families and leaders resisted this insidious practice. STREAM NOW
A jovial love letter to the game of golf, told by the Black golfers who, despite segregation and racist systems, built a vibrant culture and lasting community on a municipal golf course in Asheville, North Carolina. Narrated by popular singer and golfer Darius Rucker. Directed by Paul Bonesteel. Available on the PBS Video App. STREAM NOW
The January 6th Hearings will begin with primetime coverage of opening statements on June 9, at 8:00-10:00 PM. They will continue on Monday, June 13 at 10:00 AM ET. Additional public hearings are expected after June 13. WSKG will air live coverage of the public hearings held by the “Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol” on WSKG World Channel. WSKG radio listeners can tune in to NPR coverage on 89.3fm or stream on WSKG.ORG.
HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT: YOUTH MENTAL ILLNESS, which premieres June 27 and 28, 2022 at 9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video app, features first-person accounts from more than 20 young people, ranging in age from 11 to 27, who live with mental health conditions. The documentary also includes commentary from parents, teachers, friends, healthcare providers in their lives, and independent mental health experts. The program presents an unvarnished window into daily life with mental health challenges, from seemingly insurmountable obstacles to stories of hope and resilience. Through the experiences of these young people, the film confronts the issues of stigma, discrimination, awareness, and silence, and, in doing so, helps advance a shift in the public perception of mental health issues today. The film is part of Well Beings, a national multiplatform campaign from WETA Washington, D.C., the flagship public media station in the nation’s capital, to demystify and destigmatize our physical and mental health through storytelling.
President Biden delivers a primetime address at 7:30 pm on guns following recent deadly mass shootings in New York, Texas and Oklahoma. Biden is expected to call on Congress to pass laws to combat gun violence.
WSKG’s diversity goal, including its hiring goal, is to cultivate and preserve a culture of diversity and inclusion throughout the organization, from its employees, Boards, and volunteers to its programming and community outreach initiatives. To achieve that goal, WSKG will annually comply with the initiatives outlined in the following statement.
WSKG Public Telecommunications Council (WSKG) values diversity and recognizes it as essential to any collaboration achieving its full potential. WSKG is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion throughout the organization, from its employees, Boards, and volunteers to its programming and community outreach initiatives. WSKG defines diversity as varied individual and collective perspectives, often resulting from differences in, but not limited to, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, physical abilities, gender identity and expression, and socioeconomic status.
Sometimes fully cooked ground pork retains a slightly pink hue; trust your thermometer. These meatballs can be served as an appetizer with tooth- picks or as a main course alongside a vegetable and potatoes or rice. PICADA
¼ cup slivered almonds
1 slice hearty white sandwich bread, torn into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 slice hearty white sandwich bread, torn into 1-inch pieces
1 large egg
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon table salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 pound ground pork
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
½ cup finely chopped onion
½ teaspoon paprika
1 cup chicken broth
½ cup dry white wine
¼ teaspoon saffron threads, crumbled
1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
FOR THE PICADA: Process almonds in food processor until finely ground, about 20 Add bread and process until bread is finely ground, about 15 seconds. Transfer almond-bread mixture to 12-inch nonstick skillet. Add oil and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until mixture is golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
WSKG wants to hear from you! It’s important that WSKG continually works to improve it’s service to the community. As a valued viewer and listener of WSKG, we’re asking for your input to help us better serve you. We’d like you to take part in a survey we’re conducting on ways you engage with WSKG and the types of programming you are most interested in. All responses are strictly confidential.
The confirmation hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden’s nominee to be an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, are expected to begin on Monday. The event is scheduled to start on Monday, March 21 at 11am. Watch on the player linked here:
President Biden is set to address the American people after Russia launched an invasion of Ukraine. Leaders across the world have condemned Russia’s actions, and Biden on Wednesday night promised new “consequences” over the invasion.
WSKG celebrates the achievements of African Americans all year, but since official recognition by the U.S. Government in 1976, there’s been a special focus each February. In 1976, President Gerald Ford encouraged all Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”
Here are some of WSKG’s special programs for Black History Month:
MUHAMMAD ALI – Round Two: What’s My Name? (1964-1970)
Friday, Feb 4 – 9:00 p.m.
Cassius Clay publicly joins the Nation of Islam and takes the name Muhammad Ali. When he refuses induction into the Army, he is stripped of his title and forced into exile. After three years, he returns to the ring, but he’s lost a step.
David Tennant stars as Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne’s tale about a daring
bet in the 1870s to circle the globe in just eighty days. Ibrahim Koma plays
Fogg’s resourceful valet, with Leonie Benesch as the intrepid reporter who
accompanies them. MASTERPIECE updates Verne’s plot with exciting new
themes, characters, and incidents. The round-the-world feat would be hard
enough for the trio, even if someone wasn’t trying to sabotage them at
every turn. Jules Verne’s classic adventure gets an adaptation from MASTERPIECE on PBS.
You’ll need a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom for this recipe. We strongly recommend weighing the almond flour and cornstarch for the crust. If preferred, you can use a stand mixer or handheld mixer to whip the cream in step 4. The tart crust will be firm if you serve the tart on the day that it’s made; if you prefer a more tender crust, make the tart through step 3 up to two days ahead. For tips on how to pipe the whipped cream into decorative patterns, see page 31.
Start to finish: 1½ hours (1 hour active), plus cooling Servings: 4 to 6
PHOTO CREDIT: CONNIE MILLER OF CB CREATIVES
1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, not peeled, sliced into ¼-inch rounds 2 tablespoons plus ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided Kosher salt and ground black pepper 1 pound ground lamb or 80 percent lean ground beef 1 medium yellow onion, halved and grated on the large holes of a box grater ½ cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley ½ teaspoon ground allspice ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 14½-ounce can crushed tomatoes 2 medium garlic cloves, minced 1 pound plum tomatoes, cored and sliced into ¼-inch rounds 1 small green bell pepper or Anaheim chili, stemmed, seeded and sliced into thin rings
Heat the oven to 450°F with a rack in the middle position. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the potatoes with 1 tablespoon of oil and ¼ teaspoon salt. Distribute in a single layer and roast without stirring just until a skewer inserted into the potatoes meets no resistance, 10 to 13 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool slightly. Leave the oven on. While the potatoes cook, line a second baking sheet with kitchen parchment.
1 pound boneless pork loin chops (about 1 inch thick), sliced nothicker than ¼ inch on the diagonalKosher salt and ground black pepper3 tablespoons grapeseed or other neutral oil12 medium garlic cloves, peeled and chopped (about ¼ cup)½ medium white onion, finely chopped1½ pounds ripe tomatoes, cored and chopped3 bay leaves2 jalapeño chilies, stemmed, seeded and chopped⅓ cup pimento-stuffed green olives, chopped2 tablespoons drained capers1 cup lightly packed fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
Toss the pork with salt and pepper. In a 12-inch skillet over high,heat the oil until barely smoking. Add the pork in an even layer andcook without stirring until well browned on the bottom, about 3minutes. Using tongs, transfer the pork to a plate and set aside. To the fat remaining in the skillet, add the garlic and stir off heat.Set the pan over medium and cook, stirring often, until the garlic islightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes; adjust the heat as needed if the garlicsizzles too vigorously.
In the wake of the September floods in our region, WSKG organized a Flood Relief Telethon with commercial radio and television stations resulting in a monumental effort. Together, our community helped raise over $250,000 in a single day. We are grateful to everyone who helped during this tragedy.
Contributions from the Community
WSKG put a call out to the people of the region impacted by flooding in 2011. We’ve compiled those submissions of stories, pictures, and sound into a digital scrapbook. WSKG thanks all the contributors for sharing these experiences during the flood in 2011. Click here to view the Flood Stories of 2011
President Biden is set to deliver remarks on Afghanistan after a tumultuous weekend that saw the U.S.-backed government fall to the Taliban. Biden’s remarks also come as chaos has enveloped Kabul and its airport as thousands of people attempt to flee the country.
Throughout the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, women with families work to balance the responsibilities of their career and their family. Being a mother in STEM is no simple task. It presents constant challenges regarding time management, stress, and overall energy. Despite these adversities, mothers in STEM have continued to step up as leaders, innovators, and role models for their families and others. This Mother’s Day, WSKG is celebrating the work of many women contributing to the progress of a variety of STEM fields. In Women in STEM, we will showcase the work of a wonderful group of working women, both past and present. Within this project, our featured women are a mixture of Mothers in STEM and Mothers of STEM. These two divisions allow a deeper investigation of the contributions of women overall to these fields. The women featured in the Mothers in STEM portion of the project all share in that they are raising or have raised children alongside their careers. Branching off this, the Mothers of STEM component of this project will highlight past women who contributed great things to their fields. Join us in honoring all women and mothers this Mother’s Day with our Mothers in STEM highlights, where we dive into the achievements of several women past and present. Our lineup of stellar women working across fields in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics demonstrate the capabilities of working mothers. You can follow the project on YouTube and on Instagram. Produced by Julia Diana, Science Intern
Nancy Coddington, Director of Science Content