Tropical Storm Lee: Flood Stories from 2011

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TROPICAL STORM LEE:FLOOD STORIES FROM 2011

Impact Is Still Felt

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

https://www.weather.gov/bgm/pastFloodSeptember072011

Rainbands from Tropical Storm Lee set up across the Northeast, get caught in the topography of the region. A cold front collided with the storm, and it rained itself out over the region.

Stream Live: A Capitol Fourth 2022

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!  

Jim Crow of the North | WSKG Passport

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

Thursday, June 9: Watch Live: House January 6 committee holds public hearings on its investigation

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING:

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.  

Ken Burns Presents Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness | A film by Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers

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.

Printable program guides for Radio & TV September 2022

Click the titles below to open and print the PDF guides of radio & TV program schedules, formatted for better printing than our clickable online schedules. Sept-2022-WSKG-HD-Expanded

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Diversity & Inclusion

GOAL
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.  
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.

America’s Test Kitchen: Spanish-Style Meatballs In Almond Sauce (Ep 2210)

 

SERVES 4 AS A MAIN DISH

TIME 1 ¼ HOURS

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

 MEATBALLS

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 Audience Survey

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.

WSKG Classical: March Mania

Join WSKG Midday Classics with host Bill Snyder all month long for March Mania. Explore the variety of ways marches have contributed to music throughout the world. March Mania: March 1-4

3/1: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Toccata Marziale

St. David is the patron saint of Wales and this is St. David’s Day AND the first day of March Mania.

Black History Month 2022

 

 

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:
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Muhammad Ali
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.

Around the World in 80 Days – Sundays at 8pm on WSKG

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.

WSKG Documentary Marathon – New Year’s Day

Celebrate the new year and our region with the WSKG Documentary Marathon. Tune in on WSKG, 10am-5pm New Years Day! SCHEDULE:

10am – Cornell: The Birth of the American University

11am – Main Street Rising

12pm – Johnson

1:30pm – Harvest

3pm – The Devil’s Fire

You can stream these and many other WSKG Documentaries on Passport. Click here to learn more.

America’s Test Kitchen: Cranberry Curd Tart with Almond Crust (Ep 2211)

Cranberry Curd Tart with Almond Crust

Serves 8

Total Time: 1 ½ hours, plus 4 hours resting

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.

Milk Street: Lebanese Baked Kafta with Potatoes and Tomatoes (Ep 505)

Lebanese Baked Kafta with Potatoes and Tomatoes

Start to finish: 1½ hours (1 hour active), plus cooling Servings: 4 to 6

PHOTO CREDIT: CONNIE MILLER OF CB CREATIVES

INGREDIENTS

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

INSTRUCTIONS

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.

Milk Street Pork in Veracruz Sauce (Ep 501)

Pork in Veracruz Sauce (Puntas a la Veracruzana)

Start to finish: 50 minutes | Servings: 4

PHOTO CREDIT: CONNIE MILLER OF CB CREATIVES

INGREDIENTS

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

INSTRUCTIONS

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.

WSKG Archive: 2011 On-Air Flood Relief Telethon

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.

Tropical Storm Lee: Remembering the Flood of 2011

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

Mothers in STEM

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