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Hear Here! is a music appreciation podcast for kids (K-5)! In this 5 episode season, we’ll explore different genres of music and the various ways music affects our lives.
Maize—or “corn”—has a history dating back to the beginning of agriculture, and today is used for everything from livestock feed and human consumption, to the production of starch, sweeteners, corn oil, beverage and industrial alcohol, fuel ethanol, and plastics. Maize is grown on every continent save Antarctica, and is the most widely grown grain in the world. Maize is also one of the most genetically diverse crops, allowing for selection from an incredible array of grain qualities and environmental adaptations. Maize is an excellent example of domestication—evolution in action—and researchers compare current varieties of maize with its wild ancestor, teosinte, to illustrate this principle. Maize was first domesticated from teosinte approximately 9,000-10,000 years ago.
Learn how to cook this sweet dessert of Frozen Lime Pie with Tracy Maines. In anticipation of our Seasons at the Lake documentary.
For our Seasons at the Lake documentary, Tracey Maines invited us into her kitchen to show us how food plays a role in binding families and their vacation traditions together.
Seasons at the Lake is a one hour television documentary, which explores the evolution of the family vacation through the lens of Oquaga Lake.
We visit Hopshire Farm & Brewery located in the rolling hills outside Dryden, NY. There we talk with owner Randy Lacey about the community that has formed around his brewery.
We travel to the scenic Finger Lakes to profile Two Goats Brewing. We talk with owners Jon and Jessica Rodgers about what makes their business so unique and how they got settled in beautiful Hector, New York.
Seasons at the Lake not only documents the evolution of the American vacation, but also the cooking of Tracy Maines. She made some of her favorite recipes, showing us how food plays a role in binding families and their vacation traditions together.
Stuffed Herb Tomatoes (pg 227 in My Cottage Kitchen Cookbook)
6 medium tomatoes, ripe
Fresh ground pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons garlic, minced
3 tablespoons green onions, minced
2 tablespoons fresh basil, minced
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup Roasted Garlic Croutons, crumbled (see recipe in section ‘Salads and Dressings’)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Remove the stems and cut the tomatoes into half crosswise. Gently press out the juice and seeds.
We visit Water Street Brewing Co. in downtown Binghamton, New York. There we talk with them about operating a brewery in the heart of the city.
We travel to the village of Owego, New York to profile The Farmhouse Brewery. Owner Marty Mattrazzo details how the brewery came into existence and why they rely on local farmers for many of the ingredients they use in their beverages.