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Tracy Maines

Cooking with Tracy Maines

Tracy Maines cooks up some of her favorite recipes, showing us how food plays a role in binding families and their vacation traditions together.

Maize: Feeding the World

This series explores the complexity of Maize—or “corn”— which 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.

Scientists at Cornell University are studying the diversity of maize, trying to connect two things: phenotype and genotype. This series explores these concepts and more, come walk through a maize field with us.

This project is in collaboration with the Paleontological Research Institution and is funded by the National Science Foundation Plant Genome Research Program, Award 1238014: “The Biology of Rare Alleles in Maize and Its Wild Relatives.”

Brew Beats

The Brew Beats concert series is a music show that follows the roads that connect Upstate New York’s dynamic and growing breweries and cideries. It turns the spotlight on the story of the people behind these industries while also showcasing the region’s rich musical traditions.

Funding provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York State Regional Economic Development Commission.

Upstate History Documentaries

WSKG TV proudly produces original documentaries that archive the history, culture and issues of primary importance to our community. From Flood of ’35 and Watson to Cornell: Birth of the American University and Johnson, our programs cover the breadth and depth of our 21-county coverage area through high-level production quality and intensely researched storytelling.

The Rush: Digging Into Addiction

The nation’s opioid addiction crisis has, in some quarters, led to a change in the public perception of addiction. More and more, policymakers are talking about substance abuse as a public health problem. However, there is a lot we still don’t know about how addiction works.

WSKG News takes a look at the life of an addicted person: how drug use affects them physiologically, what recovery looks like, and new methods communities might adopt in order to help them. The Rush: Digging Into Addiction hopes to shine some light on what addiction really is.

The Rush was produced by Crystal Sarakas & Bret Jaspers and edited by Bret Jaspers.

Financial support from a grant from the Binghamton Rotary Charities and the listeners of WSKG.