WSKG invites you to a free virtual screening of PBS American Portrait. This ‘double-feature’ screening will be held Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 7:00 pm ET. We’ll watch the American Portrait specials Family of Us and Generation Nation. Additionally, we’ll share an American Portrait-inspired short video created by students at Chenango Forks High School and attendees can participate in a chatbox conversation with special guests throughout the event. REGISTER for WSKG’s PBS American Portrait Screening here.
American Portrait is a unique crowdsourced series blends stories filmed by everyday people into documentaries revealing what it really means to be American today.
About the Film
Portraits And Dreams revisits photographs created by Kentucky schoolchildren in the 1970s and the place where their photos were made. Photographer and artist Wendy Ewald, who guided the students in making their visionary photographs, returns to Kentucky and learns how the lives and visions of her former students have changed. The film combines the new narratives and insights of the now-adult students. A POV co-production with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people. Screening Event
Join WSKG for a free virtual screening of Portraits and Dreams. During the screening, join the chatbox conversation to featuring discussion questions and a conversation with special guest commentators.
Our education helps to develop who we are and what we will become. StoryCorps knows that this path is made brighter when we stop and listen to each other. As we end another school year, StoryCorps encourages you to learn more about the students in your life. In classrooms across America, students work with StoryCorps and to become the best version of themselves through listening and engaging with their family, loved ones, and peers. Cross-disciplinary (language arts, media, history) for Grades 9 and 10
Over the past five years, StoryCorps has been working in classrooms throughout America with a high school youth development curriculum called StoryCorpsU (SCU).
Photo by Two Cups Studio/Flickr/Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)
Two Cups Studio/Flickr
Radio Lab ‘To See or Not to See’ airs on WSKG Radio February 23, 2016 at 7:00pm.
Should the last moments of life be captured, seen, and shared? This hour, we ask that question from three very different perspectives: through a window and across a street; face to face in a hospital room; and in the green glow of a night-vision-goggled camera lens half a world away. Hear more Radio Lab Stories.
In November of 2014 Ithaca City of Asylum presented a highly successful Ithaca Out Loud event, “Ithaca Actors Read Ithaca Authors”. Ithaca City of Asylum has graciously allowed us to air these, so we have selected an atmospheric and poetic story by Jacob White, read by actor Masa Gibson, “Maintenance”. http://wskg.org/audio/maintenancemix.mp3
Today on Radio Lab, we tackle football. It’s the most popular sport in the US, shining a sometimes harsh light on so much of what we have been, what we are, and what we hope to be. Savage, creative, brutal and balletic, whether you love it or loathe it … it’s a touchstone of the American identity. Along with conflicted parents and players and coaches who aren’t sure if the game will survive, we take a deep dive into the surprising history of how the game came to be. At the end of the 19th century, football is a nascent and nasty sport. The sons of the most powerful men in the country are literally knocking themselves out to win these gladiatorial battles.