This month proves as exciting as ever as WSKG heads into the community with several events and brings quality viewing into the living room with new local and national shows.
Highlights: Freedom Riders screenings, Off the Page live taping in Ithaca, The Cat in the Hat visits Binghamton's Jewish Community Center, The Moth Radio Hour returns, Pathways to Understanding: Our Energy Future and "Like" us on Facebook!
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Read with The Cat in the Hat! WSKG and The Cat in the Hat will visit the Early Childhood Learning Center at the JCC in Binghamton, NY for a family Preschool Literacy Day on May 5th starting at 1:15pm. Come dressed as your favorite book character for a costume parade at 1:15pm, plus interactive storytime and library card sign up. Free to all attendees! More Event Info
Listen for all new episodes of The Moth Radio Hour this month. The show will return to it's usual slot at
8:00pm, immediately following This American Life at 7:00pm. Entering its 4th season, The Moth recently received a 70th Annual Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media for 2010.
WSKG TV presents all-new episodes of Pathways to Understanding: Our Energy Future on May 19th at 8:00pm and 8:30pm. Hear local experts answer questions submitted directly from our community on wind energy and biofuels in Part 3 and energy conservation in Part 4. See Parts 1 and 2 online.
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Join WSKG for three screenings of the upcoming documentary Freedom Riders from PBS and American Experience. While the first screening on May 2nd at the Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca, NY has already sold out, we'll host an encore showing May 9th starting at 6:00pm at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center (contact Michelle Berry, firstname.lastname@example.org, for reservations). If you're in the Binghamton area, head over the the Cornerstone Community Church in Endicott, NY for a screening on May 7th starting at 5:00pm. More details on the events
Join Community Conversation May 17th at 7:00pm for a discussion of the Freedom Rides. In 1961, seven blacks and six whites left Washington, D.C. on two buses headed for the Deep South, intending to challenge segregation in interstate bus stations. The ensuing chaos and violence sent shockwaves through American society and made an important and lasting contribution to the Civil Rights Movement.
Get the Math is coming to WSKG TV May 9th at 5:30pm! Get the Math is a multimedia project about algebra in the real world. See how professionals working in fashion, videogame design, and music production use algebraic thinking. Then take on interactive challenges related to those careers!
Off the Page is heading to Ithaca, NY! Participate in the live taping on May 6th at the Finger Lakes Wine Center at 5:00pm. Host Bill Jaker will discuss "Writing About Wine" with authors John Hartstock (Seasons of a Finger Lakes Winery) and Henry Stark (food and wine critic for the Ithaca Times and Ithaca Journal). Hear the broadcast May 10th at 1:00pm and 7:00pm on WSKG Radio.
Study in new ways with Regents Review 2.0. Regents Review 2.0 is a series of test-prep programs that use both TV and the Web to deliver a dynamic review session to high school students who plan on taking a NYS Regents exam this June. Check out a variety of interactive features, including a comprehensive website, on-demand videos, test prep on Facebook and watch May 16th-21st from 1:00am to 6:00am on WSKG TV.
Midsomer Murders returns to WSKG TV starting May 5th at 9:00pm with all new episodes! The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. Inspired by the novels of Caroline Graham, modern master of the English village mystery, the series stars John Nettles (Bergerac) as the unflappable Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby.
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