History & Heritage

On June 19th, 1972, the first hurricane of the season, Agnes, crossed over the Florida Panhandle and quickly headed back out to sea. With sustained winds of just over 75 miles per hour, Agnes was...
At the dawn of the 20th century 38% of the US labor force was in agriculture.  In 1950 it was 12.2%.  By the start of the current century a mere 2% of the workforce can be found on the farm...
November 23, 2012 marks the fifth anniversary of StoryCorps' National Day of Listening. On the day after Thanksgiving, take a few minutes to interview a loved one about their life. StoryCorps is...
Southern Tier Story Day Saturday, December 1, 2012 WSKG strives to preserve the history and heritage of our region. From profiles of local pioneers who've made a difference far beyond our...
From his training as a geologist Frank H.T. Rhodes understands well the strains placed on our natural environment and resources all over the world. From his vantage point as president of Cornell...
Most folks are honest, but there are those about whom it's said, "after you shake his hand, count your fingers."  The most insidious form of robbery is not burglary or...
The recollection of childhood can be one of the most endearing literary genres.  Even if "when I was a kid..." did not always introduce an especially happy memory, the sense that a man...
One of the major institutions in American life and of civilization itself -- and among the fine things that makes New York a great city -- is the daily paper that has been a  solid part of...
Before it was known as Puerto Rico the island was called Borikén by the indigenous Taíno people.  The European domination of the Americas began in the Caribbean and to this day our...
Honor Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, and explore Great Britain, from history to drama, this summer with WSKG TV   June 11th at 9:00pm and 10:00pm, and Mondays at 10:00pm starting...