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Ephraim Benton, a former resident of Tompkins Houses in the Bedford-Stuyvesa...
Life in public housing can sometimes be difficult, but also a lot like life anywhere — made up mostly of work, school, family and friends.Still, many who don't live in public housing have a negative...
The Green-Meldrim House in Savannah, Ga., is where Gen. William T. Sherman h...
As the Civil War was winding down 150 years ago, Union leaders gathered a group of black ministers in Savannah, Ga. The goal was to help the thousands of newly freed slaves.From that meeting came Gen...
If you've ever gone to sleep hungry and then dreamed of chocolate croissants, the idea of fasting may seem completely unappealing.But what if the payoff for a 16-hour fast — which might involve...
Even as it’s implemented, health care reform still baffles many of New York’s business owners, government leaders and average citizens.  Many gathered for a discussion of health care...
Throughout 2014, our news department will explore stories of poverty in Upstate New York. We'll examine how decades of changes in the region's economy have affected the neighborhoods,...
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As we look back on that part of our history, what progress have we made? While race relations have improved in some ways, echoes...
Starting at 9PM tonight, Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill will anchor a two-hour live special of President Obama’s State of the Union address (on WSKG TV, and we’ll be streaming online below...
Originally broadcast on WSKG Radio on Tuesday, November 19 at 1:00PM and 7:00PM.   Unadilla, NY independent producer Nancy Burnett presents this story of conflict resolution and the landmark...