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There's an Indian legend that if you capture a butterfly and whisper a wish to it, the butterfly cannot reveal the wish to anyone but the Great Spirit, who hears, sees and knows all. In...
"...we need to start using different ways to talk about retirement that do not carry negative images of only termination and loss. Unfortunately the word "retirement" in our culture...
This is not an easy time, or an easy society, in which to grow up.  Adolescence itself can be a strain on body and soul.  Education takes place in settings that can feel like a prison (or,...
The 20th century was a time of unparalleled innovation and discovery, with great progress in science and technology, especially the practice of medicine. So it was both shocking and humbling when, in...
From the 1930s through the 50s one of the most noted persons in America's legal community was Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954). He was a "country lawyer" who was not afraid to take on...
As part of WSKG’s biweekly series, Community Conversation, producer Crystal Sarakas will moderate a series of discussions on the proposed drilling in New York and what impact that could hold...
        For some, growing up in a household where your mother was waiting with an after school snack was the norm. By five o'clock your family gathered around...
An empire is an aggregate of many territories, and the Empire State is composed of many jurisdictions: 57 counties, 62 cities, 556 villages, 932 towns, as well as school districts, water districts...
During the era of apartheid in South Africa the dominant white minority tried to restrict the black majority (80% of the population) to life in inferior "bantustans", remote from the cities...
Our times are especially susceptible to satire. Both the subject-matter and the satirists can come from all sides. Something that began as a real issue can be driven into the realm of the absurd,...