News & Community Issues

  The mere mention of the homeless usually conjures up images of people living in cardboard boxes, or pushing a cart full of their belongings down a city street. But the issue of homelessness is...
When its time to make budgets cuts, preventative services are often some of the first to go. Straight dollar for dollar statistics are difficult to quantify when trying to show how teaching and...
  We are fortunate at WSKG Public Broadcasting that we can know exactly how the audience we serve is doing economically.  By coincidence the New York State Department of Labor’s...
When I finished the passage, I let the Bible fall to my side with my finger firmly planted in Luke, chapter 6, and said quietly, "Blessed are the poor." All of a sudden, a small man...
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,...
"...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...
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...
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...
For some people, there is no greater pleasure than sinking their teeth into a thick, juicy steak or a sizzling hamburger. In our prevailingly urban society in which less than three percent of the...