News & Community Issues

New York is one of only eight states that places school funding decisions in the hands of the voters.  This year the state-mandated school budget election will be on Tuesday, May 19th (many...
  Earth Day 2009 marks the beginning of the Green Generation campaign - a two-year initiative encouraging people to engage in individual and collective activities to promote sustainable living....
  Crystal Sarakas convenes a panel to talk about how our community moves forward after Friday's tragedy. How do we answer children's questions? How does healing begin? What can we, as...
  On September 10th last year the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce hosted the first Women’s Forum. It was designed with the intent  “to motivate, inspire, and connect...
  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...