News & Community Issues

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...
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...
For those who refer to it as "turkey day", the feast of Thanksgiving would leave little to be thankful for without a roasted bird, plump and aromatic, in the center of the table. But this...
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,...
The holiday season, with its twinkling lights piercing the icy darkness and obligatory good cheer straining every face is for many people one of the tensest times of the year.  Even the promise...