Community Conversation

Community Conversation, a production of WSKG Public Radio, is a live "town hall" forum exploring topics of interest and importance in our local communities. It airs bi-weekly on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Call or email with your questions: 1-888-359-9754 or communityconversation@wskg.org.

Over the past decade, demand for local foods has grown dramatically. In the Southern Tier, the number of farmers' markets and small farms is growing, and policymakers are paying more attention to the potential economic benefits of a strong local food system.
It's summertime, a time when many people are thinking fondly of ice cream, baseball and cookouts. Many of us spend as much time as possible outdoors, taking long walks through fields and forests, and soaking in the natural beauty of the region. Unfortunately, underneath that beauty lives a...
The gap between the haves and have-nots in America is at an all-time high. Income inequality has been increasing over the past 30 years, and in 2010, the top 20% of Americans earned nearly 50% of the nation's income. Some suggest that income inequality leads to greater social problems, while...