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.

The purpose of Medicaid is very simple and compassionate: people who cannot afford health insurance or have a disability should be able to receive medical care when they need it.  The working reality is more complex.  Medicaid was created in 1965 along with Medicare for the elderly as...
‘Brain fitness’ is something on a lot of people’s minds. As our population ages, there is growing concern over retaining cognitive function – the ability to learn, plan and retain information, to be able to focus and shift attention as necessary. More and more people are...
  In April 2009, a new strain of influenza was identified. This strain, novel H1N1, or 'swine flu' first appeared in Mexico and has quickly spread around the globe. On June 11, the World Health Organization officially declared the outbreak to be a pandemic. While not particularly...