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.

Our region is home to dozens of universities, colleges and community colleges that attract tens of thousands of students and faculty to the area. Yet many people outside of the academic world are aware of the impact of these institutions on our local economy. And what challenges do our higher...
The issue of home rule is yet another part of the debate over gas drilling in New York state. More than a hundred towns and local governments have passed moratoriums or bans on gas drilling in their communities, and many others are weighing their options. The issue has been challenged in court,...
The record heat and ongoing drought in parts of the country this past summer is helping to change public opinion on climate change. A July poll found that 70% of respondents now think the climate is changing. If climate change is becoming an accepted fact, then what happens next in terms of climate...