New York’s Opioid Crisis

WSKG Public Media joins with the public broadcasters of New York State in focusing attention on the opioid epidemic, with special programming the week of October 15 – 19 and beyond. Resources
Available addiction treatment including crisis/detox, inpatient, community residence, or outpatient care can be found using the NYS OASAS Treatment Availability Dashboard at FindAddictionTreatment.ny.gov or through the NYS OASAS website. Visit CombatAddiction.ny.gov to learn more about the warning signs of addiction, review information on how to get help, and access resources on how to facilitate conversations with loved ones and communities about addiction. For tools to use in talking to a young person about preventing alcohol or drug use, visit the State’s Talk2Prevent website. The special programing aired during Opioid Week on WSQX radio and WSKG TV is made possible by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. WSQX Radio
Monday, October 15 @ 11:00am on WSQX – The Pulse: Crisis Mode, PRX, WHYY As drug overdose deaths continue to soar, cities hit hard by the opioid crisis are considering a controversial new proposal: safe injection sites. Tuesday, October 16 @ 11:00am on WSQX – Take Care #3, PRX, WRVO
The theme of this episode is the national opioid epidemic and what doctors and organizations are doing to combat it.

Thank you! Drive went over goal

The Fall Membership Campaign is history! Thank you so much to everyone who donated. Together, we raised over $155,000, and will send more than 10,000 meals to neighbors in need through the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. The lucky winners of the Hamilton tickets were Sondra and David Pruden of Endwell. Congratulations!

WSKG Reporters Honored By PRNDI, The New York State Associated Press

WSKG Radio Morning Edition Host/Reporter Gabe Altieri has won two awards from the NYS chapter of the Associated Press. The first was for enterprise reporting (meaning that story didn’t come from a press release or press conference, it came from sources he’d developed on his own). It was about how voters in the Town of Van Etten and the Village of Van Etten were deciding whether to dissolve the town and have it join the larger village. The process was fracturing the community. Gabe’s other award was for a sports feature, an in-depth story on whether sports stadiums financially help or hurt small cities.