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Combating Food Insecurity

Monday, October 3rd at 7pm on WVIA TV

Food insecurity is defined by the U.S. Department of Health as "a lack of consistent access to enough food to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. In all, 38 million Americans, including 12 million children were food insecure, according to a 2020 report by the USDA. A special KE Reports looks at food insecurity in our area, and will speak with representatives of area food banks about the situation in our region, and what is being done to combat it.

Upcoming Episodes

Student Debt Relief – What Comes Next?

Monday, November 7th

As of August of this year, student borrowers in the U.S. owe a combined $1.75 trillion in both federal and private loan debt. That comes from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and Nerdwallet, a personal finance company. According to Forbes.com, on average, student borrowers owe over $28,000 per borrower. President Joe Biden announced a Student Loan Forgiveness Plan at the end of August that included up to $20,000 of federal student loan forgiveness for millions of people. But, is it enough, who qualifies, and, what else can be done? KE reports looks at the topic of Student Debt Relief and will speak with experts in the area.

Shining Beacons of Educational & Community Hope

Monday, December 5th

The S.T.A.R.S. Program at Marywood University offers Latino/a/x youth in grades 7-12 the chance to discover their long-term academic goals through intimate, 1-on-1 academic assistance and introduction to varied post-secondary educational paths, trades and careers. The Hazleton Integration Project is a community-based effort that seeks to cultivate the belief that acceptance and diversity should be instilled in current and future generations to better understand and appreciate cultural differences and similarities. Two programs with a common goal: serving the underserved.

Previous Episodes

Getting Involved

Many smaller communities rely on volunteers for fire protection and ambulance support

Charging Up

Explore the pros and cons of green energy options like solar panels and home windmills.

Riding the Rails

Passenger train service from Scranton to New York City could become a reality

Education Evolution

The global pandemic keeps shifting learning from the classroom to home and back again.

Evictions on Hold

Find out what your options are as a landlord, or what you can do if you're facing eviction

Drawing the Lines

Take a closer look at how new districts came to be and what it means for voters

About the Show

Public affairs and public interest come together in the name of constructive journalism. As the host of Keystone Edition, Larry Vojtko will investigate and explore the impact issues like eviction and homelessness, education, and the strain of COVID have had on all of us.

You may know Larry as the WVIA Radio Program Manager and afternoon classical music host, but he’s also interviewed celebrities, public figures, and politicians over the decades. He’ll sit down with leaders, experts, and neighbors to go beyond the headlines and get the real story behind issues that affect your and your community.

About the Host

Larry Vojtko

WVIA Radio Program Manager and afternoon classical music host, Larry Vojtko began his tenure at the station in 1982 as the early morning host/announcer. He is also the producer and host of most of the concert & public affairs broadcasts for the station. During his tenure Larry has interviewed many celebrities and musicians of international renown as well as public figures and politicians. Larry also serves as moderator over the years for numerous congressional debates held at WVIA.

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