SBU Students/WSHU Radio win National Edward R. Murrow Award

Alongside my classmates at the The School of Communication and Journalism at Stony Brook University and WSHU Radio, a NPR affiliate network, we received the 2021 national Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Audio Feature Reporting – for our series “Slavery on Long Island: The History That We Forget to Remember.”  The project also […]

Tipping Point within a Tipping Point within a Tipping Point

Right now in 2020, there are three epidemics co-existing in the United States. In the poignant non-fiction The Tipping Point written by Malcom Gladwell, you can understand how epidemics ignite through “Tipping Points”: The point at which a series of small changes become significant enough to cause a larger, more important change. The first was […]

Composting Problems into Solutions

Originally on Eat, Drink, and Be Long Island Business Editor On March 20, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Long Island Power Authority’s board of trustees voted to approve a food digester that will not only reduce the amount of food being sent to landfills, but also compost it and create renewable energy to go into […]

Cremation Over Casket? How About Neither.

Each year around 50,000 people die in New York. While cremation and traditional burials are still the dominant methodologies of handling the dead, a third option has been gaining traction: green burials. Yet the ways in which New Yorkers are being laid to rest aren’t recorded. “States do not, on death certificates, distinguish between a […]

Massapequa Softball Tournament Honors Player’s Passing

By Katherine Hoey and Maia Vines Thick, grey clouds weighed down on the sky, threatening to strike out a fundraiser high school softball tournament before it even began. But the clouds retreated in time for the first game, Massapequa versus West Islip. On Sunday, April 6, The Massapequa High School Chiefs played against four high […]