Kitchen Table Conversations: Schools As the Glue in a Community (Audio)

And now for another episode in WRFI’s occasional series: Kitchen Table Conversations.  Small towns and villages are watching a slow decline in the number of community organizations —main line churches, Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs, little league teams, volunteer groups, and locally owned businesses.  Ithaca resident Walter Peck recently retired from 30 years of teaching high school in Whitney Point.  He sat down with WRFI’s Fred Balfour — over the kitchen table — todiscuss the importance of K-12 schools as a critical part of the glue that holds communities together.