Charles Compton

Director of News & Public Affairs Content Development and Radio Operations & Programming

Charles Compton is a 35 year veteran of public radio who has won numerous local, regional and national awards for investigative journalism, features, and science reporting. As a student-reporter, he was at work at a public radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio when NPR introduced "Morning Edition" to the world.  He has since reported for public radio stations in Alaska, Washington State, and Idaho.  However, much of his career has been in Kentucky where he has reported at four public radio stations. In 1997, Charles helped launch Kentucky Public Radio's story exchange, and chaired the KPR Editorial Board when it established a state house bureau in 2005. He has also served as a national board member for Public Radio News Directors, Inc.

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KEYSTONE CROSSROADS - Bob Gradeck can’t stand the term “data-driven.” It might seem odd that the project director of the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center would recoil at a data-centric phrase, but Gradeck sees data as tools and not answers. 

The Senate Judiciary Committee resumes a confirmation hearing for President Trump's nominee to the US Supreme Court. However, NPR and WSQX Radio will not offer live coverage.  The NPR Politics team blogged the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearings. Their blog included streaming video, posts featuring highlights, context and analysis from NPR reporters and correspondents:

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At a campaign event Tuesday, Broome County Executive Debbie Preston announced she’ll join with Suffolk County, New York in a lawsuit against the makers of opioid painkillers. 

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The incumbent in Binghamton’s Assembly District 123 faced her Republican challenger over lunch Tuesday.  Democrat Donna Lupardo and the GOP’s Dorollo Nixon met in a candidates forum hosted Tuesday by the Binghamton Rotary Club.  


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With American Airlines pulling out of the Binghamton and Elmira airports, both candidates in the 52nd state senate district say it might be time to consider a single regional airport.  Small airports currently serve Ithaca, Elmira and Binghamton.  Incumbent Republican Fred Akshar says combining such airports into a larger facility is worth consideration.

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At a a candidates’ forum hosted today by the Binghamton Rotary Club, the spotlight was on the 52nd New York State Senate District. Incumbent Republican Fred Ackshar faces a challenge from Democrat Sharon Ball.  Both contenders were present.


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By admitting Syria’s war refugees into the United States, many Americans worry the country would also admit terrorists. But, the Democratic candidate in the New York’s 22nd Congressional district says they must be given sanctuary. By turning away refugees from Syria’s Civil War, Kim Myers worries the US could send them to their deaths.

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