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The Loneliness Project, Ep. 1: Top student shares struggles with bipolar disorder, medical leave [AUDIO]

Photo of Chris Biehn, an Ithaca College Park Scholar student who is a mental health advocate and open about his struggles with bipolar disorder. Photo credit: Courtesy of Chris Biehn

Welcome to the premiere episode of The Loneliness Project, an audio production of WRFI and the Ithaca College Park Scholars Program. From mental health to social media, reporters throughout the Ithaca community are analyzing the issue of loneliness through multiple lenses. This piece is also part of a larger multimedia collaboration with The Ithaca Voice and The…

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NAMI-Finger Lakes Panel on Mental Health Court in Ithaca [AUDIO]

This past summer, the City of Ithaca announced its intentions to establish a Mental Health Court. The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Finger Lakes, held a panel discussion on Sunday, October 7, to provide information to the community about the planned Mental Health Court. In this feature, different representatives from the mental health community, the court…

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Economic Development – When People Matter – A 30-Year Project Restoring a City for Its Citizens (audio)

Forty years ago, Burlington Vermont was a tired and rundown old industrial city with vacant storefronts, a high unemployment rate and a rapidly shrinking industrial base. Today, Burlington’s unemployment rate is among the lowest in 372 metropolitan areas.  Its foreclosure rate hovers around zero.  It has a thriving arts and cultural program with over 100 annual…

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