Three environmental groups:  NYPIRG, Earthworks and Food and Water Watch, have published an analysis showing that some municipalities in New York State have been granted permits to use liquid waste from gas and oil operations for deicing roads. Liz Moran, Environmental Policy Director for the New York Public Interest Research Group, or NYPIRG, discusses their…

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  On November 22, 2020, Area Congregations Together, also known as ACT, hosted a virtual Thanksgiving Service.  Suzanne Scholten, one of the organizers of the service, talks about how ACT decided on the theme for this year’s event, “Finding gratitude in hard times: What I learned from the impacts and challenges of Covid-19, economic crisis,…

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Jennifer Tennant, Artistic Director of Spring Writes literary festival and Robin Schwartz, program manager of the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County, talk about this year’s festival.  Events begin on Wednesday, November 18th, and continue until Sunday, November 29th.  Attendees can watch presentations via Zoom; some of the talks and panel discussions will allow for…

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According to the CDC, chronic illnesses are “conditions that last 1 year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both.” It’s the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. It’s expensive too. Chronic and mental health conditions make up 90% of the US’ $3.5 trillion…

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Joseph Campbell, President of Seneca Lake Guardian, talks about a proposed new garbage transfer facility to be constructed in the Town of Cayuta, in Schuyler County. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation has determined that the facility poses no environmental impact to the surrounding area. Campbell discusses why his organization disagrees with the DEC’s…

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Adam Zonder, Production Manager of the Hangar Theatre talks about a special virtual rally taking place Tuesday, September 1st, called “The Red Alert Solidarity Movement”.   This movement is being put on by the National Independent Venue Association, or NIVA, and is promoted on social media with #SaveOurStages. NIVA is also posting information at http://wemakeevents.org. DJ…

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To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Crazy Words, Crazy Tune combined popular songs from 1945 with archival radio news and audio curiosities from that special summer. Originally broadcast August 7, 2020, noon to 2pm. Hosted by Roger Smith. (part 2 of 2) [photo: Maurice Rocco, from the motion…

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