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Schuyler County Habitat for Humanity Readies for New Build [audio]

Bob Groll, President and Michael Hartney, treasurer of the Schuyler County chapter of Habitat for Humanity, discuss their new build.  The home is being constructed in the village of Montour Falls.  They talk about the process of interviewing prospective home owners, soliciting contributions, and lining up volunteers.  For more information, go to http://www.schuylerhabitat.org/ This interview…

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What’s Next? Tompkins County Immigrant Rights Coalition Comments on Increased ICE Arrests in Ithaca [AUDIO]

Three people have been arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in Ithaca over the last month. Patricia Rodriquez of the Tompkins County immigrant Rights Coalition discusses this troubling number, and how you can help protect the rights of immigrant community members in Tompkins County. WRFI News’ Katelyn Harrop reports. Photo: wikimedia

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Brigid Hubberman, Director of Children’s Reading Connections, Discusses the New Community Read, “30 Million Words”[audio]

Literacy advocate Brigid Hubberman talks about the new “community read”, 30 Million Words, by Dr. Dana Suskind.  She discusses the concept behind the book, which describes the child development research showing the importance of using varied and rich words when talking to newborn babies, continuing into early childhood. For more information, go to https://www.childrensreadingconnection.org/ (photo:…

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Cornell University Climate Scientist Louis Derry Talks about his Research on Critical Zone Science [audio]

Professor Louis Derry of Cornell University’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences talks about how he decided to apply for French President Macron’s new “Make Our Planet Great Again” research grant program.  He also describes his field of research, which is called critical zone science. This interview was produced by Esther Racoosin and aired on…

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