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Fresh at 5pm every weekday we bring you local news headlines from across our listening community—all in about 2 minutes. Listen live (88.1FM in Ithaca, 91.9FM Watkins Glen, and 89.7FM across the southern Finger Lakes) or wherever you get your podcasts.

Voices from the Cornell Encampment: Milay

In early May, pro-Palestinian activists at Cornell voluntarily took down their “Liberated Zone” solidarity encampment. In this…

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Features and Interviews

Voices from the Cornell Encampment

By Felix Teitelbaum | May 20, 2024

Each day this week (May 20-24, 2024) we’ll add a comment from a Cornell activist from the Coalition of Mutual Liberation’s “Liberated Zone” Palestinian solidarity encampment. The comments were recorded on Monday, May 13, 2024, the day…

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Cornell Palestinian Solidarity Encampment Closes

By Felix Teitelbaum | May 15, 2024

Protestors at Cornell’s Palestinian solidarity encampment took down tents and left the Arts Quad Monday. On April 25, the day the encampment was set up, Cornell’s administration told the group it had only hours to vacate. However,…

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Alcance Latino: Cornell Small Farms Program [in Spanish]

By Felix Teitelbaum | May 15, 2024

Spanish Farm Field Day at West Haven Farm (Photo: Jamie Johnson) Carlos Gutiérrez habla con Mildred Alvarado, María José Oviedo y Tim Shenk, quienes forman parte del programa Futuro en Ag en Cornell. Hablan sobre oportunidades educativas…

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Local Headlines

Local News: May 9, 2024

By Felix Teitelbaum | May 9, 2024 | Comments Off on Local News: May 9, 2024

Cornell President Pollack to Retire After seven years as Cornell’s President, Martha Pollock will retire on June 30. According to the Cornell Sun, in her announcement Pollack stressed that the decision to leave was her own. She added that she had been considering retirement since last fall. But events at Cornell and other campuses lead…

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Local News: May 8, 2024

By Felix Teitelbaum | May 9, 2024 | Comments Off on Local News: May 8, 2024

Housing Market in Tompkins Remains Tight The housing market in Tompkins County continues to shrink. According to the Tompkins Weekly, housing stock is down 14% from last year’s already historic low. Brent Katzmann of the Ithaca Board of Realtors called the decline “disconcerting.” In addition to an overall decline in available houses for sale, he…

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