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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.

Local News: May 28, 2024

Mass Evictions and Rent Hikes at West Hill Apartments Residents at a West Hill apartment complex in…

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Features and Interviews

Juneteenth Preview on the Big Scoob Show [AUDIO]

By Felix Teitelbaum | May 27, 2024

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 2:15 PM. [AUDIO will post after the broadcast.] Dr. Nia Nunn, Kayla Matos, and the Reverend Kenneth Clarke join Big Scoob on a special Big Scoob Show, Tuesday, May 28 at 2pm…

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Voices from the Cornell Pro-Palestinian Liberated Zone

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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Local Headlines

Investment Crowdfunding Platform Launches In Ithaca

By Felix Teitelbaum | May 14, 2024 | Comments Off on Investment Crowdfunding Platform Launches In Ithaca

The buy local movement isn’t new. But now, an initiative in Ithaca is offering a different kind of opportunity: to invest in local businesses. Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and GoFundMe are nothing new and are donation based. The new Ithaca Exchange is investment crowdfunding.  “Investment crowdfunding works with businesses to create actually SEC approved investment…

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Local News: May 10, 2024

By Felix Teitelbaum | May 13, 2024 | Comments Off on Local News: May 10, 2024

Sabotage Cuts Candidate Forum Short A forum for Ithaca City School Board candidates Thursday night was interrupted and then cut short. The event was hosted by the Ithaca Teachers Association (or ITA) via Zoom. Seven candidates were slated to participate, three of whom are endorsed by the ITA. According to the Ithaca Voice, the attack…

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