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Local News: Ithaca Common Council to vote on Cornell MOU tonight

The Ithaca Common Council is set to vote on a negotiated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Cornell University in a special meeting tonight. I’ll have a report on the results of the vote tomorrow morning. This is a brief recap of what’s at stake.  Cornell has tax-exempt status so it doesn’t have to pay property taxes on most of the real estate it owns in the city of Ithaca. The MOU sets terms for Cornell to make payments instead of taxes to the city. Ithaca’s last agreement with Cornell was negotiated about 25 years ago. This September, Mayor Laura Lewis announced a new agreement following several months of negotiations between officials from the…

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CREATIVES: The Wedding Show with Sylvie Froncek and Mads Ziomek

By Felix Teitelbaum

The Wedding Show is an immersive and interactive theatre experience where you are a guest at a hilarious and heartfelt queer wedding.  Wine, beer and cider will be available for purchase on June 15th, 28th, 29th, July 5th and 6th at ⁠the Cherry Arts⁠. ⁠GIAC⁠ will host sober and family-friendly performances July 13th and 14th…

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CREATIVES: Sarah Towle, author of Crossing the Line: Finding America in the Borderlands [AUDIO]

By Felix Teitelbaum

Sarah Towle is the author of ⁠Crossing the Line: Finding America in the Bordelands⁠. Towle’s book explores the US immigration system or what she calls the global “deterence-to-detention-to-deportation complex” through the stories of the people on the ground: migrants and activists. What is the “crisis at the border” politicians and pundits talk about? What is…

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CREATIVES: G-Quan Booker on the “Play Of Delights” with Michael Rhynes

By Felix Teitelbaum

Michael Rhynes sat down with performer G-Quan Booker at Southside Community Center to talk about the upcoming performances of “Play Of Delights.” “Play Of Delights” is based on essays in The Book of Delights by award-winning author Ross Gay and brought to life as dance theater and original work. Afterward, there will be a potluck for…

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Juneteenth Preview on the Big Scoob Show [AUDIO]

By Felix Teitelbaum

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 to talk about Juneteenth, its significance, and local Juneteenth Celebrations. Dr. Nunn is a professor of education at…

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