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Local News: April 4, 2024

– Groton awarded $4.5 million from state for downtown revitalization – The village of Groton has been awarded  $4.5 million from NY Forward. The state initiative is for downtown revitalization and economic development projects. The Ithaca Times reports Groton plans to use the funds to attract more businesses, renovate some housing, and build new trails. – City of Ithaca credit rating withdrawn by national firm – The City of Ithaca’s financial credit rating has been withdrawn. The Ithaca Voice reports the ratings firm, Moody’s explained it lacked “sufficient information” to issue a credit rating. The City says it is because Moody’s has tightened its requirements and the city is facing a backlog in…

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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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