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Local News: April 3, 2024

– TCAT to buy more diesel buses due to electric bus problems – The Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) plans to buy five more diesel buses. TCAT officials say they won’t be buying any more electric buses soon. The Ithaca Voice reports electric buses haven’t performed well in Ithaca’s cold winter weather and steep hills. And the company that makes them has filed for bankruptcy. TCAT has been dealing with staff shortages, maintenance delays, and other problems that have resulted in service cuts. TCAT says the new diesel buses will improve service. – Eclipses and science – Astronomer Tyler Nordgren – All this week we’re highlighting some of the eclipse-related events and information.…

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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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Voices from the Cornell Pro-Palestinian Liberated Zone

By Felix Teitelbaum

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 the group voluntarily dismantled their tents and ended the occupation.  Photo: CML

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Cornell Palestinian Solidarity Encampment Closes

By Felix Teitelbaum

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, 18 days later, members of the Coalition for Mutual Liberation (or CML) voluntarily ended their occupation.  As dusk…

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Alcance Latino: Cornell Small Farms Program [in Spanish]

By Felix Teitelbaum

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 para agricultores de habla hispana y aspirantes a agricultores en el estado de Nueva York. Carlos Gutierrez speaks…

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