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Local News: April 2, 2024

– Ithaca seeks public comment about proposed short-term rental policy – The City of Ithaca wants feedback from residents about the proposed short-term rental ordinance. The law will regulate residential rentals of less than 30 days. Links to more details and how to submit a comment are on our website, WRFI dot org slash news. A public hearing on the proposed ordinance will be held at the April 10 Common Council meeting. Comments must be received before that date. – Eclipse activities – All this week we’re highlighting some of the eclipse-related events and information. Ali Jackson is with the Sciencenter in Ithaca. She said they’ll have eclipse activities for children of different…

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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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