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Local News: March 29, 2024

– Tompkins County may pay for a support specialist for tenants of a private developer – Tompkins County is considering hiring a specialist to help people transition from homelessness into properties owned by the Vecino Group. That’s the Missouri-based company that owns Ithaca ArtHaus and the soon-to-open Asteri on Green Street. The Ithaca Voice reports the county is considering the unusual step because it failed to find a local non-profit to host the position. The county set aside about $95,000 last year to fund the job. – First of several new affordable housing units opens in Elmira – The first of four new affordable housing buildings in Elmira opened on Thursday. The Elmira…

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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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