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This week’s episode of The Scene features an interview with artist and photography professor Al-An deSouza. The Scene’s Chantal Thomas speaks with Professor deSouza about their exhibition, Elegies of Futures Past, at Cornell University’s Johnson Museum of Art, and its meditations on family memory, colonial empire and diasporic identity. (original air date: November 4, 2022) The Scene airs every…Read More
Stevie Eve Chaneles and Bea Bornstein speak with Pontypool director Jeff Hodges and actors Mike Chen and Ivony Whiteley. HOI is proud to present Pontypool (running November 18-December 3, 2022) by Tony Burgess as an audio horror drama directed by HOI co-founder Jeff Hodges. The show centers on disgraced radio DJ Grant Mazzy, who finds himself…Read More
Democrat Josh Riley and Republican Marc Molinaro are locked in a tight race in New York’s new 19th US Congressional district. FiveThirtyEight calls the race a “dead heat.” Listen to WRFI’s interview with Josh Riley from Tuesday, October 25 with host Fred Balfour. You can also listen to our interview with him from back in…Read More
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Hochul to Address Housing in State of State Today Governor Hochul’s first State of the State Address is planned for 1pm today. According to the Times Union she’s expected to highlight her vision for solving New York’s recent exodus of residents. Hochul is aiming to develop 1 million new living units throughout the state over…Read More
Tompkins County Departments of Physical Health and Mental Health have merged under one Department of Whole Health. The merger was finalized last Tuesday, capping off a five-year process that had suffered various delays due to the Covid-19. According to the Ithaca Times, incorporating mental, physical, and environmental health into holistic patient evaluation can vastly improve…Read More
Lewis won’t Run for Reelection in 2023 On Wednesday, Ithaca Mayor Laura Lewis announced she would not seek reelection in 2023. According to the Ithaca Voice, Lewis’ announcement came during Lewis’ state of the city address at the Common Council’s first meeting of the year. Lewis was elected to fill the final year of Svante…Read More
Reimagining Public Safety Work Underway Work on Ithaca and Tompkins County’s Reimagining Public Safety initiative is underway. In December Monalita Smiley was named director of the Community Justice Center which will be responsible for implementing parts of the new public safety plan in both the City and throughout the County. Also in December the center’s…Read More
On December 19th, two Ithaca residents were evicted from their Aurora Street home. For months, the Ithaca Tenants’ Union had fought the eviction effort but finally, the structure’s new owner Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland County prevailed. According to the Ithaca Times, Residents Kathy Majors and Jim Lukasavage had lived in the building…Read More
“Go Ithaca” Goes Further Ithaca’s Go Ithaca program received an $800,000 grant New York State’s Climate Smart Communities initiative to expand its service across Ithaca and Lansing. The pilot program, originally conceived to promote alternative transportation methods, had all but run out of its original $460,000 pilot funds granted three years ago. According to the…Read More