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– Air Quality Worsens Across The Finger Lakes As Canadian Wildfires Continue – The effects of Canadian wildfires are getting worse in our area. For a third day, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an air quality warning. And they now say the air is unhealthy for everyone. The state health department is encouraging all of us to avoid spending much time outdoors. And it’s asking employers to limit their employees’ time working outdoors. Some of those who should be most cautious are people with chronic respiratory illnesses or lung diseases, congestive heart failure, and other heart diseases, the elderly, and young children. But, exposure to wildfire smoke is serious for…
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It’s been over a week since Ithaca CarShare temporarily closed. The nonprofit stopped operating on May 19 because of an insurance problem that can only be solved with new state legislation. I called Ithaca CarShare members – Ellie Santoro, Jayne Soulman, and Marybeth Michelson-Theiry to find out how not having access to the car share…Read More
Ithaca CarShare is closing down today. They intend for this to be a pause but they are facing insurance problems that can only be solved by the state legislature. I spoke with Executive Director Liz Field about the situation, how it’s affecting their members, and what comes next. We talked on the day before the…Read More
In this week’s episode of The Scene, photographer and art professor Dan Torop discusses his recent work in the exhibitions Falling Water and Three Rainbows; the science and technology that he has used in rendering images of the physical world; and the social and cultural histories that accompany and shape tools of photography and other forms of visual rendering.Read More
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Dawn Seymour, about being a Women Airforce Service Pilot-June 13th, 2016
Esther Racoosin speaks with Ms. Dawn Seymour, Cornell Class of 1939, during her 77th college reunion. She describes her first experience flying in an airplane, and what it was like to volunteer as a Women’s Airforce Service Pilot, or WASP, during World War II. This interview originally aired on the June 13th, 2016 edition of…Read More