WICB News Presents: Ithaca Now

WICB News Presents: Ithaca Now

Ithaca Now is WICB's weekly news podcast covering breaking news, government, business, arts, and culture in Ithaca, New York. For more local news, visit wicb.org/news.

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November 15, 2021 26 min

WICB News correspondent Andrew Garoppo talks to students at the Cornell Law School about their work helping Afghan refugees in the U.S., including everything that goes into their work and perceptions of refugees in the U.S.

Originally aired November 14, 2021

Ithaca Now is WICB's weekly news program covering news, issues, and culture in the Ithaca area. For more local news, visit wicb.org/news.

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WICB News correspondents Andrew Garoppo and Inbaayini Ambarasan continue their conversation with Tompkins County DA Matt Van Houten in the second part of WICB News’ series looking into crime and criminal justice in Ithaca and Tompkins County.

Originally aired November 7, 2021

Ithaca Now is WICB's weekly news program covering news, issues, and culture in the Ithaca area. For more local news, visit wicb.org/news.

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WICB News correspondent Jordan Broking breaks down the many events that took place in Ithaca and Tompkins County over Halloweekend, Bec Legato covers the Rocky Horror Picture Show performed by Ithaca College's student-run club Macabre Theatre, and Caroline Grass covers this fall's Friends of the Library Book Sale in Tompkins County.

Originally aired October 31, 2021

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WICB News correspondents Andrew Garoppo and Inbaayini Anbarasan talk to Tompkins County DA Matt Van Houten about his perspective on crime and criminal justice in Ithaca, in light of rising reports of violent crime in Ithaca, and News Director Himadri Seth talks to Zoë Van Nostraand and Ben Sandberg from the History Center about Halloween events organized by them this spooky season.

Originally aired October 24, 2021

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WICB News correspondents Lauren Leone and Jordan Broking continue to look into Tompkins County’s employment landscape and how the amount of understaffing is affecting the local economy, and correspondent Grant Johnson talks to Bob Roth, a Cornell Alumni who is the co-creator of the new Disney show "The Ghost and Molly McGee."

Originally aired October 10, 2021

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In this episode, WICB News correspondent Caroline Grass takes a look at this year's theatre season at Ithaca College, dubbed "a celebration of the return of live theatre to the school" by the theatre department, correspondent Michael Memis talks to One Pollster's Don Levy to learn more about the polling process, and Christian Maitre has a conversation with Michael Rowell, master beekeeper and co-owner of Ithaca Hone...

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Jordan Broking talks about understaffing in various organizations in Tompkins County and Emma Kersting talks to students in Ithaca College and Cornell University who got COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated and how being vaccinated affected their quarantine experience.

Originally aired September 26, 2021

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Christian Maitre talks to Ithaca OAR about evictions during the pandemic, Jordan Broking looks into the reopening of the State Theatre in Ithaca and we go back to an episode from earlier this year talking to Pete Panek - WICB's own Blues icon, from when he turned 70.

Originally aired September 19, 2021

Ithaca Now is WICB's news program covering news, issues, and culture in the Ithaca area. For more local news, visit wicb.or...

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Grant Johnson and Himadri Seth dive into local events in the Ithaca Area on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Bec Legato talks to IC Prism, an Ithaca college LGBTQ+ support organization in the wake of Ithaca College being named on Campus Pride's list of Top 50 LGBTQ+-friendly colleges and universities, and Caroline Grass and Jack Dunphy cover the AIDS Ride for Life 2021.

Originally aired September 12, 2021

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Jay Bradley, Laura Koch and Michael Memis talk about the study abroad experience in the midst of reopening and concerns surrounding the delta variant, Jordan Broking and Gia Guido explore the circumstances surrounding President Collado's departure from Ithaca College including what some students have to say about it, and Emma Kersting along with Caroline Grass talks to Ithaca College students about their experience returning to...

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The sixth episode in our summer series focusing on the culture, religion, concerns, and personal stories of members of the Asian and AAPI community in the Ithaca area. In this episode, producer Vedant Akhauri spoke to retired Cornell Asian Studies professor Thak Chaloemtiarana on his experiences and the evolution of the Asian community in Ithaca and the nation as a whole

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The fifth episode in our summer series focusing on the culture, religion, concerns, and personal stories of members of the Asian and AAPI community in the Ithaca area. In this episode, producer Vedant Akhauri talks to Mahmud Burton, president of the Al-Huda Islamic Center in Tompkins County, about the Muslim community in the Ithaca area and how their presence and expression has expanded over the years. '

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The fourth episode in our summer series focusing on the culture, religion, concerns, and personal stories of members of the Asian and AAPI community in the Ithaca area. In this episode, producers Vedant Akhauri and Jordan Broking talk about AAPI history and culture in Ithaca, from the importance of colleges for the Asian Community in Ithaca in the 19th and early 20th centuries, to Buddhist influences following the 1990s.

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A happy fourth of July to our listeners! The second episode in our summer series focusing on the culture, religion, concerns and personal stories of members of the AAPI community in the Ithaca area. In this episode, correspondents Vedant Akhauri and Jordan Broking speak to two members of the Ithaca Community who were forced to flee from their home countries due to fear of persecution and were then able to find a home in Ithaca beca...

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The first episode in our summer series focusing on the culture, religion, concerns and personal stories of members of the AAPI community in the Ithaca area. In this episode, correspondent and series producer Vedant Akhauri talks to Hazel Bali about their experiences as a non-binary lesbian from India who is a rising sophomore at Ithaca College. Ithaca Now is WICB's news program covering news, issues, and culture in the Ithaca a...

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The first episode in our summer series focusing on the culture, religion, concerns and personal stories of members of the AAPI community in the Ithaca area. In this episode, correspondent Jordan Broking talks to Hana Cho - former Vice President of IC Asian American Alliance and Asian American Studies minor about Asian stereotypes, biased news coverage, the sexualization of Asian women, and more. Ithaca Now is WICB's news progra...

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May 17, 2021 53 min

A collection of some of the best stories produced by WICB News reporters over this past season. Bridget Bright shares her experience getting the COVID-19 vaccine, incoming news director Himadri Seth & graduating correspondent Madolyn Laurine hear from those being laid off in Ithaca College's "Academic Program Prioritization" process, WICB News web coordinator Michael Memis speaks to student musicians to hear what a ...

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In a special episode focused on our outgoing seniors, Phoebe Harms asks a question on every Ithaca College student's mind - what is THERM, and what do they do? Also, Bridget Bright takes us on a local bar crawl, Jessica Dresch finds a special sight at the beach as we move into summer, and outgoing News Managing Director Selin Tuter collects thoughts and emotions from some of our graduating seniors.

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Incoming News Director Himadri Seth and Vedant Akhauri take an important and personal deep dive into India's COVID crisis, hearing from those working on the ground in New Delhi. Plus, Christian Maitre on broadband expansion in Dryden and Cam Gasmer looks at a CBD store's outlook about legalized marijuana.

Hosted by Bridget Bright

Community Beat by William Strelekis & Bec Legato

Originally aired on May 2, 2021

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In this episode, Jess speaks with Buzzfeed's Albert Samaha to discuss his recent article on his mother's belief in QAnon, and how it has affected her relationship to him as a journalist for the so-called "liberal media".

About This is a bi-weekly podcast about cultural events and stories. I can’t even begin to count the writers and journalists I look up to. So, why not have a show devoted to talking to them about th...

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