News Director Sara McCloskey spoke with Darnell Thompson, the Residence Director of East Tower at Ithaca College, about diversity training for student staff members and how that can help spark conversations on social justice issues.
WICB’s Jamie Swinnerton spoke with a local restaurant owner about Ithaca Restaurant Week, which will be going on all week-long.
Ithaca College students came together last week after the police officers involved in Eric Garner’s death as well as Michael Brown’s were acquitted. WICB’s Aaron Zufall was there and has more on this story.
Over Thanksgiving weekend, there were three unexpected deaths in the community. WICB’s Kelli Kyle has more. If you’re experiencing domestic violence or are looking for someone to talk to about mental health concerns, please contact the Advocacy Center on 607-277-5000 or Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service on 1-800-273-8255.
Our host Aisling Brennan met up with Melissa Kemp, the Program Director of Solar Tompkins during a conference on fracking collateral damage at Ithaca College. They spoke about how the solar scheme is helping over 300 families reduce their annual energy consumption.
It’s clearly getting cooler as Thanksgiving approaches, soon we’ll be getting more than just a few snow flurries. WICB’s Kelli Kyle went to a Meals on Wheels packaging event to see how they’re making sure their clients can still get food even if there’s a blizzard.
Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties just had their twenty second home dedication ceremony on Saturday. WICB’s Jamie Swinnerton has more.