Reconstruction plans are out for a new Chapter House after it burned down last April. An official #BlackLivesMatter chapter was established in Ithaca this past week. And Guy Van Benschoten is retiring from the Ithaca Fire Department after 41 years of service.
Guy Van Benschoten is retiring from the Ithaca Fire Department after 41 years of service. News Director Riley Ludwig met with Van Benschoten to discuss his experiences over the last four decades.
An official #BlackLivesMatter chapter was established in Ithaca this past week. Correspondents Parita Desai and Elena Piech have the story.
Reconstruction plans are out for a new Chapter House after it burned down last April. Correspondents Emma Beltrandi and Aaron Zufall have the story.
Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick was recently re-elected to his position. News Director Riley Ludwig sat down with Mayor Myrick to discuss his first term and plans for the future.
Racial issues on the Ithaca College campus have garnered national attention. Correspondents Kelli Kyle and Elena Piech have the story on the student vote of “no confidence” in Ithaca College’s President Tom Rochon.
Taxi cabs may be getting some business competition in the central New York Area. Correspondents Aaron Zufall and Melanie De Lima have the story on transportation company Uber’s potential expansion into Ithaca.
Protests against racism are happening on college campuses across the country, including in Ithaca. WICB News Director Riley Ludwig spoke with civil rights attorney Natalie Jackson about the activism.
Ithaca College Theater Arts is putting on a show next month about immigration called “Anonymous”. WICB Correspondents Melanie De Lima and Stephen Latham interviewed people living in Ithaca about their immigrations stories.
There’s been several DWI arrests in Tompkins County over the past few months. WICB Correspondents Keon Broadnax and Tom Garris spoke with Lieutenant Dan Donahue of the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office about the increase.
On Nov. 11, 2015, over a thousand Ithaca College students and faculty protested the administration for its handling of race-related incidents on campus. Students expressed solidarity with students at the University of Missouri and Yale University and called for the resignation of Ithaca College president Tom Rochon.
The 57th Annual Cortaca Jug is this Saturday at Ithaca College’s Butterfield Stadium. WICB Correspondent Tom Garris talked to Andrew Kosinuk, the Crime Prevention and Community Events Liaison for the school, about how the community is preparing for the game.
A group of students at Cornell University get paid to attend parties. WICB Correspondents Kelli Kyle and Elena Piech went over to East Hill to learn about Cayuga’s Watchers.
Ithaca Police Department officers are now wearing body cameras. WICB Correspondents Stephen Latham and Lucas Manfredi found out more about the technology.
There are two special elections this year for seats on the Tompkins County Legislature. Meet the four candidates running for either a District 2 or District 4 position. District 2 Anna Kelles Nate Shinagawa District 4 Rich John Elie Kirshner
Rich John is the write in candidate running for the District 4 Representative position on the Tompkins County Legislature. WICB News Director Riley Ludwig spoke with him about his campaign.
Students at Ithaca College are saying they have “no confidence” in the school’s administration. WICB Correspondents Kelli Kyle and Elena Piech have the reasons why.
The wizarding world of Harry Potter was re-created in Downtown Ithaca this weekend. WICB Correspondents Stephen Latham and Emma Beltrandi found out how it all began.
This Tuesday is Election Day and people will be hitting the polls. But do they think that their vote matters? WICB Correspondents Melanie De Lima and Bridget Fallon took to the Ithaca Commons to find out.
Nate Shinagawa is running for a seat on the Tompkins County Legislature in District 2. WICB Correspondent Aaron Zufall interviewed the candidate.
The debate to defund Planned Parenthood continues in Congress. WICB Correspondents Kelli Kyle and Elena Piech visited the regional Planned Parenthood to find out how the loss of funds would affect the local community.
Last week was National Fire Prevention Week. WICB Correspondents Emma Beltrandi and Stephen Latham spoke with some local firefighters about the importance of smoke detectors. Correction: We reported “carbon dioxide” in our piece, but meant to say “carbon monoxide”.
Anna Kelles is running in a special election for a District 2 seat on the Tompkins County Legislature. WICB’s Aaron Zufall met with Kelles to discuss her campaign.
A few weeks ago Volkswagen was caught rigging its vehicles to pass emissions testing. WICB Correspondents Melanie De Lima, Kelli Kyle, and Elena Piech talked to a local business owner about how this is affecting his business.
Apple Fest took place in Downtown Ithaca this weekend. WICB Correspondents Stephen Latham and Lucas Manfredi went down to see what it’s like to have the Commons back for the festival.
Elie Kirshner, a 19-year-old Cornell student, is running for the Tompkins County Legislature. WICB’s Tom Garris met with Kirshner to learn about his decision.
Although the Commons is now complete, construction affected many businesses downtown. WICB’s Kelli Kyle and Elena Piech spoke with business owners to find out how they were impacted.
A new high-rise building is being proposed for Downtown Ithaca. WICB Correspondent Stephen Latham went to a public forum to learn what this could mean for Ithaca and its residents.
Summer has come and gone, but fall is just beginning. WICB Correspondent Emma Beltrandi found out what people in Ithaca are looking forward to this season.
The Moosewood Restaurant joined the Ban the Box campaign to give those with a criminal history a greater chance of being considered for a job. WICB’s Kelli Kyle interviewed Alex Berliner from the All of Us or None organization about the campaign.
Ithaca’s Circus Culture opened up today to the public. WICB’s Aaron Zufall spoke to the owner, Amy Cohen, about her goals for the school.
Residual lead contamination at the Ithaca Falls results in another clean-up. WICB Correspondents Tom Garris, Stephen Latham, and Elena Piech have the story.
Last week, we spoke to Lt. Dan Donahue about gorge safety. WICB Correspondents Brody Armstrong and Cal Yohannan asked Ithaca College students about their feelings on illegal gorges.
With the Ithaca Commons finally complete, WICB correspondents Stephen Latham and Brody Armstrong went downtown to see what the community thinks about the renovated space.
Ithaca College students are speaking out against racial bias in public safety conduct. Reporters Melanie De Lima and Kelli Kyle looked into what the students want to see and what the college is doing to address the issue.
Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick and Police Chief John Barber began open coffee sessions with residents. WICB’s Annalise Haldeman and Aaron Zufall stopped by one of these sessions to see what progress has been made.
WICB Correspondent Tom Garris spoke with Lieutenant Dan Donahue of the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office about the importance of staying safe at the gorges.
The first Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival debuted last week. WICB’s Melanie De Lima and Stephen Latham have the story.
A new initiative may be outfitting Ithaca Police Department officers with a small, but nationally discussed, piece of equipment. WICB Correspondent Tom Garris has more.
Ithacon 40, organized by the Comic Book Club of Ithaca, will be this upcoming Saturday. WICB’s Aaron Zufall spoke with long time friends Bill Turner, from the Comic Book Club of Ithaca, and Roger Stern, a writer for Marvel Comics, about the event.
The community came together to help neighbors in need after another Ithaca establishment was lost. WICB’s Riley Ludwig and Tom Garris have the story.
WICB’s Kelli Kyle attended all eight sessions of the Citizens Police Academy. She shares her final update, which includes the reflections of the CPA’s participants.
WICB’s Stephen Latham and Jamie Swinnerton asked Ithaca College students about what they do to de-stress.
WICB’s Kelli Kyle spoke with Kriscel Estrella. She’s a member of the Board of Directors for Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The organization recently equipped the Ithaca Police Department with a ballistics vest for its K-9 unit, Bert.
Are you wondering how Ithacans are reacting the events like Coffee with the Mayor and Chief or City Hall in your Neighborhood? Take a listen to this week’s Man on the Street by Melanie De Lima and Stephen Latham.
Academy Award nominated filmmaker Lauren Lazin showed four of her documentaries during the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival this week. She’s also directed over forty films for MTV as well as multiple reality TV shows. Riley Ludwig and Sara McCloskey spoke with her about her experiences in the industry.
Our sister station VIC Radio just finished the 29th Annual 50 Hour Marathon. They raised over three thousand dollars for the Franziska Racker Centers, an organization that helps people with disabilities. Lucas Manfredi and Sara McCloskey spoke with service users and providers about their services. See a related story from the previous week: Interview with Heather … Continue reading
The Citizens Police Academy met on Sunday and participants got to test out emergency vehicles. Kelli Kyle has more.