The WICB News Team recaps the best stories from the spring season.
Elena Piech spoke with Jim Johnston, an Ithaca College alumnus who is the Executive Producer for MTV’s Real World.
In order to prevent illegal cliff jumping and partying at the gorges this summer, Ithaca plans to hire rangers that will wear body cameras. Correspondents Tom Garris and Aaron Zufall have more.
Ithaca held its 37th Annual Take Back the Night. Correspondents Emma Beltrandi and Lexy White have more.
Ithaca College student Emily Morley qualified for this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Riley Ludwig sat down with Emily to discuss her accomplishment.
New Yorkers got their slice of presidential primary action this past week. Elena Piech and Aaron Zufall have the report on how the voting turned out.
The first annual Climate Solutions fair took place in Ithaca over the weekend. Correspondents Emma Beltrandi and Lexy White have the story.
Elijah Breton is an Ithaca College student who is running for Maine’s House of Representatives. News Director Riley Ludwig spoke with Breton about his campaign.
Full-time contingent faculty at Ithaca College are pushing to unionize. Correspondents Tom Garris and Elena Piech have the story.
Ithaca College held an event last week to discuss the Paris Climate Conference and the dangers of fracking. Correspondents Emma Beltrandi and Lexy White have the story.
Brandon Smith was awarded the Izzy Award from Ithaca College’s Park Center for Independent Media. Correspondent Tom Garris spoke with Smith, an independent journalist from Chicago who played a key role in unearthing a dashcam video showing Chicago police shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald.
Although the last couple of weeks have been a bit chilly, this winter has been mild for the most part. Elena Piech and Lexy White report on the economic effects that the Ithaca area has felt from the warm winter.
The Ithaca ReUse Center celebrated its grand opening. Correspondent Aaron Zufall has the story.
The Ithaca Beer Company was recently named one of the top Brewpubs in the nation. Correspondent Tom Garris spoke with a few of Ithaca Beer’s representatives.
Ithaca College student Alec Salisbury garnered national attention for being the first to call the results of Hawaii’s Democratic caucuses. Correspondent Aaron Zufall met with Alec to discuss how he did it.
Next weekend is VIC Radio’s 30th annual 50 Hour Marathon, with Ithaca Underground as the beneficiary. Correspondent Elena Piech has more on the organization.
The TCAT is facing service cuts for the summer. Correspondents Stephen Latham and Lexy White have the story.
Filmmaker Jon Nealon’s documentary, “Here Come the Videofreex”, is screening during this year’s Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival. Correspondent Tom Garris spoke with Nealon about producing the film.
Tompkins County is getting ready for the primary election next month. Here’s Elena Piech with more about voter registration.
Some local students were impacted by the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels. Correspondent Tom Garris has the story.
More test results are expected from the Ithaca City School District regarding lead contamination. Correspondents Tom Garris and Aaron Zufall have more.
The Roy H. Park School of Communications is celebrating Women in Media month. “The Empowerment Project” screened last week as part of the event. WICB News Director Riley Ludwig spoke with the Emmy-award winning filmmakers, Dana Michelle Cook and Sarah Moshman, about how their film empowers women.
While the primary construction of the Ithaca Commons was completed last summer, new projects are being built in the area. Correspondents Christy Calcagno, Elena Piech and Kylee Roberts have more information.
Nine Ithaca College journalism students traveled to South Carolina to cover the Republican primary for NBC News. Aaron Zufall spoke with Kenneth Bradley, Kyle Stewart and Emily Varga about their experiences.
Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick announced a plan to have a supervised heroin injection facility in Ithaca. Correspondents Casey McCracken, Parita Desai and Elena Piech have the story.
Ithaca College is pushing to run 10 percent of its electricity needs from solar power. Correspondents Emma Beltrandi and Lexi White have the story.
Wicked Device is a local start-up that made a device to measure air quality. Correspondent Aaron Zufall spoke with Victor Aprea, the company’s chief technology officer, about the Air Quality Egg.
The League of Women Voters of Tompkins County will be discussing living wages at their meeting on Monday night. Correspondents Parita Desai and Elena Piech learned about opportunities to make the living wage in the Ithaca area.
Senator Chuck Schumer visited Ithaca last week to discuss the possibility of federal funding being used to improve road safety. Correspondent Stephen Latham has the story.
The Ithaca College Board of Trustees met this past week to begin planning the selection process for the college’s next president. WICB News Director Riley Ludwig spoke with Ciara Lucas, who is the student representative for the Board, about her experience in the position.
A meeting took place at Caroline Elementary last Wednesday to discuss lead levels in the school’s water sources. Correspondent Tom Garris explains how the Ithaca City School District handled the situation.
A Cornell University student was recently arrested for sexual assault. Correspondent Emma Beltrandi spoke with a representative of the Advocacy Center about sexual assaults on college campuses.
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.