Before approving Ithaca’s 2023 budget, Ithaca Mayor Laura Lewis joined city attorney Ari Levine to condemn some of the comments made by city employees, alderpersons and community members during a Common Council meeting earlier this month.
Walking on Water Productions is presenting three musicals over the course of three weekends. Artistic Director Priscilla Hummel (and her daughter) join us from The Cherry Arts, while the set is busy with their work. We find out about the complications of staging three musicals at one time, how audiences can see the three shows and, incidentally, what it’s like to be a working parent.
WRVO – New York’s 24th Congressional District looks a little different this election. The district includes 12 counties extending from Watertown through the Finger Lakes into western New York. Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney and Democratic nominee Steve Holden are vying for New York’s 24th congressional seat. Tenney, who currently represents New York’s 22nd Congressional District, said after redistricting she chose to run in the new 24th District. “The districts are very similar,” Tenney said.
Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! panelist and stand-up comedian Hari Kondabolu performs at the Hangar Theatre. He joins us to talk about juggling a rigorous academic schedule with performing stand-up comedy, observational humor, and new fatherhood.
NEW YORK NOW – The head of the New York State Police will resign after reports this week indicated he was under investigation by the Hochul administration over claims that he’d helped shield a former human resources staffer from scrutiny. Kevin Bruen was confirmed as superintendent of the New York State Police last year, but will now depart in the coming days, Gov. Kathy Hochul confirmed in a statement Friday. “Today I accepted the resignation of State Police Superintendent Kevin Bruen. I thank him for his years of public service,” Hochul said. “First Deputy Superintendent Steven Nigrelli will serve as Acting Superintendent on an interim basis, as we conduct a thorough search for a Superintendent who can lead this department in its important work.”
Hochul has worked closely with Bruen since she took office on the issue of illegal guns, tasking Bruen and the State Police with participating in a new task force to curb the spread of those weapons across nine states.
The Ithaca Shakespeare Company presents Antony and Cleopatra and Two Gentlemen of Verona in the upper part of Robert Treman State Park. We hear from Artistic Director Stephen Ponton about 20 years of Shakespeare outdoors in Ithaca.
Now. Here. This. is an intimate musical with universal themes. We hear from Walking on Water Productions director Priscilla Hummel about a group of friends who tour a natural history museum where the exhibits awaken memories in them.
The Youth Orchestra of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra gives two performances of its season finale, once in Watkins Glen, and again in Ithaca. We hear from the Music Director, Kirsten Marshall, then narrator Leslyn McBean-Clairborne joins us by phone.