Deep in the early dark ages of social media, one man found a useful way to manipulate the newfound power of social media as a community bulletin board. Matteo Wyllyamz began the Twitter tool #Twithaca in the late 2000's, but these days can hide behind a technical curtain. Hear his story...
The nation-wide onslaught of anti-semitic threats found its way into Tompkins County where the words "f--- jews" and defaced Stars of David were found etched into playground equipment in Lansing. Local jews at the New Reformed Temple in Lansing invited members to their regular Friday Sabbath service where the tone was largely welcoming. I caught up with temple leader and local business owner, Anne Bros to discuss her feelings on the matter.
Ms. Jackie Melton-Scott was just awarded the J. Diann Samms award by the City of Ithaca Common Council in honor of her service in the field of civil rights. I discuss Ms. Scott's role in the community and the local civil rights agenda moving forward.
Myself and WICB Correspondent Chris Morales review Ithaca City and Tompkins County's legislation to combat President Trump's executive orders on immigration. Despite threats to such "sanctuaries", immigration experts say local officials are fighting from a winning position.
I try my hands at news/sports casting with a sarcastic round up from some local sources and our own news team.
I talk with legendary saxophonist and one of my own musical idols, Branford Marsalis to discuss the new trends in jazz, his new album "Upward Spiral" and how music can relate to recent politics.