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Produce Talks is a monthly podcast produced and hosted by CPMA. Each episode explores current issues and the latest news in the fresh fruit and vegetable industry, including new research, industry trends, innovations and much more. Learn more about our ever-changing industry as we feature special guests from across the produce sector.
 
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Emma Kersting goes over thanksgiving plans and safety and how people are adopting different plans, Erika Liberati catches up to TCAT to hear how they're faring over these last few months, and Antonio Ferme continues his series on nonprofit challenges in the pandemic, delving into how they can find financial relief. Hosted by Vedant Akhauri Original…
 
Christian Maitre and Jay Bradley go into how crucial addiction services like the the Alcohol and Drug Council of Tompkins County have adjusted to increased need and reduced funding, and explore the recent #OpenTheBooks protest at Ithaca College. Also, Jay speaks to Doug Levine of the on the State Theatre on the Save Your Seat campaign and concert. …
 
Christian Maitre, George Christopher, & Himadri Seth wrap up the 2020 election, Antonio Ferme continues to explore challenges faced by local orgs, speaking to the Ithaca Women's Opportunity Center, & a story about silence. Hosted by Jordan Broking Originally aired on November 8, 2020. Ithaca Now is WICB's news program covering news, issues, and cul…
 
WICB News gives you your final look into some important local races in the Ithaca area. Hear Christian Maitre dive into how early voting has gone and how poll goers are kept safe, Himadri Seth and George Christopher bring you an updated voters' rundown. Jay Bradley dives into the 58th New York State Senate District Race, and Jordan Broking speaks t…
 
On this episode, CPMA President, Ron Lemaire speaks with 2020 CPMA award winners about their careers, key focuses, and the industry changes they have seen and experienced through the years. Ron first talks with the 2020 CPMA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Mike Ecker, along with Oleen Smethurst, The Packer's 2020 Canadian Produce Person of the Y…
 
Christian Maitre covers this weekend's opposing protests in the commons, Jay Bradley gives an important Halloween PSA on what you can do and how to stay safe this year, and speaks to Carley Robinson of Cornell Performing & Media Arts about their performances this weekend, Nijha Young reports on a town hall of black leaders confronting mental health…
 
Antonio Ferme looks at how local non-profits have had to make a lot of adjustments to stay afloat, Deena Houissa speaks to teachers and students at Ithaca High School about how they're taking to the new hybrid learning system, and Himadri Seth speaks to local activist and professor Dr. Nia Nunn. Hosted by Tara Lynch. Originally aired on October 18,…
 
Agnes Scotti and Jess Moskowitz cover student activists getting their peers to the polls, Himadri Seth explores the history of the Women's Suffrage movement in Tompkins County, and Vedant Akhauri on how the local higher-ed COVID responses compares to elsewhere. Hosted by Emily Hung. Originally aired on October 11, 2020. Ithaca Now is WICB's news pr…
 
Skylar Eagle covers a recent tenants' protest, Jordan Broking walks us through what voting will be like in Ithaca, Erika Liberati explores a student collective's desire for change, Jay Bradley recaps how 'Robercon' went virtual, & Lou Baron interviews some of the stars of Opera Ithaca on how they are coming to the screen at Cinemapolis. Hosted by N…
 
Madolyn Laurine, Christian Maitre, and Skylar Eagle explore the opposing 'Back the Blue' and Black Lives Matter rallies in Ithaca that occurred last week, Selin Tuter speaks to Downtown Ithaca's Special Events Director Scott Rougeau to hear about Apple Fest's pandemic safety measures, Antonio Ferme speaks to those premiering the documentary 'Americ…
 
Ithaca mourns and remembers Cornell's 'notorious' alum, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, reflecting on what she represented to many in the law field in a piece by News Director Jay Bradley. Also, Madolyn Laurine, Bec Legato, and Kyle Desantis on higher education's social distanced restart in Upstate NY. Hosted by Antonio Ferme. Originally…
 
Selin Tuter has a conversation with Downtown Ithaca Alliance director Gary Ferguson on the reopening and subsequent the arrival of students to Ithaca, and Sam Buggeln of The Cherry Artspace describes their upcoming show and socially-distanced season in an interview by Christian Maitre and Jay Bradley. Hosted by Jordan Broking. Originally aired on S…
 
Starting off the Fall season, News Director Jay Bradley interviews New York State Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul on updates from the state on the pandemic, education, and how what we see now can affect the near future. Originally aired on September 6, 2020. Ithaca Now is WICB's news program covering news, issues, and culture in the Ithaca area. For more…
 
On this episode, we unpack new developments and barriers to automation and technology across the produce sector. As labour gaps remain, the future of automation, robotics and innovation is a large focus from farm to fork. We talk about several factors influencing the shift to automation such as measuring return on investment, system integration, an…
 
Our final 'Summer Edition' of Ithaca Now! Skylar Eagle gives a glimpse into what small businesses have had to do to adapt to the pandemic while still having hope for students' return, Himadri Seth explains and gives student voices to schools returning, and News Director Jay Bradley reflects on WICB News' summer. Hosted by News Director Jay Bradley.…
 
Susan Basset, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports at Ithaca College speaks to Correspondent Michael Memis on the recently announced suspension of intercollegiate sports, Vedant Akhauri explore the differences between the former hotspot of New York to the now-hotspot of Florida, and a re-air of Jay Bradley's piece on the lo…
 
The current state of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County's Rural Youth Services in the wake of the pandemic, News Director Jay Bradley hears from IC Alum Michael Neil Palmer about his new Amazon Prime series 'Salty Pirate', and a re-air of Antonio Ferme discussing the potential benefits of CBD for epilepsy treatment Hosted by Himad…
 
Lauren Leone explores the expected impacts of COVID-19 on the Ithaca economy with the Downtown Ithaca Alliance and the Tompkins Chamber of Commerce, Vedant Akhauri hears from Second Wind Cottages on the experience of homeless people during the pandemic, News Director Jay Bradley speaks to Thena Gitlin on how the Hangar Theatre has adapted to a virt…
 
ICTV News Director Erika Liberati explores what's needed and what challenges have been faced for Census-taking in Tompkins County, News Director Jay Bradley looks into how international students and faculty at Ithaca College are reacting to the recent ICE restrictions, and Himadri Seth interviews the assistant director of IC's Center for Counseling…
 
Ithaca Now is taking a short break this week; but we wanted to offer a preview for something you can look forward to both on this station and online! ICTV News Director Erika Liberati interviewed Georgia Verdier of the Elmira/Corning NAACP as part of the ICTV Summer Interview Series on race relations in the Ithaca community and how to make it a mor…
 
Former News Director Bridget Bright explores police brutality protests in Ithaca's past and present and along with correspondent Jaqueline Agahigian guides an exploration of LGBTQ+ art, history, and culture in Tompkins for Pride Month. Also, ICTV News Director Erika Liberati speaks to Eric Acree of the John Henrik Clarke Africana Library on #BlackL…
 
An Election Center Special by ICTV News correspondents Emily Hung and Jordan Broking speaking to the candidates of the upcoming primary election for the 125th NY Assembly District and the race for Tompkins District Attorney. Also, Correspondent Lauren Leone on how Cornell University is distancing itself from fossil fuels in the wake of student prot…
 
This episode, as we hit the three month mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, we revisit the impacts along the supply chain and unpack the key takeaways since March as businesses continue to adapt and prepare for a busy summer and harvest season. Featured guests Stéphanie Levasseur, President of Quebec Apple Growers, Satri Alpine, Director of Talent and C…
 
Originally aired on June 14, 2020. WICB News Director Jay Bradley hears from Anna Lamb of the Ithaca Voice on covering the recent protests in Ithaca, and activists like those at Cornell Students 4 Black Lives and the Democratic Socialists of America - Ithaca, on how they're using this moment amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to push for change. Also, an…
 
Ensuring food quality, sustaining food availability, reducing waste, minimizing costs to consumers and maximizing recyclability – all while mitigating the impacts on the environment – makes the conversation on sustainable packaging and preferred packaging materials remarkably complex. On this episode, guests talk about their work in the area of sus…
 
5 of the Best Stories Produced Both On-Campus and Remotely by Our Awesome Team of Reporters this Spring. Features stories on activism in Ithaca, COVID-19's impact on religious communities, an introduction to Quadio, an episode of Six Degrees, and how news organizations report on the US-Mexico Border. Originally aired May 24, 2020…
 
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