Ithaca Times film critic Bryan VanCampen sums up the best and worst movies of 2011. VanCampen will become a regular contributor to Shin Hollow Radio in the coming year.
Members of the Free Boody Institute will be in the studio to talk about the business of making, playing, and selling music in a relatively small provincial college town.
Colin Grant of Trumansburg , a winemaker with Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars, will tell us about the trials and tribulations of the 2011 vintage in the Finger Lakes.
Katie Aldridge is a Mecklenburg resident and writer who has assembled and edited a collection of Civil War era letters from a Union soldier.
Robert Cooper of Ulysses takes people to Thailand to get high quality affordable medical care and a little R&R afterwards. His venture is called Patient Vacation and talk about the logistics and logic of going to Southeast Asia for your health.
Linda Orkin, a volunteer at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology will be here to talk about the Christmas Bird Count, which in spite of its name will take place on New Year’s Day. It is an old birding tradition and very popular locally.
Kerra Quinn teaches gardening at the Dryden Community Center Café once a month. The courses are for people who are new to gardening and are in part designed to promote further participation at the town’s community garden.
Christine Iaccobucci is a member of the Lansing school board. She has been a dissenting voice in the discussion about using cameras in school hallways to monitor student activity.Iaccobucci maintains that electronic surveillance is a poor substitute for actual paying attention to young people.
Eric Griffith is an Ithaca resident who is about to publish his first novel, a science fiction story called Beta Test. It posits that reality is an elaborate computer game in which humanity are non-playing elements and the players are inter-dimensional aliens.