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WRFI’s The Scene interviews reproductive rights expert Rachel Rebouché about the post-Roe landscape, Saturday July 2nd @ 11:30am

By Chantal Thomas

On this week’s episode of The Scene, host Chantal Thomas interviews Rachel Rebouché about the potential for interstate conflict following the Supreme Court’s decision last week in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read Rachel Rebouché’s article, The New Abortion Battleground (co-authored with David Cohen and Greer Donley), here.      …

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WRFI’s The Scene Interviews Eric Miller, Tulsa Race Massacre Reparations Lawyer

By Corinne Shanahan

On today’s episode of The Scene, host Chantal Thomas interviews Eric Miller, one of the lawyers on the case for reparations for the victims of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre. Incredibly, there are still a few living survivors, all over 100 years old. The episode will air from June 17 from 10-10:30 AM EST. You…

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WRFI Launches New Program Schedule

By Felix Teitelbaum

We’ve got some really exciting news here at WRFI. Starting today, June 6, we’re launching a brand new program schedule. The new format that can best be summed up as AM News, PM YOUs! Every morning tune in for hard-hitting independent news and analysis. Then, starting at noon, check out some of the best music…

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July 4, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Griffin Frechette | July 4, 2022

On Friday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation refused to renew the air permits of Greenidge Generation, a power plant and major crypto mining facility. According to the Ithaca Voice, the DEC found that the Seneca Lake plant was directing most of its resources to cryptomining that utilizes proof-of-work authentication, which is highly…

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July 1, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Griffin Frechette | July 1, 2022

Ithaca Police are looking for information about a robbery that took place at the K&H Redemption Center on Tuesday. According to the Ithaca Voice, someone saw a man wearing a mask fleeing the scene after the break-in. If anyone witnessed anything or has any information, they are encouraged to contact the IPD by calling  (607)…

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June 30, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Griffin Frechette | June 30, 2022

Schuyler County has received over $22,000 from the Federal Government’s ‘Payments in Lieu of Taxes’ program (PILT) to spend on vital county services. According to Schuyler County Attorney Steven Getman in a press release, “PILT seeks to compensate local governments for the inability to collect property taxes on federally owned land.” This was the highest…

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June 29, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Devon Jezek | June 29, 2022

The Community Health Services Immunizations Clinic returns to Ithaca on July 8th. The program provides all immunizations recommended by the CDC for uninsured and underinsured adults and children. The clinic will be open on Fridays, and an appointment is required. To schedule an appointment, call 607-274-6604. To determine whether you or your child qualify for…

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June 28, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Griffin Frechette | June 28, 2022

Wegmans announced Monday that it would be recalling Vidalia onions sold at certain locations due to potential listeria. The Ithaca Wegmans is one of three locations in New York affected by the recall. According to My Twin Tiers, the potentially impacted products were sold between June 23rd and June 24th with the 4-digit PLU codes…

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June 27, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Devon Jezek | June 27, 2022

The New York State Police department is warning the public not to share personal information with callers claiming to be state troopers. According to police, the scammers are telling New Yorkers that there is a legal case against them, and asking for personal information. The phone number used for the calls appears as a New…

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