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Speaking of Migration: Voices of Central American Immigrants

By Felix Teitelbaum

Starting April 6, tune in every other Wednesday at 2pm for “Speaking of Migration.” The program will bring you the voices of Central American immigrants and migrants, their stories, perspectives, and a visions for a more just immigration system and world. Transnational political and economic forces have depleted rural Salvadoran communities, driving Salvadorans to flee…

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2022 WRFI Candidate Interviews AUDIO, TRANSCRIPTIONS

By Corinne Shanahan

New York’s redistricting process remains unresolved. But you can still tune in for WRFI’s live interviews with candidates in the primaries for what may be New York’s 22nd US Congressional District and the 53rd NYS Senate District Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 6pm. Hosted by Fred Balfour and George Christopher. Interview Schedule Expand The interviews…

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WRFI and Ithaca Voice to jointly cover Good-Cause evictions in March 29th Community Conversation call-in show

By Corinne Shanahan

As part of our ongoing efforts to engage the community in important local issues, WRFI and the Ithaca voice are working together to provide coverage on recent Good-Cause evictions legislation and the surrounding conversation. Should laws be passed to establish a tenant’s right to an automatic lease renewal? Good-cause eviction laws are being considered at…

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May 25th, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | May 25, 2022

Beginning this Sunday TCAT will begin offering free rides to all youth 17 and under and those still enrolled in High School. According to the Ithaca Voice, for now, the city is not requiring students to present a pass to board TCAT buses. However, starting in the Fall 14 to 17 year-olds will be required…

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May 24th, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | May 24, 2022

On Sunday Congressional candidate Vanessa Fajans-Turner ended her campaign. Fajans-Turner, an Ithaca native, initially ran in the 22nd district before the state’s congressional maps were thrown out. Ithaca is now being placed in the 19th district, a competitive, but less solidly Democratic district. Fajans-Turner said the district had become too different from the one where…

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May 23rd, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | May 23, 2022

On Friday, New York State finalized its congressional and state senate maps. The final congressional map will place Tompkins into the new 19th Congressional district, a district that voted for Joe Biden by a little under 5 points. Ithaca and Syracuse were originally in the same district with several candidates from both communities mounting bids.…

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May 20th, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | May 20, 2022

Yesterday, the results of the Ithaca City School district election were certified by the Board of Education. 4 Board members were elected: incumbents Erin Croyle and Eldred Harris and newcomers Karen Yearwood and Jill Tripp. Board President, Robert Ainslie, who’s been on the board since 2007, was the only incumbent seeking re-election who failed to…

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May 19th, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | May 19, 2022

On Tuesday, the Ithaca City School district election came with some confusion. According to the Ithaca Voice, some voters were confused by the layout of the Board of Education’s webpage. The webpage listed polling locations for the school district vote along with other locations where those voters would typically vote in a General election. Some…

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May 18th, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | May 18, 2022

Special Master Jonathan Cervas has released a draft of New York State’s new state senate map. The draft would place Ithaca into the 52nd State Senate district along with Binghamton and Cortland. The district is similar to the now invalid 53rd district Ithaca was placed in originally. The district would be heavily Democratic. Joe Biden…

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