Investigation finds that Cuomo Sexually Harassed Women

NY Attorney General Letitia James announcing the findings of the investigation into the allegations of sexual harassment against  Governor Cuomo. (Provided) ITHACA, NY — Independent investigators have found that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women from 2013 to November 2020.  The women were former and current state employees. New York State Attorney General Letitia…

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New York Bans Pesticides Containing Nervous System Damaging Chlorpyrifos

Farmer in Watsonville, California spraying crops with pesticides. (EPA) ITHACA, NY — Pesticide products containing  the active ingredient chlorpyrifos are completely prohibited in New York State. Governor Cuomo made the announcement Wednesday. Research has shown that chlorpyrifos can harm nervous system development in infants and young children.  The pesticide can also kill insect pollinators, which…

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History Center Exhibit Tells How Tompkins County Women Changed the World

Zoe Van Nostrand, the Marketing & Visitor Experience Coordinator at the History Center in Tompkins County, talks about the new exhibit on display at the museum, “Breaking Barriers:  Women’s Lives and Livelihoods”.  Listeners will also hear from Claire Deng, a Cornell undergraduate and student intern working on the exhibit. Breaking Barriers is on display until…

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The Friends of Stewart Park Celebrate The Park’s Centennial Bash

The Friends of Stewart Park gathered on Sunday, July 11 to celebrate the park’s centennial with cupcakes and music. The Centennial Birthday Bash took place one week after the initial planned date, due to trees in the park being heavily damaged in severe thunderstorms. Rick Manning, the Executive Director of the Friends of Stewart Park,…

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Open Doors English Language Program Welcomes Students

Open Doors English, the Julie Rudd Coulombe Language Program, is celebrating the beginning of its second year. Liz Susmann, co-director of the program, talks about her school and how it moved rapidly to remote learning at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Listeners will also hear from Jose, a dairy worker from Guatemala, who talks…

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Fatal Deer Disease Found Near New York’s Border

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is invariably fatal for deer. A case was recently discovered in a Pennsylvania hunting preserve near the New York State’s Chautauqua County Border.  CWD causes extreme weight loss in deer, and lesions in their brains. It’s caused by a misfolded protein, known as a prion. The disease-associated prion causes normal proteins…

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The Cherry Arts Presents the Headphone Walking Play, “Trap Door”

WRFI Community Radio News contributor Esther Racoosin speaks with Cynthia Henderson and Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon. They are the director and lead writer, respectively, of the Cherry Arts new headphone walking play, “Trap Door”. Participants will be able to contemplate and meditate on the experiences of local African American freedom fighters as they listen to the…

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