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Tompkins County Sheriff Candidate Forum 2018, produced by WRFI and the Ithaca Voice [AUDIO]

The three candidates for Tompkins County sheriff in 2018, retired Undersheriff Derek Osborne, independent journalist Josh Brokaw, and Sheriff Ken Lansing, participated in a forum on WRFI Community Radio and streamed live on Facebook by the Ithaca Voice. Osborne and Lansing are competing against each other in the Democratic primary. That primary’s election is on Thursday, Sep.…

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Cynthia Nixon speaks to WRFI before Ithaca visit on Sep. 1 [AUDIO]

Featured image description: Cynthia Nixon speaking in Ithaca at Argos Inn on Jun. 3. Photo credit: Nick Reynolds

New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon spoke with WRFI’s Laura Rosbrow-Telem on the phone about how Nixon plans to court voters in Upstate, including folks beyond Bernie supporters. She also shared some hints about her major environmental announcement in Ithaca, among other topics — including marijuana. Cynthia Nixon will visit Ithaca on Saturday and address a crowd…

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Michael Lausell discusses his campaign for NY’s 58th senate district primary on Sept. 13. [Audio]

Michael Lausell, candidate for NY’s 58 senate district, spoke with WRFI’s Fred Balfour about his campaign for the Sept. 13th primary. Sitting at Michael’s stand at the weekly Montour Falls Farmer’s Market, he described his background and work in central New York. He describes his priority issues including health care, reducing property taxes, living wage…

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Cynthia Nixon to visit Ithaca on Sep. 1

Cynthia Nixon, running against Governor Andrew Cuomo in New York’s Democratic primary for governor, will visit Ithaca on Saturday. In a Facebook event post published early Wednesday, the event’s hosts Tompkins County Progressives, NYPAN (New York Progressives Action Network), and Jumaane D. Williams detail two events. First, Cynthia Nixon will visit one of Ithaca’s favorite spots: the…

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How a DJ and a sexual violence survivors’ advocate make bystander trainings cool in Ithaca [AUDIO]

At an event on Monday, August 27, people in Ithaca can learn how to act as bystanders against sexual assault and harassment in a nightlife setting. The “barstander” training, called, “Barstander Training for Everyone Else!” is taking place on Monday from 6-9 p.m. at Toko Imports in the Dewitt Mall. As the name suggests, it is for everyone,…

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