Local News: May 27, 2024

Protests Interrupt Cornell Commencement Cornell’s class of 2024 graduated Saturday. Like commencement ceremonies at many universities this year, the event was disrupted by pro-Palestinian student protestors. According to WSKG, about 12 people chanted and then walked out. Others wore black and white keffiyehs but stayed seated throughout the proceedings. Kelly’s Dockside for Sale A storied…

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Juneteenth Preview on the Big Scoob Show [AUDIO]

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 2:15 PM. [AUDIO will post after the broadcast.] Dr. Nia Nunn, Kayla Matos, and the Reverend Kenneth Clarke join Big Scoob on a special Big Scoob Show, Tuesday, May 28 at 2pm to talk about Juneteenth, its significance, and local Juneteenth Celebrations. Dr. Nunn is a professor of education at…

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Elegant Swag for the People – Shop WRFI Goods

A black baseball cap on a brushed grey tabletop. The image on the front of the hat features the letters WRFI being help up by a groups of small figures in a range of colors. One figure sits in a wheelchair.

Visit the Store Dope lids, killer tees, stylish totes, durable mugs, and more. Classic WRFI logo shirts in a wide range of colors, and our latest “Community Build” cap, are now available in our new webstore! Get some for yourself and everyone in your crew. Impress your friends and neighbors with your local cred! Because…

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WRFI-Meeting Minutes-March 2024

WRFI Board of Directors Meeting Tuesday, March 12th, 2024  In Attendance: -Peter Bakija -Corinne Shanahan -Amie Herman -Joe Romano -Carlos Gutierrez -Talaya Centeno -Mike Cook -Robin Elliott -John Young -Felix Teitelbaum Not in attendance: -Joseph Haefeli -Fred Balfour   Call to Order at 6:07 pm. Agenda Items: Board Reflections:   Mike asks questions as a new…

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LISTEN: Freedom of Expression at Cornell – Academic freedom

This is the last of my three stories about freedom of expression at Cornell University this year. Here are links to the first and second stories. The academic theme at Cornell this year is “Freedom of Expression.”  In earlier stories, we reported about the general mood at Cornell around free speech, and students’ opinions about…

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LISTEN: Freedom of Expression at Cornell – Student views

The academic theme at Cornell this year is “Freedom of Expression.” A few weeks ago we reported on the general mood around free speech at Cornell. Today, we’re sharing students’ opinions about their free speech rights. WRFI asked to speak to someone in Cornell’s administration about free speech on campus. The request was denied. The…

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WRFI-Meeting Minutes-February 2024

WRFI Board of Directors Meeting Tuesday, February 11th, 2024  In Attendance: -Peter Bakija -Corinne Shanahan -Joseph Haefeli -Amie Herman -Joe Romano -Carlos Gutierrez -Talaya Centeno -Felix Teitelbaum -Mike Cook Not in attendance: -John Young -Robin Elliott -Fred Balfour   Call to Order at 6:08 pm. Agenda Items: Board Reflections:   Joe reflects on the mission statement…

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