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WRFI News brings you local-first news and voices by, and for, the people of Tompkins and Schuyler counties. Catch WRFI News live, Monday-Friday at 6:00. Want to become a volunteer news journalist?

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WRFI News Features and Interviews

ICSD School Board Candidate Interview: Lori LaBonte [AUDIO}

By WRFI News Staff | May 9, 2018

WRFI Community Radio News and Your Morning spoke to each of the six candidates running for the three open seats on the Ithaca City School District School Board.  Lori LaBonte is one of those candidates. The order of interviews was organized on a first come, first served basis between WRFI Community Radio News and Your…

Barstander Training for DJs Seeks a Safer Nightlife Scene in Ithaca

By WRFI News Staff | May 4, 2018

Local DJ Ben Ortiz (DJ ha-MEEN) of Ithaca DJ Festival and the Tompkins County Advocacy Center have joined forces to create a safer, more inclusive nightlife scene. Their mission starts and ends with activating local leaders, citizens, and talents to act as bystanders, working to fight sexual assault and harassment across the local nightlife scene.…

Highbrow for May 3, 2018

By WRFI News Staff | May 3, 2018

This calendar of arts and music for the weekend aired on Thursday, May 3, 2018 on WRFI Community Radio News. Image: Wikicommons

Feeding Tompkins Part 8: Solutions, Policy, and Progress in Food Security

By WRFI News Staff | April 27, 2018

This is Part 8 of Feeding Tompkins, an in-depth look at food insecurity in Tompkins County and a collaborative project between WRFI News, the Ithaca College Park Scholar Program, The Ithaca Voice, and Hot Potato Press. This article was written by Kelsey O’Connor, of The Ithaca Voice. ITHACA, N.Y. – On Thursday’s gray morning, Friendship…

Dominic DiFranzo from Cornell’s social media lab analyzes Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional hearing [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | April 26, 2018

Dominic DiFranzo is a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell’s social media lab. He spoke with WRFI’s Laura Rosbrow-Telem on “Your Morning” to talk about Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s hearing in Congress and DiFranzo’s related research. This interview first aired on Friday, April 13. Featured image credit: Wikiquote / Creative Commons.

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