WRFI Community Radio News

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 p.m.

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WRFI News Features and Interviews

Whistleblowers are Essential to Democracy (September 14-15, 2015)

By WRFI News Staff | September 28, 2015

“If we don’t stir things up, then we get this clumpy status quo and the imposition of continued power from the top down. That’s not democracy,” said Columnist Norman Solomon speaking with WRFI’s Lori Sonken on September 14-15, 2015.

Anna Kelles – Candidate for Legislature

By WRFI News Staff | September 23, 2015

Charles Dunaway talks with Anna Kelles, candidate for the 2nd District seat in the Tompkins County Legislature representing the Fall Creek neighborhood. The interview originally aired on the September 22nd 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Teaching Teenagers About Sustainability (September 9, 2015)

By WRFI News Staff | September 21, 2015

Abe Messing interviews Donna Levy about Cornell’s Plantations Environmental Education Program for Sustainability — a program for teenagers. This program aired on September 9, 2015.

City of Ithaca ‘Botched’ Ithaca Falls Clean-Up Effort, Walter Hang says – September 18, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | September 18, 2015

Lori Sonken talks with Walter Hang about the lead and arsenic contamination at Ithaca falls gorge. This interview aired on September 18, 2015.

Interview with Dr. John Fitzpatrick, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | September 16, 2015

WRFI News Team member Esther Racoosin speaks with Dr. John Fitzpatrick, Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, upon the occasion of the Lab’s 100th birthday.  The conversation covers various citizen science projects that the Lab of O is using to help gather data about birds from around the world.  The interview was originally broadcast…


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