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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 p.m.

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WRFI News Features and Interviews

The Real Costs of Fracking – March 17th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | March 17, 2015

Lori Sonken talks with Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald about their book, The Real Costs of Fracking.   This interview originally aired on the March 17th, 2015 edition of WRFI Radio News.  

Knowing Josephine Martell – March 16th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | March 16, 2015

Samuel Whitehead speaks with Josephine Martell, Fourth Ward Alderperson for the City of Ithaca, about updating the zoning for the Cornell Heights historic district, working to improve the rental housing climate in the city, and the future of the former Ithaca Gun factory site.   This interview originally aired on the March 16th, 2015 edition…

Knowing Ellen McCollister – March 2nd, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | March 2, 2015

Samuel Whitehead speaks with Ellen McCollister, Third Ward Alderperson for the City of Ithaca, about the relationship between Cornell and Ithaca, updating CIITAP, and her role as Alternate Acting Mayor.   This interview originally aired on the March 2nd, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Educating Inmates – February 25, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | February 25, 2015

Lori Sonken talks with Rob Scott about Cornell’s Prison Education Program enabling inmates at nearby prisons to take courses taught by Cornell instructors and earn credits towards an associate degree.   This interview originally aired on the February 25th, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.  

Tompkins County’s comprehensive plan – February 23rd, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | February 23, 2015

Aryeal Jackson speaks with Tompkins County Commissioner of Planning Ed Marx to talk about the county’s efforts to update it’s comprehensive plan.   This interview originally aired on the  February 23rd, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.  

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