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An update on the Dryden and Middlefield home rule tracking cases – June 5th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | June 5, 2014

Samuel Whitehead speaks with Helen Slottje, a recent winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize and a co-founder of the Community Environmental Defense Council, about the oral arguments before the New York Court of Appeals in the Dryden and Middlefield home rule tracking cases. This conversation originally aired on the June 5th edition of WRFI Community…

Ithaca Community Gardens grow hope in the face of uncertainty

By WRFI News Staff | May 27, 2014

Nestled between the Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Plant, NY State Route 13, and a petroleum sales facility are the Ithaca Community Gardens—the only community gardens in the Ithaca city limits. They’re not in the most idyllic location, but in the over 20 years they’ve leased that land from the city, the gardens have come to appreciate their home. Well, last year, the gardens’…

A Look Back at Community Action Against the Tompkins County Jail Expansion Project

By WRFI News Staff | May 26, 2014

Producer Maya Cueva covers the progress of community action against the proposed $900,000 expansion of the Tompkins County Jail. This story originally aired on the May 26th edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Ithaca Festival – Danielle Klock – May 22nd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | May 22, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Danielle Klock, the Executive Director of the Ithaca Festival, about the festival’s history and what’s in store for this year. This interview originally aired on the May 22nd, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

Ithaca Freeskool – Lily Gershon – May 16th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | May 16, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Lily Gershon about the origins of the Ithaca Freeskool and what’s in store for their upcoming semester. This interview originally aired on the May 16th, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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