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Preserving land with natural burial – October 2nd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | October 2, 2014

Among the rolling the hills of Newfield sits the Greensprings Natural Cemetery Preserve. Greensprings is a green–or natural–cemetery, which means they work to make sure a burial has as little negative environmental impact as possible. But Greensprings is also a nature preserve–by burying people in select portions of their hundred acres, they’re working to ensure…

How a single burglary changed J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI – September 30th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | September 30, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with former Washington Post reporter Betty Medsger about her book The Burglary, which tells the story of the theft of secret documents from an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania and how the information found in those documents changed the face of the FBI.   This interview originally aired on the September 30th, 2014 edition of…

Revving up Ithaca’s startup incubator – September 25th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | September 25, 2014

Earlier this week, Rev: Ithaca Startup Works opened its doors. Rev is a joint-effort of Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3), and everyone involved says the incubator will help boost the local economy by supporting up-and-coming entrepreneurs. To get a better sense of how Rev might make this happen, Producer Samuel…

A compostable vision of waste management in Tompkins County – September 22nd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | September 22, 2014

Samuel Whitehead speaks with Tompkins County Solid Waste Manager Barbara Eckstrom about Tompkins County Solid Waste’s growing composting program.   This interview originally aired on the September 22nd, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Comprehensive planning in the Town and City of Ithaca – September 18th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | September 18, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times’ Michael Nocella about what the Town of Ithaca’s new comprehensive plan means for zoning and development in the town and when the City of Ithaca hopes to finish its own planning process.   This conversation originally aired on the September 18th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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