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WRFI News Features and Interviews

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.  

Knowing Graham Kerslick – February 23rd, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | February 23, 2015

Samuel Whitehead speaks with Graham Kerslick, Fourth Ward Alderperson for the City of Ithaca, about zoning and the impacts of increased density in Collegetown, the business climate in Collegetown, and the relationship between Ithaca and Cornell University.   This interview originally aired on the February 23rd, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

A talk about Boycott Divest and Sanction with Cornell Professor Eric Cheyfitz – February 20th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | February 20, 2015

Aryeal Jackson wraps up her series on the referendum to boycott Israeli products at green star from an academic perspective. She talks with Cornell Professor Eric Cheyfitz.   The interview originally aired on the February 20th edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Planning and Developing Ithaca – February 19th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | February 19, 2015

Samuel Whitehead and Aryeal Jackson speak with City of Ithaca Planning and Development Board member McKenzie Jones-Rounds about the work the board does, the challenges of doing that work, how the board fits into the larger city government structure.   This interview originally aired on the February 19th, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Discussing Common Core State Standards – February 18th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | February 18, 2015

Charles Dunaway talks to Kathy Zahler about the Common Core State Standards.  Kathy attended Ithaca schools and Cornell and received her Masters in Education from the University of Chicago.  She has worked as a writer and editor of educational materials for 35 years and has served on the Board of Education in Dryden.  She is…

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