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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

How Ithaca College is addressing sexual assault – July 10th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | July 13, 2015

On July 10th, Emma Rizzo and Faith Meckley sat down for a live, in-studio interview with Andrew Kosinuk, the college’s crime prevention and community events liaison. Kosinuk is coordinator of the Rape Aggression Defense Program being offered at Ithaca College to teach self-defense to those who identify as female. You can listen to the full…

Friendship Donations Network — July 8, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | July 11, 2015

Meaghan Sheehan Rosen explains  to WRFI’s Lori Sonken how the Friendship Donations Network keeps nutritious food from going to waste by giving the fresh food to neighbors in need. This interview originally aired on July 8, 2015, on WRFI Radio News.

Knowing Carol Chock – July 6th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | July 6, 2015

Samuel Whitehead speaks with Tompkins County 3rd District Legislator Carol Chock about how she got involved with public service, stormwater infrastructure in the county, and the fate of the old Tompkins County Library.   This interview originally aired on the July 6th, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Josh Brokaw of the Ithaca Times — July 3rd, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | July 3, 2015

Emma Rizzo and Faith Meckley sit down with Josh Brokaw of the Ithaca Times to discuss current Ithaca news: the Tompkins County minimum wage study, the new rental bicycles at the Ithaca Youth Bureau and the latest on the plans for bringing affordable housing to 210 Hancock Street. This interview originally aired on the July…

10th Annual Spring Bird Quest – July 1st, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | July 1, 2015

Lori Sonken speaks with Mark Chao about the 10th Annual Spring Bird Quest led for the Finger Lakes Land Trust. During the quest, Chao led a group on a walk around the Finger Lakes Land Trust preserves. The group counted bird species and pledged money to protect bird habitats. This interview originally aired on the…

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