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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

Interview with David Sassoon – Inside Climate News

By WRFI News Staff | April 5, 2016

Dan Apfel interviews David Sassoon, founder and publisher of Inside Climate News, winner of this years Izzy Award for their story “Exxon: The Road Not Taken” about how Exxon scientists knew about and acknowledged climate change in the 1970’s and 1980’s. According to their research Exxon decided to cover up this information rather than publicizing.…

Congratulation Ithaca High School’s Code Red Robotics Team!

By WRFI News Staff | April 3, 2016

Lori Sonken speaks with Ithaca High School students, Elliot Richards and Karina Burbank, about the Code Red Robotics team’s recent victory and their plans to attend the world championship in April in St. Louis. This interview aired on March 28, 2016.

Talking with “Mary Poppins”-March 31st, 2016

By WRFI News Staff | March 31, 2016

Esther Racoosin talks with Elisheva Glaser, the Ithaca High School student who will be playing Mary Poppins in the upcoming musical production of the same name.  They discuss how Mary is an “enigma”, how she interacts with the children of the cast, and the magical stage set. This interview originally aired on the March 31st,…

Possible Effects of Closing Cornell Graduate Housing-March 22nd, 2016

By WRFI News Staff | March 22, 2016

Esther Racoosin talks with Ithaca Voice contributor Brian Crandall about what might happen after Cornell University closes the Graduate and Professional student housing in Maplewood Park and Hughes Hall. This interview originally aired on the March 22nd, 2016 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Andy Zepp Speaks About the Finger Lakes Land Trust

By WRFI News Staff | March 19, 2016

Lori Sonken talks with Andy Zepp, executive director, Finger Lakes Land Trust, about how conservation easements and land acquisitions protect watersheds.  This interview aired March 18, 2016.


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