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Nicole LaFave, Candidate for Tompkins County Legislature District 1

By Jimmy Jordan | April 30, 2021

Nicole LaFave is running for election to get onto the Tompkins County Legislature. She seeks to represent District 1. In the conversation you can listen to here, LaFave goes over the main points of his platform: Living Wage for All Quality Housing for All Union Strong Ithaca Green New Deal End the School-to-Prison Pipeline Systemic…

Travis Brooks, Candidate for Tompkins County Legislature District 1

By Jimmy Jordan | April 30, 2021

Short version: Long version: Travis Brooks is running for the District 1 seat on the Tompkins County Legislature. He spoke to WRFI News Director Jimmy Jordan in late April. In the conversation, Brooks goes over the main points of his platform: Affordable housing-gentrification has removed our most vulnerable people from their communities and placed them…

TCAT Unveils Electric Bus Fleet

By WRFI News Staff | April 23, 2021

It was a cold and blustery April day at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on Ithaca’s Common.  Over 50 people were admiring a brand new TCAT bus sporting the electric bus logo. TCAT General Manager Scott Vanderpool was on hand to answer questions.  He said that he doesn’t know what the change in operating costs are…

Code Blue and the Impact on Homelessness in Ithaca

By WRFI News Staff | April 23, 2021

In New York State, Code Blue is in effect anytime the temperature reaches 32 degrees or lower. December 1st through April 15th is considered a mandatory Code Blue period. During these months, people who are unhoused can be certain they will have a safe and free place to escape the elements. However, with the mandatory…

Rev. Robert Jones Sr., Raconteur and Musician

By WRFI News Staff | April 23, 2021

A storyteller, a musician, a font of American roots: Rev. Robert Jones Sr. is coming to the Trumansburg Conservatory’s virtual stage this weekend.  Here we have a conversation with Rev. Jones where he talks about how music entered his life; how he addressed the tension between his work as a Pastor and his passion for country,…

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