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LIVE FRACKING DEBATE! Happening Right Now

By WRFI News Staff | September 24, 2013

LIVE FRACKING DEBATE! Listen to Earthjustice attorney Deborah Goldberg duke it out with the attorney for Norse Energy, the company that is challenging the town of Dryden’s right to ban fracking within its borders. It’s happening at 1:30PM ET. Listen here>> http://ow.ly/p9jPC ‪#‎Fracking‬ is a huge issue facing New York and the rest of the country, so…

Ithaca Underground’s First Open Mic at the Just Be Cause Center

By WRFI News Staff | September 17, 2013

Ithaca Underground held its first open mic night on September 6th. Check out this report from WRFI Community Radio.

Albie Sachs at Cornell University – ‘Liberty and Fraternity: Bringing Ubuntu into the Equation”

By admin | September 5, 2013

Albie Sachs at Cornell University – ‘Liberty and Fraternity: Bringing Ubuntu into the Equation” Date: 09/05/2013 – 2:30pm – 4:00pm Location: G08 Uris Hall Albie Sachs is a distinguished lawyer, judge, activist, scholar and author. He is a renowned former South African Constitutional Court Justice and anti-apartheid activist. In the 1980s, Sachs helped to draft…

Interview With the Veverka Brothers about Passfire – a film about fireworks around the world

By admin | August 31, 2013

Our friends in Dryden and their Fracking Ban Get Some Great Coverage on MSNBC

By WRFI News Staff | August 19, 2013

SOURCE: http://video.msnbc.msn.com/mhp/52780984 >>> call it the little town that could. in 2011 , rural dryden in upstate new york , population, 14,500, banned hydraulic fracking, prompting the anchills exploration corporation to shoe. the energy company wanted the court to force the company to accept the fracking. not only did the town fight back, it garnered the support of 20,000 people to support them in…

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