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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

Repowering Cayuga with Irene Weiser – February 5th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | February 5, 2015

Charles Dunaway speaks with Irene Weiser, a member of the Caroline Town Board, discusses the pros and cons of repowering the coal-fired power plant on Cayuga Lake in Lansing with Natural Gas.   This interview originally aired on the February 5th, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Talking about electric cars – February 4th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | February 4, 2015

Lori Sonken talks with Ricardo A. Daziano, Assistant Professor with the Cornell University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, about the state of electric car development and infrastructure in Ithaca and across the country.   This interview originally aired on the February 4th, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Knowing Donna Fleming – February 2nd, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | February 2, 2015

Samuel Whitehead talks with Donna Fleming, Third Ward Alderperson for the City of Ithaca, about why she got into public service, Ithaca’s relationship with Cornell University, and raising Mayor Svante Myrick’s pay.   This interview originally aired on the February 2nd, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Developing Ithaca’s West End and Inlet Island – January 29th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | January 29, 2015

Samuel Whitehead and Aryeal Jackson talk with Ithaca Times reporter Michael Nocella about the recent push to develop Ithaca’s West End and Inlet Island.   This interview originally aired on the January 29th, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Ayotzinapa disappearances, four months later – January 27, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | January 27, 2015

Cory Cochrane hosts a discussion with Cornell student organizers Kim Cardenas and Tiffany Fotopoulos about the disappearance of 43 students from a teacher training college in Ayotzinapa, Mexico on September 26th, 2014, four months ago. The discussion originally aired on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015.

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