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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 6:00. Want to become a volunteer news journalist?

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WRFI News Features and Interviews

Evaluating charter schools – December 3rd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 3, 2014

Aryeal Jackson talks with Tina Nilsen-Hodges, Principal of New Roots Charter School, about what the school’s recent graduation rates say about the school’s performance and the kind of education it offers.   This interview originally aired on the December 3rd, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Managing Tompkins County’s waste – December 2nd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 2, 2014

Lori Sonken and Nicholas Katz talk with Tompkins County Solid Waste Manager Barb Eckstrom about the county’s solid waste management program and how it’s changed in the 25 years she’s worked there.   This interview originally aired on the December 2nd, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Developing Ithaca’s industrial past – November 24th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | November 24, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times’ Michael Nocella about how the industrial legacy of the Emerson Power Transmission plant on Ithaca’s South Hill is impacting the progress of a mixed-use residential development planned for the site.   This interview originally aired on the November 24th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Putting cameras on the IPD – November 20th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | November 20, 2014

Samuel Whitehead speaks with the Ithaca Voice’s Jeff Stein about recent updates on one part of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick’s Plan for Excellence in Policing.   This interview originally aired on the November 20th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Caring for Ithaca’s wintry roads – November 18th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | November 18, 2014

Felix Teitelbaum talks to Ithaca’s Assistant Superintendent of Streets & Facilities Ray Benjamin about what it takes to maintains the City of Ithaca’s streets in winter.   This interview originally aired on the November 18th, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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