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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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Knowing George McGonigal – January 26th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | January 26, 2015

Samuel Whitehead talks with George McGonigal, First Ward Alderperson for the City of Ithaca, about why he got into politics, his thoughts on a pay increase for Common Council members, his take on approach affordable housing in the city, and his hopes for the Chain Works district.   This interview originally aired on the January…

Talking truck safety (again) – January 22nd, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | January 22, 2015

Samuel Whitehead and Aryeal Jackson talk with the Ithaca Voice‘s Jeff Stein about Ithaca’s continued work to make its streets safe for large trucks.   This interview originally aired on the January 22nd, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Defending the Crestwood Protestors – January 20th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | January 20, 2015

Lori Sonken and Aryeal Jackson talk with attorney Sujata Gibson about her work defending the protestors blockading the Crestwood Midstream LPG storage facility near Seneca Lake.   This interview originally aired on the Janaury 20th, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Knowing Cynthia Brock – January 19th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | January 19, 2015

Samuel Whitehead talks with Cynthia Brock, First Ward Alderperson for the City of Ithaca, about why she got into politics, how the Common Council is looking to improve the Community Investment Incentive Tax Abatement Program, and about her continued concerns over the Stone Quarry affordable housing development.   This interview originally aired on the January 19th,…

Reacting to the standoff in Danby – January 15th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | January 15, 2015

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times‘ Michael Nocella about what happened during the 61 hour standoff in Danby at the start of 2015 and how the community has reacted.   This interview originally aired on the January 15th, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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