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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

Talking about race – January 6th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | January 6, 2015

Aryeal Jackson speaks with Kim Munson-Burke about her personal experiences of discussing race with her children and other members of the Ithaca community.   This interview originally aired on the January 6th, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Fighting the hemlock woolly adelgid – January 5th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | January 5, 2015

Samuel Whitehead speaks with Tim Noon, Natural Resources Specialist with the U.S. Forest Service working in the Finger Lakes National Forest, about the spread of the hemlock woolly adelgid and what the U.S. Forest Service is doing to stop it.   This interview originally aired on the January 5th, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Ruling on public art – January 1st, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | January 1, 2015

Last summer, a piece of unsanctioned public art appeared outside of Ithaca’s Beverly J Martin Elementary School–a pink fairy spraypainted on the sidewalk. The artists were eventually caught and the case made its way through the city courts. But even though the perpetrators admitted to their acts, the case was recently dropped. To get more…

Targeting fracking – December 30th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 30, 2014

Lori Sonken talks with Toxics Targeting’s Walter Hang about his company’s work to fight fracking in New York State and about what they’ll be working on now that fracking has been banned. This interview originally aired on the December 30th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Changing your name, life – December 29th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 29, 2014

When Patrick Timothy Walsh completed part of his spiritual training, he was given a new name: Ravindra. Patrick went by Ravi (which is short for Ravindra) for years without legally changing his name, but, recently, he decided to go through with the legal name change. Just days after it took place, Ravi reflected on how…

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