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Community impacts of the August 9th Incident – September 4th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | September 4, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times’ Michael Nocella about the community’s reaction to the August 9th Incident.   This conversation originally aired on the September 4th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Statements from the Three Candidates for Ithaca City Court Judge

By WRFI News Staff | September 1, 2014

On Tuesday, August 26th, there was a forum at GIAC where the Candidates for Ithaca City Court Judge spoke to the community about their qualifications. WRFI’s Lori Sonken asked them why they feel they should be elected to the position.

Vigil Remembering Keith Shumway, Ithaca resident killed by Ithaca Police on 8/25/2011

By admin | August 29, 2014

On Tuesday, August 26th, more than 40 people gathered at the corner of State Street and Corn street in the parking lot of Diane’s auto repair, to remember the life of Keith Shumway. On August 25th, 2011 Keith Shumway was killed by the Ithaca Police Department after an altercation with an officer. He had a…

Fighting blood-borne infections using syringe exchanges – August 28th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | August 28, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with John Barry, Executive Director of the Southern Tier AIDS Program, about the group’s syringe exchanges in Tompkins and Broome Counties.   This conversation originally aired on the August 28th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Statements from parents and concerned community members regarding young men chased, detained, and held at gunpoint by ununiformed Ithaca Police officer. GIAC 8/26/2014 Ithaca, NY

By WRFI News Staff | August 27, 2014

Statements from parents and concerned community members regarding young men chased, detained, and held at gunpoint by ununiformed Ithaca Police officer.  GIAC 8/26/2014 Ithaca, NY

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