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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

Being Santa Claus – December 25th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 25, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Jon Christopher about his Santa Claus origin story and what it’s like to play such a well-known cultural figure. This conversation originally aired on the December 25th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

After the fracking decision – December 23rd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 23, 2014

Lori Sonken talks with Helen Slottje, 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner, about the state of things in the state of New York after the Cuomo administration’s decision not to allow fracking in the state.   This interview originally aired on the December 23rd, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Documenting Ithaca’s early history – December 15th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 15, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Tompkins County Historian Carol Kammen about how some accidentally-discovered documents help tell the story of Ithaca’s early history. Samuel started by asking Carol what we actually know about the early days of Ithaca…   This conversation originally aired on the December 15th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.  

Accommodating Ithaca’s disabled residents – December 11th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 11, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times’ Michael Nocella about the how the City of Ithaca fares when it comes to accommodating its disabled residents according to a recent survey and how the city reacted to the findings. This interview originally aired on the December 11th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

Getting out the vote – December 10th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 10, 2014

Lori Sonken and Aryeal Jackson speak with Leslie Danks Burke of Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes Action about the group’s voter turnout drive in advance of the 2014 elections. This interview originally aired on the December 10th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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