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WRFI News Features and Interviews

January 16th, 2014 – Wadie Said – An Interview with WRFI’s Chantal Thomas

By WRFI News Staff | January 16, 2014

Wadie Said, Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law,  speaks with WRFI’s Chantal Thomas about the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, the government’s failure to close the facility, and the challenges the government faces in repatriating those detainees cleared for release.

January 13th, 2014 – Sandra Steingraber and Krys Cail – An Interview with WRFI’s Theresa Alt

By WRFI News Staff | January 13, 2014

WRFI’s Theresa Alt talks with Sandra Steingraber and Krys Cail en route to the anti-fracking, pro-renewables rally in Albany last week. The rally was held on the occasion of Governor Cuomo’s 2014 State of the State address.

WRFI News – January 9th, 2014 – Chrys Gardener, Community Horticulture Educator, CCE Tompkins

By WRFI News Staff | January 9, 2014

WRFI’s Samuel Whitehead speaks with Chrys Gardener, Community Horticulture Educator for the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County about the Free Seed Cabinets and Seed Swap 2014.

Gino Bush on the Tompkins County Jail Expansion, Poverty, Criminality, and Racism in Our Community

By WRFI News Staff | November 19, 2013

WRFI Speaks to Gino Bush about the Tompkins County jail expansion, poverty, criminality, and racism. Opportunities, Alternatives, and Resources (OAR) – http://www.oartompkins.com Stop the Jail Expansion Coalition, Tompkins County – https://www.facebook.com/StopTCJailExpansion Tompkins County Workerss’ Center – http://www.tcworkerscenter.org/

Local Activists Speak out about the Tompkins County Jail Expansion

By WRFI News Staff | November 15, 2013

Check out this full report on the prison situation in New York state from the Center for Constitutional Rights. http://www.prisonpolicy.org/scans/ImpactsofJailExpansion_NYS.pdf “There has been dramatic growth in the number of people held in local jails in New York State in the last de- cade, with the total capacity of jails in upstate New York and Long…

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