WRFI Community Radio News

Fresh at 5pm every weekday we bring you local news headlines from across our listening community—all in about 2 minutes. Listen live (88.1FM in Ithaca, 91.9FM Watkins Glen, and 89.7FM across the southern Finger Lakes) or wherever you get your podcasts.

Local News: July 20, 2023

– Resolution To Oppose Landfill Expansion Fails In Tompkins County – A resolution opposing the expansion of…

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Features and Interviews

LISTEN: Freedom of Expression at Cornell – Academic freedom

By Celia Clarke | April 11, 2024

This is the last of my three stories about freedom of expression at Cornell University this year. Here are links to the first and second stories. The academic theme at Cornell this year is “Freedom of Expression.” …

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LISTEN: Freedom of Expression at Cornell – Student views

By Celia Clarke | March 28, 2024

The academic theme at Cornell this year is “Freedom of Expression.” A few weeks ago we reported on the general mood around free speech at Cornell. Today, we’re sharing students’ opinions about their free speech rights. WRFI…

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LISTEN: Freedom of Expression at Cornell

By Celia Clarke | February 29, 2024

Cornell’s academic theme this school year is freedom of expression. It was meant to be a year of celebration of one of the university’s core values. Instead how freedom of expression is practiced or protected on campus…

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Local Headlines

Local News: April 17, 2024

By Felix Teitelbaum | April 17, 2024 |

ICSD Board Cuts Proposed Budget Ahead of May 21 Vote The Ithaca City School Board has made cuts to their proposed budget. According to the Ithaca Times, the adjustment was made after a 5-hour meeting with the public. Board members heard from a range of homeowners who spoke to the effect of rising taxes on…

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Local News: April 16, 2024

By Felix Teitelbaum | April 16, 2024 | Comments Off on Local News: April 16, 2024

Graduate students at Cornell are pushing the administration to act more quickly in negotiations with their union. According to the Ithaca Voice, last week about 200 graduate students rallied at Day Hall. Organizer Sadie Seddon-Stettler said that the university isn’t making contract negotiation a priority. The union maintains a dashboard showing the status of various…

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