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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.

Voices from the Cornell Encampment: Milay

In early May, pro-Palestinian activists at Cornell voluntarily took down their “Liberated Zone” solidarity encampment. In this…

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Features and Interviews

NY Gov. Cuomo Mulls Fracking Decision

By admin | August 13, 2013

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO DEBATED THE PROS AND CONS OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURING ON MONDAY’S BROADCAST OF “CAPITOL PRESSROOM”, BUT HE SAID THE STATE HAS YET TO REACH A CONCLUSION ON THE CONTROVERSIAL DRILLING PRACTICE. HYDROFRACKING…

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Celebrating The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

By WRFI News Staff | August 9, 2013

Friday August 9th marks the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, first proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994. This year’s focus is “Indigenous peoples building alliances: Honouring treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements.”…

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Livable Wage Working Group: Livable Wage for Contracted Workers “beyond the County’s immediate reach.”

By admin | August 9, 2013

The group reviewing Tompkins County‘s Livable Wage policy says that it’s still too expensive to pay a living wage to all of Tompkins County’s Contracted workers. The working group’s report indicates that quote, “the cost to bring…

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Local Headlines

Voices from the Cornell Encampment: Milay

By Felix Teitelbaum | May 20, 2024 |

In early May, pro-Palestinian activists at Cornell voluntarily took down their “Liberated Zone” solidarity encampment. In this series, we’ll listen to some of them explain why they participated and what they learned. Millay is a senior: “I’m a Buddhist. I believe in the mutual liberation of all beings. I think really the thing that I…

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Cornell Palestinian Solidarity Encampment Closes

By Felix Teitelbaum | May 15, 2024 | Comments Off on Cornell Palestinian Solidarity Encampment Closes

Protestors at Cornell’s Palestinian solidarity encampment took down tents and left the Arts Quad Monday. On April 25, the day the encampment was set up, Cornell’s administration told the group it had only hours to vacate. However, 18 days later, members of the Coalition for Mutual Liberation (or CML) voluntarily ended their occupation.  As dusk…

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