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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

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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FEATURE: Governor’s budget plan could cost rural schools millions of dollars in state aid

By Celia Clarke | February 8, 2024

Rural school districts across New York face a significant loss in state funding this year. Governor Hochul’s 2024 executive budget proposal would change the allocation of “foundation aid”. That’s the money the state gives each school district…

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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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