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: April 17, 2024

ICSD Board Cuts Proposed Budget Ahead of May 21 Vote The Ithaca City School Board has made…

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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

July 14, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Griffin Frechette | July 14, 2022 | Comments Off on July 14, 2022 Daily Headlines

Ithaca police arrested Michael J. Thomas early Tuesday morning in connection with multiple robberies over the past month. According to the Ithaca Voice, Thomas had been arrested last Thursday in connection with break-ins that occurred from June 20th-29th, and was subsequently released of his own recognizance. However, after a string of further burglaries this weekend,…

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July 13, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Devon Jezek | July 13, 2022 | Comments Off on July 13, 2022 Daily Headlines

On Monday, New York State announced a new 24-hour COVID-19 hotline. According to Spectrum News, the hotline provides telemedicine services to state residents who do not have access to a health care provider and need COVID-related treatments. Governor Hochul’s office announced that the hotline was created due to a recent increase of Covid cases, specifically…

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