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: March 1, 2024

– Recent rise in overdose concerns Tompkins County officials – There have been five overdose deaths in…

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Features and Interviews

FEATURE: 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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The value of rural libraries: A look inside Odessa’s public library

By Celia Clarke | February 1, 2024

Public libraries have been in the news a lot over the past few years. There have been calls to ban books, pull funding, or cancel certain events. But not all events or books are controversial and not…

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Local Headlines

May 26th, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | May 26, 2022 | Comments Off on May 26th, 2022 Daily Headlines

Yesterday, Ithaca’s Acting Police Chief John Joly announced that the IPD would take a “proactive approach” to increase its presence at Ithaca schools in response to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Joly cited anxiety among parents and students as the reason for the increased presence but said the department was not aware of any…

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May 25th, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | May 25, 2022 | Comments Off on May 25th, 2022 Daily Headlines

Beginning this Sunday TCAT will begin offering free rides to all youth 17 and under and those still enrolled in High School. According to the Ithaca Voice, for now, the city is not requiring students to present a pass to board TCAT buses. However, starting in the Fall 14 to 17 year-olds will be required…

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