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

March 14th, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | March 14, 2022 | Comments Off on March 14th, 2022 Daily Headlines

Cornell University is easing its mask requirement effective today. Masks will no longer be required in a majority of university settings. However, masks will still be required in classrooms, laboratories, and other teaching settings. Masks will also be required in all COVID-19 testing facilities, and all university owned vehicles including buses. Tompkins county lifted it’s…

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March 11th, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | March 11, 2022 | Comments Off on March 11th, 2022 Daily Headlines

The Tompkins County Human Services Coalition has named Cindy Wilcox as their new Executive Director. According to the Ithaca Voice, Wilcox was approved by the Coalition’s board of directors and will take the helm on April 11th. Wilcox is a graduate of Ithaca College, and has worked in the non-profit sector for over 30 years.…

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