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What’s Happening with the Asbestos at the Old Library? [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | December 13, 2018

Walter Hang, president of Toxics Targeting, explains how the city’s condemnation of the old library in Ithaca is allowing the building to be razed before the asbestos is removed. Hang contends the demolition is likely a threat to public health. This interview with WRFI’s Lori Sonken aired on December 12, 2018.

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Armistice Day 1918: NY’s Southern Tier Aircraft Industry Massive Layoffs

By WRFI News Staff | December 5, 2018

In World War 1, New York’s southern tier was a significant aircraft supplier to the U.S., England, France, Russia and Italy. Glenn Curtiss Industries and Ithaca’s Thomas-Morse produced over 10,000 airplanes in the four years of the war. Armistice Day in November 1918 brought immediate contract cancelations and over 1,500 local jobs were pink-slipped that…

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The Armistice in 1918, as told by people in Ithaca and Tompkins county and in the trenches of Europe’s western Front. (Audio)

By WRFI News Staff | December 4, 2018

In midsummer, 1914, World War 1 started. The war resulted in the deaths of 9 million military and 7 million civilians and the wounding of 20 million more. Four years later, on November 11, 1918, the fighting stopped on all fronts as the great powers signed the armistice. The program you’re about to hear covers…

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The Be the One Summit: Every Person Needs a Safe, Stable Nurturing Relationship [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | December 3, 2018

Jadyn McCune, the Program Director of Possibilities and Lighthouse Programs at Racker, formerly known as the Franziska Racker Centers, talks about the Be the One Project, and ways that individuals can “Be the One” for another person. The Be the One Summit will take place on Monday, December 10th, 2018. Racker is just one of…

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An image of an Ithaca College public safety vehicle. Photo credit: IC Public Safety

The Loneliness Project, Ep. 3: IC student visit with public safety raises questions about mental health calls [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | November 30, 2018

Welcome to the third episode of The Loneliness Project, an audio production of WRFI and the Ithaca College Park Scholars Program. From mental health to social media, reporters throughout the Ithaca community are analyzing the issue of loneliness through multiple lenses. This piece is also part of a larger multimedia collaboration with The Ithaca Voice and The Cornell Daily Sun. In this piece, we…

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South Side Community Forum [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | November 23, 2018

Leaders of the South Side Community Convene a forum to discuss the history and the future of the neighborhood. Image: The Ithaca Voice

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