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Ithaca’s Dr. Scott Noren talks being a U.S. Senate Write-in Candidate [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff

WRFI talked to Ithaca’s own Dr. Scott Noren, who’s running for U.S. Senate as a write in against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. We talked campaign finance, voter issues, and what his strategy will be in the upcoming race. Originally aired on Wednesday, July 18th on WRFI news.  Photo: norenforsenate.com

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Charge NY Brings Electric Vehicle Initiatives to Tompkins County [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff

WRFI spoke to Adam Ruder, the Clean Transportation Manager at NYSERDA. We talked about the Charge NY program, which is a collaboration between NYSERDA, the New York Power Authority, and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation to increase clean transportation in New York, specifically electric vehicle use. This originally aired on Monday, July 16th…

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PACE Energy Program Revamps for 2018 [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff

In 2015, Tompkins county adopted the Sustainable Energy Loan Program which has provided Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE financing for local energy-related improvement projects. The financing program helps commercial and non-profit building owners reduce operating costs and increase the value of their properties through clean energy improvements. The Legislature has scheduled a public hearing…

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Daily Features & Interviews From Our Community

Jason Otero and Samantha Hillson – Ithaca Public Art Commission – March 6th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | March 6, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Jason Otero and Samantha Hillson of the Ithaca Public Art Commission about the group’s work in the community and the 21 Boxes project. This interview originally aired on the March 6th, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Nancy Ostman – “Historic Coverlets Unwrapped” – February 27th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | February 27, 2014

Samuel Whitehead interviews Nancy Ostman of the Tompkins County Quilters Guild about the exhibit “Historic Coverlets Unwrapped,” which runs at The History Center in Tompkins County until April 5th, 2014. This interview originally aired on the February 27th, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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John Spence – Executive Director of the Community Arts Partnership – February 14th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | February 14, 2014

Samuel Whitehead interviews John Spence, the Executive Director of the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County. Originally aired on WRFI Community Radio News on February 14th, 2014.  

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Beth Prentice – President of the Board of Directors of Educate the Children International

By WRFI News Staff | January 28, 2014

WRFI’s Ute Ritz-Deutch and Chantal Thomas spoke with Beth Prentice, President of the Board of Directors of Educate the Children International, a non-profit organization working with women and children in Nepal. Here are some highlights from that interview. This cut of this interview originally aired on our January 27th, 2014 news cast. Production from John…

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Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp Protest in Washington, D.C.

By WRFI News Staff | January 24, 2014

On Saturday, January 11th, activists gathered in Washington, D.C. in the pouring rain to mark the twelfth anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. WRFI’s Ute Ritz-Deutch was there to record the event; the following are excerpts from that recording. Production assistance provided by John Illingworth.

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January 16th, 2014 – Wadie Said – An Interview with WRFI’s Chantal Thomas

By WRFI News Staff | January 16, 2014

Wadie Said, Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law,  speaks with WRFI’s Chantal Thomas about the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, the government’s failure to close the facility, and the challenges the government faces in repatriating those detainees cleared for release.

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