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Amanda Kirchgessner Discusses her 58th District Campaign and Food Insecurity [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff

WRFI contributor Fred Balfour spoke with Amanda Kirchgessner, a candidate for New York state’s 58th Senate District. They met at the Enfield food pantry, where Amanda is a volunteer, and talked about her campaign as well as food insecurity in the region. This conversation originally aired on WRFI News at 6 on August 15. It…

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Mark H. Anbinder, editor of 14850.com, talks with WRFI about how he’s breaking local news [AUDIO]

By Laura Rosbrow-Telem

Mark H. Anbinder from 14850.com was the first to report on the most recent vandalism of a Black Lives Matter sign at the home of Ithaca Alderperson Ducson Nguyen. Anbinder wrote at the end of last week that Nguyen’s home surveillance camera captured a video image of the suspect: Anbinder included a still photo of…

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Your Community, Your Radio: WRFI’s New Summer 2018 Schedule

By Felix

Your Community, Your Radio: WRFI’s New 2018 Schedule In a media-saturated world where content is controlled by fewer and fewer hands, community radio like WRFI provides a unique opportunity for local people to become media-makers and tell their own stories. We are very excited to announce that our new schedule (which started June 1, 2018)…

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NY Gov. Cuomo Mulls Fracking Decision

By admin | August 13, 2013

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO DEBATED THE PROS AND CONS OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURING ON MONDAY’S BROADCAST OF “CAPITOL PRESSROOM”, BUT HE SAID THE STATE HAS YET TO REACH A CONCLUSION ON THE CONTROVERSIAL DRILLING PRACTICE. HYDROFRACKING HAS BEEN ON HOLD IN NEW YORK SINCE 2008 AS STATE REGULATORS REVIEW THE POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF…

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Celebrating The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

By WRFI News Staff | August 9, 2013

Friday August 9th marks the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, first proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994. This year’s focus is “Indigenous peoples building alliances: Honouring treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements.” According to the United Nations the goal of this year’s theme is to quote: “highlight the importance of…

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Livable Wage Working Group: Livable Wage for Contracted Workers “beyond the County’s immediate reach.”

By admin | August 9, 2013

The group reviewing Tompkins County‘s Livable Wage policy says that it’s still too expensive to pay a living wage to all of Tompkins County’s Contracted workers. The working group’s report indicates that quote, “the cost to bring all contracted employees to the living wage is estimated to range from $1 to $2 million, the equivalent…

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Flooding Reported in Tompkins County Thursday Night

By WRFI News Staff | August 9, 2013

Last night’s storms caused serious flooding on Tompkins county‘s roads, and more rain is expected to follow into the weekend. WCHU radio reported that last night, several people were trapped on top of their cars after a wal-mart parking lot flooded in Cortlandville. A bridge near Harvey hill Road in Enfield was washed out, and…

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Pew Research Poll: 68 percent of Americans support media’s watchdog role, up 10% from 2011; newspapers decline as major news source; internet news sleuths more skeptical of traditionally dominant media

By admin | August 9, 2013

A new poll from the Pew Research center released today indicates that 68 percent of Americans say press criticism of political leaders keeps them from doing things that should not be done, while just 21 percent say press criticism keeps leaders from doing their job.  Support for the media’s watchdog role has risen 10 points…

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Earthjustice Commisioned Analysis says Schuyler County LPG Storage Facility Impact Statement “insufficient” to reach conclusion about economic effects

By WRFI News Staff | August 9, 2013

An independent analysis of the economic impact of the proposed Gas Storage Facility in Schuyler County says that the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement submitted by Finger Lakes LPG Storage LLC is quote, “insufficient to reach a conclusion regarding the net economic impact on the region.” Earthjustice commissioned Jannette M. Barth of the Pepacton Institute…

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