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The Ripple Effect Radio Project Part 3: Monitoring Cayuga Lake’s Water Quality [AUDIO]

By Park Scholars | January 28, 2020

Our new public affairs series “The Ripple Effect” dives into the local effects of climate change on our area’s cherished waterways. This project is made in collaboration with the Ithaca Voice, Cornell University, the Community Science Institute, and the Ithaca College Park Scholars. We dive into water hazards affecting the Finger Lakes region, and explore…

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Dr. Eva Fogelman on her work with Holocaust rescuers and treating historical trauma [AUDIO]

By Michayla Savitt | January 27, 2020

The lives of millions who died in the Holocaust are being remembered around the world today, on the 75th anniversary of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp liberation by the US Army. On February 2nd, Authors Dr. Eva Fogelman, Roald Hoffmann, and Dan Schwarz will gather for a panel titled, “When it’s Hard to be Human: Lessons…

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The 2020 Census and Tompkins County – Getting the count right.

By Fred Balfour | January 24, 2020

It’s January 2020 and the every-10-year census starts on April first, about 10 weeks away. County legislator Mike Lane, who leads the 2020 Census efforts for Tompkins county, joined us in the studio to discuss the importance of an accurate census and the need for paid workers to assist in counting everyone. The census has…

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The Ripple Effect Radio Project Part 2: Hydrilla [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | January 21, 2020

Our new public affairs series “The Ripple Effect” dives into the local effects of climate change on our area’s cherished waterways. This project is made in collaboration with the Ithaca Voice, Cornell University, the Community Science Institute, and the Ithaca College Park Scholars. We dive into water hazards affecting the Finger Lakes region, and explore…

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GIAC hosts 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | January 20, 2020

The Greater Ithaca Activities Center hosted its annual Martin Luther King Jr. community breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 18. Gathered in the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School gymnasium, community members enjoyed a meal, musical performances and guest speakers, primarily focusing on the themes of empowerment and racial justice. Photo and reporting by WRFI news contributor J.T.…

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Congressman Tom Reed Introduces Energy Tax Credit bill – Jan. 2020

By Fred Balfour | January 18, 2020

Congressman Tom Reed recently announced a new bill which will use energy tax credits to address climate change. WRFI News Contributor Fred Balfour has more on the story  

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