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Local News: May 28, 2024

Mass Evictions and Rent Hikes at West Hill Apartments Residents at a West Hill apartment complex in Ithaca are facing eviction. According to the Ithaca Times, the Delaware-based new owners of Cayuga Gardens Apartments plan to raise the rent in all units by $600 a month. In February they served every resident in the complex with a 90-day eviction notice. Many renters in the 60-unit development have already moved out. About a dozen remain, many of whom are elderly or disabled. Wednesday is the deadline for them to vacate.  Cornell DACA Assistance Program Gets Boost A Cornell-based group providing legal assistance to migrants has been granted $1.5 million. According to the Cornell Sun,…

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Join Us for The Listening Room, Thursday, March 21

By Felix Teitelbaum

Come enjoy crystal clear audio and crackling conversation with guest curators Rebecca Redelmeier and Aurora Berry, WSKG’s new reporters based in Ithaca. WRFI’s Felix Teitelbaum will also share a few sonic delights. The Listening Room is an informal salon for lovers of audio co-hosted by Story House Ithaca and WRFI Community Radio. Curators present selections…

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CREATIVES: Tabla Master Zakir Hussain with Monsoon Radio’s Daniel Bass

By Felix Teitelbaum

Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain talks with Daniel Bass host of WRFI’s Monsoon Radio about his upcoming concert at Cornell with Deopriya Chatterjee (bansuri) & Sabir Khan (sarangi) on March 22, the three Grammys he won last month, his first show in Ithaca in 1989, and more!

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Celebrate Women with WRFI this Month

By Felix Teitelbaum

The month of March is Women’s History Month – a time to celebrate women of all backgrounds and recognize the struggle  for equality is not over. The first celebration of the fight for women’s rights was held on February 28th, 1909. The occasion was organized by the Socialist Party of America to commemorate the 1908…

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LISTEN: Freedom of Expression at Cornell

By Celia Clarke

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 has become a divisive issue.  The theme was announced last April months before war broke out between Israel…

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