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WRFI’s The Scene interviews reproductive rights expert Rachel Rebouché about the post-Roe landscape, Saturday July 2nd @ 11:30am

By Chantal Thomas

On this week’s episode of The Scene, host Chantal Thomas interviews Rachel Rebouché about the potential for interstate conflict following the Supreme Court’s decision last week in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read Rachel Rebouché’s article, The New Abortion Battleground (co-authored with David Cohen and Greer Donley), here.      …

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WRFI’s The Scene Interviews Eric Miller, Tulsa Race Massacre Reparations Lawyer

By Corinne Shanahan

On today’s episode of The Scene, host Chantal Thomas interviews Eric Miller, one of the lawyers on the case for reparations for the victims of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre. Incredibly, there are still a few living survivors, all over 100 years old. The episode will air from June 17 from 10-10:30 AM EST. You…

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WRFI Launches New Program Schedule

By Felix Teitelbaum

We’ve got some really exciting news here at WRFI. Starting today, June 6, we’re launching a brand new program schedule. The new format that can best be summed up as AM News, PM YOUs! Every morning tune in for hard-hitting independent news and analysis. Then, starting at noon, check out some of the best music…

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Local Activists Speak out about the Tompkins County Jail Expansion

By WRFI News Staff | November 15, 2013

Check out this full report on the prison situation in New York state from the Center for Constitutional Rights. ImpactsofJailExpansion NYS “There has been dramatic growth in the number of people held in local jails in New York State in the last de- cade, with the total capacity of jails in upstate New York and…

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Remi Kanazi – November 11, 2013

By admin | November 11, 2013

Listen to our interview with the Palestinian-American Poet and Author Remi Kanazi. Related articles Kerry: Israeli settlements are illegitimate (aljazeera.com) Students Support the American Studies Association Boycott Resolution (cornellsjp.wordpress.com)

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Understanding Universal Single Payer Healthcare with Barbara Harrison and Rebecca Elgie from Single Payer NY

By WRFI News Staff | November 4, 2013

http://www.singlepayernewyork.org/ New York Health, A7860 Introduced by Richard Gottfried. Read the full bill. Summary of the bill (.pdf). Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act, H.R. 676 Introduced by Rep. John Conyers. Read the full bill (.pdf). Read an summary of HR 676 (.doc). See the full list of Congressional HR 676 cosponsors here. Brief…

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Commenting on DEC’s Proposed LNG Regulations with Sandra Steingraber, Keith Shue, and John Armstrong

By WRFI News Staff | October 24, 2013

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/New_York_LNG_regulations http://www.thirtydaysoffrackingregs.com/ Commenting on DEC’s Proposed LNG Regulations Comment Deadline: November 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm Background: DEC is proposing the addition of a “Part 570” to 6 NYCRR (New York Codes, Rules, & Regulations). This will set up a permitting program for the siting, construction, and operation of LNG Facilities, as well as the…

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LIVE FRACKING DEBATE! Happening Right Now

By WRFI News Staff | September 24, 2013

LIVE FRACKING DEBATE! Listen to Earthjustice attorney Deborah Goldberg duke it out with the attorney for Norse Energy, the company that is challenging the town of Dryden’s right to ban fracking within its borders. It’s happening at 1:30PM ET. Listen here>> http://ow.ly/p9jPC ‪#‎Fracking‬ is a huge issue facing New York and the rest of the country, so…

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Ithaca Underground’s First Open Mic at the Just Be Cause Center

By WRFI News Staff | September 17, 2013

Ithaca Underground held its first open mic night on September 6th. Check out this report from WRFI Community Radio.

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