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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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June 15, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Devon Jezek | June 15, 2022

Last Saturday, activists formed a picket line at the Starbucks located off of the Commons to draw attention to their frustration with the company and its decision to close the College Avenue location. According to The Ithaca Voice, supporters marched in front of the cafe for several hours in response to Starbucks management not guaranteeing…

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June 14, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Griffin Frechette | June 14, 2022

The Tompkins County Health Department will be hosting a COVID-19 Moderna booster clinic in collaboration with Southside Community Center’s Juneteenth Celebration. The clinic will be held this Sunday, June 19th at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons from 2-4pm. . The booster is available to those who have not been boosted yet and those…

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June 13, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Devon Jezek | June 13, 2022

Last Thursday, parents, students, and staff at Ithaca High School were alerted by Principle Jason Trumble that the school was safe after a student made a threat during second period. According to, Trumble told the community that the situation was handled immediately, and the school informed authorities. The incident took place just a week…

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June 10, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Devon Jezek | June 10, 2022

On Tuesday, two students were arrested at Lansing High School after allegedly creating a “kill list.” According to the Ithaca Voice, multiple students heard and saw the two students discussing and creating the “kill list.” Police were alerted by students and staff about the incident and detained the students charging them with making a terroristic…

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June 9, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Devon Jezek | June 9, 2022

Last Friday, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at The Black Diamond Trail to celebrate the arrival of a new kiosk. Cayuga Ski and Cyclery donated a new bike repair station at the trailhead, and Friends of Stewart Park donated bike racks, signs, and benches. The kiosk was created to mark the trailhead at the Ithaca…

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June 8, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Devon Jezek | June 8, 2022

Last Friday, GO Ithaca, a transportation benefit program, started its GO Ithaca Summer Tours. The benefit program provides a range of environmentally- friendly transportation options for Ithacans. The new program provides car-free tours of outdoor destinations around Tompkins County and was made possible with an $8,000 Tompkins County Outdoor Recreation Grant. GO Ithaca was created…

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