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2022 WRFI Candidate Interviews AUDIO, TRANSCRIPTIONS

By Corinne Shanahan

New York’s redistricting process remains unresolved. But you can still tune in for WRFI’s live interviews with candidates in the primaries for what may be New York’s 22nd US Congressional District and the 53rd NYS Senate District Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 6pm. Hosted by Fred Balfour and George Christopher. Interview Schedule Expand The interviews…

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WRFI and Ithaca Voice to jointly cover Good-Cause evictions in March 29th Community Conversation call-in show

By Corinne Shanahan

As part of our ongoing efforts to engage the community in important local issues, WRFI and the Ithaca voice are working together to provide coverage on recent Good-Cause evictions legislation and the surrounding conversation. Should laws be passed to establish a tenant’s right to an automatic lease renewal? Good-cause eviction laws are being considered at…

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“Steppin’ Into My Shoes” Radio Play with the Civic Ensemble – September 11, 18, and 25, 2021

By Felix Teitelbaum

The in-person listening party and talkback at the Cherry ArtSpace was on September 25 and it was a beautful experience. Based on the oral history interviews that members conducted in Fall 2020, the play was produced  exploring themes of family, harm reduction, and hopes and dreams of those who have experienced incarceration. Aiming to disrupt…

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Daily features and interviews from our community

Interview: NY 22nd Congressional District Candidate Vanessa Fajans-Turner (2022-04-27)

By Felix Teitelbaum | April 27, 2022

Venessa Fajans-Turner is the Executive Director of national non-profit BankFWD and a candidate for the newly redistricted (and disputed) 22nd NY congressional district. WRFI’s Fred Balfour interviewed her on April 27, 2022. Back to all candidates. WRFI News Theme music: Alex Reed. Photo: provided.   Transcript of Interview: Fred Balfour, WRFI 0:13 Hello and welcome…

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April 27th, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | April 27, 2022

Yesterday, Ithaca Mayor Laura Lewis endorsed Vanessa Fajans-Turner for New York’s 22nd Congressional District. The new 22nd district is a heavily Democratic seat including both Ithaca and Syracuse. Fajans-Turner is one of just two Ithaca residents in the Democratic primary. She’s also received support from former State Assemblymember Barbara Lifton. Tonight at 6 WRFI will…

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Interview: NY 22nd Congressional District Candidate Chol Majok (2022-04-26)

By WRFI News Staff | April 26, 2022

Chol Majok is a Syracuse City Councilor and a candidate for the newly redistricted 22nd NY congressional district. WRFI’s Fred Balfour interviewed him on April 26, 2022. Back to all candidates. WRFI News Theme music: Alex Reed. Photo: provided.   Transcript of Interview: Fred Balfour, WRFI 0:13 Hello, and welcome to WRFIs series of candidate…

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April 26th, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | April 26, 2022

An analysis by Cornell Researchers of public comments submitted to the Department of Environmental Conservation found that 98 percent of comments were opposed to the Greenidge Generation’s air permit renewal. Greenidge is a proof-of-work cryptocurrency mining facility in Dresden, NY. Proof-of-work crypto mining has been the target of environmentalists due to its immense energy usage.…

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April 25th, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | April 25, 2022

The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) is alerting residents of therapeutic treatments for COVID-19. The TCHD says that older residents, or those at risk for severe illness may be eligible for prescribed therapeutics. Medications to treat COVID-19 are widely available in Tompkins County through local pharmacies. Residents seeking treatment should contact their primary health care…

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Interview: NY 22nd Congressional District Candidate Sarah Klee Hood (2022-04-21)

By WRFI News Staff | April 22, 2022

Sarah Klee Hood is a Town Councilor from DeWitt, NY and a director of a clean energy incubator and a candidate for the newly redistricted 22nd NY congressional district. WRFI’s Fred Balfour interviewed her on April 21, 2022. Back to all candidates. WRFI News Theme music: Alex Reed. Photo: provided.   Transcript of Interview: Fred…

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