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Local News: April 11, 2024

– Former Cornell student who threatened Jewish campus community pleads guilty – The former Cornell undergraduate who posted violent, antisemitic threats against the Jewish campus community pleaded guilty in the federal court in Syracuse on Wednesday. WRVO Public Radio reports Patrick Dai admitted to “posting threats to kill or injure another using interstate communications.” Under a plea agreement, his sentence could be 15-21 months unless hate crime charges are added. He will be sentenced on August 12. He’s being held without bail in the custody of the U.S. Marshall Service in Broome County. UPDATE: Birds and the eclipse Last week, I spoke with Andrew Farnsworth, a scientist with Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology. He…

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LISTEN: Freedom of Expression at Cornell – Academic freedom

By Celia Clarke

This is the last of my three stories about freedom of expression at Cornell University this year. Here are links to the first and second stories. The academic theme at Cornell this year is “Freedom of Expression.”  In earlier stories, we reported about the general mood at Cornell around free speech, and students’ opinions about…

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CREATIVES: Frank London of the Klezmatics

By Felix Teitelbaum

Photo: Adrian Buckmaster for the Klezmatics Frank London of the Klezmatics talks with Felix Teitelbaum and Aron Guttman ahead of their show at Cornell, Saturday April 13, 2024. “The Klezmatics became world-renowned superstars when they erupted out of New York City’s East Village in 1986 to revitalize klezmer for new generations. Their music is steeped…

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LISTEN: Freedom of Expression at Cornell – Student views

By Celia Clarke

The academic theme at Cornell this year is “Freedom of Expression.” A few weeks ago we reported on the general mood around free speech at Cornell. Today, we’re sharing students’ opinions about their free speech rights. WRFI asked to speak to someone in Cornell’s administration about free speech on campus. The request was denied. The…

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CREATIVES: Painter Arthur Bucknor – Hindrance and Flow: Inheriting the Sculptural Idiom

By Felix Teitelbaum

Ghanian-American painter Arthur Bucknor discusses his work, his father renown Ghanian painter Kobina Bucknor, and ⁠his upcoming show at the Cherry Arts⁠ with WRFI’s Felix Teitelbaum. The show opens Friday, March 29 and runs through May 12. There is an opening reception from 5-7 on March 29. The Cherry Gallery is at 130 Cherry St.…

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Small maple syrup producers and NY’s untapped potential

By WRFI News Staff | April 14, 2014 | Comments Off on Small maple syrup producers and NY’s untapped potential

Josh Dolan, a local maple syrup producer, believes that New York can become king of U.S. maple syrup production, and he’s not alone. This report originally aired on the April 14th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Susan Currie – TCPL’s Sesquicentennial Celebration – April 3rd, 2014

By admin | April 3, 2014 | Comments Off on Susan Currie – TCPL’s Sesquicentennial Celebration – April 3rd, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Susan Currie, the Director of the Tompkins County Public Library, about the library’s 150th birthday. This interview originally aired on the April 3rd, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Tom Shevory and Patricia Zimmerman – FLEFF – March 26th, 2014

By admin | March 26, 2014 | Comments Off on Tom Shevory and Patricia Zimmerman – FLEFF – March 26th, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Tom Shevory and Patricia Zimmerman of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival about the event’s history and what’s in store for its 17th iteration. This interview originally aired on the March 26th, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Ithaca Fixers Collective – March 13th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | March 13, 2014 | Comments Off on Ithaca Fixers Collective – March 13th, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Diane Cohen,  Executive Director of Finger Lakes ReUse, and other members of the Ithaca Fixers Collective. This interview originally aired on the March 13th, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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