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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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Interview With the Veverka Brothers about Passfire – a film about fireworks around the world

By admin | August 31, 2013 | Comments Off on Interview With the Veverka Brothers about Passfire – a film about fireworks around the world
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Our friends in Dryden and their Fracking Ban Get Some Great Coverage on MSNBC

By WRFI News Staff | August 19, 2013 | Comments Off on Our friends in Dryden and their Fracking Ban Get Some Great Coverage on MSNBC

SOURCE: http://video.msnbc.msn.com/mhp/52780984 >>> call it the little town that could. in 2011 , rural dryden in upstate new york , population, 14,500, banned hydraulic fracking, prompting the anchills exploration corporation to shoe. the energy company wanted the court to force the company to accept the fracking. not only did the town fight back, it garnered the support of 20,000 people to support them in…

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Lack of Transparency around Cayuga Plant Raises Concerns from Local Lawmakers

By WRFI News Staff | August 13, 2013 | Comments Off on Lack of Transparency around Cayuga Plant Raises Concerns from Local Lawmakers

OVER-EDITED DOCUMENTS ABOUT THE CAYUGA OPERATING PLANT’S FUTURE HAVE LEFT THE PUBLIC IN THE DARK, ACCORDING TO SEVERAL LOCAL LEADERS WHO GATHERED FOR A NEWS CONFERENCE MONDAY AT ITHACA TOWN HALL. THE NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION IS ACCEPTING PUBLIC COMMENTS UNTIL FRIDAY ABOUT WHETHER LANSING’S COAL-FIRED POWER PLANT SHOULD BE CLOSED OR RETROFITTED.…

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Proposed Project to Increase Jail Capacity?

By WRFI News Staff | August 13, 2013 | Comments Off on Proposed Project to Increase Jail Capacity?

THE TOMPKINS COUNTY LEGISLATURE’S PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE TODAY INDICATED ITS SUPPORT FOR A PROPOSED CAPITAL PROJECT TO MODIFY THE COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING TO INCREASE JAIL CAPACITY—A PROJECT THAT COULD BE EXPECTED TO DECREASE THE COUNTY’S INMATE BOARD-OUT COSTS. THE RECOMMENDED PROJECT WOULD CONSTRUCT A SECURE COVERED OUTDOOR YEAR-ROUND RECREATION AREA AT THE JAIL, THEN…

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