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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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May 27th, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | May 27, 2022

On Tuesday, questions were raised by students, parents, and staff about the absence of Northeast Elementary School principal Liddy Coyle at the Ithaca City School Board meeting. According to the Ithaca Voice, on Monday ICSD announced a new administrator in place of Coyle. Coyle’s employment status remains unclear, however she is still listed on the…

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May 26th, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | May 26, 2022

Yesterday, Ithaca’s Acting Police Chief John Joly announced that the IPD would take a “proactive approach” to increase its presence at Ithaca schools in response to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Joly cited anxiety among parents and students as the reason for the increased presence but said the department was not aware of any…

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May 25th, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | May 25, 2022

Beginning this Sunday TCAT will begin offering free rides to all youth 17 and under and those still enrolled in High School. According to the Ithaca Voice, for now, the city is not requiring students to present a pass to board TCAT buses. However, starting in the Fall 14 to 17 year-olds will be required…

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May 24th, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | May 24, 2022

On Sunday Congressional candidate Vanessa Fajans-Turner ended her campaign. Fajans-Turner, an Ithaca native, initially ran in the 22nd district before the state’s congressional maps were thrown out. Ithaca is now being placed in the 19th district, a competitive, but less solidly Democratic district. Fajans-Turner said the district had become too different from the one where…

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May 23rd, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | May 23, 2022

On Friday, New York State finalized its congressional and state senate maps. The final congressional map will place Tompkins into the new 19th Congressional district, a district that voted for Joe Biden by a little under 5 points. Ithaca and Syracuse were originally in the same district with several candidates from both communities mounting bids.…

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May 20th, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | May 20, 2022

Yesterday, the results of the Ithaca City School district election were certified by the Board of Education. 4 Board members were elected: incumbents Erin Croyle and Eldred Harris and newcomers Karen Yearwood and Jill Tripp. Board President, Robert Ainslie, who’s been on the board since 2007, was the only incumbent seeking re-election who failed to…

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