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    New grounds for safe drug injection site bill in Albany — yet no official yes from Ithaca or Tompkins

    February 15, 2019

    State legislators are trying to revive a bill establishing supervised injection sites that hasn’t moved since 2017. Here‘s John Yoon reporting for WRFI. You might remember the Ithaca Plan from 2016: a comprehensive drug plan proposed by Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick. It included a proposal to establish safe consumption sites, which required changes to state The post New grounds for safe drug in ... more


    Mary Jo Dudley talks about challenges of migrant workers

    February 15, 2019

    Director of Cornell Farmworker Program Mary Jo Dudley spoke with WRFI's John Yoon about immigrant rights, volunteership, and social change. Here‘s the interview. This piece first aired on Your Morning on February 11. Image courtesy of Farmworkers Forum. The post Mary Jo Dudley talks about challenges of migrant workers appeared first on WRFI Community Radio for Ithaca and Watkins Glen. ... more


    A Conversation with a Death Doula / Death Midwife [AUDIO]

    February 13, 2019

    We speak with Angela Mennitto. She is a death doula / death midwife, educator, and community organizer. Our conversation explores the role of the death doula in the dying process, the philosophies of the practice, how this in effect challenges societal concepts and approaches to death, and the general history of death midwifery. Angela Mennitto's The post A Conversation with a Death Doula / Death ... more


    The Paleontological Research Institution Celebrates Darwin Days

    February 9, 2019

    The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) in Ithaca, New York celebrates its 14th annual Darwin Days from February 9th to February 16th, 2019. Jim Harper, Manager of marketing and communications at PRI talks about the Darwin Days events happening at locations around Ithaca. He also provides a sneak preview of the new exhibit at PRI's Museum The post The Paleontological Research Institution Ce ... more


    Cornell Law Review elected new executive editors — and they’re all women

    February 5, 2019

    Women now lead the Cornell Law Review for the first time in the publication’s history. WRFI’s John Yoon brings us this report. The Cornell Law Review elected an all-female executive board on Saturday, making the publication’s 105th class the first to be led by women. Three out of the eight outgoing executive editors were women. The post Cornell Law Review elected new executive editors — and they'r ... more