Using citizen science to study the world – July 9th, 2014

Lori Sonken talks with Caren Cooper of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology about the citizen science movement and how it draws on observers all over the world.

This interview originally aired on the July 9th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio news.


WRFI Community Radio News Daily Brief – 6/19/2014


Local police begin gorge patrols | 870 AM 95.9FM News Talk WHCU

Ithaca Residents Protest Cluster Development – Ithaca Times : News

‘No Question It’s Gotten Worse’: A Look Inside Ithaca’s Heroin Epidemic – Ithaca Times : News

Ithaca Juneteenth Celebration: Fun and Entrepreneurship – Ithaca Times : News

Tompkins seeks comprehensive plan input | Ithaca Journal |

14850 Today – Hanshaw Road closing to westbound traffic beginning Monday for road reconstruction – 14850 – Ithaca News

Chronic intake of Western diet kills mice | Cornell Chronicle

Ithaca’s affordable housing crunch explained in graphsThe Ithaca Voice


Bill to Require Insurance Companies Cover Substance Abuse Treatment – Time Warner Cable News

Assembly Calls for Moratorium Extension | WENY-TV NEWS

Albany Agenda: Heroin, Common Core & Medical Marijuana | WENY-TV NEWS

Public use plans proposed for new Adirondack lands | News from North Country Public Radio

NY senators propose steps against Lyme disease | News from North Country Public Radio

Schumer: Feds must pay more for bridge fixes | Ithaca Journal |

City & State – Carpe Diem? Seizing the Last Day (or so) of Session

Senator calls nearly 300 bridges in WNY substandard – City & Region – The Buffalo News

Lawmakers, Cuomo near deal on closing centers for disabled

Lawmakers approve measure making kindergarten mandatory – City & Region – The Buffalo News

Proposal to un-crowd county jails waits in the Assembly | News from North Country Public Radio


Redskins Run In to Trademark Trouble in Clash Over Name Change – Truthdig

Immigrant children tread treacherous political landscape –

Hatewatch Headlines 6/19/14 | Hatewatch

Charter school companies in US face corruption charges – World Socialist Web Site

Top Stories – Nuclear Weapons are not Going Away…3,970 Still Deployed – AllGov – News

Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase – ABC News

Redskins stripped of trademarks – Jonathan Topaz and Lucy McCalmont –

Jindal says he’s withdrawing Louisiana from Common Core standards – The Washington Post


Human Rights Watch Daily Brief, 19 June 2014 | Human Rights Watch

U.S. military leaders warn of difficulty of conducting airstrikes in Iraq – The Washington Post

NASA: May 2014 was the hottest May in recorded history.


Improving academic performance with physical fitness

Sports linked to life gains in CU study | Ithaca Journal |