Local peace activist Mary Anne Grady Flores Sentencing – July 11th, 2014

Local activist Mary Anne Grady Flores was sentenced to one year in jail for for violating an order of protection requiring her to stay away from Colonel Earl Evans, a man she never met until her trial this past January.

An Ithaca resident, Grady Flores was also ordered to pay $1,255 in court fines.

The 57-year-old woman and other activists have participated in protests outside Hancock Field Air National Guard Base in Syracuse where drones targeting terrorists are remotely piloted into Afghanistan. Ordered by President Obama and key military officials, the drone strikes have also reportedly killed innocent victims with no connection to terrorism.

WRFI Producer Lori Sonken recorded the sentencing.

This piece originally aired on the July 11th edition of WRFI Community Radio News.


Ithaca’s Common Council OKs PUDs – July 10th, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times’ Michael Nocella about the Ithaca Common Council’s approval of planned unit developments–otherwise known as PUDs.

This conversation originally aired on the July 10th, 2014 interview of WRFI Community Radio News.

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


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