Tag: Gabriel Pietrorazio

National news editor speaks about covering Biden’s inauguration in Washington, D.C. on WRFI

National news editor speaks about covering Biden’s inauguration in Washington, D.C. on WRFI

This week FingerLakes1.com National News Editor Gabriel Pietrorazio returns as a guest on the Human Rights and Social Justice Program with Ute Ritz-Deutch on WRFI Community Radio, which is stationed out of Ithaca. Today, on this edition, Pietrorazio speaks with Ritz-Deutch from ... MORE
National Guard heading homebound after extended stay in Washington following Inauguration Day

National Guard troops homebound after extended stay leading to Inauguration Day

Less than an hour after President Joe Biden was sworn-in, becoming the 46th president of the United States, members of the National Guard started heading home. Hundreds of coach buses were parked across the District of Columbia and drove the 25,000 reserve ... MORE
CAPITOL CONNECTION: Inauguration Day approaches, heightened security around the

CAPITOL CONNECTION: Inauguration Day approaches, heightened security around the U.S.

Last week National News Editor Gabriel Pietrorazio launched a brand new newsletter, aimed at keeping FingerLakes1.com readers informed about what was happening in Washington, D.C. In light of the attacks on the Capitol, the newsletter was more necessary than ever before. But ... MORE
‘Million MAGA March’ brings thousands to Washington in support of President Trump

‘Million MAGA March’ brings thousands to Washington in support of President Trump despite projected loss

Just one week after President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were announced as the projected winners of the 2020 presidential election, thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Washington, D.C. for the ‘Million MAGA March’ on Saturday, November 14th.  ... MORE
National news correspondent rejoins WRFI to break down 2020 Election Day aftermath from Washington, D.C.

National news correspondent rejoins WRFI to break down 2020 Election Day aftermath from Washington, D.C.

This week FingerLakes1.com National News Correspondent Gabriel Pietrorazio has joined Ute Ritz-Deutch, who hosts the Human Rights and Social Justice Program on WRFI amid their annual fundraising week for the community radio station. Ritz-Deutch has taught at SUNY Cortland and Tompkins Cortland ... MORE
An Election in Limbo No More:

Nation’s capital celebrates Joe Biden becoming president-elect

Nearly 96-hours after Election Day, the status of the presidential election results is no longer in limbo. Now, it’s time for a celebration and healing that has captured the attention of the public here at the nation’s capital and shook to its ... MORE
Race for Congress: 2020 – A Conversation with Tracy Mitrano

RACE IN THE 23RD: A conversation with Tracy Mitrano ahead of Election Day

“People say what has changed. What's changed is that we have time to run a full campaign. I didn’t have time in 2018. The general election did not start for Democrats until late August, early September. You can’t beat an entrenched incumbent ... MORE
Race for Congress: 2020 – A Conversation with Dana Balter

RACE IN THE 24TH: A conversation with Dana Balter ahead of Election Day (read & listen)

Dana Balter, the Democratic Party challenger for NY-24 believes that “the stakes get higher with every passing week” as this year’s Election Day keeps creaking closer.  In her 2018 rematch against Rep. John Katko [R-NY], she is confident that voter turnout won't ... MORE
Race for Congress: 2020 – A Conversation with Congressman John Kakto (R)

RACE IN THE 24TH: A conversation with Rep. John Katko ahead of Election Day (read & listen)

Rep. John Katko [NY-24] is locked in a contentious race by seeking reelection to Congress for a fourth term in a rematch against Dana Balter, a Democratic challenger who vied for the coveted congressional seat and lost in 2018.  Since then, Katko ... MORE
What happens when frontline workers become unemployed during a pandemic?

Nursing home workers put in tough spot after lengthy stay on unemployment during Coronavirus Pandemic

The pandemic has crippled the economy and working eligible labor forces across the nation, especially here in New York, which has accrued a 12.9-percent unemployment rate statewide according to the state's Department of Labor latest report from August. Bill Corino is just ... MORE
Fight to protect ancestral lands continues for Indigenous people

Senecas mobilize rally against Horseshoe Solar

Five-hundred twenty-eight years ago Christopher Columbus set foot upon the Americas, and Indigenous peoples are still fighting to protect their ancestral lands and burial sites of significance just like the Seneca Nation at the boundary between Rush and Caledonia in Livingston County ... MORE
Perspective around White House as President Trump battles COVID-19 at Walter Reed

Perspective around White House as President Trump battles COVID-19 at Walter Reed

A Tibetan Trump Supporter: Bridging a Language Barrier, Protesting a Pandemic As President Donald Trump drove around alongside the U.S. Secret Service to greet visitors who stood outside of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, some still awaited ... MORE
EXCLUSIVE: AG's probe into Elm Manor nursing home still active despite investigator's apparent retirement

EXCLUSIVE: AG’s probe into Elm Manor nursing home still active despite investigator’s apparent retirement

Last Tuesday, Jen Sims received an unexpected call from a familiar voice: Art Vasile, an investigator with the Office of the Attorney General who’s stationed out of the Rochester regional office, or formerly at least. “He wanted to assure me that he ... MORE
FOIL request on nursing homes in Ontario County fulfilled after 87 days

FOIL request on nursing homes in Ontario County fulfilled after 87 days

Eighty-seven days have passed, and our Freedom of Information Law request has finally been completed. FingerLakes1.com has received 171-pages worth of emails from the servers of the Ontario County Public Health office on Friday, September 25. RELATED: Still waiting for Ontario County ... MORE
‘LET FREEDOM SING’: Looking at DC march after Daniel Prude protests in Rochester

‘LET FREEDOM SING’: Protests in big, small US cities highlights calls for systemic change

It was Labor Day. Typically a time of leisure, marking the end of the summer. However, this year it was filled with effort and hard work in Washington D.C. on the outskirts of Black Lives Matter Plaza. A black chained fence hugs ... MORE