Esther Racoosin speaks with Lea Sevola, an Ithaca College student performing in the Theatre Arts Department’s production of “Arcadia”.  She talks about the plot of the play, and her role as Chloe Coverly.

This interview originally aired

on the April 26th, 2016 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.


Esther Racoosin talks with Professor Paul Vanouse of the University of Buffalo’s Coalesce Center for Biological Art.  They discussed Professor Vanouse’ artwork, which uses biological and genetic techniques to explore questions about bioethics, as well as the purpose of the new center for biological art.

This interview originally aired on the April 25th, 2016 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.


Ithaca New Music Collective features local composers

April 19, 2016

Charles Dunaway spoke to Emily DiAngelo, co-founder of the Ithaca New Music Collective.  The group is made up of local musicians and they present programs of music created by local composers – students and faculty at the two music schools in town.  They perform in unorthodox venues like the Bar Argos, where people can enjoy the music […]

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Joseph Campbell of Gas Free Seneca-April 18th, 2016

April 18, 2016

Esther Racoosin speaks with Joseph Campbell, the President and one of the co-founders of Gas Free Seneca.  He talked about the organization’s efforts to preserve the fresh water of Seneca Lake and prevent the area around the lake from industrial development and gas storage. This interview originally aired on the April 18th, 2016 edition of […]

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Rachel Kaufman of the Ithaca College Part-Time Faculty Union-April 11th, 2016

April 11, 2016

Esther Racoosin speaks with Rachel Kaufman, a part-time faculty member at Ithaca College and member of a new adjunct and part-time faculty union that formed last September.  She serves on the committee that is negotiating terms of a contract with the Ithaca College faculty.  This interview originally aired on the April 11th, 2016 edition of […]

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Opera Ithaca’s Production of “Billy Blythe”-April 7th, 2016

April 7, 2016

Esther Racoosin of WRFI Community Radio News talks with Bonnie Montgomery, the composer of the opera “Billy Blythe”, which is making its world premier this week, performed by Opera Ithaca.  Dawn Pierce, who plays Bill Clinton’s mother, Virginia, also talks about her role.  This interview originally aired on the April 7th, 2016 edition of WRFI […]

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Interview with David Sassoon – Inside Climate News

April 5, 2016

Dan Apfel interviews David Sassoon, founder and publisher of Inside Climate News, winner of this years Izzy Award for their story “Exxon: The Road Not Taken” about how Exxon scientists knew about and acknowledged climate change in the 1970’s and 1980’s. According to their research Exxon decided to cover up this information rather than publicizing. […]

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Congratulation Ithaca High School’s Code Red Robotics Team!

April 3, 2016

Lori Sonken speaks with Ithaca High School students, Elliot Richards and Karina Burbank, about the Code Red Robotics team’s recent victory and their plans to attend the world championship in April in St. Louis. This interview aired on March 28, 2016.

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