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WRFI’s Lori Sonken talks with Cornell professor Shannon Gleeson about what communities around the country are doing to invest in programs to benefit immigrant communities and local economies. This interviewed aired on January 22, 2016.

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Consolidation efforts in New York State- January 26th, 2016

January 26, 2016

Esther Racoosin speaks with Kent Gardner and Paul Bishop of the Center for Governmental Research, a nonprofit consultation firm based in Rochester, New York.  They discuss the results of different municipal and school district consolidation efforts, as well as what the upcoming police consolidation study between the City of Ithaca and Tompkins County might include.  […]

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Guidelines for children reading e-books- January 19th, 2016

January 19, 2016

Esther Racoosin speaks with Elizabeth Stilwell, interim co-director of the Family Reading Partnership about her organization’s recommendations to parents and adults who read e-books to children.  She describes how babies and young children react to being read conventional books, and how they might respond differently to e-books. This interview initially aired on the January 19th, […]

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Mental health in schools needs proactive approach-January 12th, 2016

January 12, 2016

Esther Racoosin speaks with local author Aimee Lehmann about her recent editorial in the Ithaca Journal regarding a reported increase in students experiencing school-related stress. This interview initially aired on the January 12th, 2016 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Using Computer Technology for Public Policymaking-December 29th, 2015

December 29, 2015

Esther Racoosin speaks with Dr. Gilly Leshed of the Cornell University Department of Information Sciences about human-computer interaction and how citizens can use technology to engage in public policy-making. This interview originally aired on the December 29th, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Victor Pickard – America’s Battle for Media Democracy

December 25, 2015

On December 22, 2015, we interviewed Victor Pickard, associate professor in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.  Victor is the author most recently of America’s Battle for Media Democracy – The Triumph of Corporate Libertarianism and the Future of Media Reform.  We discussed the American media system and the parallels between […]

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Conversation with Members of the Ithaca Islamic Community- December 21st, 2015

December 21, 2015

Esther Racoosin talks with Mahmud Burton and Mohamed Ismail of the Ithaca Islamic Community.  They discuss the history, the makeup of the membership, and some of the services provided by the Moosalla Noor, or the Islamic Community Outreach services of Ithaca. This interview originally aired on the December 21st edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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