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Here are the latest announcements and opportunities to get involved in WRFI, follow along with us on this journey of serving Ithaca and Watkins Glen with community radio. We love hearing from you! Contact us anytime. 

Interview with Matt Kadane (New Year / Bedhead) [AUDIO]

By Domenic Gagliano

Matt Kadane stopped by the WRFI Community Radio studios to discuss his work in Bedhead, The New Year and other projects with selections played highlighting his long career in music. The New Year’s latest record “Snow” came out in 2017. (interview edited for rebroadcast, original airdate 11/11/18) Many thanks to Matt, and for all the…

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YOUR DONATION MATCHED WED & THURS, Special Free Pile, Live Music, SOA Watch

By Felix

There are only three days left in our once-a-year marathon fund drive. And there’s never been a better time to give: All donations to the station on Wednesday (11/14) and Thursday (11/5) will be matched by an anonymous donor! More than ever, local and independent media must be protected. Working together, we can continue to amplify…

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Photo credit: Jacob Mroczek. Photo description: Tiffany Chai, a Cornell PhD student and mental health columnist for the Ithaca Voice, shares her perspective at a media training about reporting on suicide responsibly that took place on Oct. 15 at the Tompkins County Public Library in Ithaca.

Letter from the Editors: Announcing ‘The Loneliness Project’

By Laura Rosbrow-Telem

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Loneliness Project: a multimedia collaboration between WRFI, The Ithaca Voice, The Cornell Daily Sun, and the Ithaca College Park Scholars Program. In a series of long-form online articles, audio pieces, videos, and infographics, we will take a careful look at loneliness and its impact on mental…

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The Armistice in 1918, as told by people in Ithaca and Tompkins county and in the trenches of Europe’s western Front. (Audio)

By WRFI News Staff | December 4, 2018

In midsummer, 1914, World War 1 started. The war resulted in the deaths of 9 million military and 7 million civilians and the wounding of 20 million more. Four years later, on November 11, 1918, the fighting stopped on all fronts as the great powers signed the armistice. The program you’re about to hear covers…

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The Be the One Summit: Every Person Needs a Safe, Stable Nurturing Relationship [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | December 3, 2018

Jadyn McCune, the Program Director of Possibilities and Lighthouse Programs at Racker, formerly known as the Franziska Racker Centers, talks about the Be the One Project, and ways that individuals can “Be the One” for another person. The Be the One Summit will take place on Monday, December 10th, 2018. Racker is just one of…

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An image of an Ithaca College public safety vehicle. Photo credit: IC Public Safety

The Loneliness Project, Ep. 3: IC student visit with public safety raises questions about mental health calls

By WRFI News Staff | November 30, 2018

Welcome to the third episode of The Loneliness Project, an audio production of WRFI and the Ithaca College Park Scholars Program. From mental health to social media, reporters throughout the Ithaca community are analyzing the issue of loneliness through multiple lenses. This piece is also part of a larger multimedia collaboration with The Ithaca Voice and The Cornell Daily Sun. In this piece, we…

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South Side Community Forum [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | November 23, 2018

Leaders of the South Side Community Convene a forum to discuss the history and the future of the neighborhood. Image: The Ithaca Voice

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Cayuga Lake Environmental Action Now (CLEAN) Opposes Cargill Salt Mine Expansion [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | November 20, 2018

John Dennis, co-founder of Cayuga Lake Environmental Action Now (CLEAN) speaks about why the organization opposes expansion of Cargill’s salt mine in Lansing. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation approved Cargill’s plan to construct a new mine shaft without requiring that the company complete an environmental impact statement (EIS). Dennis discusses the reasons why…

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Interview with Matt Kadane (New Year / Bedhead) [AUDIO]

By Domenic Gagliano | November 19, 2018

Matt Kadane stopped by the WRFI Community Radio studios to discuss his work in Bedhead, The New Year and other projects with selections played highlighting his long career in music. The New Year’s latest record “Snow” came out in 2017. (interview edited for rebroadcast, original airdate 11/11/18) Many thanks to Matt, and for all the…

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