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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. 

Ithaca College Freshman MLK Scholar Visits Civil Rights Monuments: Selma, Montgomery

By Felix

Every year, a group of MLK scholars is selected at Ithaca College to pursue social change and educate their peers on injustices. The freshmen travel south, steeping themselves in history of American racial injustice and the events of the Civil Rights era and speaking with people who worked alongside Martin Luther King jr. They walk…

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WRFI.ORG Levels Up: New Features are LIVE, More to Come

By Felix

Our new audio player is live on the website and is packed with features designed to enhance your online listening experience. The player not only streams our live content, but it also displays the current and next shows, the daily calendar, and other important information from your community radio station. To check it out click…

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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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New grounds for safe drug injection site bill in Albany — yet no official yes from Ithaca or Tompkins

By WRFI News Staff | February 15, 2019

State legislators are trying to revive a bill establishing supervised injection sites that hasn’t moved since 2017. Here‘s John Yoon reporting for WRFI. You might remember the Ithaca Plan from 2016: a comprehensive drug plan proposed by Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick. It included a proposal to establish safe consumption sites, which required changes to state…

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Mary Jo Dudley talks about challenges of migrant workers

By WRFI News Staff | February 15, 2019

Director of Cornell Farmworker Program Mary Jo Dudley spoke with WRFI’s John Yoon about immigrant rights, volunteership, and social change. Here‘s the interview. This piece first aired on Your Morning on February 11. Image courtesy of Farmworkers Forum.

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A Conversation with a Death Doula / Death Midwife [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | February 13, 2019

We speak with Angela Mennitto. She is a death doula / death midwife, educator, and community organizer. Our conversation explores the role of the death doula in the dying process, the philosophies of the practice, how this in effect challenges societal concepts and approaches to death, and the general history of death midwifery. Angela Mennitto’s…

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The Paleontological Research Institution Celebrates Darwin Days

By WRFI News Staff | February 9, 2019

The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) in Ithaca, New York celebrates its 14th annual Darwin Days from February 9th to February 16th, 2019. Jim Harper, Manager of marketing and communications at PRI talks about the Darwin Days events happening at locations around Ithaca. He also provides a sneak preview of the new exhibit at PRI’s Museum…

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Cornell Law Review elected new executive editors — and they’re all women

By WRFI News Staff | February 5, 2019

Women now lead the Cornell Law Review for the first time in the publication’s history. WRFI’s John Yoon brings us this report.

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Off the Couch on WRFI: Ashley Connor on Career, Women in Film, “Madeline’s Madeline”

By Felix | February 5, 2019

Felix Teitelbaum of Off the Couch on WRFI interviews acclaimed cinematographer and Ithaca College Park School of Communications graduate Ashley Connor. Connor’s credits include numerous films (The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Person to Person), television programs (Broad City season 5, Ramy) as well as music videos for the likes of Jenny Lewis, Angel Olsen and…

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