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From left to right, at NYSBA Luncheon in Binghamton on Apr. 18: WRFI General Manager Felix Teitelbaum; News Director Laura Rosbrow-Telem; Producer Elena Piech; Producer Skylar Eagle; and Ithaca Voice Managing Editor Kelsey O'Connor. Photo credit: Ofri Telem

WRFI Wins NYSBA Award for Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series for ‘The Loneliness Radio Project’

By WRFI News Staff

WRFI was recently honored by the New York State Broadcasters Association with a 2019 Excellence in Broadcasting Award for “The Loneliness Radio Project.” We are thrilled to say we won a first place statewide award in the category of Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series and are so proud of all our collaborators who made…

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

By WRFI News Staff

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 the 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…

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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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Daily features and interviews from our community

Joseph Margulies

From 9/11 to Where We Are Today: Interview with Joseph Margulies [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | September 11, 2019

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, affected the United States and the world in many lasting ways. Some of those impacts were clear immediately, while others unfolded gradually. WRFI’s Roger Smith spoke with Cornell law and government professor Joseph Margulies on September 11, 2019. Margulies argued some important cases on the legal rights of…

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Voices from 2019 Labor Day Picnic sponsored by Tompkins County (NY) Workers Center

By Fred Balfour | September 10, 2019

On today’s Inquiring Socialist program, we’re reporting from the Labor Day Picnic on Sept. 2, 2019 at Stewart Park in Ithaca New York on the shores of Lake Cayuga. The picnic continues a 35-year tradition by the Tompkins County Worker’s Center inviting any and all to celebrate our labor tradition. The picnic’s theme was “Solidarity”.…

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Truthsayers News gives WRFI the lowdown on a morning shooting incident in Downtown Ithaca [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | September 4, 2019

Reports circled online throughout Wednesday of a shooting that occurred that morning outside of the Green Street Parking Garage. Many local news outlets provided updates on the incident, among them was Independent reporter Josh Brokaw of TruthSayers. Brokaw sat down for a conversation with WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt Wednesday afternoon, and brings you this…

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Facing Climate Change: Ithaca’s Extinction Rebellion [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | August 29, 2019

Art Weaver delves into his talk titled “Heading For Extinction (And What To Do About It)​” which is taking place Thursday at 7:30pm in the Borg Warner Room of the Tompkins County Public Library. The talk is part of Ithaca’s newly formed “Extinction Rebellion” movement, also known as “XR”. This interview first aired on August…

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Stamping Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill at the Watershed [AUDIO]

By Jimmy Jordan | August 26, 2019

Though the release for a revised $20 featuring Harriet Tubman has been delayed, there are some who won’t wait until 2028. Harriet Tubman’s face is being stamped on the 20 at the Watershed by Ashley Cake, an owner of the bar located in Ithaca, New York. We speak with her about the delay, the stamp…

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NY Public Service Commission Hosts Hearing in Ithaca about NYSEG Proposed Rate Hike

By Esther Racoosin | August 16, 2019

New York State Public Service Commission hosts a hearing in Ithaca on a proposed NYSEG utility rate hike. Administrative Judge James Costello presides over the hearing. NYSEG representatives talk about why their utility company thinks the rate hikes are necessary. Tompkins County residents speak out about the reasons why they oppose the rate hike. This…

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