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Event: Getting Here: Personal Stories Of Immigration, Migration, And Displacement – November 9, 3-5pm

By Felix

Getting Here: Personal Stories Of Immigration, Migration, And Displacement Saturday, November 9 from 3-5pm at the Community Arts Partnership ArtSpace on the Ithaca Commons In this time of increasingly divisive rhetoric, policies, and politics around race, immigration, and national origin, personal stories are important. WRFI is hosting live storytelling event featuring 7 people telling their…

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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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Healthcare Costs Comparison – Stonybrook vs Paris

By Fred Balfour | October 17, 2019

At the WRFI Healthcare Desk, we note that one of several widely disputed issues is the true cost of healthcare delivery, both to the individual, and to the country as a whole. In this series, we report on actual healthcare situations that allow the listener to compare costs incurred in the U.S. with the costs…

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New York Health Act – Rochester Hearing on October 10, 2019

By Fred Balfour | October 11, 2019

New York state senators and assemblypersons convened in Rochester NY on October 10 for a hearing on the proposed New York Health Act Bill – S3577 and A5248. Twenty-Eight individuals and groups were scheduled to provide testimony and answer questions asked by the legislators. Lasting about nine hours, the audience and legislators heard a mix…

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Upcoming NY Healthcare Hearing in Rochester

By Fred Balfour | October 8, 2019

The Health Committees in both houses of the New York legislature are considering an act to establish a single-payer healthcare insurance system for every resident in New York state. The two committees are hosting a public hearing in Rochester on Thursday, Oct 10. WRFI’s Health Desk reporter, Fred Balfour, interviewed Dr. Susan Soboroff, a retired…

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Farmer Storyslam: Joe Soto and Sean Cummings [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | October 7, 2019

What you’re about to hear are stories by Joe Soto and Sean Cummings performed live at the Farmer Storyslam, an event hosted by Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming and Trampoline which took place in June of this year. The theme of this event was Tales from the Fields, was hosted by the Micky…

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A Proposal for a Galvanizing Plant moves along in Romulus. What does the Community Think? [AUDIO]

By Jimmy Jordan | September 26, 2019

A project proposal for a galvanizing plant in Romulus has captured the attention of many in the town, and in Seneca County. The proposal comes from Earl Martin, the owner of Seneca Dairy Systems LLC. The galvanizing plant, also known as hot-dip galvanizing, will mean over a hundred jobs for the area, but is being…

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Cornell Professor Lawrence Glickman talks about his new book, Free Enterprise: An American History

By Esther Racoosin | September 24, 2019

To learn more about how politicians use language to influence their voting base and potential voters, I spoke with Cornell Professor Lawrence B. Glickman. He is the Stephen and Evalyn Milman Professor of American Studies in the Department of History at Cornell. Glickman is the author of the new book, Free Enterprise: An American History,…

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