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Amanda Kirchgessner Discusses her 58th District Campaign and Food Insecurity [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff

WRFI contributor Fred Balfour spoke with Amanda Kirchgessner, a candidate for New York state’s 58th Senate District. They met at the Enfield food pantry, where Amanda is a volunteer, and talked about her campaign as well as food insecurity in the region. This conversation originally aired on WRFI News at 6 on August 15. It…

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Mark H. Anbinder, editor of 14850.com, talks with WRFI about how he’s breaking local news [AUDIO]

By Laura Rosbrow-Telem

Mark H. Anbinder from 14850.com was the first to report on the most recent vandalism of a Black Lives Matter sign at the home of Ithaca Alderperson Ducson Nguyen. Anbinder wrote at the end of last week that Nguyen’s home surveillance camera captured a video image of the suspect: Anbinder included a still photo of…

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Your Community, Your Radio: WRFI’s New Summer 2018 Schedule

By Felix

Your Community, Your Radio: WRFI’s New 2018 Schedule In a media-saturated world where content is controlled by fewer and fewer hands, community radio like WRFI provides a unique opportunity for local people to become media-makers and tell their own stories. We are very excited to announce that our new schedule (which started June 1, 2018)…

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Amanda Kirchgessner Discusses her 58th District Campaign and Food Insecurity [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | August 15, 2018

WRFI contributor Fred Balfour spoke with Amanda Kirchgessner, a candidate for New York state’s 58th Senate District. They met at the Enfield food pantry, where Amanda is a volunteer, and talked about her campaign as well as food insecurity in the region. This conversation originally aired on WRFI News at 6 on August 15. It…

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Mark H. Anbinder, editor of 14850.com, talks with WRFI about how he’s breaking local news [AUDIO]

By Laura Rosbrow-Telem | August 14, 2018

Mark H. Anbinder from 14850.com was the first to report on the most recent vandalism of a Black Lives Matter sign at the home of Ithaca Alderperson Ducson Nguyen. Anbinder wrote at the end of last week that Nguyen’s home surveillance camera captured a video image of the suspect: Anbinder included a still photo of…

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Behind the scenes of the Community Unity Music Education Program (CUMEP) at Southside Community Center [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | August 6, 2018

We take a look at what goes on at Southside Community Center every summer. WRFI’s Jimmy Jordan recently visited their Community Unity Music Education Program (CUMEP), a unique program where kids learn about music and discussing social justice as well as racism. Jordan spoke with Southside’s Dr. Nia Nunn and Dr. Baruch Whitehead and captured…

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What is the future of Ithaca’s Rescue Mission, the main homeless shelter in the city?

By WRFI News Staff | August 1, 2018

The Ithaca Rescue Mission has served Ithaca’s homeless community for years. Many community members are concerned about the future: There has been tension between the Rescue Mission and Tompkins County, the announcement of their possible closure, and a public proposal process to take over the Ithaca homeless shelter. What exactly is going to happen to…

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Don Rakow of Citizens Climate Lobby talks about Carbon Fee and Dividend System [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | July 31, 2018

Don Rakow, Associate Professor in Cornell University School of Integrative Plant Sciences, is a member of the local chapter of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby, also known as the CCL.  He describes his organization’s proposal to Congress that they enact legislation that would establish a a carbon fee-and-dividend system.  CCL believes that such a system would…

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Cornell’s Frank Edwards Discusses His Study About Risk of Police-Related Death [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | July 25, 2018

WRFI’s Jackie Marusiak spoke with Frank Edwards, a postdoctoral associate at the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research at Cornell University. There he’s the leader of a study on the risk of police-involved death, based on race and location in the United States. Here’s what he had to say about the findings and implications of the…

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