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The New Jim Crow (NJC) Community Read on WRFI

By Felix

Mass incarceration is one of the country’s most urgent and devastating social crises. In 2016, the Multicultural Resource Center brought together over 30 community organizations across Tompkins County to  build local resistance to this epidemic. Between September 2016 and May 2017, over 700 community members joined a Community Read of Michelle Alexander’s book, The New…

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LISTEN: New Jim Crow, Chapter 2: Roundup, Locked Up with Edwin Santiago and Svante Myrick

By Felix

Chapter 2: Roundup, Locked Up: What’s the Point of Knowing Your Rights with Edwin Santiago and Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick This program originally aired September 23, 2017. Produced by Marietta Synodis for WRFI Community Radio. Print by Nicolas Lampert, Just Seeds

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Mary Orsaio, Ithaca Police Officer, Speaks about the LEAD Program [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | February 16, 2018

A new program in Ithaca, Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD), aims to cut down on policing’s revolving door effect. It allows police officers and social workers to divert area residents apprehended for minor offenses from jail and court. LEAD will begin operation soon. Officer Mary Orsaio has contributed to multiple stages of the program’s development.…

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Schuyler County Habitat for Humanity Readies for New Build

By WRFI News Staff | February 14, 2018

Bob Groll, President and Michael Hartney, treasurer of the Schuyler County chapter of Habitat for Humanity, discuss their new build.  The home is being constructed in the village of Montour Falls.  They talk about the process of interviewing prospective home owners, soliciting contributions, and lining up volunteers.  For more information, go to http://www.schuylerhabitat.org/ This interview…

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Gimme Coffee Baristas Ratify First Union Contract, Look Ahead to Wider Union Vision

By WRFI News Staff | February 9, 2018

After months of negotiations, baristas at Gimme Coffee have ratified what could very well be the first barista union contract in the country. WRFI News’ Katelyn Harrop sat down with union organizers Sam Mason and Korbin Richards to learn more. Photo: pixabay

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What’s Next? Tompkins County Immigrant Rights Coalition Comments on Increased ICE Arrests in Ithaca [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | February 9, 2018

Three people have been arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in Ithaca over the last month. Patricia Rodriquez of the Tompkins County immigrant Rights Coalition discusses this troubling number, and how you can help protect the rights of immigrant community members in Tompkins County. WRFI News’ Katelyn Harrop reports. Photo: wikimedia

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More Than 10,000 People Show Up for Women’s March at Seneca Falls [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | February 9, 2018

Following a longstanding tradition of feminist action, more than 10,000 women and allies showed up to march at Seneca Falls for the second annual Women’s March on January 20th. WRFI New’s Katelyn Harrop reports. Photo: Katelyn Harrop

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Linda Andrei: Democratic Candidate to Represent NY 23rd Congressional District [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | January 31, 2018

Cardiologist Linda Andrei discusses health care and other issues important to the 23rd Congressional district. She is running in the Democratic primary. This interview with Lori Sonken aired on January 30, 2018.

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