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WRFI Painting Party! Saturday, March 3 from 12 – 5pm

By Felix

Have you always wanted to help out at WRFI but haven’t been sure how? The station is getting a little makeover and we could use the help of a few good painters.We’ll be painting the office and studios on Saturday, March 3 from noon until 5pm. We’re hoping to get about five or six people…

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Introducing Eddie Sundquist: Candidate for Congress [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | February 24, 2018

Eddie Sundquist is running in the Democratic primary to represent New York’s 23rd Congressional district in Washington. He spoke with WRFI’s Lori Sonken on February 13, 2018. Photo provided by Architect of the Capitol.

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Organizers of Ithaca’s African Arts Festival [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | February 21, 2018

WRFI News reporter Brontë Cook spoke with the organizers of Ithaca’s African Arts Festival. The festival includes workshops, movie screenings and special events on African culture. Photo: Maimouna Phelan

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Kathleen Weldon from the Roper Center at Cornell Discusses Public Opinion Data on Gun Violence [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | February 20, 2018

A teen gunman has been accused of opening fire with a semi-automatic rifle at his former high school in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday. As of Thursday, seventeen people were killed. It feels like every time there’s one of these mass shootings, the same kind of news cycle happens: There’s outrage, then nothing happens in Congress, and…

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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 [AUDIO]

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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