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Time Machine – Recording Hot Jazz on Cylinder [AUDIO]

The Original Cornell Syncopators are a jazz band consisting of thirteen Cornell students plus one faculty member. They play in the earliest jazz styles with strict attention to the music’s history. In this feature, the group makes an acoustic recording using a Thomas A. Edison company cylinder device from the turn of the century. Feature…

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Managers of the Bolton Point Water System Discuss Emergency Water Plan

Steve Riddle and Glenn Ratajczak, General Manager and Production Manager, respectively, of the Bolton Point Municpal Water System, discuss the facility’s water emergency plan. They talk about some of the possible risks to the water supply, such as harmful algal blooms. This interview aired initially on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. (Photo: Creative Commons)

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What's Happening with the Asbestos at the Old Library? [AUDIO]

Walter Hang, president of Toxics Targeting, explains how the city’s condemnation of the old library in Ithaca is allowing the building to be razed before the asbestos is removed. Hang contends the demolition is likely a threat to public health. This interview with WRFI’s Lori Sonken aired on December 12, 2018. https://www.mixcloud.com/wrficommunityradionews/the-city-of-ithaca-condemned-the-old-library-what-does-this-mean-for-asbestos-clean-up/

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Does it Matter Where We Buy Books? [AUDIO]

In this episode librarian Ryan Clover spoke with Lisa Swayze, the general manager of Buffalo Street Books about the impacts of shopping local vs shopping online. Over the past couple years the library budget has been tighter than usual, despite the increase in demands on the library’s services. To better serve the community we’re inviting…

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