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ENCORE: Time Machine — Recording Jazz on Cylinder [AUDIO]

The Original Cornell Syncopators is 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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Foodnet Executive Director discusses home meal delivery in Tompkins County [AUDIO]

Foodnet Meals on Wheels is a local organization which provides both food and nutrition services to older individuals living in Tompkins County. Their services involve home delivery of hot meals throughout Ithaca, Groton, Trumansburg, and Lansing. Foodnet Executive Director, Jessica Gosa, recently spoke to WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt and News Contributor Pamela Tan on…

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Chris Hoff & Sam Harnett discuss the process, impact, and joy of “The World According to Sound” and “Cornell According to Sound” [AUDIO]

Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett bring into focus into overlooked, under-expressed, and unknown parts of the world in their podcast, “The World According to Sound”. A public showing of their podcast and their special semester-long project “Cornell According to Sound” runs December 5th and 6th at the Cherry Artspace. They sat down with WRFI News director Michayla Savitt to talk shop about making both projects, and the impact they’ve seen so far.

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Post-Election interviews on Tompkins County 2019 elections [Audios]

Even though November 2019 was an off-year election, the Tompkins County races were of significant local interest. On the morning after the Nov. 5 elections, WRFI Your Morning host, Michayla Savitt, interviewed three people. 1) Tompkins County Democratic Committee chair Jim Gustafson; 2) Tompkins County Republican Committee Chair Mike Sigler; and 3) Emily Adams, Caroline…

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The Puppeteer and The Musician [AUDIO]

WRFI’s Michayla Savitt visited Lily Gershon and Matt Ocone to chat about the duo’s puppet act, and experience part of “Aunt Irene’s Variety show” at the home performance space of the Lilypad Puppet Theatre in Freeville, NY. The group holds shows around the Finger Lakes region, learn more lilypadpuppettheatre.org. Photo credit: Jacob Mroczek  

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