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Exploring Grassroots Culture Camp 2019 [AUDIO]

WRFI News contributors Sean McGoldrick and Esther Racoosin visit Grassroots Culture Camp.  They speak with Tara Nevins of the band Donna the Buffalo, who organized culture camp.  Sean and Esther also attend music and dance workshops, interview some of the instructors of the workshops and hear from some of the participants. This feature initially aired…

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Ithaca’s Lights for Liberty Rally [AUDIO]

Ithaca is one of 650 places holding a rally on July 12th protesting maltreatment of refugees in US detention camps at the Southern Border.WRFI’s Michayla Savitt spoke with co-organizers Una Moneypenny and Alison Christie earlier this week, along with Tompkins County Immigrant Rights Coalition steering committee member Shannon Gleason. They talk about what we can…

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Ithaca Reggae Fest 2019 [AUDIO]

The third annual Ithaca Reggae Festival took place on the weekend of June 28th-29th, and many folks turned out to Stewart Park to enjoy the festivities. WRFI’s Jamie Swinnerton attended the festival, and brings us some highlights of the day.

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Find the Funny [AUDIO]

Kenneth Mclaurin is a local Ithaca comedian and the producer of Comedy on the Commons. Along with Finger Lakes Pulse, Comedy on the Commons will host a stand-up show as part of in Ithaca’s first pride weekend. McLaurin spoke with WRFI’s Michayla Savitt about the local group’s work, being a comedian, and tomorrow’s Pride Not…

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Juneteenth Recap 06_19_2019 [AUDIO]

On Saturday, June 15th, our WRFI summer interns attended the 2019 Juneteenth Celebration in Ithaca: a day of togetherness, anchored by the arts and social justice teachings, all celebrating when formerly enslaved African Americans were freed from slavery. Matt Anticoli produced this piece, with help from Sobeida Rosa and Sean McGoldrick.   Image licensing: “Juneteenth…

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Juneteenth Preview 6_12_19 [AUDIO]

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Juneteenth is the nation’s oldest occasion celebrating the abolition of slavery, This Saturday, Ithaca’s Southside Community center invites the community to celebrate with them in a day of music, movies, and abolitionist teachings. WRFI’s Michayla Savitt spoke with Dr. Nia Nunn, Joe Lewis, and Kayla Matos about this year’s celebration surrounding Mama Scott, a born…

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