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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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Ear to Earth, Ep. 3: Environmental racism [AUDIO]

This is the third episode of “Ear to Earth”. It’s a special WRFI News series about how climate change is impacting Tompkins County, in collaboration with the Park Scholars Program at Ithaca College. In this third piece, there are two segments about environmental racism. Producer Skylar Eagle speaks with IC Professor Pranietha Mudliar about her…

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Ear to Earth, Ep. 2: Farmers [AUDIO]

This is the second episode of “Ear to Earth”. It’s a special WRFI News series about how climate change is impacting Tompkins County, in collaboration with the Park Scholars Program at Ithaca College. In this second piece, there are two segments about farmers in Tompkins County. The first half profiles the nonprofit Groundswell, which works…

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David Lindorff Speech at Izzy Award 2019 [AUDIO

David Lindorff is an an investigative reporter. His career spans between mainstream and independent media. He has served as a contributor for Businessweek, The Nation, Extra!, and Salon.com, a columnist for CounterPunch, and is founding editor of ThisCantBeHappening.net Lindorff is a recipient 2019 Izzy Award for his investigation into the Pentagon’s accounting practices, which appeared…

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“The Long Trail Out” documentary preview [AUDIO]

Ithaca College alumnus Shai Ben-Dor has spent over three years making his documentary film, “The Long Trail Out”. The film centers around 70-year-old Tim Buchanan, a longtime youth worker and mountaineer, who speaks about his life as a closeted gay man. WRFI News Contributor Michayla Savitt spoke with Shai about his inspiration for the film,…

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