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Watkins Glen Six Hours of the Glen Race 2019 [AUDIO]

At the end of June, the world-famous race track at Watkins Glen International hosted long-running annual classic “Six Hours at the Glen”. International racing teams and drivers competed across three days. WRFI’s Fred Balfour was on the spot reporting the many aspects of a beautiful weekend at the track.  

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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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How to Manage the County’s Forests? [AUDIO]

Tompkins County has a looming question. There over 550 acres of county owned forest in the towns of Newfield and Caroline, but about 300 acres of this have an abnormal ecology for the area. They’re filled with red pine trees planted back in the 1930s and these trees are beginning to fail and fall over.…

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Stories of El Salvador with Reverend Cameron Miller [AUDIO]

This piece comes from a conversation with Cameron Miller, a poet, fiction writer, and preacher living in Geneva, NY. In April 2019, Reverend Miller published an article titled Authentic Desperation in the Finger Lakes Times, detailing an experience he had in one of his many trips to El Salvador. He discovered a group of activists…

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Laura Flanders Speech at Izzy Award [AUDIO]

Laura Flanders is an independent English journalist living and working in the United States. Her career extends between broadcast and television, and she is the author of six books. Her show, “The Laura Flanders Show“, explores alternative models and movements in the economy, culture, and politics often overseen by the mainstream media. Laura Flanders is…

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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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