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The Loneliness Project, Ep. 1: Top student shares struggles with bipolar disorder, medical leave

Photo of Chris Biehn, an Ithaca College Park Scholar student who is a mental health advocate and open about his struggles with bipolar disorder. Photo credit: Courtesy of Chris Biehn

Welcome to the premiere episode of The Loneliness Project, an audio production of WRFI and the Ithaca College Park Scholars Program. From mental health to social media, reporters throughout the Ithaca community are analyzing the issue of loneliness through multiple lenses. This piece is also part of a larger multimedia collaboration with The Ithaca Voice and The…

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Sam Quinones, journalist and author of ‘Dreamland,’ speaks with WRFI before Cornell talk on Nov. 7

Photo: Courtesy of Facebook. Sam Quinones next to book, Dreamland.

Sam Quinones is a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist and author of three books of narrative nonfiction. His latest book is Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. On Nov 2. on “Your Morning,” he spoke with WRFI’s Laura Rosbrow-Telem about Dreamland, his reflections on the opioid crisis, and what he thinks the country still…

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Tracy Mitrano, NY23 Democratic Congressional Candidate, speaks with Laura Rosbrow-Telem about her odds against Rep. Tom Reed [AUDIO]

Tracy Mitrano. Photo is courtesy of Mitrano's social media.

Tracy Mitrano, the Democratic Congressional Candidate for New York’s 23rd district, spoke with WRFI’s Laura Rosbrow-Telem on Oct. 26 on ‘Your Morning.’ They talked about recent national polling of the race and her strategy against incumbent Republican Congressman Tom Reed, among other topics. The election is on Nov. 6. One quick note: We recorded this…

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