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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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165 New Yorkers Testify on proposed New York Health Act. [Audio]

At the national level, the first four Democratic primary debates discussed “Medicare for all” and how to pay for it. That topic lead all the others in total minutes. Meanwhile, New York state’s legislature held 3 open hearings across the state to discuss the proposed New York Health Act single payer health insurance. Totaling 28…

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Ithaca’s Global Climate Strike [AUDIO]

September 20th, 2019 goes down in history — in protests across the globe, six million people showed their solidarity against the global climate crisis. The march was sparked by Greta Thunberg’s “Fridays for Future” walk-out protests, in her home country of Switzerland. Every day the headlines are sprinkled with news of climate change. On a…

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Nermeen Shaikh: The Crisis of the Media Industrial Complex

Nermeen Shaikh is a sentinel of U.S. independent media. She’s a weekly co-host on the show “Democracy Now!” and the author of “The Present as History” published by Columbia University Press. Shaikh spoke at Ithaca College on October 3rd, 2019. Her talk was titled: The Crisis of the Media Industrial Complex. This is an edited…

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Recap: day 3 of Plowshares 7 anti-nuclear activists’ trial [AUDIO]

After two hours of deliberation, the jury found all of Kings Bay Plowshares 7 guilty on all counts, conspiracy, destruction of government property, depredation of Naval Base property, and trespass, according to a report from Garry Thomas, who’s been reporting on the trial for WRFI. WRFI News director Michayla Savitt spoke with Chuck Geisler about…

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