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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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Earth Island Journal Speech at Izzy Award 2019 [AUDIO]

Earth Island Journal is an independent publication of the Earth Island Institute. The publication’s goal is to support environmental activists and leaders working to protect biological and cultural diversity that sustains the environment through the sharing of stories. The Magazine is a 2019 Izzy Award Winner for their in-depth reporting on the overlap of environmental…

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Little Shop of Bool’s [Audio]

WRFI’s Skylar Eagle spoke to the lead producer of the onsite production of Little Shop of Horrors at Bool’s Flower Shop. The production commemorated the 125th Anniversary of the Flower Shop in Downtown Ithaca.   https://www.mixcloud.com/wrficommunityradionews/little-shop-of-bools-audio/

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Ballet & Books [Audio]

WRFI’s Skylar Eagle went to the Southside Community Center to talk to the volunteers of Ithaca’s Ballet & Books Program, a mentorship opportunity for college students to teach ballet and literacy skills to school-aged children ages 3 to 9. https://www.mixcloud.com/wrficommunityradionews/ballet-books-audio/

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The Syncopators’ Thesis Defense [Audio]

The Original Cornell Syncopators take a deep dive into jazz history in their spring concert, entitled “Collegiate Syncopations.” Their performance May 3 pays tribute to the college bands of the jazz age. The Cornell Syncopators are a 13-piece student ensemble who recently recorded their third album of historically authentic jazz. Report by Roger Smith, the…

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2019 Spring Writes Literary Festival in Ithaca [AUDIO]

Kathy Henion, Artistic Director of Spring Writes, and Robin Schwartz, Program Director of the Community Arts Partnership, talk about the literary festival, now in its 10th year. The event takes place from Thursday, May 2nd to Sunday, May 5th, and includes 43 individual events.                    

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Will Food Motivate People to Take Action on Climate Change? [Audio]

This feature is excerpted from a seminar Cornell Professor Mike Hoffman delivered, titled Our Changing Menu: What Climate Change Means to the Foods we Love and Need. Professor Hoffman is the Executive Director for the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions. Featured Music Credit : Aourourou – Blue Dot SessionsFeatured Image Credit: Cornell Universityhttp://events.cornell.edu/event/our_changing_menu_what_climate_change_means_to_the_foods_we_love_and_need Produced…

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Visiting Holocaust Survivor Lecture April 2019 [Audio]

In February 1944, five-year-old Steven Hess, his parents and twin sister were sent to Bergen Belsen concentration camp and were among very few Jewish families to stay alive. Hess, a New York resident, educator and Holocaust survivor, recently spoke to an audience of community members and Ithaca College students about his personal story of survival…

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