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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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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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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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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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Ithaca Descendants of Holocaust Survivors Sponsors Program [AUDIO]

Jennifer Herzog, member of the organization Ithaca Descendants of Holocaust Survivors, talks about the upcoming event, “Considering our Artifacts: Keeping Their Stories Alive”. At this event, Judith Cohen, Chief acquisitions curator at the US Memorial Holocaust Museum in Washington DC, will talk about her museum’s archives and about how artifacts are cared for and exhibited.…

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Bill McKibben speaks to Members of Cornell Community about Fossil Fuel Divestment to Combat Climate Change [AUDIO]

On March 13th, 2019, Bill McKibben spoke to members of the Cornell Community, arguing the power of divesting the University’s endowment to combat climate change. The talk was titled, “Reversing Course on Climate Change and Divestment: the Middlebury Story.” Bill McKibben is an award winning environmentalist, author, journalist, and scholar. He is the Schumann Distinguished…

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