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Exploring Grassroots Culture Camp 2019 [AUDIO]

WRFI News contributors Sean McGoldrick and Esther Racoosin visit Grassroots Culture Camp.  They speak with Tara Nevins of the band Donna the Buffalo, who organized culture camp.  Sean and Esther also attend music and dance workshops, interview some of the instructors of the workshops and hear from some of the participants. This feature initially aired…

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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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