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Kitchen Table Conversations: Schools As the Glue in a Community (Audio)

And now for another episode in WRFI’s occasional series: Kitchen Table Conversations.  Small towns and villages are watching a slow decline in the number of community organizations —main line churches, Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs, little league teams, volunteer groups, and locally owned businesses.  Ithaca resident Walter Peck recently retired from 30 years of teaching high…

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LISTEN: New Jim Crow, Chapter 5: Dismantling the Master’s House with BLM Ithaca

Dismantling the Master’s House a public discussion facilitated by Black Lives Matter Ithaca. Produced by Marietta Synodis for WRFI Community Radio. [mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/wrficommunityradionews/njc-chapter-5-dismantling-the-masters-house-facilitated-by-black-lives-matter-ithaca/ width=100% height=120 hide_cover=1 light=1] Fist print by Nicolas Lampert, Just Seeds

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LISTEN: New Jim Crow, Chapter 4, Felons Need Not Apply

“Chapter 4: Felons Need Not Apply” was a simulation exercise facilitated by the Ultimate ReEntry Opportunity. This piece originally aired on WRFI on October 21 and was produced and hosted by Marietta Synodis. [mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/wrficommunityradionews/njc-chapter-4-felons-need-not-apply-a-simulation-exercise-with-the-ultimate-reentry-opportunity/ width=100% height=120 hide_cover=1 light=1]

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LISTEN: New Jim Crow, Chapter 2: Roundup, Locked Up with Edwin Santiago and Svante Myrick

Chapter 2: Roundup, Locked Up: What’s the Point of Knowing Your Rights with Edwin Santiago and Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick This program originally aired September 23, 2017. Produced by Marietta Synodis for WRFI Community Radio. [mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/wrficommunityradionews/wrfi-newjimcrow-ep-2-synodis/ width=100% height=120 hide_cover=1 light=1] Print by Nicolas Lampert, Just Seeds

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The New Jim Crow (NJC) Community Read on WRFI

Mass incarceration is one of the country’s most urgent and devastating social crises. In 2016, the Multicultural Resource Center brought together over 30 community organizations across Tompkins County to  build local resistance to this epidemic. Between September 2016 and May 2017, over 700 community members joined a Community Read of Michelle Alexander’s book, The New…

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