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WRFI News brings you local-first news and voices by, and for, the people of Tompkins and Schuyler counties. Catch WRFI News live, Monday-Friday at 6:00. Want to become a volunteer news journalist?

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WRFI News Features and Interviews

Ithaca Descendants of Holocaust Survivors Sponsors Program [AUDIO]

By Esther Racoosin | March 19, 2019

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.…

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

By WRFI News Staff | March 13, 2019

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…

Egyptian Singer and Human Rights Advocate Ramy Essam, Off the Couch

By Felix | March 12, 2019

Ramy Essam was on the Cornell Campus for two events on Monday, February 18. He addressed his life as a musician and activist for human rights and freedom of expression, about current events in Egypt and more and then he gave a live performance at Barnes Hall. The event was co-sponsored by the Cornell Deptartment…

Johnny Dowd on his 24th Album: “Family Picnic.”

By Felix | March 10, 2019

Johnny Dowd returns to his roots and reinvents himself (again) for 24th Album: Family Picnic on Mother Jinx Records. With Felix Teitelbaum for WRFI Community Radio. Originally aired Off the Couch (Fridays at 5pm) on WRFI 2019.03.01 All music © Johnny Dowd, Mother Jinx Records. If you are the rights holder and believe material has…

Hiring: WRFI News Director – Apply by April 15, 2019

By Felix | March 8, 2019

Hiring: WRFI News Director (Part-Time) WRFI is seeking to hire a part-time news director who will oversee and develop news programming at the station and who will train and direct volunteers and interns within the news department. The station is also currently accepting proposals for news content collaborations. While this is a temporary hire to…

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