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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 p.m.

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WRFI News Features and Interviews

Nancy Ostman – “Historic Coverlets Unwrapped” – February 27th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | February 27, 2014

Samuel Whitehead interviews Nancy Ostman of the Tompkins County Quilters Guild about the exhibit “Historic Coverlets Unwrapped,” which runs at The History Center in Tompkins County until April 5th, 2014. This interview originally aired on the February 27th, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

John Spence – Executive Director of the Community Arts Partnership – February 14th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | February 14, 2014

Samuel Whitehead interviews John Spence, the Executive Director of the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County. Originally aired on WRFI Community Radio News on February 14th, 2014.  

Beth Prentice – President of the Board of Directors of Educate the Children International

By WRFI News Staff | January 28, 2014

WRFI’s Ute Ritz-Deutch and Chantal Thomas spoke with Beth Prentice, President of the Board of Directors of Educate the Children International, a non-profit organization working with women and children in Nepal. Here are some highlights from that interview. This cut of this interview originally aired on our January 27th, 2014 news cast. Production from John…

Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp Protest in Washington, D.C.

By WRFI News Staff | January 24, 2014

On Saturday, January 11th, activists gathered in Washington, D.C. in the pouring rain to mark the twelfth anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. WRFI’s Ute Ritz-Deutch was there to record the event; the following are excerpts from that recording. Production assistance provided by John Illingworth.

January 16th, 2014 – Wadie Said – An Interview with WRFI’s Chantal Thomas

By WRFI News Staff | January 16, 2014

Wadie Said, Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law,  speaks with WRFI’s Chantal Thomas about the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, the government’s failure to close the facility, and the challenges the government faces in repatriating those detainees cleared for release.


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