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Celebrating Ithaca’s Silent Film History – August 26, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | August 26, 2015

Lori Sonken talks with Diana Riesman of the Wharton Studio Museum about the upcoming screening under the stars at Taughannock Falls State Park and the status of efforts to establish a silent film museum in Stewart Park.  This interview aired on August 26, 2015.

Phoebe Brown — August 6th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | August 13, 2015

According to a database compiled and updated by The Guardian, 690 people have been killed by law enforcement officers so far this year.  Of these people, 178 were black. 55 of the 178 were unarmed. Following the murder of Trayvon Martin, and the acquisition of George Zimmerman in 2012, the hashtag Black Lives Matter showed…

Samuel Whitehead exit interview – July 31st, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | July 31, 2015

On July 31st, 2015, Aryeal Jackson sat down with news team coordinator and news show founder Samuel Whitehead for an interview about his time at WRFI Radio. Sam will be moving on to Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Irene Weiser and Jeff Furman of CSED – July 30th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | July 30, 2015

Reporters Emma Rizzo and Faith Meckley followed up their interview with Scott Whitham of Whitham Consulting by speaking with Irene Weiser and Jeff Furman of the Coalition for Sustainable Economic Development, who offered their thoughts on current and past development projects, as well as CIITAP tax abatements. For more on this topic, please visit our…

Knowing Nate Shinagawa – July 27th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | July 27, 2015

Samuel Whitehead speaks with Tompkins County’s 4th District Legislator Nate Shinagawa about putting body cameras on members of the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department, the Hornbrook Road standoff, and the future of the former Tompkins County Public Library site.   This interview originally aired on the July 27th, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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