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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.

Want to become a volunteer news journalist? Got a question or news tip? Email News Director Michayla Savitt.

WRFI News Features and Interviews

Jeff Cohen on film “The Corporate Coup d’Etat” with Felix Teitelbaum and Neil Schill

By Felix | November 19, 2019

Originally aired Off the Couch (heard Fridays at 5pm) November 15, 2019.

WEAVE Community on their mission, work in the Greater Ithaca Community [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | November 18, 2019

Kathrin Achenbach, one of four major organizers with WEAVE Community, speaks with WRFI News team contributor Joanne Izbicki about Weave Community’s mission and work in the greater Ithaca area. You can learn more about their event “How Did We Get Here? A Community Dialogue on Migration” at

Post-Election interviews on Tompkins County 2019 elections [Audios]

By WRFI News Staff | November 18, 2019

Even though November 2019 was an off-year election, the Tompkins County races were of significant local interest. On the morning after the Nov. 5 elections, WRFI Your Morning host, Michayla Savitt, interviewed three people. 1) Tompkins County Democratic Committee chair Jim Gustafson; 2) Tompkins County Republican Committee Chair Mike Sigler; and 3) Emily Adams, Caroline…

Mac Benford on the Highwoods String Band (with Felix Teitelbaum for Off the Couch)

By Felix | November 17, 2019

This interview was recorded November 11, 2019. Off the Couch hosts conversations on creative culture in your community with  Felix Teitelbaum and Neil Schill, every Friday at 5pm. Photo: Ithaca Records

Donna Acquavella and Levi Wilson on “The Next Storm” with Felix Teitelbaum for Off the Couch

By Felix | November 15, 2019

Actors Donna Acquavella and Levi Wilson discuss Cornell PMA and the Civic Ensembles production of “The Next Storm” with Felix Teitelbaum and Neil Schill for Off the Couch on WRFI Community Radio. WRFI is a co-sponsor of “The Next Storm.” IT IS THE YEAR 2030 AND PORTIONS OF ITHACA ARE UNDER WATER. THE FUTURE IS…


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