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WRFI News Features and Interviews

David Lindorff Speech at Izzy Award 2019 [AUDIO

By WRFI News Staff | May 15, 2019

David Lindorff is an an investigative reporter. His career spans between mainstream and independent media. He has served as a contributor for Businessweek, The Nation, Extra!, and Salon.com, a columnist for CounterPunch, and is founding editor of ThisCantBeHappening.net Lindorff is a recipient 2019 Izzy Award for his investigation into the Pentagon’s accounting practices, which appeared…

Watkins Glen Citizens Concerned on Clute Park Development (Audio)

By Fred Balfour | May 14, 2019

Schuyler County and the village of Watkins Glen are proceeding on long-planned redevelopment of Clute Park at the foot of Seneca Lake. Some village residents are concerned about disturbing the natural beauty of 100-year-old park and why they were not aware of the planned changes. Fred Balfour interviews one Watkins Glen resident and a county…

Facebook group Mama’s Comfort Camp gives mothers a place to get support — and not advice [AUDIO]

By Laura Rosbrow-Telem | May 13, 2019

Yael Saar founded Mama’s Comfort Camp eight years ago to serve a need — to give mothers more support, and less advice. She was motivated to do this after suffering from postpartum depression. Now, it’s a Facebook group where moms in Ithaca and around the globe can be very honest about being mothers and get…

“The Long Trail Out” documentary preview [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | May 10, 2019

Ithaca College alumnus Shai Ben-Dor has spent over three years making his documentary film, “The Long Trail Out”. The film centers around 70-year-old Tim Buchanan, a longtime youth worker and mountaineer, who speaks about his life as a closeted gay man. WRFI News Contributor Michayla Savitt spoke with Shai about his inspiration for the film,…

Earth Island Journal Speech at Izzy Award 2019 [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | May 8, 2019

Earth Island Journal is an independent publication of the Earth Island Institute. The publication’s goal is to support environmental activists and leaders working to protect biological and cultural diversity that sustains the environment through the sharing of stories. The Magazine is a 2019 Izzy Award Winner for their in-depth reporting on the overlap of environmental…

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