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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

Off the Couch on WRFI: Ashley Connor on Career, Women in Film, “Madeline’s Madeline”

By Felix | February 5, 2019

Felix Teitelbaum of Off the Couch on WRFI interviews acclaimed cinematographer and Ithaca College Park School of Communications graduate Ashley Connor. Connor’s credits include numerous films (The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Person to Person), television programs (Broad City season 5, Ramy) as well as music videos for the likes of Jenny Lewis, Angel Olsen and…

Ithaca College Freshman MLK Scholar Visits Civil Rights Monuments: Selma, Montgomery

By Felix | February 1, 2019

Every year, a group of MLK scholars is selected at Ithaca College to pursue social change and educate their peers on injustices. The freshmen travel south, steeping themselves in history of American racial injustice and the events of the Civil Rights era and speaking with people who worked alongside Martin Luther King jr. They walk…

Ithaca Loneliness Radio Project: Story Collection and Resources [from The Ithaca Voice]

By Laura Rosbrow-Telem | February 1, 2019

The Ithaca Voice did a lovely job collating all the material we have published with them, The Ithaca College Park Scholars, and The Cornell Daily Sun as part of our loneliness project collaboration. Check it out!

Pete Meyers from the Tompkins County Workers’ Center Talks About Wage Theft

By WRFI News Staff | January 30, 2019

The Tompkins County Workers’ Center, in partnership with the Worker Institute of Cornell University’s ILR School, will be holding a panel discussion on wage theft on February 5 at 5:30 pm at the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca.

Cornell Students Challenge Betsy DeVos’ Title IX Guidelines [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | January 29, 2019

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is proposing changes to rules about how Title IX is dealt with at federally-funded schools. Days ahead of the end of the public comment period, there have been more than 96,000 comments — including a number from Cornell. WRFI’s John Yoon brings us this report. Students at Cornell in their own…

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