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Lights for Liberty Ithaca Recap, 07-15-2019 [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | July 17, 2019

Ithaca was one of 650 places that held a rally on July 12th protesting maltreatment of refugees in US detention camps at the Southern Border. WRFI’s Matthew Anticoli was at the event. He brings you the highlights and important moments from this powerful evening.    

Watkins Glen Six Hours of the Glen Race 2019 [AUDIO]

By Fred Balfour | July 8, 2019

At the end of June, the world-famous race track at Watkins Glen International hosted long-running annual classic “Six Hours at the Glen”. International racing teams and drivers competed across three days. WRFI’s Fred Balfour was on the spot reporting the many aspects of a beautiful weekend at the track.  

Ithaca Reggae Fest 2019 [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | July 8, 2019

The third annual Ithaca Reggae Festival took place on the weekend of June 28th-29th, and many folks turned out to Stewart Park to enjoy the festivities. WRFI’s Jamie Swinnerton attended the festival, and brings us some highlights of the day.

Frank Towner Discusses His Role as New President of the Rotary Club of Ithaca [AUDIO]

By Esther Racoosin | July 3, 2019

Frank Towner, new President of the Rotary Club of Ithaca, talks about his new role.  He discusses how he got involved with Rotary and some of the projects that his organization is engaged in. This interview initially aired during the July 3rd, 2019 edition of WRFI Community Radio news. (photos:  Rotary Club of Ithaca website;…

Find the Funny [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | July 1, 2019

Kenneth Mclaurin is a local Ithaca comedian and the producer of Comedy on the Commons. Along with Finger Lakes Pulse, Comedy on the Commons will host a stand-up show as part of in Ithaca’s first pride weekend. McLaurin spoke with WRFI’s Michayla Savitt about the local group’s work, being a comedian, and tomorrow’s Pride Not…


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