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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

Little Shop of Bool’s [Audio]

By WRFI News Staff | May 7, 2019

WRFI’s Skylar Eagle spoke to the lead producer of the onsite production of Little Shop of Horrors at Bool’s Flower Shop. The production commemorated the 125th Anniversary of the Flower Shop in Downtown Ithaca.   https://www.mixcloud.com/wrficommunityradionews/little-shop-of-bools-audio/

Ballet & Books [Audio]

By WRFI News Staff | May 7, 2019

WRFI’s Skylar Eagle went to the Southside Community Center to talk to the volunteers of Ithaca’s Ballet & Books Program, a mentorship opportunity for college students to teach ballet and literacy skills to school-aged children ages 3 to 9. https://www.mixcloud.com/wrficommunityradionews/ballet-books-audio/

The Syncopators’ Thesis Defense [Audio]

By WRFI News Staff | May 1, 2019

The Original Cornell Syncopators take a deep dive into jazz history in their spring concert, entitled “Collegiate Syncopations.” Their performance May 3 pays tribute to the college bands of the jazz age. The Cornell Syncopators are a 13-piece student ensemble who recently recorded their third album of historically authentic jazz. Report by Roger Smith, the…

Recreational Marijuana Legalization Forum (April, 29, 2019) AUDIO

By Felix | April 30, 2019

Legalized recreational marijuana is sweeping the country. With neighboring states Vermont and Massachusetts already on board, could New York be next? The Governor has put legalization of recreational marijuana on his agenda for 2019 or 2020. The League of Women Voters of Tompkins County and WRFI Community Radio are pleased to present this public forum…

Aaron Maté Speech at Izzy Award 2019 [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | April 30, 2019

Aaron Mate is an independent Journalist, having hosted for The Real News, Democracy Now! and who’s writings have appeared in The Nation. He is a 2019 Izzy Award Winner. The award Ceremony took place on April 15, where he encouraged those attending to shift their their attention to more important policy issues that ‘Russiagate’ has…

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