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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.

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WRFI News Features and Interviews

Lehman Alternative Community School climate strike organizers talk Dec. 6 rally [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | December 6, 2019

LACS Sunrise Movement organizer Franny Lux, along with LACS Sunrise HUB organizers Connor Logue & Tilden Smith speak with “Your Morning” host Ed von Aderkas ahead of the December 6th climate strike.

Foodnet Executive Director discusses home meal delivery in Tompkins County [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | December 3, 2019

Foodnet Meals on Wheels is a local organization which provides both food and nutrition services to older individuals living in Tompkins County. Their services involve home delivery of hot meals throughout Ithaca, Groton, Trumansburg, and Lansing. Foodnet Executive Director, Jessica Gosa, recently spoke to WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt and News Contributor Pamela Tan on…

Chris Hoff & Sam Harnett discuss the process, impact, and joy of “The World According to Sound” and “Cornell According to Sound” [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | November 29, 2019

Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett bring into focus into overlooked, under-expressed, and unknown parts of the world in their podcast, “The World According to Sound”. A public showing of their podcast and their special semester-long project “Cornell According to Sound” runs December 5th and 6th at the Cherry Artspace. They sat down with WRFI News director Michayla Savitt to talk shop about making both projects, and the impact they’ve seen so far.

Area Congregations Together Holds 51st Annual Thanksgiving Service, “Radical Welcoming: One and All in Community”

By Esther Racoosin | November 27, 2019

Area Congregations Together (ACT) sponsors its 51st annual Thanksgiving Service in Tompkins County on Sunday, November 24, 2019. The event, taking place at host congregation, St. John’s Episcopal Church, featured a welcoming homily from Mother Megan Castellan of St. John’s, music from young artist singing group Vitamin L and pianist Molly McMillan, and a number…

Jack Goldman on his journalism career and history of his longtime used bookstore, The Bookery

By WRFI News Staff | November 22, 2019

The Bookery has been a beloved local entity in Ithaca for the past 45 years. Located downtown in Dewitt Mall, The Bookery and The Bookery II were opened by Ithaca local Jack Goldman thanks to his love for books and desire to share them with the community. The Bookery shelves have held many unique or…

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