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Here are the latest announcements and opportunities to get involved in WRFI, follow along with us on this journey of serving Ithaca and Watkins Glen with community radio. We love hearing from you! Contact us anytime. 

Interview with Matt Kadane (New Year / Bedhead) [AUDIO]

By Domenic Gagliano

Matt Kadane stopped by the WRFI Community Radio studios to discuss his work in Bedhead, The New Year and other projects with selections played highlighting his long career in music. The New Year’s latest record “Snow” came out in 2017. (interview edited for rebroadcast, original airdate 11/11/18) Many thanks to Matt, and for all the…

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YOUR DONATION MATCHED WED & THURS, Special Free Pile, Live Music, SOA Watch

By Felix

There are only three days left in our once-a-year marathon fund drive. And there’s never been a better time to give: All donations to the station on Wednesday (11/14) and Thursday (11/5) will be matched by an anonymous donor! More than ever, local and independent media must be protected. Working together, we can continue to amplify…

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Photo credit: Jacob Mroczek. Photo description: Tiffany Chai, a Cornell PhD student and mental health columnist for the Ithaca Voice, shares her perspective at a media training about reporting on suicide responsibly that took place on Oct. 15 at the Tompkins County Public Library in Ithaca.

Letter from the Editors: Announcing ‘The Loneliness Radio Project’

By Laura Rosbrow-Telem

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Loneliness Project: a multimedia collaboration between WRFI, The Ithaca Voice, The Cornell Daily Sun, and the Ithaca College Park Scholars Program. In a series of long-form online articles, audio pieces, videos, and infographics, we will take a careful look at loneliness and its impact on mental…

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Daily features and interviews from our community

Will Food Motivate People to Take Action on Climate Change? [Audio]

By WRFI News Staff | April 17, 2019

This feature is excerpted from a seminar Cornell Professor Mike Hoffman delivered, titled Our Changing Menu: What Climate Change Means to the Foods we Love and Need. Professor Hoffman is the Executive Director for the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions. Featured Music Credit : Aourourou – Blue Dot SessionsFeatured Image Credit: Cornell Universityhttp://events.cornell.edu/event/our_changing_menu_what_climate_change_means_to_the_foods_we_love_and_need Produced…

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Dryden Planning Board Dissolves Building Energy Subcommittee [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | April 16, 2019

The Town of Dryden Planning Board dissolved the young Building Energy Subcommittee in April 2019. We speak with Planning Board member Joe Wilson to learn why. The subcommittee was established to direct the town of Dryden toward sustainable energy projects. It was in existence for just over a year and half. The Town of Dryden…

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Laura Flanders, Izzy Award Winner, speaks with WRFI [AUDIO]

By Laura Rosbrow-Telem | April 16, 2019

Laura Flanders, a long-time independent journalist and the founder of The Laura Flanders Show, is a 2019 Izzy Award winner. The Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) at Ithaca College gives the Izzy Award each year “for outstanding achievement in independent media.” Before the awards ceremony on Apr. 15, Flanders spoke with another Laura: WRFI’s News…

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Visiting Holocaust Survivor Lecture April 2019 [Audio]

By WRFI News Staff | April 9, 2019

In February 1944, five-year-old Steven Hess, his parents and twin sister were sent to Bergen Belsen concentration camp and were among very few Jewish families to stay alive. Hess, a New York resident, educator and Holocaust survivor, recently spoke to an audience of community members and Ithaca College students about his personal story of survival…

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Cornell and Ithaca College Students Talk About Becoming 2019 New York Times Fellows [AUDIO]

By Laura Rosbrow-Telem | March 26, 2019

Two college students in Ithaca, NY will soon be New York Times fellows in their inaugural class. Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs is a city editor and reporter for The Cornell Daily Sun. He will be a reporter for the national desk at the New York Times. Danielle Allentuck is a senior writer for The Ithacan and was its sports editor and…

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Ithaca Descendants of Holocaust Survivors Sponsors Program [AUDIO]

By Esther Racoosin | March 19, 2019

Jennifer Herzog, member of the organization Ithaca Descendants of Holocaust Survivors, talks about the upcoming event, “Considering our Artifacts: Keeping Their Stories Alive”. At this event, Judith Cohen, Chief acquisitions curator at the US Memorial Holocaust Museum in Washington DC, will talk about her museum’s archives and about how artifacts are cared for and exhibited.…

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