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From left to right, at NYSBA Luncheon in Binghamton on Apr. 18: WRFI General Manager Felix Teitelbaum; News Director Laura Rosbrow-Telem; Producer Elena Piech; Producer Skylar Eagle; and Ithaca Voice Managing Editor Kelsey O'Connor. Photo credit: Ofri Telem

WRFI Wins NYSBA Award for Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series for ‘The Loneliness Radio Project’

By WRFI News Staff

WRFI was recently honored by the New York State Broadcasters Association with a 2019 Excellence in Broadcasting Award for “The Loneliness Radio Project.” We are thrilled to say we won a first place statewide award in the category of Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series and are so proud of all our collaborators who made…

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

By WRFI News Staff

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 the 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…

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WRFI.ORG Levels Up: New Features are LIVE, More to Come

By Felix

Our new audio player is live on the website and is packed with features designed to enhance your online listening experience. The player not only streams our live content, but it also displays the current and next shows, the daily calendar, and other important information from your community radio station. To check it out click…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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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Shawna Black talks Tompkins County Health — Why Merge Departments?

By WRFI News Staff | November 22, 2019

Shawna Black is a Tompkins county Legislator and chair of it’s Health and Human Services Committee. An important change may be coming to how Tompkins County organizes its health departments. There’s a recommendation to merge the county Departments of Public Health and Mental Health . Shawna Black was on the task force that made this…

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Jeff Cohen on film “The Corporate Coup d’Etat” with Felix Teitelbaum and Neil Schill

By Felix | November 19, 2019

Originally aired Off the Couch (heard Fridays at 5pm) November 15, 2019.

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