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Getting Here: Personal Stories Of Immigration, Migration, And Displacement Saturday, November 9 from 3-5pm at the Community Arts Partnership ArtSpace on the Ithaca Commons In this time of increasingly divisive rhetoric, policies, and politics around race, immigration, and national origin, personal stories are important. WRFI is hosting live storytelling event featuring 7 people telling their…Read More
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…Read More
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Lesley Greene and Andy Adelewitz, co-organizers of Porchfest, talk about the music festival that originated 12 years ago in Ithaca. Porchfest is a music festival taking place in the Fall Creek and Northside neighborhoods of Ithaca, on Sunday, September 22, 2019. Photos: courtesy of PorchfestRead More
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, affected the United States and the world in many lasting ways. Some of those impacts were clear immediately, while others unfolded gradually. WRFI’s Roger Smith spoke with Cornell law and government professor Joseph Margulies on September 11, 2019. Margulies argued some important cases on the legal rights of…Read More
Reports circled online throughout Wednesday of a shooting that occurred that morning outside of the Green Street Parking Garage. Many local news outlets provided updates on the incident, among them was Independent reporter Josh Brokaw of TruthSayers. Brokaw sat down for a conversation with WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt Wednesday afternoon, and brings you this…Read More
Art Weaver delves into his talk titled “Heading For Extinction (And What To Do About It)” which is taking place Thursday at 7:30pm in the Borg Warner Room of the Tompkins County Public Library. The talk is part of Ithaca’s newly formed “Extinction Rebellion” movement, also known as “XR”. This interview first aired on August…Read More
Though the release for a revised $20 featuring Harriet Tubman has been delayed, there are some who won’t wait until 2028. Harriet Tubman’s face is being stamped on the 20 at the Watershed by Ashley Cake, an owner of the bar located in Ithaca, New York. We speak with her about the delay, the stamp…Read More