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

By Felix

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 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 walk…

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

By Felix | February 1, 2019

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 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 walk…

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Ithaca Loneliness Radio Project: Story Collection and Resources [from The Ithaca Voice]

By Laura Rosbrow-Telem | February 1, 2019

The Ithaca Voice did a lovely job collating all the material we have published with them, The Ithaca College Park Scholars, and The Cornell Daily Sun as part of our loneliness project collaboration. Check it out!

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Pete Meyers from the Tompkins County Workers’ Center Talks About Wage Theft

By WRFI News Staff | January 30, 2019

The Tompkins County Workers’ Center, in partnership with the Worker Institute of Cornell University’s ILR School, will be holding a panel discussion on wage theft on February 5 at 5:30 pm at the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca.

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Cornell Students Challenge Betsy DeVos’ Title IX Guidelines [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | January 29, 2019

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is proposing changes to rules about how Title IX is dealt with at federally-funded schools. Days ahead of the end of the public comment period, there have been more than 96,000 comments — including a number from Cornell. WRFI’s John Yoon brings us this report. Students at Cornell in their own…

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A Number of Groups Appeal DEC Decision to Grant Cargill a Permit for the Salt Mine Shaft #4 Project [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | January 29, 2019

A number of groups are appealing a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation decision. The agency granted Cargill a permit for its Mine Shaft #4 project for their salt mine beneath Cayuga Lake. The petitioners include the city and town of Ithaca, CLEAN, or Cayuga Lake Environmental Action Now, the Town of Ulysses, and…

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Youth Voices Episode 1: Abortion (1/23/2019) [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | January 23, 2019

JT Stone interviews two high school students about the complex issue of abortion.

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