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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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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 WRFI News Staff

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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Coronavirus Update, May 29, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | May 29, 2020

In Tompkins County the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 stands at 156 as of Friday. According to the Tompkins county health department, one person is hospitalized for the virus. 135 of the positive cases have recovered, and over 9200 people have been tested in total. There are no new confirmed cases of the virus…

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Coronavirus Update, May 28, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | May 28, 2020

In Tompkins County the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is up by 2 as of Thursday, bringing the total to 156. According to the Tompkins county health department, one person is hospitalized for the virus. 134 of the positive cases have recovered, and over 9000 people have been tested in total. There are no…

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Coronavirus Update, May 27, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | May 27, 2020

In Tompkins County the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is up by 1 as of Wednesday, bringing to total to 154. According to the Tompkins county health department, one new person was hospitalized for the virus. A 93 year-old woman was recently released from the Cayuga Medical Center after beating the virus. The Ithaca…

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Sujata Gibson returns to WRFI to further discuss her bid for NY Assembly [AUDIO]

By Michayla Savitt | May 27, 2020

Local attorney Sujata Gibson, Assembly candidate for New York’s 125th District, called into WRFI Community Radio News at 6 on Wednesday, May 27. She spoke with WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt about how her campaign had adapted in the midst of social distancing, her stance on “democracy at risk”, where she stands on education needs…

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Coronavirus Update, May 26, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | May 26, 2020

In Tompkins County the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is up to 153 as of the time of broadcast. According to the Tompkins county health department, the 1 person hospitalized for the virus has recovered and been released from Cayuga Medical Center. 128 of the positive cases have recovered, and over 7800 people have…

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Ithaca City Alderperson Seph Murtagh returns to WRFI to further discuss his bid for NY Assembly [AUDIO]

By Michayla Savitt | May 26, 2020

City of Ithaca Common Council Member Seph Murtagh, and Assembly candidate for New York’s 125th District, called into WRFI Community Radio News at 6 on Tuesday, May 26. He spoke with WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt about how his campaign had adapted in the midst of social distancing, where he stands on education needs in…

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