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The New Jim Crow (NJC) Community Read on WRFI

By Felix

Mass incarceration is one of the country’s most urgent and devastating social crises. In 2016, the Multicultural Resource Center brought together over 30 community organizations across Tompkins County to  build local resistance to this epidemic. Between September 2016 and May 2017, over 700 community members joined a Community Read of Michelle Alexander’s book, The New…

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LISTEN: New Jim Crow, Chapter 2: Roundup, Locked Up with Edwin Santiago and Svante Myrick

By Felix

Chapter 2: Roundup, Locked Up: What’s the Point of Knowing Your Rights with Edwin Santiago and Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick This program originally aired September 23, 2017. Produced by Marietta Synodis for WRFI Community Radio. Print by Nicolas Lampert, Just Seeds

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Ian Golden Explains Why He is Running for Congress [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | January 10, 2018

Ian Golden is running in the Democratic primary to represent New York’s 23rd Congressional District. He spoke with WRFI’s Lori Sonken on January 9, 2018.

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GreenStar to Expand and Move Locations in the Face of a Changing Co-op Climate [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | January 9, 2018

WRFI News’ Katelyn Harrop sits down with Brandon Kane of Greenstar Cooperative Market to discuss plans to move their flagship West End store to the former Cornell University Press warehouse. [Originally aired, 1/3/18] Image: GreenStar Co-Op

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Interview w/ Nagiane Lacka, Coordinator of Ithaca’s New Muslim Culture Mural [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | January 3, 2018

Tompkins County’s first Muslim Culture Mural was finished in November 2017. Nagiane Lacka discusses the planning and completion of this new artwork located in the Green Street parking garage, in downtown Ithaca. She also speaks about public art as a vehicle to create safe community spaces. (Photo Credit:  

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Walter Hang Discusses Environmental Success Stories in 2017, Challenges for 2018

By WRFI News Staff | December 30, 2017

Walter Hang, president of Toxics Targeting, discusses successful campaigns to block oil and gas infrastructure in 2017 along with plans to address toxic algal blooms in the Finger Lakes in 2018. This interview with WRFI’s Lori Sonken aired on December 29, 2017.

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Tax Expert Jim Wetzler Explains Federal Tax Law’s Impacts on New York Residents

By WRFI News Staff | December 23, 2017

Jim Wetzler, member of the board of overseers, Rockefeller Institute of Government, discusses the new tax law and likely implications for New York State residents. His interview with WRFI’s Lori Sonken aired on December 22, 2017.

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Finger Lakes Land Trust Six Mile Creek Watershed Conservation

By WRFI News Staff | December 20, 2017

Andy Zepp, the Executive Director of the Finger Lakes Land Trust, talks about a New York State Grant that will allow the organization to work on preservation of the Six Mile Creek Watershed.  The project is called Six Mile Creek Watershed Conservation Partnership Land Acquisition and Restoration Project.  The watershed is the drinking water source…

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