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WRFI’s 2018 Fundraiser Marathon – SPECIAL PROGRAMMING!

By Domenic Gagliano

Also, show your pledge and vote for WRFI Community Radio! Please support our station and help us continue to grow. We have new premiums and daily prizes each day of the marathon running now through November 15. Here is a rundown of some of the special programming happening during the marathon. Tune in, show your…

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Fundraising Marathon Special Programming: Matt Kadane (The New Year / Bedhead) To Interview with Dusty Visions – Sun 11/11 12pm

By Domenic Gagliano

Matt Kadane (along with his brother Bubba Kadane) co-founded the bands Bedhead (1991-1998), and more recently The New Year and Overseas. He’s also a history professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva while also publishing a book titled The Watchful Clothier (Yale University Press) in 2013. He’s collaborated with David Bazan and Will Johnson…

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The Trump Card 2018: November 5 at the Kitchen Theatre

By Felix

The Civic Ensemble’s Godfrey Simmons will perform Mike Daiseys edgy, funny, and provocative monologue “The Trump Card” at the Kitchen Theatre on the eve of the 2018 mid-term elections, November 5. The one-night-only performance will benefit WRFI Community Radio. Get your tickets here. “The Trump Card” is an exploration of the Trumps life story, influences,…

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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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