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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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GIAC hosts 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | January 21, 2020

The Greater Ithaca Activities Center hosted its annual Martin Luther King Jr. community breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 18. Gathered in the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School gymnasium, community members enjoyed a meal, musical performances and guest speakers, primarily focusing on the themes of empowerment and racial justice. Photo and reporting by WRFI news contributor J.T.…

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The Ripple Effect Radio Project Part 2: Hydrilla [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | January 21, 2020

Our new public affairs series “The Ripple Effect” dives into the local effects of climate change on our area’s cherished waterways. This project is made in collaboration with the Ithaca Voice, Cornell University, the Community Science Institute, and the Ithaca College Park Scholars. We dive into water hazards affecting the Finger Lakes region, and explore…

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Congressman Tom Reed Introduces Energy Tax Credit bill – Jan. 2020

By Fred Balfour | January 18, 2020

Congressman Tom Reed recently announced a new bill which will use energy tax credits to address climate change. WRFI News Contributor Fred Balfour has more on the story  

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Ayleen Crotty of Filmed By Bike Film Festival Talks About Bike Fun

By Esther Racoosin | January 17, 2020

On Thursday, January 16th, about 50 bicycle enthusiasts attended a bike culture workshop organized by BikeWalk Tompkins. The workshop was lead by Ayleen Crotty, founder of the Filmed by Bike Film Festival. Crotty visited Ithaca to hear about what events are happening in our city and help the biking community to translate those events into…

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Daughter/Father Duo Caitlin and Al Mathes discuss new mixed media cabaret at The Cherry [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | January 16, 2020

Daughter and father duo Caitlin and Al Mathes are the artists behind “Apple: Tree” the new mixed media “rolling cabaret” taking place January 18th-19th and the 23rd-25th at The Cherry Artspace. The pair joined WRFI’s Michayla Savitt live in-studio, on Your Morning ahead of the premiere.

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The Ripple Effect Radio Project Part 1: Harmful Algal Blooms [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | January 15, 2020

Every day, stories about the environment are in the local, regional, and national headlines. Climate change, climate emergency, climate crisis — no matter how you slice it, our planet is warming up, a change which, according to the NOAA, is driven primarily by increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere. Our new…

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