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From left to right, at NYSBA Luncheon in Binghamton on Apr. 18: WRFI General Manager Felix Teitelbaum; News Director Laura Rosbrow-Telem; Producer Elena Piech; Producer Skylar Eagle; and Ithaca Voice Managing Editor Kelsey O'Connor. Photo credit: Ofri Telem

WRFI Wins NYSBA Award for Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series for ‘The Loneliness Radio Project’

By WRFI News Staff

WRFI was recently honored by the New York State Broadcasters Association with a 2019 Excellence in Broadcasting Award for “The Loneliness Radio Project.” We are thrilled to say we won a first place statewide award in the category of Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series and are so proud of all our collaborators who made…

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

By WRFI News Staff

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 the 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…

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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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Daily features and interviews from our community

Frank Towner Discusses His Role as New President of the Rotary Club of Ithaca [AUDIO]

By Esther Racoosin | July 3, 2019

Frank Towner, new President of the Rotary Club of Ithaca, talks about his new role.  He discusses how he got involved with Rotary and some of the projects that his organization is engaged in. This interview initially aired during the July 3rd, 2019 edition of WRFI Community Radio news. (photos:  Rotary Club of Ithaca website;…

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Find the Funny [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | July 1, 2019

Kenneth Mclaurin is a local Ithaca comedian and the producer of Comedy on the Commons. Along with Finger Lakes Pulse, Comedy on the Commons will host a stand-up show as part of in Ithaca’s first pride weekend. McLaurin spoke with WRFI’s Michayla Savitt about the local group’s work, being a comedian, and tomorrow’s Pride Not…

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How to Manage the County’s Forests? [AUDIO]

By Jimmy Jordan | July 1, 2019

Tompkins County has a looming question. There over 550 acres of county owned forest in the towns of Newfield and Caroline, but about 300 acres of this have an abnormal ecology for the area. They’re filled with red pine trees planted back in the 1930s and these trees are beginning to fail and fall over.…

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Stories of El Salvador with Reverend Cameron Miller [AUDIO]

By Jimmy Jordan | July 1, 2019

This piece comes from a conversation with Cameron Miller, a poet, fiction writer, and preacher living in Geneva, NY. In April 2019, Reverend Miller published an article titled Authentic Desperation in the Finger Lakes Times, detailing an experience he had in one of his many trips to El Salvador. He discovered a group of activists…

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Laura Flanders Speech at Izzy Award [AUDIO]

By Jimmy Jordan | June 28, 2019

Laura Flanders is an independent English journalist living and working in the United States. Her career extends between broadcast and television, and she is the author of six books. Her show, “The Laura Flanders Show“, explores alternative models and movements in the economy, culture, and politics often overseen by the mainstream media. Laura Flanders is…

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Juneteenth Recap 06_19_2019 [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | June 20, 2019

On Saturday, June 15th, our WRFI summer interns attended the 2019 Juneteenth Celebration in Ithaca: a day of togetherness, anchored by the arts and social justice teachings, all celebrating when formerly enslaved African Americans were freed from slavery. Matt Anticoli produced this piece, with help from Sobeida Rosa and Sean McGoldrick.   Image licensing: “Juneteenth…

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