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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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Hiring: WRFI News Director – Apply by April 15, 2019

By Felix

Hiring: WRFI News Director (Part-Time) WRFI is seeking to hire a part-time news director who will oversee and develop news programming at the station and who will train and direct volunteers and interns within the news department. The station is also currently accepting proposals for news content collaborations. While this is a temporary hire to…

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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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Aaron Maté Speech at Izzy Award 2019 [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | April 30, 2019

Aaron Mate is an independent Journalist, having hosted for The Real News, Democracy Now! and who’s writings have appeared in The Nation. He is a 2019 Izzy Award Winner. The award Ceremony took place on April 15, where he encouraged those attending to shift their their attention to more important policy issues that ‘Russiagate’ has…

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2019 Spring Writes Literary Festival in Ithaca [AUDIO]

By Esther Racoosin | April 24, 2019

Kathy Henion, Artistic Director of Spring Writes, and Robin Schwartz, Program Director of the Community Arts Partnership, talk about the literary festival, now in its 10th year. The event takes place from Thursday, May 2nd to Sunday, May 5th, and includes 43 individual events.                    

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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 | April 22, 2019

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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Laura Flanders Speech at Izzy Award 2019 [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | April 19, 2019

Laura Flanders, a long-time independent journalist and the founder of The Laura Flanders Show, is a 2019 Izzy Award winner. The Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College presents this award annually for “outstanding achievement in independent media.” The 2019 awards ceremony took place on Apr. 15.  In Flanders’ Izzy Award speech, she challenged…

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Will Food Motivate People to Take Action on Climate Change? [Audio]

By WRFI News Staff | April 17, 2019

This feature is excerpted from a seminar Cornell Professor Mike Hoffman delivered, titled Our Changing Menu: What Climate Change Means to the Foods we Love and Need. Professor Hoffman is the Executive Director for the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions. Featured Music Credit : Aourourou – Blue Dot SessionsFeatured Image Credit: Cornell Universityhttp://events.cornell.edu/event/our_changing_menu_what_climate_change_means_to_the_foods_we_love_and_need Produced…

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Dryden Planning Board Dissolves Building Energy Subcommittee [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | April 16, 2019

The Town of Dryden Planning Board dissolved the young Building Energy Subcommittee in April 2019. We speak with Planning Board member Joe Wilson to learn why. The subcommittee was established to direct the town of Dryden toward sustainable energy projects. It was in existence for just over a year and half. The Town of Dryden…

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