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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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Developing a bike sharing program for Ithaca – July 24th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 24, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times’ Michael Nocella about the group trying to bring a city-wide bike sharing program to Ithaca.   This conversation originally aired on the July 24th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Developing a new local currency for Ithaca – July 21st, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 21, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Ithacash founder Scott Morris about his work to bring a new local currency to the Ithaca area.   This interview originally aired on the July 21st, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Bringing small dogs from LA to Ithaca – July 17th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 17, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Jim Bouderau, Executive Director of the SPCA of Tompkins County, about the group’s efforts to bring dogs to Ithaca from LA to help other shelters make the transition to becoming no-kill.   This conversation originally aired on the July 17th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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An Interview with Walter Hang from Toxics Targeting – July 15th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 15, 2014

WRFI Producer Maya Cueva interviews Walter Hang from Toxics Targeting on efforts to change the draft of Governor Cuomo’s Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement. This interview originally aired on the July 15th edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Bringing Shakespeare to the Arboretum – July 14th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 14, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Michael Donato of the Ithaca Shakespeare Company about bringing the work of he Bard to the green setting of the Cornell Plantations Arboretum. t This conversation originally aired on the July 14th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Local peace activist Mary Anne Grady Flores Sentencing – July 11th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 11, 2014

Local activist Mary Anne Grady Flores was sentenced to one year in jail for for violating an order of protection requiring her to stay away from Colonel Earl Evans, a man she never met until her trial this past January. An Ithaca resident, Grady Flores was also ordered to pay $1,255 in court fines. The…

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