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[AUDIO] Ithaca Reggae Fest on Supporting Water Conservation Through Music

By WRFI News Staff

News Director Katelyn Harrop sits down with Ithaca Reggae Festival cofounders Kevin Kinsella and Mike Mazza. The festival aims to promote the health and conservation of Cayuga Lake through the power of music — and plan to do so next weekend, with artists coming from around New York State and far beyond. Produced by Katelyn…

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[AUDIO] The Sophie Fund on Suicide Prevention in Tompkins County

By WRFI News Staff

News Director Katelyn Harrop sits down with Scott McCloud, cofounder of The Sophie Fund — a local organization working to support suicide prevention in the Ithaca area and beyond. McCloud discusses new efforts underway in Ithaca to prevent suicide, and what’s next for this organization. Produced by Katelyn Harrop, originally aired 6/12/18 Image courtesy of…

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[AUDIO] #NY23 Congressional Race: an Analysis with Nick Reynolds of the Ithaca Times

By WRFI News Staff

WRFI News Director Katelyn Harrop sits down with Nick Reynolds, Managing Editor of the Ithaca Times to discuss all things #NY23 as the district prepares for primary elections at the end of the month. Reynolds discusses the crowded list of democrats vying for the chance to unseat Tom Reed in New York’s 23rd district, and…

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Getting out the vote – December 10th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 10, 2014

Lori Sonken and Aryeal Jackson speak with Leslie Danks Burke of Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes Action about the group’s voter turnout drive in advance of the 2014 elections. This interview originally aired on the December 10th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Greening up the holidays – December 9th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 9, 2014

Lori Sonken and Nicholas Katz talk with Anna Kelles of the Green Resource Hub of the Finger Lakes about how to reduce the environmental impacts of celebrating the holidays.   This interview originally aired on the December 9th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Preventing domestic violence by standing up – December 5th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 5, 2014

Charles Dunaway speaks with Pete Navratil–a social worker and co-founder of Stand-Up Guys–about some of the causes of domestic violence and how to prevent it.   This interview originally aired on the December 5th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Debating tax breaks for a local developer – December 4th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 4, 2014

Cory Cochrane and Samuel Whitehead speak with the Ithaca Voice’s Jeff Stein about the community’s response to a local developer’s request for a tax abatement.   This interview originally aired on the December 4th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Evaluating charter schools – December 3rd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 3, 2014

Aryeal Jackson talks with Tina Nilsen-Hodges, Principal of New Roots Charter School, about what the school’s recent graduation rates say about the school’s performance and the kind of education it offers.   This interview originally aired on the December 3rd, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Managing Tompkins County’s waste – December 2nd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 2, 2014

Lori Sonken and Nicholas Katz talk with Tompkins County Solid Waste Manager Barb Eckstrom about the county’s solid waste management program and how it’s changed in the 25 years she’s worked there.   This interview originally aired on the December 2nd, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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