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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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Developing Ithaca’s industrial past – November 24th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | November 24, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times’ Michael Nocella about how the industrial legacy of the Emerson Power Transmission plant on Ithaca’s South Hill is impacting the progress of a mixed-use residential development planned for the site.   This interview originally aired on the November 24th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Putting cameras on the IPD – November 20th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | November 20, 2014

Samuel Whitehead speaks with the Ithaca Voice’s Jeff Stein about recent updates on one part of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick’s Plan for Excellence in Policing.   This interview originally aired on the November 20th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Caring for Ithaca’s wintry roads – November 18th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | November 18, 2014

Felix Teitelbaum talks to Ithaca’s Assistant Superintendent of Streets & Facilities Ray Benjamin about what it takes to maintains the City of Ithaca’s streets in winter.   This interview originally aired on the November 18th, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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From parking lots to “hip” hotels – November 13th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | November 13, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times’ Michael Nocella about how Ithaca’s transfer of one of its parking lots essentially gives a developer the go-ahead to build new “hip” hotel in the city.   This conversation originally aired on the November 13th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Generally managing WRFI – October 31st, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | October 31, 2014

Samuel Whitehead speaks with WRFI’s new general manager Felix Teitelbaum about how he first got interested in community radio and how he hopes to help the station grow.   This interview originally aired on the October 31st, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Preserving land with natural burial – October 2nd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | October 2, 2014

Among the rolling the hills of Newfield sits the Greensprings Natural Cemetery Preserve. Greensprings is a green–or natural–cemetery, which means they work to make sure a burial has as little negative environmental impact as possible. But Greensprings is also a nature preserve–by burying people in select portions of their hundred acres, they’re working to ensure…

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