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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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The Summer of Quiet Driving is Upon Us

By admin | July 1, 2014

Shhhh….Summer may be heating up, but we’re cooling things down a bit during our Summer Quiet Drive. For the next two weeks, we’re quietly asking you, the listener, to show your support by making a donation to WRFI Community Radio. To make a contribution online, click on the big red DONATE button to the right.…

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Mental Health Services in the wake of local tragedy – June 27th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | June 27, 2014

  Producer Maya Cueva interviews Emily Nowels from The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County on the aftermath of the tragic crash in Simeon’s Restaurant in Ithaca. This interview originally aired on the June 27th edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Finger Lakes Weather – Drew Montreuil – June 26th, 2014

By admin | June 26, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Drew Montreuil of FL-Weather.com about his work to make weather forecasts for the Finger Lakes more local. This interview originally aired on the June 26th, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Profiling the 21 Boxes Project-Friday, June 20th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | June 20, 2014

  Producer Maya Cueva interviews Whitney Ledesma, an artist part of Ithaca’s 21 Boxes Project. Contribution from Producer Samuel Whitehead and his interviews with members of the Public Arts Commission. This story originally aired on the June 20th edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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WRFI Community Radio News Daily Brief – 6/19/2014

By admin | June 19, 2014

Local Local police begin gorge patrols | 870 AM 95.9FM News Talk WHCU Ithaca Residents Protest Cluster Development – Ithaca Times : News ‘No Question It’s Gotten Worse’: A Look Inside Ithaca’s Heroin Epidemic – Ithaca Times : News Ithaca Juneteenth Celebration: Fun and Entrepreneurship – Ithaca Times : News Tompkins seeks comprehensive plan input…

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NBC and Snowden: Brian Williams’ Interview Yields Praise and Criticism

By WRFI News Staff | June 6, 2014

Producer Katelyn Harrop covers the progress of the media’s coverage of Edward Snowden with a focus on NBC’s recent interview conducted by Brian Williams. This story originally aired on the June 6th edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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