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Here are the latest announcements and opportunities to get involved in WRFI, follow along with us on this journey of serving Ithaca and Watkins Glen with community radio. We love hearing from you! Contact us anytime. 

Interview with Matt Kadane (New Year / Bedhead) [AUDIO]

By Domenic Gagliano

Matt Kadane stopped by the WRFI Community Radio studios to discuss his work in Bedhead, The New Year and other projects with selections played highlighting his long career in music. The New Year’s latest record “Snow” came out in 2017. (interview edited for rebroadcast, original airdate 11/11/18) Many thanks to Matt, and for all the…

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YOUR DONATION MATCHED WED & THURS, Special Free Pile, Live Music, SOA Watch

By Felix

There are only three days left in our once-a-year marathon fund drive. And there’s never been a better time to give: All donations to the station on Wednesday (11/14) and Thursday (11/5) will be matched by an anonymous donor! More than ever, local and independent media must be protected. Working together, we can continue to amplify…

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Photo credit: Jacob Mroczek. Photo description: Tiffany Chai, a Cornell PhD student and mental health columnist for the Ithaca Voice, shares her perspective at a media training about reporting on suicide responsibly that took place on Oct. 15 at the Tompkins County Public Library in Ithaca.

Letter from the Editors: Announcing ‘The Loneliness Project’

By Laura Rosbrow-Telem

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Loneliness Project: a multimedia collaboration between WRFI, The Ithaca Voice, The Cornell Daily Sun, and the Ithaca College Park Scholars Program. In a series of long-form online articles, audio pieces, videos, and infographics, we will take a careful look at loneliness and its impact on mental…

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Daily features and interviews from our community

Knowing Josephine Martell – March 16th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | March 16, 2015

Samuel Whitehead speaks with Josephine Martell, Fourth Ward Alderperson for the City of Ithaca, about updating the zoning for the Cornell Heights historic district, working to improve the rental housing climate in the city, and the future of the former Ithaca Gun factory site.   This interview originally aired on the March 16th, 2015 edition…

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Knowing Ellen McCollister – March 2nd, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | March 2, 2015

Samuel Whitehead speaks with Ellen McCollister, Third Ward Alderperson for the City of Ithaca, about the relationship between Cornell and Ithaca, updating CIITAP, and her role as Alternate Acting Mayor.   This interview originally aired on the March 2nd, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Educating Inmates – February 25, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | February 25, 2015

Lori Sonken talks with Rob Scott about Cornell’s Prison Education Program enabling inmates at nearby prisons to take courses taught by Cornell instructors and earn credits towards an associate degree.   This interview originally aired on the February 25th, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.  

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Tompkins County’s comprehensive plan – February 23rd, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | February 23, 2015

Aryeal Jackson speaks with Tompkins County Commissioner of Planning Ed Marx to talk about the county’s efforts to update it’s comprehensive plan.   This interview originally aired on the  February 23rd, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.  

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Knowing Graham Kerslick – February 23rd, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | February 23, 2015

Samuel Whitehead speaks with Graham Kerslick, Fourth Ward Alderperson for the City of Ithaca, about zoning and the impacts of increased density in Collegetown, the business climate in Collegetown, and the relationship between Ithaca and Cornell University.   This interview originally aired on the February 23rd, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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A talk about Boycott Divest and Sanction with Cornell Professor Eric Cheyfitz – February 20th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | February 20, 2015

Aryeal Jackson wraps up her series on the referendum to boycott Israeli products at green star from an academic perspective. She talks with Cornell Professor Eric Cheyfitz.   The interview originally aired on the February 20th edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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