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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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How a single burglary changed J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI – September 30th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | September 30, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with former Washington Post reporter Betty Medsger about her book The Burglary, which tells the story of the theft of secret documents from an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania and how the information found in those documents changed the face of the FBI.   This interview originally aired on the September 30th, 2014 edition of…

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Revving up Ithaca’s startup incubator – September 25th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | September 25, 2014

Earlier this week, Rev: Ithaca Startup Works opened its doors. Rev is a joint-effort of Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3), and everyone involved says the incubator will help boost the local economy by supporting up-and-coming entrepreneurs. To get a better sense of how Rev might make this happen, Producer Samuel…

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A compostable vision of waste management in Tompkins County – September 22nd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | September 22, 2014

Samuel Whitehead speaks with Tompkins County Solid Waste Manager Barbara Eckstrom about Tompkins County Solid Waste’s growing composting program.   This interview originally aired on the September 22nd, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Comprehensive planning in the Town and City of Ithaca – September 18th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | September 18, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times’ Michael Nocella about what the Town of Ithaca’s new comprehensive plan means for zoning and development in the town and when the City of Ithaca hopes to finish its own planning process.   This conversation originally aired on the September 18th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Passing a new comprehensive plan for the Town of Ithaca – September 11th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | September 11, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Senior Planner Dan Tasman about developing and passing a new comprehensive plan for the Town of Ithaca.   This conversation originally aired on the September 11th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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31st Annual labor Day Picnic – September 1st, 2014 – Stewart Park, Ithaca

By WRFI News Staff | September 9, 2014

Here’s our full audio from the 31st Annual labor Day Picnic, Held in Steward Park, Ithaca.  This is the Tompkins County Workers’ Center description of the event – “Over 300 people attended the Tompkins County Workers’ Center and Midstate Central Labor Council’s 31st Annual Labor Day Picnic on Monday, September 1st. The Picnic organizers focused…

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