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Amanda Kirchgessner Discusses her 58th District Campaign and Food Insecurity [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff

WRFI contributor Fred Balfour spoke with Amanda Kirchgessner, a candidate for New York state’s 58th Senate District. They met at the Enfield food pantry, where Amanda is a volunteer, and talked about her campaign as well as food insecurity in the region. This conversation originally aired on WRFI News at 6 on August 15. It…

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Mark H. Anbinder, editor of 14850.com, talks with WRFI about how he’s breaking local news [AUDIO]

By Laura Rosbrow-Telem

Mark H. Anbinder from 14850.com was the first to report on the most recent vandalism of a Black Lives Matter sign at the home of Ithaca Alderperson Ducson Nguyen. Anbinder wrote at the end of last week that Nguyen’s home surveillance camera captured a video image of the suspect: Anbinder included a still photo of…

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Your Community, Your Radio: WRFI’s New Summer 2018 Schedule

By Felix

Your Community, Your Radio: WRFI’s New 2018 Schedule In a media-saturated world where content is controlled by fewer and fewer hands, community radio like WRFI provides a unique opportunity for local people to become media-makers and tell their own stories. We are very excited to announce that our new schedule (which started June 1, 2018)…

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Daily Features & Interviews From Our Community

Bringing small dogs from LA to Ithaca – July 17th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 17, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Jim Bouderau, Executive Director of the SPCA of Tompkins County, about the group’s efforts to bring dogs to Ithaca from LA to help other shelters make the transition to becoming no-kill.   This conversation originally aired on the July 17th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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An Interview with Walter Hang from Toxics Targeting – July 15th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 15, 2014

WRFI Producer Maya Cueva interviews Walter Hang from Toxics Targeting on efforts to change the draft of Governor Cuomo’s Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement. This interview originally aired on the July 15th edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Bringing Shakespeare to the Arboretum – July 14th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 14, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Michael Donato of the Ithaca Shakespeare Company about bringing the work of he Bard to the green setting of the Cornell Plantations Arboretum. t This conversation originally aired on the July 14th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Local peace activist Mary Anne Grady Flores Sentencing – July 11th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 11, 2014

Local activist Mary Anne Grady Flores was sentenced to one year in jail for for violating an order of protection requiring her to stay away from Colonel Earl Evans, a man she never met until her trial this past January. An Ithaca resident, Grady Flores was also ordered to pay $1,255 in court fines. The…

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Ithaca’s Common Council OKs PUDs – July 10th, 2014

By admin | July 10, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times’ Michael Nocella about the Ithaca Common Council’s approval of planned unit developments–otherwise known as PUDs. This conversation originally aired on the July 10th, 2014 interview of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Using citizen science to study the world – July 9th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 9, 2014

Lori Sonken talks with Caren Cooper of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology about the citizen science movement and how it draws on observers all over the world. This interview originally aired on the July 9th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio news.

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