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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

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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Ithaca City Court Judge Candidate’s Forum – 9/3/2014 – Tompkins County Public Library

By WRFI News Staff | September 8, 2014

Ithaca City Court Judge Candidates Forum at the Tompkins County Public Library.  Sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Tompkins County. Recorded September 3rd, 2014 by Felix Tietelbaum

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Community impacts of the August 9th Incident – September 4th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | September 4, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times’ Michael Nocella about the community’s reaction to the August 9th Incident.   This conversation originally aired on the September 4th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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