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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

An Interview with Anti-Drone Activist Mary Anne Grady Flores – July 25th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 25, 2014

Ithaca peace activist Mary Anne Grady Flores was released from the Jamesville Correctional Facility last week — just one week after DeWitt Town Court Judge David Gideon sentenced her to a year behind bars for her drone protest activities outside the Hancock Field Air National Guard Base in Syracuse. The decision to release Grady Flores…

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Developing a bike sharing program for Ithaca – July 24th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 24, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times’ Michael Nocella about the group trying to bring a city-wide bike sharing program to Ithaca.   This conversation originally aired on the July 24th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Developing a new local currency for Ithaca – July 21st, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 21, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Ithacash founder Scott Morris about his work to bring a new local currency to the Ithaca area.   This interview originally aired on the July 21st, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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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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