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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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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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Revising Ithaca’s snow-season parking rules – July 7th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 7, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Kevin Sutherland, the City of Ithaca’s Chief of Staff, about the city’s effort to update it’s current snow-season parking rules. This interview originally aired on the July 7th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Ithaca develops a new comprehensive plan – July 3rd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 3, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Kirby Edmonds and David Kay of the City of Ithaca’s Comprehensive Plan Committee about their efforts to develop an updated blueprint for the city’s future. This interview originally aired on the July 3rd, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes – Joe Sammons – July 3rd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 3, 2014

Lori Sonken talks with CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes Joe Sammons about the organization’s new clinic in Ithaca and the services they offer from Ithaca to Hornell. This interview originally aired on the July 3rd, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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An interview with Ithaca Times reporter Kerri Blakinger–July 1st, 2014

By admin | July 1, 2014

WRFI Producer Katelyn Harrop interviews Ithaca Times reporter Kerri Blakinger on her article, ” ‘No Question it’s Gotten Worse’: A Look Inside Ithaca’s Heroin Epidemic”. This interview originally aired on the July 1st, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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