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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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Your contribution today will help to sustain all of the efforts that keep WRFI up and running 24/7 for the Ithaca and Watkins Glen area. T-Shirts are available for sustaining members who contribute $60 or more ($5 /month). Thank you!

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Daily features and interviews from our community

An update on the Dryden and Middlefield home rule tracking cases – June 5th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | June 5, 2014

Samuel Whitehead speaks with Helen Slottje, a recent winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize and a co-founder of the Community Environmental Defense Council, about the oral arguments before the New York Court of Appeals in the Dryden and Middlefield home rule tracking cases. This conversation originally aired on the June 5th edition of WRFI Community…

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Ithaca Community Gardens grow hope in the face of uncertainty

By WRFI News Staff | May 27, 2014

Nestled between the Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Plant, NY State Route 13, and a petroleum sales facility are the Ithaca Community Gardens—the only community gardens in the Ithaca city limits. They’re not in the most idyllic location, but in the over 20 years they’ve leased that land from the city, the gardens have come to appreciate their home. Well, last year, the gardens’…

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A Look Back at Community Action Against the Tompkins County Jail Expansion Project

By WRFI News Staff | May 26, 2014

Producer Maya Cueva covers the progress of community action against the proposed $900,000 expansion of the Tompkins County Jail. This story originally aired on the May 26th edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Ithaca Festival – Danielle Klock – May 22nd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | May 22, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Danielle Klock, the Executive Director of the Ithaca Festival, about the festival’s history and what’s in store for this year. This interview originally aired on the May 22nd, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Ithaca Freeskool – Lily Gershon – May 16th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | May 16, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Lily Gershon about the origins of the Ithaca Freeskool and what’s in store for their upcoming semester. This interview originally aired on the May 16th, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Streets Alive! Ithaca – Tom Knipe – May 1st, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | May 1, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Tom Knipe about the origins of Streets Alive! Ithaca and what’s in store for this year’s event. This interview originally aired on the May 1st, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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