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From left to right, at NYSBA Luncheon in Binghamton on Apr. 18: WRFI General Manager Felix Teitelbaum; News Director Laura Rosbrow-Telem; Producer Elena Piech; Producer Skylar Eagle; and Ithaca Voice Managing Editor Kelsey O'Connor. Photo credit: Ofri Telem

WRFI Wins NYSBA Award for Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series for ‘The Loneliness Radio Project’

By WRFI News Staff

WRFI was recently honored by the New York State Broadcasters Association with a 2019 Excellence in Broadcasting Award for “The Loneliness Radio Project.” We are thrilled to say we won a first place statewide award in the category of Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series and are so proud of all our collaborators who made…

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Ithaca College Freshman MLK Scholar Visits Civil Rights Monuments: Selma, Montgomery

By WRFI News Staff

Every year, a group of MLK scholars is selected at Ithaca College to pursue social change and educate their peers on injustices. The freshmen travel south, steeping themselves in the history of American racial injustice and the events of the civil rights era, and speaking with people who worked alongside Martin Luther King jr. They…

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WRFI.ORG Levels Up: New Features are LIVE, More to Come

By Felix

Our new audio player is live on the website and is packed with features designed to enhance your online listening experience. The player not only streams our live content, but it also displays the current and next shows, the daily calendar, and other important information from your community radio station. To check it out click…

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Daily features and interviews from our community

Evaluating charter schools – December 3rd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 3, 2014

Aryeal Jackson talks with Tina Nilsen-Hodges, Principal of New Roots Charter School, about what the school’s recent graduation rates say about the school’s performance and the kind of education it offers.   This interview originally aired on the December 3rd, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Managing Tompkins County’s waste – December 2nd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 2, 2014

Lori Sonken and Nicholas Katz talk with Tompkins County Solid Waste Manager Barb Eckstrom about the county’s solid waste management program and how it’s changed in the 25 years she’s worked there.   This interview originally aired on the December 2nd, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Developing Ithaca’s industrial past – November 24th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | November 24, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times’ Michael Nocella about how the industrial legacy of the Emerson Power Transmission plant on Ithaca’s South Hill is impacting the progress of a mixed-use residential development planned for the site.   This interview originally aired on the November 24th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Putting cameras on the IPD – November 20th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | November 20, 2014

Samuel Whitehead speaks with the Ithaca Voice’s Jeff Stein about recent updates on one part of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick’s Plan for Excellence in Policing.   This interview originally aired on the November 20th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Caring for Ithaca’s wintry roads – November 18th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | November 18, 2014

Felix Teitelbaum talks to Ithaca’s Assistant Superintendent of Streets & Facilities Ray Benjamin about what it takes to maintains the City of Ithaca’s streets in winter.   This interview originally aired on the November 18th, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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From parking lots to “hip” hotels – November 13th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | November 13, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times’ Michael Nocella about how Ithaca’s transfer of one of its parking lots essentially gives a developer the go-ahead to build new “hip” hotel in the city.   This conversation originally aired on the November 13th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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