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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

January 13th, 2014 – Sandra Steingraber and Krys Cail – An Interview with WRFI’s Theresa Alt

By WRFI News Staff | January 13, 2014

WRFI’s Theresa Alt talks with Sandra Steingraber and Krys Cail en route to the anti-fracking, pro-renewables rally in Albany last week. The rally was held on the occasion of Governor Cuomo’s 2014 State of the State address.

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WRFI News – January 9th, 2014 – Chrys Gardener, Community Horticulture Educator, CCE Tompkins

By WRFI News Staff | January 9, 2014

WRFI’s Samuel Whitehead speaks with Chrys Gardener, Community Horticulture Educator for the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County about the Free Seed Cabinets and Seed Swap 2014.

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Gino Bush on the Tompkins County Jail Expansion, Poverty, Criminality, and Racism in Our Community

By WRFI News Staff | November 19, 2013

WRFI Speaks to Gino Bush about the Tompkins County jail expansion, poverty, criminality, and racism. Opportunities, Alternatives, and Resources (OAR) – http://www.oartompkins.com Stop the Jail Expansion Coalition, Tompkins County – https://www.facebook.com/StopTCJailExpansion Tompkins County Workerss’ Center – http://www.tcworkerscenter.org/

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Local Activists Speak out about the Tompkins County Jail Expansion

By WRFI News Staff | November 15, 2013

Check out this full report on the prison situation in New York state from the Center for Constitutional Rights. http://www.prisonpolicy.org/scans/ImpactsofJailExpansion_NYS.pdf “There has been dramatic growth in the number of people held in local jails in New York State in the last de- cade, with the total capacity of jails in upstate New York and Long…

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Remi Kanazi – November 11, 2013

By admin | November 11, 2013

Listen to our interview with the Palestinian-American Poet and Author Remi Kanazi. Related articles Kerry: Israeli settlements are illegitimate (aljazeera.com) Students Support the American Studies Association Boycott Resolution (cornellsjp.wordpress.com)

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Understanding Universal Single Payer Healthcare with Barbara Harrison and Rebecca Elgie from Single Payer NY

By WRFI News Staff | November 4, 2013

http://www.singlepayernewyork.org/ New York Health, A7860 Introduced by Richard Gottfried. Read the full bill. Summary of the bill (.pdf). Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act, H.R. 676 Introduced by Rep. John Conyers. Read the full bill (.pdf). Read an summary of HR 676 (.doc). See the full list of Congressional HR 676 cosponsors here. Brief…

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