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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. 

Creatives on WRFI: Karan Casey and Ellen Grady

By Felix Teitelbaum

Felix Teitelbaum interviews Irish singer-songwriter Karan Casey and Ellen Grady of the Ithaca Catholic Worker. Casey will be performing a benefit for the Catholic Worker on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at the Community School of Music and Arts. Casey is a founding member of the American/Irish supergroup Solas and has released 9 albums of her…

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WRFI’s The Scene Interviews Artist Al-An deSouza on Transcending Boundaries

By Chantal Thomas

This week’s episode of The Scene features an interview with artist and photography professor Al-An deSouza. The Scene’s Chantal Thomas speaks with Professor deSouza about their exhibition, Elegies of Futures Past, at Cornell University’s Johnson Museum of Art, and its meditations on family memory, colonial empire and diasporic identity.  (original air date: November 4, 2022) The Scene airs every…

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Creatives on WRFI: House of Ithaqua Presents Pontypool

By Staff Editor

Stevie Eve Chaneles and Bea Bornstein speak with Pontypool director Jeff Hodges and actors Mike Chen and Ivony Whiteley. HOI is proud to present Pontypool (running November 18-December 3, 2022) by Tony Burgess as an audio horror drama directed by HOI co-founder Jeff Hodges. The show centers on disgraced radio DJ Grant Mazzy, who finds himself…

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Daily features and interviews from our community

Profiling the 21 Boxes Project-Friday, June 20th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | June 20, 2014

  Producer Maya Cueva interviews Whitney Ledesma, an artist part of Ithaca’s 21 Boxes Project. Contribution from Producer Samuel Whitehead and his interviews with members of the Public Arts Commission. This story originally aired on the June 20th edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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WRFI Community Radio News Daily Brief – 6/19/2014

By admin | June 19, 2014

Local Local police begin gorge patrols | 870 AM 95.9FM News Talk WHCU Ithaca Residents Protest Cluster Development – Ithaca Times : News ‘No Question It’s Gotten Worse’: A Look Inside Ithaca’s Heroin Epidemic – Ithaca Times : News Ithaca Juneteenth Celebration: Fun and Entrepreneurship – Ithaca Times : News Tompkins seeks comprehensive plan input…

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NBC and Snowden: Brian Williams’ Interview Yields Praise and Criticism

By WRFI News Staff | June 6, 2014

Producer Katelyn Harrop covers the progress of the media’s coverage of Edward Snowden with a focus on NBC’s recent interview conducted by Brian Williams. This story originally aired on the June 6th edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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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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