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WRFI’s The Scene interviews reproductive rights expert Rachel Rebouché about the post-Roe landscape, Saturday July 2nd @ 11:30am

By Chantal Thomas

On this week’s episode of The Scene, host Chantal Thomas interviews Rachel Rebouché about the potential for interstate conflict following the Supreme Court’s decision last week in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read Rachel Rebouché’s article, The New Abortion Battleground (co-authored with David Cohen and Greer Donley), here.      …

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WRFI’s The Scene Interviews Eric Miller, Tulsa Race Massacre Reparations Lawyer

By Corinne Shanahan

On today’s episode of The Scene, host Chantal Thomas interviews Eric Miller, one of the lawyers on the case for reparations for the victims of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre. Incredibly, there are still a few living survivors, all over 100 years old. The episode will air from June 17 from 10-10:30 AM EST. You…

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WRFI Launches New Program Schedule

By Felix Teitelbaum

We’ve got some really exciting news here at WRFI. Starting today, June 6, we’re launching a brand new program schedule. The new format that can best be summed up as AM News, PM YOUs! Every morning tune in for hard-hitting independent news and analysis. Then, starting at noon, check out some of the best music…

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Beth Prentice – President of the Board of Directors of Educate the Children International

By WRFI News Staff | January 28, 2014

WRFI’s Ute Ritz-Deutch and Chantal Thomas spoke with Beth Prentice, President of the Board of Directors of Educate the Children International, a non-profit organization working with women and children in Nepal. Here are some highlights from that interview. This cut of this interview originally aired on our January 27th, 2014 news cast. Production from John…

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Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp Protest in Washington, D.C.

By WRFI News Staff | January 24, 2014

On Saturday, January 11th, activists gathered in Washington, D.C. in the pouring rain to mark the twelfth anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. WRFI’s Ute Ritz-Deutch was there to record the event; the following are excerpts from that recording. Production assistance provided by John Illingworth.

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January 16th, 2014 – Wadie Said – An Interview with WRFI’s Chantal Thomas

By WRFI News Staff | January 16, 2014

Wadie Said, Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law,  speaks with WRFI’s Chantal Thomas about the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, the government’s failure to close the facility, and the challenges the government faces in repatriating those detainees cleared for release.

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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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