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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 Eve Chaneles

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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Fred Balfour Interviews Josh Riley, Democratic Candidate for the 19 US Congressional District – October 25, 2022 [AUDIO]

By Felix Teitelbaum

Democrat Josh Riley and Republican Marc Molinaro are locked in a tight race in New York’s new 19th US Congressional district. FiveThirtyEight calls the race a “dead heat.” Listen to WRFI’s interview with Josh Riley from Tuesday, October 25 with host Fred Balfour. You can also listen to our interview with him from back in…

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Daily features and interviews from our community

Bringing Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions to Greenstar

By WRFI News Staff | February 6, 2015

Friday, January 30th, 2015 Aryeal Jackson speaks with Ariel Gold, from the The Central New York Committee for Justice in Palestine, and David Rhodes, a teacher with the Alternative School for Math and Science, about the push to boycott Israeli products at Greenstar Co-op.   Friday, February 6th, 2015 Aryeal Jackson speaks with Cornell Law Professor William…

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Repowering Cayuga with Irene Weiser – February 5th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | February 5, 2015

Charles Dunaway speaks with Irene Weiser, a member of the Caroline Town Board, discusses the pros and cons of repowering the coal-fired power plant on Cayuga Lake in Lansing with Natural Gas.   This interview originally aired on the February 5th, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Talking about electric cars – February 4th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | February 4, 2015

Lori Sonken talks with Ricardo A. Daziano, Assistant Professor with the Cornell University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, about the state of electric car development and infrastructure in Ithaca and across the country.   This interview originally aired on the February 4th, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Knowing Donna Fleming – February 2nd, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | February 2, 2015

Samuel Whitehead talks with Donna Fleming, Third Ward Alderperson for the City of Ithaca, about why she got into public service, Ithaca’s relationship with Cornell University, and raising Mayor Svante Myrick’s pay.   This interview originally aired on the February 2nd, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Developing Ithaca’s West End and Inlet Island – January 29th, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | January 29, 2015

Samuel Whitehead and Aryeal Jackson talk with Ithaca Times reporter Michael Nocella about the recent push to develop Ithaca’s West End and Inlet Island.   This interview originally aired on the January 29th, 2015 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Ayotzinapa disappearances, four months later – January 27, 2015

By WRFI News Staff | January 27, 2015

Cory Cochrane hosts a discussion with Cornell student organizers Kim Cardenas and Tiffany Fotopoulos about the disappearance of 43 students from a teacher training college in Ayotzinapa, Mexico on September 26th, 2014, four months ago. The discussion originally aired on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015.

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