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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. 

WRFI’s The Scene Interviews Tawab Danish on Exile from Afghanistan

By Chantal Thomas

Today’s episode of The Scene features an interview with Tawab Danish, a professor of human rights and constitutional law from Afghanistan, where he lived until the 2021 withdrawal of US forces and the subsequent takeover of the country by the Taliban. With his wife and three young sons, Professor Danish arrived in the US in…

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CREATIVES: Dr. Nia Nunn on Her New Book “Deep Breath” [AUDIO]

By Felix Teitelbaum

Dr Nia Nunn talks with Felix Teitelbaum about her new book “Deep Breath.” “This poetry book and curriculum (including multimedia exercises and discussion questions) is designed to help individuals, groups, and organizations strengthen the culture of their community and social consciousness. A selfstudy within a collective, Dr. Nia Nunn’s methodology as a mother-scholar-educator-psychologist-community leader, and…

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Remix our Flying Fish! Submissions due September 7th

By Eve Chaneles

Hey Artists! WRFI is looking for your unique, bold, simple take on our “Flying Fish” graphic to help rep the station online, in-print, or who knows..? • No need to include station numbers/text beyond “WRFI” • Your signature or handle is welcome in your design • Submit your design by emailing it to eve@ithacaradio.org by…

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Latest from the WRFI News Team

Daily features and interviews from our community

Community reaction to IPD Homeland Security grant – August 21st, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | August 21, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times’ Michael Nocella about the community’s changing reaction to the Ithaca Police Department’s application for a Homeland Security grant.   This conversation originally aired on the August 21st, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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On giant hogweed and other invasive plants – August 11th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | August 11, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Pat Curran of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County about giant hogweed and some of the other invasive plant species found in Tompkins County.   This conversation originally aired on the August 11th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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An update on the Ithaca Commons Rebuild – August 4th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | August 4, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Project Manager Michael Kuo about the current status of the Ithaca Commons Rebuild and where the project will be at the end of this year’s construction season.   This conversation originally aired on the August 4th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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An Interview with Anti-Drone Activist Mary Anne Grady Flores – July 25th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 25, 2014

Ithaca peace activist Mary Anne Grady Flores was released from the Jamesville Correctional Facility last week — just one week after DeWitt Town Court Judge David Gideon sentenced her to a year behind bars for her drone protest activities outside the Hancock Field Air National Guard Base in Syracuse. The decision to release Grady Flores…

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Developing a bike sharing program for Ithaca – July 24th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 24, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times’ Michael Nocella about the group trying to bring a city-wide bike sharing program to Ithaca.   This conversation originally aired on the July 24th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Developing a new local currency for Ithaca – July 21st, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 21, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Ithacash founder Scott Morris about his work to bring a new local currency to the Ithaca area.   This interview originally aired on the July 21st, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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