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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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Fighting blood-borne infections using syringe exchanges – August 28th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | August 28, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with John Barry, Executive Director of the Southern Tier AIDS Program, about the group’s syringe exchanges in Tompkins and Broome Counties.   This conversation originally aired on the August 28th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Statements from parents and concerned community members regarding young men chased, detained, and held at gunpoint by ununiformed Ithaca Police officer. GIAC 8/26/2014 Ithaca, NY

By WRFI News Staff | August 27, 2014

Statements from parents and concerned community members regarding young men chased, detained, and held at gunpoint by ununiformed Ithaca Police officer.  GIAC 8/26/2014 Ithaca, NY

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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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