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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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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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Bringing small dogs from LA to Ithaca – July 17th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 17, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Jim Bouderau, Executive Director of the SPCA of Tompkins County, about the group’s efforts to bring dogs to Ithaca from LA to help other shelters make the transition to becoming no-kill.   This conversation originally aired on the July 17th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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An Interview with Walter Hang from Toxics Targeting – July 15th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 15, 2014

WRFI Producer Maya Cueva interviews Walter Hang from Toxics Targeting on efforts to change the draft of Governor Cuomo’s Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement. This interview originally aired on the July 15th edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Bringing Shakespeare to the Arboretum – July 14th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 14, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Michael Donato of the Ithaca Shakespeare Company about bringing the work of he Bard to the green setting of the Cornell Plantations Arboretum. t This conversation originally aired on the July 14th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Local peace activist Mary Anne Grady Flores Sentencing – July 11th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 11, 2014

Local activist Mary Anne Grady Flores was sentenced to one year in jail for for violating an order of protection requiring her to stay away from Colonel Earl Evans, a man she never met until her trial this past January. An Ithaca resident, Grady Flores was also ordered to pay $1,255 in court fines. The…

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