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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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Ithaca’s Common Council OKs PUDs – July 10th, 2014

By admin | July 10, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times’ Michael Nocella about the Ithaca Common Council’s approval of planned unit developments–otherwise known as PUDs. This conversation originally aired on the July 10th, 2014 interview of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Using citizen science to study the world – July 9th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 9, 2014

Lori Sonken talks with Caren Cooper of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology about the citizen science movement and how it draws on observers all over the world. This interview originally aired on the July 9th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio news.

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Revising Ithaca’s snow-season parking rules – July 7th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 7, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Kevin Sutherland, the City of Ithaca’s Chief of Staff, about the city’s effort to update it’s current snow-season parking rules. This interview originally aired on the July 7th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Ithaca develops a new comprehensive plan – July 3rd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 3, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Kirby Edmonds and David Kay of the City of Ithaca’s Comprehensive Plan Committee about their efforts to develop an updated blueprint for the city’s future. This interview originally aired on the July 3rd, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes – Joe Sammons – July 3rd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 3, 2014

Lori Sonken talks with CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes Joe Sammons about the organization’s new clinic in Ithaca and the services they offer from Ithaca to Hornell. This interview originally aired on the July 3rd, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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An interview with Ithaca Times reporter Kerri Blakinger–July 1st, 2014

By admin | July 1, 2014

WRFI Producer Katelyn Harrop interviews Ithaca Times reporter Kerri Blakinger on her article, ” ‘No Question it’s Gotten Worse’: A Look Inside Ithaca’s Heroin Epidemic”. This interview originally aired on the July 1st, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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