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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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The Summer of Quiet Driving is Upon Us

By admin | July 1, 2014

Shhhh….Summer may be heating up, but we’re cooling things down a bit during our Summer Quiet Drive. For the next two weeks, we’re quietly asking you, the listener, to show your support by making a donation to WRFI Community Radio. To make a contribution online, click on the big red DONATE button to the right.…

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Mental Health Services in the wake of local tragedy – June 27th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | June 27, 2014

  Producer Maya Cueva interviews Emily Nowels from The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County on the aftermath of the tragic crash in Simeon’s Restaurant in Ithaca. This interview originally aired on the June 27th edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Finger Lakes Weather – Drew Montreuil – June 26th, 2014

By admin | June 26, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Drew Montreuil of about his work to make weather forecasts for the Finger Lakes more local. This interview originally aired on the June 26th, 2014 broadcast of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Profiling the 21 Boxes Project-Friday, June 20th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | June 20, 2014

  Producer Maya Cueva interviews Whitney Ledesma, an artist part of Ithaca’s 21 Boxes Project. Contribution from Producer Samuel Whitehead and his interviews with members of the Public Arts Commission. This story originally aired on the June 20th edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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WRFI Community Radio News Daily Brief – 6/19/2014

By admin | June 19, 2014

Local Local police begin gorge patrols | 870 AM 95.9FM News Talk WHCU Ithaca Residents Protest Cluster Development – Ithaca Times : News ‘No Question It’s Gotten Worse’: A Look Inside Ithaca’s Heroin Epidemic – Ithaca Times : News Ithaca Juneteenth Celebration: Fun and Entrepreneurship – Ithaca Times : News Tompkins seeks comprehensive plan input…

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NBC and Snowden: Brian Williams’ Interview Yields Praise and Criticism

By WRFI News Staff | June 6, 2014

Producer Katelyn Harrop covers the progress of the media’s coverage of Edward Snowden with a focus on NBC’s recent interview conducted by Brian Williams. This story originally aired on the June 6th edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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