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Chris Hoff & Sam Harnett discuss the process, impact, and joy of “The World According to Sound” and “Cornell According to Sound” [AUDIO]

Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett bring into focus into overlooked, under-expressed, and unknown parts of the world in their podcast, “The World According to Sound”. A public showing of their podcast and their special semester-long project “Cornell According to Sound” runs December 5th and 6th at the Cherry Artspace. They sat down with WRFI News director Michayla Savitt to talk shop about making both projects, and the impact they’ve seen so far.

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The Syncopators’ Thesis Defense [Audio]

The Original Cornell Syncopators take a deep dive into jazz history in their spring concert, entitled “Collegiate Syncopations.” Their performance May 3 pays tribute to the college bands of the jazz age. The Cornell Syncopators are a 13-piece student ensemble who recently recorded their third album of historically authentic jazz. Report by Roger Smith, the…

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Will Food Motivate People to Take Action on Climate Change? [Audio]

This feature is excerpted from a seminar Cornell Professor Mike Hoffman delivered, titled Our Changing Menu: What Climate Change Means to the Foods we Love and Need. Professor Hoffman is the Executive Director for the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions. Featured Music Credit : Aourourou – Blue Dot SessionsFeatured Image Credit: Cornell Universityhttp://events.cornell.edu/event/our_changing_menu_what_climate_change_means_to_the_foods_we_love_and_need Produced…

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Bill McKibben speaks to Members of Cornell Community about Fossil Fuel Divestment to Combat Climate Change [AUDIO]

On March 13th, 2019, Bill McKibben spoke to members of the Cornell Community, arguing the power of divesting the University’s endowment to combat climate change. The talk was titled, “Reversing Course on Climate Change and Divestment: the Middlebury Story.” Bill McKibben is an award winning environmentalist, author, journalist, and scholar. He is the Schumann Distinguished…

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Time Machine – Recording Hot Jazz on Cylinder [AUDIO]

The Original Cornell Syncopators are a jazz band consisting of thirteen Cornell students plus one faculty member. They play in the earliest jazz styles with strict attention to the music’s history. In this feature, the group makes an acoustic recording using a Thomas A. Edison company cylinder device from the turn of the century. Feature…

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Sam Quinones, journalist and author of ‘Dreamland,’ speaks with WRFI before Cornell talk on Nov. 7

Photo: Courtesy of Facebook. Sam Quinones next to book, Dreamland.

Sam Quinones is a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist and author of three books of narrative nonfiction. His latest book is Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. On Nov 2. on “Your Morning,” he spoke with WRFI’s Laura Rosbrow-Telem about Dreamland, his reflections on the opioid crisis, and what he thinks the country still…

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