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Biggest Story of the Year

By Felix

I’ll get right to the point. WRFI is outgrowing its current location. Yup, you heard me – there are some big changes coming. That makes this fundraising drive one of the most important in history. This is the first time I’ve said this in writing, so it’s kind of a big deal. Ready for it? WRFI is…

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Check Out the 2016 Tee and Tote Designs!

By Felix

Each year WRFI collaborates with local artists to craft unique designs that speak to our role in the community. This year we worked with Aaron Goldstein who also made our 2016 spring program guide. Get hip and show the world you support community radio! Your donation of $60 or more gets you a tee or tote, $120…

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New Website for WRFI!

By Ryan Clover-Owens

Today’s the day – Cyber Drive is Live, and we’re pressing play on the brand new WRFI.ORG! via GIPHY Felix and I stayed up past midnight, watching the site go live in cities all over the globe on a map. It was nerdy, but awesome. Anyways, we’re sitting on a pile of draft pages – which means…

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Coming Up Next:

  • Big Picture Science (encore episode)
    Sunday, 23 October 2016 @ 11:00 pm - 12:00 am

  • From The Vault- (encore presentation)
    Monday, 24 October 2016 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 am

  • WRFI's 2016 Annual Fund Drive (show start times may vary)
    Friday, 14 October 2016 - Monday, 24 October 2016

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Daily Features & Interviews From Our Community

Silent Films Known as Race Films Focused on Improving Race Relations

By WRFI News Staff | October 18, 2016

Film historian Barbara Tepa Lupack explains how motion picture producer Richard Norman made race films with an all-black cast  to both improve race relations in the United States and find a new niche market for his motion picture productions.  A white southerner, Norman produced the silent movie, The Flying Ace,  in 1926. The Flying Ace…

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Toxics at Ithaca’s Landmark

By WRFI News Staff | October 10, 2016

The clean up of lead and other contaminants at Ithaca Falls Natural Area was botched, says Walter Hang. This interview with Lori Sonken aired on October 10, 2016.

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Participatory Budgeting & Raise the Age – The Youth Organizing Fellowship

By Daniel Apfel | October 8, 2016

  Dan Apfel speaks with Ahja Haedicke and Noel Bentley, high school students and participants in the Youth Organizing Fellowship, a project of the Multicultural Resource Center. Participants in the the fellowship chose two campaigns to work on for one year in the community. Ahja Haedicke represents the group working on Participatory Budgeting, a practice…

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We Are Seneca Lake Defendants

By WRFI News Staff | October 4, 2016

We spoke with three local business owners were among those who were arrested in 2014 for trespassing at the site of the Crestwood gas storage facility near Seneca Lake were tried and had their cases dismissed.  The three members of We Are Seneca Lake and their attorney spoke with us on Monday, October 3, 2016.

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Professor Noliwe Rooks about "Freedom Interrupted"-September 30th, 2016

By WRFI News Staff | September 30, 2016

Esther Racoosin speaks with Cornell Professor Noliwe Rooks about the lecture arts series “Freedom Interrupted” taking place on the Cornell campus this fall.  The series is meant to examine issues of police and societal violence against minorities in the US. For more information, Click Here. This interview originally aired on the September 30th, 2016 edition of…

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Digging into Farm Life in Tioga County

By WRFI News Staff | September 27, 2016

Cornell students Dan Chamberlain and Michaela Barry discussed their work with the Our Farms, Our Stories project, sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension in Tioga County. This interview aired on September 19, 2016.

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