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By WRFI Community Radio News
WRFI Community Radio News brings you local-first news and voices by, and for, the people of Tompkins and Schuyler counties. Listen to AM and PM newscasts each weekday, and listen LIVE Fridays at 5 p.m. at 88.1FM in Ithaca, 91.9FM in Watkins Glen, at wrfi.org or wherever you get your podcasts.
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WRFI Community Radio News 07/23/2021
WRFI Community Radio News 07/23/2021 Starting the show, an Overdose Prevention Center is coming to Ithaca, or at least that was the plan. Governor Cuomo is being called on to keep his 2018 campaign promise to establish an Overdose Prevention Center in Ithaca, as well as 4 others in New York City. The firm reminder is coming from Assemblymember Anna Kelles, Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick, the Southern Tier Aids Program or, STAPs, and members of the NOODNY campaign. They gathered in front of STAPs’ downtown Ithaca office on Thursday for a media event. We speak with STAPs Director John Barry to learn more. Then, a rerun of an episode from WRFI's Loneliness Project Series. The series, as it's title may suggest, explore the epidemic of loneliness affecting young people across America. The episode unpacks one student’s story and delves into the resources and gaps on the Ithaca College campus for students experiencing a mental health crisis. A content warning that this piece contains mentions of suicidal ideation and encounters with public safety officers.
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WRFI Community Radio News 07/16/2021 On the show, we get to know a puppeteer. An uncommon profession that  you may wish was a little more popular after meeting the Lily Silly Puppet Theater. But to start things off, you’ll hear about The History Center in Tompkins County. They’re  welcoming the public into their galleries to see a brand new exhibit that opened earlier this month. It's called "Breaking Barriers: Women’s Lives and Livelihoods." The exhibit explores the lives of women who have lived in Tompkins County, working in public and private spheres across the centuries.
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WRFI Community Radio News 07/02/2021
WRFI Community Radio News 07/02/2021 Today, we’re starting with a conversation about solitary confinement in state prisons. We speak with local activist, Wayles Brown, who has been working for decades on the issue. During its last legislative session, the New York Legislature passed into law the 'HALT' Solitary Confinement ACT, which closely resembles a bill Wayles has been promoting for years. Later in the show, we bring you an episode of a brand new podcast focused on the people in Ithaca. It’s called THIS is Ithaca, and it offers a brief glimpse into the lives of people that compose the city’s larger community.
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WRFI Community Radio News 06/25/2021
WRFI Community Radio News 06/25/2021 On today's show, you’ll hear an interview with Tompkins County legislator Deborah Dawson.  She talks to us about the funds Tompkins County has received through the American Rescue, nearly $ 20 million. Dawson and her colleagues want your input on how the money should be spent. After that, you’ll hear a report about opening day at Watkins Glen International raceway. At the end of today’s show, you’ll hear about the Open Doors English program in Ithaca.
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BONUS: The Realness [FULL INTERVIEW]
In Person-theater is returning to the Hangar theater on an outdoor stage. A production of The Realness is kicking off their five show line-up for the summer. Pamela Tan brings us an interview with a cast member, Nicholas Cyacedo and it’s Director Kyle Haden
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WRFI Community Radio News 06/18/2021
WRFI Community Radio News 06/18/2021 Juneteenth is now officially a federal holiday. The day celebrates the emancipation of black men and women from enslavement in the United States.  But as a part of history, it is not so distant. It is still with us today. On the show we hear about Bishop Cecil A. Malone, a figure of local Ithaca History who was freeing men and women from the oppression of the southern sharecropping system just two generations ago. And, with COVID restrictions lifted, the stage is set for the theater to return. The Hangar Theater brings us the Realness, their first in-person performance in almost a year and half. We hear a chat with the director and a cast member of the play. It’s  set to be performed on the Hangar’s new outdoor stage.
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WRFI Community Radio News 06/11/2021
WRFI Community Radio News 06/11/2021 Virtually All COVID restrictions will soon be lifted in New York State. That’s according to an announcement Governor Cuomo made on Monday this week. We have a COVID update interview with Tompkins County Public Health director Frank Kruppa coming up in the show. After that, we hear from Investigative Reporter Tim Schwab. One of the winners of the 13th annual Izzy Awards. He hear Schwab’s acceptance speech, where he speaks about his reporting exploring the opaque operations of the Gates Foundation, and it’s influence in the field of Global Health. But first, The inaugural "America Talks" event begins tomorrow and runs through Sunday, as part of an effort to heal social and political divisions that have driven a wedge between people with different viewpoints.
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WRFI Community Radio News 06/04/2021
WRFI Community Radio News 06/04/2021 On today’s Show, There’s a bill in the New York State Legislature calling for a moratorium on cryptocurrency mining. Environmentalists say mining the digital currency puts New York on a  collision course with the goals outlined in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. We speak with Water Front reporter Peter Mantius. But first, as violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues, ralliers in Ithaca continue voicing support for Palestine.
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WRFI Community Radio News 05/28/2021
WRFI Community Radio News 05/28/2021 On this week's episode, we bring you another episode of the WRFI’s Which Way Forward series. This is the final story in this installment. While Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 203 required all local governments to review their police practices, the Public Safety and Police Departments on College Campuses were out of the order’s reach. Next, Ithaca has lost one of it’s great musicians, Al Hartland. He was a talented percussionist and beloved personality who will be missed. We’re joined by his friend and fellow musician, Harry Aceto, to talk about Al’s life, an upcoming benefit for his passing and, of course, listen to some music.
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WRFI Community Radio News 05/21/2021
WRFI Community Radio News 05/21/2021  On this week's episode, we bring you another installment of the Which Way Forward series. This episode is a reflection of a student activist, and professor on the last year of Black Lives Matters protests. Then, a speech from the recent 2021 Izzy Awards for Independent Media. Ithaca College’s Park School for Independent Media honored Liliana Segura for her reporting on the executions carried out by the Trump administration in 2020, during the twilight of his presidency and the height of the pandemic. After that we, take a look at Trap Door, a walking play presented by the Cherry Arts. Participants will wear headphones, immersing themselves in an audio experience recontextualizing the space around them. Trap Door will take you on a journey into Ithaca's black history.
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WRFI Community Radio News 05/07/2021
WRFI Community Radio News 05/07/2021 On this episode of WRFI Community Radio news,  we hear another installment of WRFI’s Which Way Forward Series, a public affairs project exploring the Reimagining Public Safety collaborate, and the plan it produced. This episode will explores the range of public opinion and reaction to the draft plan as it was shaped into its final form. Then, we bring you a speech from the recent 13th annual Izzy Awards. Hosted by Ithaca’s Park School for Independent Media, this Izzy Award speech comes from the winners, Truthout.
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WRFI Community Radio News 04/30/2021
WRFI Community Radio News 04/30/2021 On this episode, we bring you interviews with candidates running for the Tompkins County Legislature in District 1, Travis Brooks and Nicole LaFave. Then, the Spring Writes Literary Festival begins in Ithaca next week. Panels, performances, and readings -- we hear what’s in store.
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BONUS: Rev. Robert Jones Sr., Raconteur and Musician [FULL INTERVIEW]
BONUS: Rev. Robert Jones Sr., Raconteur and Musician [FULL INTERVIEW] Rev. Robert Jones Sr.: a storyteller, a musician, a font of American roots.  Rev. Jones  will be bringing his talents to the virtual stage of the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts on Saturday, April 24th. Tune in for the full interview that originally aired on WRFI Community Radio News 04/23/2021. From WRFI Contributor Pamela Tan.
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WRFI Community Radio News 04/23/2021
On today's show we first hear about a new fleet of electric busses coming to the TCAT.  Then, a look at Code Blue, a New York state mandate requiring that county organizations provide a safe and free place for unhoused people to escape the elements. The County gets reimbursed for the work it puts in, but is this working to eradicate homelessness?  Then, a conversation with Rev. Robert Jones Sr.: a storyteller, a musician, a font of American roots. Rev. Jones will be bringing his talents to the virtual stage of the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts on Saturday, April 24th. 
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WRFI Community Radio News 04/02/2021
On this episode, we hear from Tompkins County Legislature Chair, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne. She gives us her view of the Reimagining Public Safety Plan submitted to New York State. Then, a lengthy look at gerrymandering in New York state. Is Tompkins County split up to favor one parties control? And what can an independent redistricting commission do about it?
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March 22, 2021
WRFI Community Radio News 03/19/2021
WRFI Community Radio News 03/19/2021 Our first story for this the show comes from Pamela Tan and Jimmy Jordan. Pamela is both a member on WRFI’s news team, and also volunteers with her son’s youth hockey team. Everything from grocery shopping to the way we see our families has been affected by COVID. Hockey is no exception. After that, we'll hear from County Administrator Jason Molino. He released a letter to coincide with the rough 1 year mark of when it became apparent that COVID-19 would be reshaping our lives. He sat down with Jimmy Jordan to talk about that letter. Music courtesy of Blue Dot Sessions.
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March 15, 2021
WRFI Community Radio News 03/12/2021
On this episode, we bring you a conversation with Kristi Taylor from the Advocacy Center of Tompkins County. We speak with her about Domestic violence during the age of COVID. After that, we hear about the future of food in Tompkins County. Tompkins Food Future is a two-year project aiming to develop a comprehensive food system plan. We hear from the project coordinator,  Katie Hallas. ----- If you value what we do, and would like to contribute, we’d love your help! We are looking for new volunteers. There are opportunities for remote hosting, writing, or producing original stories, no experience necessary. If you want to join our news team, please email news@ithacaradio.org. The headlines at the top of the program were from WRFI Contributor Maia Noah. The feature producers were WRFI Contributors Esther Racoosin and Hailey Aldrich. Jimmy Jordan is the WRFI News Director and producer for the program. If you have a question, tip, or comment for the news team, you can reach our team of reporters at news@ithacaradio.org.
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March 13, 2021
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March 10, 2021
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March 8, 2021
WRFI Community Radio News 03/05/2021
The Reimagining Public Safety Draft report has made waves in Ithaca and Tompkins County, and has even rippled into the National news. Here, we track how the draft report was first released to the press, referred to in a GQ article, then presented to the Ithaca Common Council. The draft report and supplemental materials can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/RPS-report-folder Find the GQ article here. To watch the Common Council be presented with the report and the questions they asked, you can go to the City of Ithaca's YouTube Channel. To watch the public forum held on Thursday, Feb.25, you can go to the Tompkins County YouTube channel. To leave feedback on the report, click here. The music you hear in this piece is from Blue Dot Sessions.
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March 5, 2021
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March 3, 2021
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February 26, 2021
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February 22, 2021
WRFI News 02/19/2021
02/19/2021 WRFI Community Radio News Ithaca is changing by the month with new housing developments breaking ground on a regular basis. These projects help address the housing shortages in Ithaca but how do they impact affordability? Then, a conversation with Tompkins County Poet Laureate Dr. Christine Kitano. She shares her thoughts on the meaning of the position, how she teaches the craft and, of course, we hear some of her poetry.
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February 20, 2021
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February 15, 2021
Which Way Forward: The road (so far) to reimagining law enforcement
This is the last episode of part one of the Which Way Forward: Redefining Public Safety series. WRFI News Contributor Fred Balfour lays out how Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order for every municipality with a police department to reimagine its public safety practices will play out in Tompkins County. Ithaca Voice intern James Baratta walks us through Tompkins’ efforts in the last several months to reimagine law enforcement practices that will foster a social future that is equitable for all. Fred Balfour edited today’s episode, and sound design was by outgoing News Director Michayla Savitt. Music is by BlueDotSessions. Additional sound by Ithaca Voice reporter Matt Butler. The series is directed and executive produced by Anna Lamb and Michayla Savitt. The series is a production of WRFI News, The Ithaca Voice, and the Ithaca College Park Scholars, with funding from Engaged Cornell.
26:56
February 5, 2021
Which Way Forward: Examining community organizing and its impact on criminal justice
In today’s episode of Which Way Forward: Redefining Public Safety, we switch gears to how some organizers both on the streets and behind the scenes are fighting for a more equitable future for local people of all ages - including changing public safety policies. This episode of Which Way Forward was co-reported by outgoing WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt, and Ithaca College Park Scholars Hailey Aldrich, Emily Hung, Jess Moskowitz. Skylar Eagle edited today’s episode, and helped with script editing. Sound design was by Michayla. Music is by BlueDotSessions. The series is directed and executive produced by Ithaca Voice Senior Reporter Anna Lamb and Michayla Savitt. Which Way Forward: Redefining Public Safety is a production of WRFI News, The Ithaca Voice, and the Ithaca College Park Scholars, with funding from Engaged Cornell.
30:25
February 4, 2021
Which Way Forward: Stopping crime while practicing restraint
In the third episode of Which Way Forward: Redefining Public Safety, Ithaca Voice senior reporter Anna Lamb reexamines the most recent case of police brutality in ithaca known as the “commons incident” - and how ithaca police officers’ excessive use of force could have been prevented. As a note to listeners, this episode includes detailed descriptions of physical violence. Jay Bradley edited today’s episode, and sound design was by outgoing News Director, Michayla Savitt. Additional sound by Ithaca Voice reporter Matt Butler. The series is directed and executive produced by Anna Lamb and Michayla Savitt. The series is a production of WRFI News, The Ithaca Voice, and the Ithaca College Park Scholars, with funding from Engaged Cornell.
23:40
February 3, 2021
Which Way Forward: Preventing police violence before it occurs
In the second episode of Which Way Forward: Redefining Public Safety, our team of reporters dive into law enforcement policies concerning excessive force - and how that’s played out on a local level in the protests for racial justice that have emerged since May 2020. Today’s episode was co-reported by Ithaca College Park scholars Maia Noah and Matilde Bechet. Jay Bradley edited today’s episode, and sound design was by outgoing News Director, Michayla Savitt. Music is by BlueDotSessions, additional sound thanks to Matt Butler. Skylar Eagle helped with script editing. The series is directed and executive produced by Ithaca Voice senior reporter Anna lamb and Michayla Savitt. The series is a production of WRFI News, The Ithaca Voice, and the Ithaca College Park Scholars, with funding from Engaged Cornell.
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February 2, 2021
2/2/2021 PM Newscast
Travel advisory, Watkins Mayor sexual harassment claims, COVID nursing home deaths. Jimmy Jordan reports.
02:36
February 2, 2021
Which Way Forward: The officer’s “catch-all” task & alternatives to policing
The first episode of the series explores what local agencies are best suited to be called for helping people in distress. Our team of reporters speak to several local social service organizations to better understand how, and if, those agencies could take on more of a role in maintaining public safety. We also speak to Ithaca Police Chief Dennis Nayor about the current state of policing in ithaca, and what needs to change. Today’s episode was co-reported by Ithaca Voice reporter Matt Butler, and Ithaca College Park scholars Lauren Leone, Malick Mercier, and Aidan Glendon. Jay Bradley edited today’s episode, and sound design was by outgoing WRFI news director Michayla Savitt. Music is by BlueDotSessions. Skylar Eagle helped with script editing. The series is directed and executive produced by Ithaca Voice senior reporter Anna lamb and Michayla Savitt. Which Way Forward: Redefining Public Safety is a production of WRFI News, The Ithaca Voice, and the Ithaca College Park Scholars, with funding from Engaged Cornell.
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February 1, 2021
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February 1, 2021
Coming soon: Which Way Forward: Redefining Public Safety
Tune in every weekday starting next Monday, February 1, to listen to our special series Which Way Forward: Redefining Public Safety. You can also listen to each episode on WRFI live at 6 PM, and anywhere you get your podcasts. Around the nation, protesters have called for police departments to be defunded or reformed following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black and Brown people at the hands of law enforcement. But here in Tompkins County, what’s the best solution to reimagining public safety policies that will foster fairness and trust within each community regarding law enforcement? In Fall 2020 WRFI Community Radio, The Ithaca Voice, and the Ithaca College Park Scholars joined together to try and answer this question in a new radio project, Which Way Forward: Redefining Public Safety. More at WRFI.org/whichwayforward/
00:60
January 26, 2021
Announcement: WRFI's nightly news on hiatus
Dear listeners — Our nightly news broadcast is on hiatus while we re-think and re-plan the service we provide to you. For now, tune into headlines throughout each weekday on WRFI.org, 88.1 Ithaca, 91.9 Watkins Glen, and tune into our new weekly show anywhere you get your podcasts, starting February 5th. Also, listen to our special series Which Way Forward: Redefining Public Safety, starting next week at 6 PM Monday through Friday.
00:45
January 26, 2021
WRFI News: 1/22/2021
Happy Friday! After the headline news, you'll hear a live interview with Cherry Artspace Artistic Director Sam Buggeln about the company's next livestream play, "Hotel Good Luck" streaming live from the State Theatre of Ithaca February 12 - 22.
31:19
January 23, 2021
WRFI News: 1/21/2021
It is post-Inauguration Thursday.  After today's headline news, you'll hear an interview about a new virtual musical theatre production that will be available for streaming from February 12th to February 20th, 2021.   WRFI News Contributor Pamela Tan speaks to Walking on Water's Theatre Producer Priscilla Hummel about the tasty production, written by Rachel Lampert and Larry Pressgrove.  "Comfort Food" is a three-part musical performance featuring three different chefs.  The various performances will be paired with food offerings from local restaurants.  For more information, go to walkingonwaterproductions.org.
29:20
January 21, 2021
WRFI News: 1/20/21
Happy Wednesday! After the headlines, you'll hear poet Amanda Gorman's reading of her poem, "The Hill We Climb" from today's inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Then, we're joined by Fingerlakes1.com National News Editor, Gabe Pietrorazio, who speaks about reporting on the historic event just two weeks after the insurrection on the Capitol. To finish out our show, educator Laurie Rubin gives listeners advice on observing the natural world.
29:30
January 21, 2021
WRFI News: 1/19/2021
Happy Tuesday! After tonight's headline news, you’ll hear an interview of local physician Dr. Jamie Loehr about the FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines. More at wrfi.org/news.
28:31
January 20, 2021
WRFI News: 1/18/21
Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day! in recognition of the holiday, Greater Ithaca Activities Center held its annual MLK breakfast over the weekend - in a virtual setting. WRFI News Contributor Peter Champelli caught up with GIAC Executive Director Leslyn McBean-Clairborne about the event, and what MLK day means this year in particular.
26:60
January 19, 2021
WRFI News: 1/15/2021
After tonight's headline news, WRFI Contributor Fred Balfour joined us to discuss his experience receiving the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. More local news and community stories at wrfi.org/news.
17:44
January 16, 2021
WRFI News 01/14/2021
Happy Thursday! After the headline news, you’ll hear another tale from a Trampoline story slam competition. Today’s story is from WRFI Volunteer Peter Bakija who participated in Trampoline’s 2016 event “Seven Deadly Sins”
33:07
January 14, 2021
WRFI News: 1/13/2021
After tonight's headline news, you’ll hear a report about the Cayuga Bird Club’s 2021 Christmas Bird Count. More on WRFI.org/news.
27:46
January 14, 2021
WRFI News: 1/12/2021
Today is Tuesday!  After the headline news, you'll hear a speech by Carla Minet, Executive Director of the Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico.  Minet's speech is from the 2020 Izzy Awards, hosted by the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College.   The Izzy Awards honor outstanding achievements in independent media.  In its 12th year, the Izzy Awards ceremonies took place online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  WRFI Contributor Jimmy Jordan edited Minet's speech for radio.
29:19
January 12, 2021
WRFI News: 1/11/21
Happy Monday! After the headlines, you’ll hear a conversation with Helen Chang, a New York Sea Grant Coastal Resilience Specialist with Jamaica Bay. Chang speaks about New York City and climate change, and how coastal cities are threatened.  Locally Sourced Science Contributor Aidan Mahoney produced this interview which first aired on the January 5th edition of Locally Sourced Science. 
29:20
January 12, 2021
WRFI News: 1/8/20
Happy Friday! On tonight's program, you'll hear an interview with Ithaca Voice reporters Anna Lamb and Matt Butler. WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt talks with them about the biggest local stories of 2020, and what topics they're keeping an eye on in the new year. Plus, the latest headlines impacting Tompkins and Schuyler counties.
31:52
January 9, 2021
WRFI News 1/07/2021
Happy Thursday! On this edition of WRFI Community Radio News, we hear audio of  Leslyn McBean-Clairborne delivering her acceptance speech after being reelected as Tompkins County Legislature Chair for the second row. We also hear a bear-y entertaining story from Audrey Baker, from her Fall 2020 performance in Trampoline’s “4 and 20 Blackbirds” virtual storytelling competition.
28:21
January 8, 2021
WRFI News: 1/6/2021
This is headlines only edition of the program as we cut away for WPFW's coverage of the pro-Trump coup attempt.
06:55
January 7, 2021
WRFI News: 1/5/21
Happy Tuesday to you! On tonight's show, WRFI Guest Contributor Josh Durso (Fingerlakes1.com News Director) speaks with Brad Walworth with Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services about its continued programming amid the pandemic. That and the latest headlines impacting our communities.
28:38
January 5, 2021
WRFI News: 1/4/2021
It's the first Monday of 2021! Today on our show, you'll hear how one college student is managing a pain disorder during COVID-19 and an unusual school year. WRFI Contributor Tessie Devlin produced this story about Madolyn Laurine, and their shared experiences with invisible disabilities. This piece first aired in October 2020.
30:47
January 4, 2021
WRFI News 12/30/2020
Happy Wednesday, the last Wednesday of 2020! After the headline news, you’ll hear excerpts of the Ithaca Southside Community Center virtual Kwanzaa celebration. WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt excerpted the pieces for radio. You can find a link to those videos at our website, wrfi.org, under the archives.
30:59
December 30, 2020
WRFI News: 12/29/2020
Liz Moran, Environmental Policy Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) discusses her group’s concerns that some New York State municipalities have been granted permits to use liquid waste from fracking, for deicing of roads. Plus headlines, weather, COVD updates, and more.
28:26
December 29, 2020
WRFI News: 12/28/2020
Its the last Monday of 2020!  During tonight's news, you'll hear an episode from the podcast, "Audio Interference", from the Interference Archive, based in Brooklyn, NY.  Today's podcast is from the "Archiving Abolition" series, made in collaboration with Survived and Punished New York.  This group works to eradicate the criminalization of survivors of domestic and sexual violence and the culture of violence that contributes to it.   You will hear the voice of an incarcerated survivor of domestic violence. For more information about this podcast, visit interferencearchive.org.
30:30
December 28, 2020
WRFI News: 12/23/2020
Its Wonderful Wednesday!  On today's show, you'll hear Candice Limper's interview of Dr. Alison Stout, a Veterinarian and Graduate Student at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine.  During this segment, Dr. Stout discusses her research on feline coronaviruses and how pet owners can avoid passing SARS-CoV-2 to their cat companions.  She also talks about the concept of "one health", and how the health of animals is intimately connected to human health.  This interview initially aired on the November 24th edition of WRFI's science radio show, Locally Sourced Science.  Find archived shows at www.locallysourcedscience.org.
30:39
December 23, 2020
WRFI News: 12/22/2020
Its Tuesday!  Tonight's news features a report on the Social Justice Intensive, an afterschool program hosted at the Youth Farm Project in Ithaca, New York.  The program makes social justice education a collaborative effort between the program's leaders and the youths who participate.  WRFI Contributor Jimmy Jordan produced this piece, that aired initially in November 2020.
30:22
December 22, 2020
WRFI News: 12/21/2020
WRFI Intern Tessie Devlin reports on grassroots efforts  to have Cornell University better support Indigenous students and acknowledge the university’s founding on native land. Plus an episode of the podcast "Audio Interference", all that and more after today's headlines.
30:04
December 22, 2020
WRFI News: 12/18/20
Happy Friday! After the headline news, you'll hear 2020 Izzy Award winner Lawrence Bartley talk about his publication, "News Inside".  Bartley's print publication is supported by The Marshall Project and is distributed in hundreds of prisons and jails around the country.  Izzy Awards are presented by the Park Center for Independent Media.  To learn more, visit www.parkindymedia.org.
32:16
December 19, 2020
WRFI News: 12/17/20
Happy Thursday! After the headline news, you’ll hear a tale from last week’s “Trampoline” end of year storytelling competition. Then, you’ll hear WRFI Contributor Peter Bakija's interview with the winner of that event, Marissa Slocum.
29:42
December 17, 2020
WRFI 12/16/2020
Happy Wednesday! After the headline news, you’ll hear a conversation with a researcher on a grant from the National Science Foundation to study how urbanization may affect the evolution of coat color in the Eastern Gray Squirrel.
29:27
December 16, 2020
WRFI News 12/15/2020
Happy Tuesday! After the headlines, WRFI contributor Fred Balfour talks with the rabbi and two members of Ithaca’s Temple Beth-El about the eight days of events currently underway.
30:20
December 15, 2020
WRFI News: 12/14/20
Happy Monday, comrades. After the headlines, you’ll hear an episode of the podcast Audio Interference, which explores the relationship between cultural production and social movements. Today’s selection features part of their “Archiving Abolition” series, made in collaboration with Survived and Punished New York. Then you’ll hear an interview about tenants’ rights in the Southern Tier.
29:18
December 14, 2020
WRFI News: 12/11/20
Happy Friday! After the headline news, we’re joined by Tracy Mitrano, the 2018 and 2020 Democratic challenger to incumbent Congressman Tom Reed. This year Reed secured another term. Mitrano speaks with us about her campaign, and thoughts on improving the 23rd Congressional district going forward.
29:13
December 11, 2020
WRFI News: 12/10/20
Happy Thursday! After tonight's headline news, you’ll hear about some of the holiday festivals past and present in Downtown Ithaca. Then we feature another community storyteller from the Trampoline storytelling competition.
27:55
December 11, 2020
WRFI News 12/09/2020
Happy Wednesday! On this episode, after the headline news you'll hear an interview with Dr. Matt DeLisa, a local researcher working on a vaccine for SARS -CoV-2, or Coronavirus. This interview was conducted and produced by WRFI contributor Esther Racoosin, and aired originally on the December 8th edition of Locally Sourced Science. 
29:41
December 9, 2020
WRFI News 12/08/2020
Happy Tuesday! On this edition of WRFI Community Radio News, you'll hear a a selection of the WRFI and Durland Alternatives Library series “Alternatives in Action” which explore how we, as consumers, can be just a little more innovative in our day to day lives.
30:29
December 8, 2020
WRFI News: 12/07/20
Happy Monday! After the headline news, you’ll hear an episode of the podcast Audio Interference, which explores the relationship between cultural production and social movements. Today’s selection features part of the “Archiving Abolition” series, made in collaboration with Survived and Punished New York. Other episodes in the collaborative series can be heard in the coming weeks on Mondays, and at interferencearchive.org.
29:06
December 7, 2020
WRFI News: 12/04/20
Happy Friday! After tonight's headline news, listen to our live interview with Leslie Danks Burke. She was the democratic challenger to incumbent State Senator Tom O’Mara in the 58th district. O’Mara secured a win for the race, and you’ll hear from Danks Burke about her reflections on the campaign and thoughts on improving the district going forward.
28:05
December 4, 2020
WRFI 12/03/2020
The happiest of Thursdays to you all! After the headline news, you’ll hear a conversation with a Cornell scientist who speaks about his research Inspired by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Then, you’ll hear a tale by local Author Bob Proehl from a Trampoline story slam competition.
30:37
December 3, 2020
WRFI News 12/02/2020
Happy Wednesday! After the headline news, you’ll hear a segment from the podcast, WORK! Exploring the future of work, labor and employment. Today's selection features a conversation with Eduardo Porter, economics reporter at The New York Times.
30:34
December 2, 2020
WRFI News: 12/01/20
Happy Tuesday! After tonight's headline news, listen to our interview with Public News Service reporter Laura Rosbrow-Telem, who joined us live on the air. She recently co-produced a story for WNYC’s show Radiolab about the process of developing COVID-19 vaccines. Rosbrow-Telem is also a former WRFI News Director.
25:23
December 2, 2020
WRFI News: 11/30/20
Happy Monday! After the headline news, we feature an episode of one of WRFI’s public affairs series, “The Inquiring Socialist”. Contributor Wayles Brown speaks with Raza Rumi, Director of the Park Center for Independent Media about the role of independent Media as a contrast to mainstream media.
29:40
November 30, 2020
WRFI News 11/27/2020
Happy Friday! After the headline news, you’ll hear an interview of Radical performers Reverend Billy Talen and the Church of Stop Shopping.  They blend activism, music, and humor to trace the connections between consumerist culture, climate crisis, and the coming "shopacalypse."
30:04
November 27, 2020
WRFI News: 11/23/20
Happy Monday! After tonight's headline news, WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt speaks with Tompkins County Legislator Anna Kelles, newly elected Assemblywoman for New York’s 125th District.
28:23
November 24, 2020
WRFI News: 11/20/20
Happy Friday! After tonight's headline news, we’ll bring you a piece about Area Congregations Together, a multi faith not for profit, that does an annual Thanksgiving Service. WRFI News Contributor Esther Racoosin will bring us last year’s service at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ithaca.
31:05
November 20, 2020
WRFI News: 11/19/20
Happy Thursday! After tonight's headline news, you’ll hear our report of Ithaca’s 2019 Streets Alive event, and after that, a tale from one of Trampoline’s storytelling competitions.
30:13
November 20, 2020
WRFI News: 11/18/20
Happy Wednedsday! On this edition of the WRFI Community Radio News, you’ll hear a report about a new, virtual cabaret being performed this weekend by members of a local theatre company. “A Virtual Cabaret – Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future” a production by Walking on Water, opens this weekend. WRFI news contributor Fred Balfour interviews founder and producing artistic director Priscilla Hummel on musical theater in general and on their upcoming production.
31:21
November 18, 2020
WRFI News: 11/17/20
Happy Tuesday! On this edition of the news,  WRFI Contributor Esther Racoosin talks with Jen Tennant, the artistic director of the Spring Writes festival, and Robin Schwartz of the Community Arts Partnership in Tompkins County, to learn more about the new virtual version of the festival.  
28:55
November 17, 2020
WRFI News: 11/16/20
Fred Balfour reports on the downsizing of faculty and staff at Ithaca College, plus local headlines, election news, and more.
27:35
November 16, 2020
WRFI News: 11/13/20
Happy Friday! After this episode's headline news, you’ll hear a recap of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 trial, and after that, an interview with Cornell Scientist Dr. Katie Fiorella about Algal Blooms.
30:52
November 14, 2020
WRFI News 11/12/20
Happy Thursday! On this edition of the news, you’ll hear a replay of Michayla Savitt’s interview with Jack Goldman, founder of The Bookery independent bookstore, which closed in November of last year after a long and storied tenure in the Dewitt Mall.
30:15
November 14, 2020
WRFI News: 11/11/20
Happy Veterans’ Day! After tonight’s headline news, you will hear a conversation with Dr. Ingrid Zabel about a new virtual and live exhibit at the Museum of the Earth at the Paleontological Research, called, Changing Climate, Our Future, Our Choices. It helps viewers learn about the causes of and possible solutions to the problem of climate change.
30:15
November 11, 2020
WRFI News: 11/10/20
Happy Tuesday! After tonight's headline news, listen to our interview with the playwright and a director of the Cherry Arts’ upcoming show, A Day, which opens this Friday. Producer Fred Balfour will give us a look at the local Ithaca theater’s show, which will be performed by four actors recording live video on greenscreens, edited in real-time for the audience’s viewing.
29:55
November 10, 2020
WRFI News: 11/09/20
Happy Monday! After tonight's headline news for Tompkins and Schuyler counties, listen to our live interview with Anna Lamb, the Ithaca Voice’s Senior Writer and Leader of the Newsroom. We talked with Anna about The Ithaca Voice’s coverage of local elections last week and over the past few months. We also heard about her plans for coverage of COVID-19 as we head into colder months; and finally, we took a behind the scenes look at the Ithaca Voice’s newsroom.
26:16
November 10, 2020
WRFI News: 11/06/20
After the headlines from Friday, November 6, listen to our story on The Social Justice Intensive, or S J I , which is an after school program hosted at the Youth Farm Project in Ithaca, New York. The program is about making social justice education a collaborative experience between the program’s leaders, and the youths in it. We bring you their myriad voices to share this learning experience with you as they are cultivating crops at the Youth Farm Project. 
31:33
November 6, 2020
WRFI News: 11/05/20
Happy Thursday! This edition of WRFI News was hosted by Ed von Aderkas and Fred Balfour. On today's feature, WRFI News Contributor Esther Racoosin speaks with Cornell Professor David Bateman, a scholar who studies the history of the development of political and voting rights in America. They discuss about different subjects pertaining to the history of the expansion of the electorate and how and why attempts at disenfranchisement continue today.
27:52
November 5, 2020
WRFI News: 11/04/20
Fill-in host Felix Teitelbaum interviews Democratic NY State Senate Candidate Leslie Danks Burke. At airtime, the outcome of her race against incumbent Tom O'Mara was still unknown. Contributor Esther Racoosin speaks with a local poll manager plus local headlines on this day after election day. Tessie Devlin cohosts.
29:09
November 5, 2020
SPECIAL BROADCAST: 2020 Elections
For WRFI Community Radio News' special pre-election broadcast, we bring you tonight's headlines, another voter vignette, and interviews with Mike Sigler, the Chairman of the Tompkins County Republican Party, and Stacey Dimas, second vice president of the Tompkins County Democratic Committee.
29:47
November 4, 2020
WRFI News: 11/02/20
Happy Monday! On this edition of the news, WRFI News contributor Fred Balfour interviews three people across the country about their experiences voting, and we listen to a bonus episode of Which Way Forward, our upcoming documentary about Police Reform, where our volunteers ask local candidates about their takes on police reform. 
30:45
November 2, 2020
WRFI News: 10/30/20
Happy (almost) Halloween! On today's show, WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt and WRFI Contributor Anna Lamb talk about the health department's tips on how to have a safe and spooky holiday this year. Then Anna brings you story about the case of Edward Rulloff, an Ithaca murderer in the 1800s. To round out our show, WRFI Contributor Fred Balfour chats with his fourth grade grandson about Halloween in a pandemic. Plus, we bring you the latest headline news in and around Tompkins and Schuyler Counties.
32:08
October 30, 2020
WRFI News: 10/29/20
Thursday arts beat time! WRFI News Contributor Fred Balfour reports on how Channel 13, one of the public TV channels in Tompkins County, has been off the air for over a month now. Then, you'll hear a tale from Trampoline, Ithaca’s premiere storytelling competition, now online due to COVID-19. This event's winning storyteller was Marissa Slocum, who tells her story "live" from the Zoom video conferencing “stage”.  Plus, we bring you the latest headline news in and around Tompkins and Schuyler Counties.
28:14
October 29, 2020
WRFI News: 10/28/20
WRFI Contributors & Ithaca College Park Scholars Skylar Eagle, Maia Noah, and Hailey Aldrich bring you a report that delves into some local candidates’ stances on police reform. Editorial supervision and sound design was by WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt. This is a bonus piece that’s part of our Fall collaborative radio project Which Way Forward: Reforming Public Safety. We have been cooking up this audio documentary with a team of over 15 reporters from WRFI, the Ithaca Voice, and the Ithaca College park Scholars. Stay tuned: the full documentary will air in December! Plus, we bring you the latest headline news in and around Tompkins and Schuyler Counties.
33:19
October 28, 2020
WRFI News: 10/27/20
The Civic Ensemble, which calls itself Ithaca's civic-minded theater company, had a change in leadership at the end of the summer. WRFI Community News contributor Pamela Tan spoke with the Civic's new Executive Director and members of the newly created Artistic Ensemble in August, when this piece first aired.  Plus, we bring you the latest headline news in and around Tompkins and Schuyler Counties.
30:41
October 27, 2020
WRFI News: 10/26/20
WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt is joined live by WRFI General Manager Felix Teitelbaum, and WRFI’s first-ever Assistant General Manager, Peter Champelli to hear about the "State of the Station". We delve into the latest station improvements, none of which couldn't have happened without all the volunteers and staff that make up the WRFI Community. Plus, we bring you the latest headline news in and around Tompkins and Schuyler Counties.
29:30
October 26, 2020
WRFI News: 10/23/20
A protest held last night outside Ithaca Police Department resulted in half a dozen arrests. Ithaca Voice reporter Matt butler was on the scene, and gives a rundown of how the nights’ events unfolded, and WRFI news Director Michayla Savitt speaks with community organizer Genevieve Rand, one of the people arrested outside of IPD. Plus, we bring you the latest headline news in and around Tompkins and Schuyler Counties.
32:57
October 23, 2020
WRFI News: 10/22/20
WRFI News Intern Tessie Devlin brings you the story about how one college student is managing a pain disorder during COVID-19 and an unusual school year. Plus, we bring you the latest headline news in and around Tompkins and Schuyler Counties.* Note: a previous version of this podcast mistakenly did not include the headlines for 10/22. It has since been updated to include the full show.
31:41
October 23, 2020
WRFI News: 10/21/20
WRFI contributor Esther Racoosin speaks with Yael Saar and Margaret Royall, organizers of Parents2Polls Tompkins, a non-partisan get out the vote initiative that aims to make it easier for busy families to make a plan to get to early voting sites. Plus, we bring you the latest headline news in and around Tompkins and Schuyler Counties.
28:16
October 21, 2020
WRFI News: 10/20/20
WRFI News Contributor Pamela Tan brings you a report about a socially distanced book launch held over the summer at the Aurora drive-in theater, where local author Melanie Conroy-Goldman premiered her new novel, The Likely World. Pamela attended the event with her family, and produced this feature which first aired on our program on August 12, 2020. Plus, we bring you the latest headline news in and around Tompkins and Schuyler Counties.
30:12
October 20, 2020
SPECIAL BROADCAST! COVID-19 Town Hall: Public Health in the Pandemic
WRFI Community Radio hosted* a discussion and call-in show about public health concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus pandemic. WRFI's 11th COVID-19 Town Hall featured YOUR QUESTIONS, Frank Kruppa, Public Health Director at the Tompkins County Health Department, and Gen Meredith, Associate Director of the Cornell University Masters of Public Health program. WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt hosted the program remotely, and produced the show with help from the News Team. *note, due to technical difficulties we had to start our program late, stay tuned for more town halls about public health in the near future!
44:27
October 20, 2020
WRFI News: 10/16/20
During the headlines, WRFI Contributor and Ithaca Voice reporter Anna Lamb calls in with an update on a pro-Trump rally taking place Friday afternoon in Ithaca that shut down a portion of South Meadow street. Later on in the program, WRFI News Contributor Fred Balfour brings you his healthcare report comparing the costs of the same medical visit in Stonybrook, New York vs. Paris, France. Then, we send you off with a recorded tale from one of Ithaca’s Trampoline story competitions, themed “Seven Deadly Sins” during their “Year in Hell” season. WRFI’s very own Peter Bakija tells the story about how when he was an almost-teen in the 80s, he plotted to murder another 12 year old. Spoiler alert: he didn’t kill anyone.
31:37
October 16, 2020
WRFI News: 10/15/20
WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt is joined via telephone by Ithaca Voice contributing writer Brian Crandall, who reports on development projects happening in and around Tompkins County. Brian delves into the latest news about the Ithaca Green Street Garage redevelopment, and he confirms the news of a long-awaited Trader Joe’s coming to Ithaca. Plus, we bring you the latest headline news in and around Tompkins and Schuyler Counties.
27:50
October 16, 2020
WRFI News: 10/14/20
Today on our program, we spotlight WRFI’s all-things science show, Locally Sourced Science. LSS Contributor Esther Racoosin speaks with Dr. Taryn Bauerle, an Associate Professor at Cornell in their school of integrative plant science. Dr. Bauerle studies plant responses to water deficits, and offers her take on how the region’s recent moderate drought is affecting trees and other plants. Plus, we bring you the latest headline news in and around Tompkins and Schuyler Counties.
30:31
October 14, 2020
WRFI News: 10/13/20
Today on our show, we spotlight another local podcast! This episode of the Cornell ILR school podcast, WORK! Exploring the future of work, labor and employment features a conversation with Sara Nelson, the international president of the Association of Flight Attendants, AFL-CIO. She and host Alex Colvin (Cornell ILR Dean) discuss the shifts that have occurred in unions. Hear more of the podcast at work.ilr.edu.  And as always, we bring you the latest headline news in and around Tompkins and Schuyler Counties.
30:27
October 13, 2020
WRFI News: 10/12/20
Today on our program, we dig into the WRFI archives with an episode of “Ear to Earth” a special WRFI News series produced in collaboration with the Park Scholars Program at Ithaca College. First aired in May 2019, this four-part series tackles how climate change is impacting Tompkins County. This episode features two interviews about environmental racism. WRFI Contributor Skylar Eagle speaks with Ithaca College Professor Pranietha Mudliar how resource policies affect communities of color. Then, WRFI Contributor John Turner delves into climate issues facing the Cayuga Nation with guest Margaret Ann Bowers, also known as Poco.  Plus, the latest headline news in and around Tompkins and Schuyler Counties.
30:57
October 12, 2020
WRFI News: 10/9/20
In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness week, WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt delves into her mom's experience getting proper care for bipolar 1 disorder after being misdiagnosed for almost her entire life, and managing a mental illness every day and, especially in a pandemic. Plus, we bring you the latest headline news in and around Tompkins and Schuyler Counties.
31:20
October 9, 2020
WRFI News: 10/8/20
WRFI News Contributor Jon Donville recounts an unexpected obstacle that came between him and his girlfriend amid the COVID-19 shutdown: the United States and Canada border. Plus, the latest headline news in and around Tompkins and Schuyler Counties.
29:22
October 8, 2020
WRFI News: 10/7/20
WRFI News Contributor Esther Racoosin speaks with Robin Schwartz, program and grant director for the Community Arts Partnership in Tompkins County. They discuss the virtual and in-person events on the Greater Ithaca Art Trail happening October 10-11 and 17-18. Plus, the latest headline news in and around Tompkins and Schuyler Counties.
28:09
October 7, 2020
WRFI News: 10/6/20
The latest headline news in and around Tompkins and Schuyler Counties. Plus, Ithaca Voice reporters Anna Lamb and Matt Butler join WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt live via telephone to discuss a local rally held on October 3 in support of President Trump. Anna and Matt also discuss the defacement of a downtown Black Lives Matter mural in the early hours of October 4.
27:54
October 6, 2020