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    Juneteenth Preview 6_12_19 [AUDIO]

    June 14, 2019

    Juneteenth is the nation’s oldest occasion celebrating the abolition of slavery, This Saturday, Ithaca’s Southside Community center invites the community to celebrate with them in a day of music, movies, and abolitionist teachings. WRFI’s Michayla Savitt spoke with Dr. Nia Nunn, Joe Lewis, and Kayla Matos about this year’s celebration surrounding Mama Scott, a born The post Juneteenth Preview 6_12 ... more


    Ear to Earth, Ep. 3: Environmental racism [AUDIO]

    May 31, 2019

    This is the third episode of “Ear to Earth”. It’s a special WRFI News series about how climate change is impacting Tompkins County, in collaboration with the Park Scholars Program at Ithaca College. In this third piece, there are two segments about environmental racism. Producer Skylar Eagle speaks with IC Professor Pranietha Mudliar about her The post Ear to Earth, Ep. 3: Environmental racism [AU ... more


    Ear to Earth, Ep. 2: Farmers [AUDIO]

    May 29, 2019

    This is the second episode of “Ear to Earth”. It’s a special WRFI News series about how climate change is impacting Tompkins County, in collaboration with the Park Scholars Program at Ithaca College. In this second piece, there are two segments about farmers in Tompkins County. The first half profiles the nonprofit Groundswell, which works The post Ear to Earth, Ep. 2: Farmers [AUDIO] appeared fir ... more


    Ear to Earth, Ep. 1: ‘Localizing’ climate change in Tompkins County [AUDIO]

    May 28, 2019

    This is the first episode of “Ear to Earth”. It’s a special WRFI News series about how climate change is impacting Tompkins County, in collaboration with the Park Scholars Program at Ithaca College. In this first piece, there are three segments about how different groups in Tompkins County are "localizing" climate change, including a Cornell The post Ear to Earth, Ep. 1: ‘Localizing' climate ... more


    Amnesty Int’l Collects Signatures for NY Bill to Limit Prison Solitary Confinement (Audio)

    May 24, 2019

    Every month for the past 3 years, the local Amnesty International chapter has been collecting signatures in support of a state bill to limit solitary confinement in New York prisons. Yesterday afternoon, WRFI’s Fred Balfour interviewed two supporters and a member of the Tompkins County Legislature.   The post Amnesty Int’l Collects Signatures for NY Bill to Limit Prison Solitary Confinement ( ... more