New Schedule Starts Today!

by Felix on February 8, 2016

101308-Radio-MicrophoneWRFI is proud to announce some new programs on our airwaves starting today, Monday, February 8, 2016. In addition, a few existing programs have changed their air times to accommodate other changes. Take a look at our schedule online.

Here’s a list of the new shows you can expect to hear.

Uprising with Sonali Kolhatkar, weekdays at 2pm, emanates from Pacifica station KPFK in Los Angeles. This program “emphasizes connecting global issues with local ones” and aims “to motivate our listeners to take an active role in their communities.” The host, co-director of the Afghan Women’s Missions, writes a weekly column for the website Truthdig.

– IC a Healthier US with Professor Mary Bentley and students (Thursdays at 11am): An hour-long program hosted by Ithaca College students that explores histories and inequities as they impact the health of communities.

– Rattle the Jukebox (Fridays 11pm-1am): Host Alex E explores indie, punk and post-punk, and otherwise, typically with a weekly theme.

– Sound the Alarm with DJ JD returns to the air, alternate Saturdays 3-5pm: From ska to soul: a sonic journey to the heart of music.

– Will Spring Astrology (Sundays at 6pm): Tim Turecek and Uriel Carpenter explore astrology as a vehicle for transformation, insight, self-understanding, meaning, and fun.

– Fellow Travelers with Aron Gutman (Sundays 9-11pm): Cosmopolitan Roots and Otherworldy Transmissions.

Sadly, we say goodbye to a few programs that have dropped from the schedule as well. These include Bill Chaisson’s “Land and People,” “The Sublimate Hour” with Don Belately, and John Sullivan’s “Skeptical Sunday.” We will continue to run the Free Thought Radio podcasts which had previously been included on Skeptical Sunday.

Please check out our new programs! And let us know what you think.


Victor Pickard on the Media and the Presidential Primaries

by WRFI News Staff on February 13, 2016

Victor Pickard is an associate professor in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.  His doctorate is from the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.  He is co-editor with Robert McChesney of the book Will The Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights, and his most recent book is America’s Battle for Media Democracy.

We spoke on Friday, February 12th about Media and the Presidential Primaries


Prof. Matt Evangelista Discusses Problems with Cornell’s New College of Business Decision

February 9, 2016

Matt Evangelista is the President White Professor of History and Political Science in the Department of Government at Cornell. He is also a member of the faculty senate. In this interview with WRFI News’ Dan Apfel he discusses the problems with Cornell’s governance decisions related to the newly announced College of Business. He also addresses […]

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Supreme Court to Hear Case on Obama’s Authority to Implement Immigration Reforms

January 27, 2016

WRFI’s Lori Sonken talks with Cornell professor Shannon Gleeson about what communities around the country are doing to invest in programs to benefit immigrant communities and local economies. This interviewed aired on January 22, 2016.

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Consolidation efforts in New York State- January 26th, 2016

January 26, 2016

Esther Racoosin speaks with Kent Gardner and Paul Bishop of the Center for Governmental Research, a nonprofit consultation firm based in Rochester, New York.  They discuss the results of different municipal and school district consolidation efforts, as well as what the upcoming police consolidation study between the City of Ithaca and Tompkins County might include.  […]

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Guidelines for children reading e-books- January 19th, 2016

January 19, 2016

Esther Racoosin speaks with Elizabeth Stilwell, interim co-director of the Family Reading Partnership about her organization’s recommendations to parents and adults who read e-books to children.  She describes how babies and young children react to being read conventional books, and how they might respond differently to e-books. This interview initially aired on the January 19th, […]

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Mental health in schools needs proactive approach-January 12th, 2016

January 12, 2016

Esther Racoosin speaks with local author Aimee Lehmann about her recent editorial in the Ithaca Journal regarding a reported increase in students experiencing school-related stress. This interview initially aired on the January 12th, 2016 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Join hundreds of other community members in making WRFI Radio great!

December 31, 2015

Your donations help us air national and regional shows like Democracy Now! and the Capitol Pressroom. Your donations also help us maintain our facilities and train local people to make radio. Our volunteers are entering their fourth year of creating valuable local programming like WRFI News, the Morning Show with Jim Murphy, Eco-Defense Radio and the Forecast as well as a […]

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