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Here are the latest announcements and opportunities to get involved in WRFI, follow along with us on this journey of serving Ithaca and Watkins Glen with community radio. We love hearing from you! Contact us anytime. 

“Rejoice the Vote” Announces Art Contest Winners

By Felix Teitelbaum

Votes have been cast but the results of the 2020 elections still being challenged. We’re ready, though, to congratulate some real winners: the winners of the Rejoice the Vote art contest: Zoriana, Yi Nan, and Charlie Sue. This contest challenged young artists to create work that inspires people, especially young people, and reminds them that…

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WRFI News Reboots After Seven Years – Submit Your Feedback

By Felix Teitelbaum

Since its inception, WRFI News has overwhelmingly been an effort by scores of dedicated volunteers, and since 2017, the team has been lead by a series of part-time News Directors. In addition to the bedrock of local reporting the team has provided, the department has won awards and sent members on to further their careers…

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COVID and Vaccine Town Hall Meeting, Wednesday, January 6, 4-5pm

By Felix Teitelbaum

Join Tompkins County Officials and Cayuga Health System CEO Dr. Martin Stallone for a virtual COVID-19 Town Hall on Wednesday, January 6 at 4:00pm. The meeting will be broadcast on WRFI and streamed live to YouTube. Members of the public can submit questions for the panelists by emailing Dominick Recckio, Tompkins County Communications Director at drecckio@tompkins-co.org,…

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We're really feeling the love! Thanks to your help, we reached our goal and raised over $17,000 during December!  Together we're ready to take on the challenges of 2021!

Of course, it's never too late to give, head over to our donation page anytime.

Thank you, again.

2021-THANKS

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Reimagining Public Safety Draft Report, From Release to Now

By WRFI News Staff | March 5, 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.  Find the GQ article here. To watch…

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COVID Cases are Dropping, Tompkins County Officials Say There’s Still a Chance for Another Spike

By WRFI News Staff | March 3, 2021

Active cases of COVID-19 have been on a downward trend in Tompkins County.  According to the County’s local coronavirus data, the weekly average for new positive cases is 9 a day. 9 new positive cases a day — the last time this was the average was in Early November, before the well predicted holiday spike…

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Hyper-Local Weather Forecasting System Could be a Boon to New York

By WRFI News Staff | March 2, 2021

Cornell University has begun work developing a hyperlocal weather forecasting system for New York state’s rural communities.  They’ve partnered with community stakeholders to design and implement a forecasting system aimed at improving winter-storm emergency response and coordination around natural disasters. It’s a part of a competition hosted by the National Science Foundation, or NSF. For…

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WRFI and Ithaca Voice reporters talk about the Reimagining Public Safety Draft Report and Townhall

By WRFI News Staff | February 26, 2021

The City of Ithaca and Tompkins County legislator held a joint town hall on February, 25th to field questions from the public on the draft report. WRFI News Director, Jimmy Jordan, speaks with Anna Lamb, and Matt Butler of the Ithaca Voice about that meeting, parts of the report, the public’s questions, and the challenges…

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Ithaca College Finalizes Faculty Cuts, Faculty Critical of the Administration’s Process

By Jimmy Jordan | February 26, 2021

The Ithaca College Administration finalized a strategic plan that calls for making dramatic cuts to it’s faculty. But the process that led the college administration to make this decision, as well as the other associated with it, are being criticized by faculty and students.

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Shifting Immigration Policy and its Impact on the Ithaca Community

By WRFI News Staff | February 26, 2021

With the shift in presidential administrations, how immigration policy will change is one topic of concern not only on a national level, but also in local communities like Ithaca.  In the past week, the Biden administration has taken some initial steps in changing immigration policy. WRFI News Team Intern Maia Noah has the story.  

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