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2019 Fall Premium Preview: Ripple Effect Our waterways will always define our area—more than hotel and luxury housing development, more than traffic jams, more than politics or the culture wars. The 2019 “Ripple Effect” logo pays tribute to our beloved Finger Lakes. Water is life and unites us all. Celebrate community radio and our precious…Read More
Getting Here: Personal Stories Of Immigration, Migration, And Displacement Saturday, November 9 from 3-5pm at the Community Arts Partnership ArtSpace on the Ithaca Commons In this time of increasingly divisive rhetoric, policies, and politics around race, immigration, and national origin, personal stories are important. WRFI is hosting live storytelling event featuring 7 people telling their…Read More
WRFI was recently honored by the New York State Broadcasters Association with a 2019 Excellence in Broadcasting Award for “The Loneliness Radio Project.” We are thrilled to say we won a first place statewide award in the category of Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series and are so proud of all our collaborators who made…Read More
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The 2019 "Ripple Effect" logo pays tribute to our beloved Finger Lakes. Water is life and unites us all. Celebrate community radio and our precious lakes with a sweet new tee shirt, tote bag, or camp mug. Make your one-time or recurring donation and let us say thanks by sending you a gift!
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Actors Donna Acquavella and Levi Wilson discuss Cornell PMA and the Civic Ensembles production of “The Next Storm” with Felix Teitelbaum and Neil Schill for Off the Couch on WRFI Community Radio. WRFI is a co-sponsor of “The Next Storm.” IT IS THE YEAR 2030 AND PORTIONS OF ITHACA ARE UNDER WATER. THE FUTURE IS…Read More
WRFI’s Michayla Savitt visited Lily Gershon and Matt Ocone to chat about the duo’s puppet act, and experience part of “Aunt Irene’s Variety show” at the home performance space of the Lilypad Puppet Theatre in Freeville, NY. The group holds shows around the Finger Lakes region, learn more lilypadpuppettheatre.org. Photo credit: Jacob MroczekRead More
At the national level, the first four Democratic primary debates discussed “Medicare for all” and how to pay for it. That topic lead all the others in total minutes. Meanwhile, New York state’s legislature held 3 open hearings across the state to discuss the proposed New York Health Act single payer health insurance. Totaling 28…Read More
Tompkins County first early voting session comes to a close, produced by WRFI and the Ithaca Voice [AUDIO]
In January, state lawmakers approved the New York State Early Voting Act, which gives New Yorkers extra time to cast their ballots.Read More
September 20th, 2019 goes down in history — in protests across the globe, six million people showed their solidarity against the global climate crisis. The march was sparked by Greta Thunberg’s “Fridays for Future” walk-out protests, in her home country of Switzerland. Every day the headlines are sprinkled with news of climate change. On a…Read More
Nermeen Shaikh is a sentinel of U.S. independent media. She’s a weekly co-host on the show “Democracy Now!” and the author of “The Present as History” published by Columbia University Press. Shaikh spoke at Ithaca College on October 3rd, 2019. Her talk was titled: The Crisis of the Media Industrial Complex. This is an edited…Read More