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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. 

WRFI’s The Scene Interviews Tawab Danish on Exile from Afghanistan

By Chantal Thomas

Today’s episode of The Scene features an interview with Tawab Danish, a professor of human rights and constitutional law from Afghanistan, where he lived until the 2021 withdrawal of US forces and the subsequent takeover of the country by the Taliban. With his wife and three young sons, Professor Danish arrived in the US in…

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CREATIVES: Dr. Nia Nunn on Her New Book “Deep Breath” [AUDIO]

By Felix Teitelbaum

Dr Nia Nunn talks with Felix Teitelbaum about her new book “Deep Breath.” “This poetry book and curriculum (including multimedia exercises and discussion questions) is designed to help individuals, groups, and organizations strengthen the culture of their community and social consciousness. A selfstudy within a collective, Dr. Nia Nunn’s methodology as a mother-scholar-educator-psychologist-community leader, and…

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Remix our Flying Fish! Submissions due September 7th

By Eve Chaneles

Hey Artists! WRFI is looking for your unique, bold, simple take on our “Flying Fish” graphic to help rep the station online, in-print, or who knows..? • No need to include station numbers/text beyond “WRFI” • Your signature or handle is welcome in your design • Submit your design by emailing it to by…

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Headlines for September 30th, 2022

By George Christopher | September 30, 2022

On Wednesday, local politicians toured the homeless encampment behind Wal-Mart. According to the Ithaca Voice, the group included Ithaca Common Council member Cynthia Brock, Republican Congressional candidate Marc Molinaro, and Tompkins County legislator Mike Sigler. The group spoke with several residents of the encampments who said theft and drug abuse were their primary concerns. Alderperson…

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Headlines for Thursday, September 29, 2022

By Felix Teitelbaum | September 29, 2022

The Ithaca Voice’s exhaustive coverage of Tuesday’s Ithaca Planning and Development Board meeting details plans reviewed for five new apartment projects, a new fire house, a car wash, and a new building on the Cornell campus.  The housing projects would construct some 423 new housing units. The housing projects reviewed include four proposed by the…

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Headlines for Wednesday, September 28

By Felix Teitelbaum | September 28, 2022

The Ithaca Planning and Economic Development Committee is reviewing two policy proposals dealing with the short term rental (or STR) market in the city. The STR market includes dwellings rented through Airbnb, VRBO, and other platforms. According to the Ithaca Voice the main goals of the draft policies are to help ensure that STRs don’t…

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Headlines for September 27, 2022

By Lucas Santiago | September 27, 2022

Ithaca’s Health and Human Services Committee has begun discussing policies to combat the growing opioid crisis including the creation of a special task force. Other forms of assistance discussed include  providing addiction services and fentanyl testing strips. According to the Ithaca Voice, the committee intends on asking the Chair of the Tompkins County Legislature about…

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Headlines for Monday, September 26, 2022

By Felix Teitelbaum | September 26, 2022

Ithaca’s Planning and Economic Development Committee voted unanimously last week to endorse an application for state funds to revitalize two downtown properties. According to the Ithaca Voice, developer Urban Encore LLC led by local John Guttridge will apply for up to $2 million to renovate two buildings on the 100 block of South Cayuga St.…

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Headlines for September 23 2022

By George Christopher | September 23, 2022

The Tompkins County Legislature has approved a new transportation agreement between TCAT and its three underwriters, the county, the city of Ithaca, and Cornell University. According to the Ithaca Times, the previous agreement was set to expire in early October which would’ve left TCAT unfunded. The new contract will also allow TCAT’s three underwriters to…

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