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WRFI Painting Party! Saturday, March 3 from 12 – 5pm

By Felix

Have you always wanted to help out at WRFI but haven’t been sure how? The station is getting a little makeover and we could use the help of a few good painters.We’ll be painting the office and studios on Saturday, March 3 from noon until 5pm. We’re hoping to get about five or six people…

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Become a Community Radio News Reporter! Recruitment Event, Tuesday, 2/27, 7:00pm

By WRFI News Staff

Do you want to tell stories that matter, learn how to make radio, and hang out with some of the greatest people you could ever hope to meet? The event is Tuesday, 2/27, 7:00 pm in the Borg Warner Room at Tompkins County Public Library.  Community Radio is HIP and for everybody, including YOU. So…

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Feeding Tompkins Part 7: Hunger in the School System

By WRFI News Staff | April 20, 2018

This is Part 6 of Feeding Tompkins, an in-depth look at food insecurity in Tompkins County and a collaborative project between WRFI News, the Ithaca College Park Scholar Program, The Ithaca Voice, and Hot Potato Press. This article was written by Alison Fromme, of Hot Potato Press, with reporting by Jolene Almendarez and the Park…

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The Advocacy Center in Tompkins County observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | April 17, 2018

Kristi Taylor, Education Director of the Advocacy Center in Tompkins County, talks about Sexual Assault Awareness Month. She discusses the theme of this year’s observance, “Embrace Your Voice”, and also how the Advocacy Center is marking the event. This interview was produced by Esther Racoosin of WRFI News on April 17, 2018. (photo: National Sexual…

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Feeding Tompkins Part 6: Mothers Reflect on Food Insecurity

By WRFI News Staff | April 13, 2018

This is Part 6 of Feeding Tompkins, an in-depth look at food insecurity in Tompkins County and a collaborative project between WRFI News, the Ithaca College Park Scholar Program, The Ithaca Voice, and Hot Potato Press. This article was written by Alison Fromme, of Hot Potato Press, with reporting by the Park Scholars. Photo illustrations…

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Dan Brown, Executive Director of Racker, talks about the organization’s 70th birthday [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | April 9, 2018

Racker, a center that provides services to people with disabilities and their families, is celebrating their 70th anniversary. Executive Director, Dan Brown, talks about the organization, the services that it provides, and how they will celebrate this special milestone. Esther Racoosin of WRFI News produced this interview, which aired on April 9th, 2018. (photo from…

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Feed Tompkins Part 5: Addressing Food Insecurity Means Tackling Housing Crisis, Low Wages

By WRFI News Staff | April 7, 2018

Feeding Tompkins Part 5: Why addressing food insecurity means tackling the housing crisis, low wages ITHACA, N.Y. — Almost 15,000 Tompkins County residents are food insecure and there is virtually no plan in place in local governments to directly tackle hunger. Feeding people is left to local non-profits who are run almost entirely on grants…

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Amnesty International at Cornell Hosts Mass Incarceration Week of Action [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | April 4, 2018

Chris Elliott, Cornell student and co-organizer of the Mass Incarceration Week of Action talks about the human rights crisis of mass incarceration in the United States.  He discusses the causes of mass incarceration, and how the justice system in the US has to be reformed.  Elliott also describes the events happening during the week of…

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