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Local nonprofit Rejoice the Vote announces art contest winners

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 their vote is a powerful tool despite efforts at suppression; promotes the movement to lower the legal voting age to sixteen; and highlights youth activists (historical or contemporary) who fought and continue to fight for voting rights, especially for our youngest citizens.

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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. 

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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Help WRFI Get a Strong Start for 2021

By Felix Teitelbaum

2020 has been a rough year, and your small but mighty community station has been here with with you every step of the way. Please join our year-end campaign and help us raise $17,000 so we can take on 2021. Every little bit helps deliver more great local programming emphasizing inclusion, justice, and truth. When…

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Love and Radio in the Time of COVID-19

By Felix Teitelbaum

On March 15, as the New York response to the coronavirus began to take form, we shut the station to all volunteers and the public. With over 80 active volunteers and countless guests, interns, and community members coming through the station on any given day, the risk was just too high to stay fully open. …

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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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Coronavirus Update, January 13, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | January 13, 2021

First, a look at the local COVID-19 caseload: the number of hospitalizations in Tompkins due to complications from the virus are at 29.  Sadly there was one death from the virus reported yesterday.According to the Tompkins County health department, as of the time of our 6 p.m. broadcast there are 266 active cases of COVID-19.…

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Coronavirus Update, January 12, 2021

By WRFI News Staff | January 12, 2021

First, the Tompkins County Health Department is reporting a potential public exposure to COVID-19 at Red’s Place, 107 N Aurora St. Ithaca in Ithaca An employee of the restaurant who tested positive worked at Red’s on Saturday, January 9, from 5 p.m. to  9 p.m. The health department recommends that anyone who may have been…

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Coronavirus Update, January 11, 2021

By WRFI News Staff | January 11, 2021

Yesterday the New York State Health Department updated the information on scheduling for and receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. Starting today people in phase 1B are eligible to register for COVID-19 vaccinations. That group includes education workers, first responders, public safety workers, public transit workers and people aged 75 and older. Continuing to be eligible are…

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Coronavirus Update, January 8, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | January 8, 2021

The Tompkins County Health Department is reporting a potential public exposure to COVID-19 at AT&T, 748 S Meadow St in Ithaca The employee who tested positive worked on Friday, January 1, from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, January 2, from 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. The health department recommends anyone who may have…

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Coronavirus Update, January 5, 2021

By WRFI News Staff | January 5, 2021

COVID vaccine distribution is ramping up locally, as announced in a statement today by the Tompkins County Health Department.  Clinics held by Tompkins county this week are for individuals in the New York State Phase 1A category that are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Phase 1A eligible individuals include outpatient and ambulatory front-line, high…

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Coronavirus Update, January 4, 2021

By WRFI News Staff | January 4, 2021

First, we’ll take a look at the local COVID-19 caseload. The number of hospitalizations due to complications from the virus are up to 31 as of yesterday. In addition, another death linked to a COVID infection at a local nursing home was reported yesterday. As of now, it’s unknown which area nursing home the resident…

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