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Swag Shop – Buy Classic WRFI Stuff!

By Felix

Holy cow! You can now buy older WRFI swag at steep discounts! These items were made for previous years’ fundraisers and we have just a few odds and ends left. Get ’em while they’re hot!

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Take a Sneak Peek at our 2019 Swag !

By Felix

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…

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Getting Here: Personal Stories Of Immigration, Migration, And Displacement – November 9, 3-5pm

By Felix

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…

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2019 Marathon Swag

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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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Lehman Alternative Community School climate strike organizers talk Dec. 6 rally [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | December 6, 2019

LACS Sunrise Movement organizer Franny Lux, along with LACS Sunrise HUB organizers Connor Logue & Tilden Smith speak with “Your Morning” host Ed von Aderkas ahead of the December 6th climate strike.

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Foodnet Executive Director discusses home meal delivery in Tompkins County [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | December 3, 2019

Foodnet Meals on Wheels is a local organization which provides both food and nutrition services to older individuals living in Tompkins County. Their services involve home delivery of hot meals throughout Ithaca, Groton, Trumansburg, and Lansing. Foodnet Executive Director, Jessica Gosa, recently spoke to WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt and News Contributor Pamela Tan on…

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Chris Hoff & Sam Harnett discuss the process, impact, and joy of “The World According to Sound” and “Cornell According to Sound” [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | November 29, 2019

Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett bring into focus into overlooked, under-expressed, and unknown parts of the world in their podcast, “The World According to Sound”. A public showing of their podcast and their special semester-long project “Cornell According to Sound” runs December 5th and 6th at the Cherry Artspace. They sat down with WRFI News director Michayla Savitt to talk shop about making both projects, and the impact they’ve seen so far.

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Area Congregations Together Holds 51st Annual Thanksgiving Service, “Radical Welcoming: One and All in Community”

By Esther Racoosin | November 27, 2019

Area Congregations Together (ACT) sponsors its 51st annual Thanksgiving Service in Tompkins County on Sunday, November 24, 2019. The event, taking place at host congregation, St. John’s Episcopal Church, featured a welcoming homily from Mother Megan Castellan of St. John’s, music from young artist singing group Vitamin L and pianist Molly McMillan, and a number…

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Jack Goldman on his journalism career and history of his longtime used bookstore, The Bookery

By WRFI News Staff | November 22, 2019

The Bookery has been a beloved local entity in Ithaca for the past 45 years. Located downtown in Dewitt Mall, The Bookery and The Bookery II were opened by Ithaca local Jack Goldman thanks to his love for books and desire to share them with the community. The Bookery shelves have held many unique or…

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Shawna Black talks Tompkins County Health — Why Merge Departments?

By WRFI News Staff | November 22, 2019

Shawna Black is a Tompkins county Legislator and chair of it’s Health and Human Services Committee. An important change may be coming to how Tompkins County organizes its health departments. There’s a recommendation to merge the county Departments of Public Health and Mental Health . Shawna Black was on the task force that made this…

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