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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. 

WRFI News Reboots After Seven Years – Submit Your Feedback

By Felix Teitelbaum

Since its inception, WRFI News has overwhelmingly been an effort by scores of dedicated volunteers, and since 2017, the team has been lead by a series of part-time News Directors. In addition to the bedrock of local reporting the team has provided, the department has won awards and sent members on to further their careers…

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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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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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Daily features and interviews from our community

Coronavirus Update, January 22, 2021

By WRFI News Staff | January 22, 2021

The Tompkins County Health Department is reporting a number of potential public exposures to COVID-19. Our first one to report is at Five Below, at 744 S. Meadow St., in Ithaca. The date of the exposure to COVID was on Saturday, January 16, 11:30am-8:30pm. The other reported exposure to COVID-19 is at the Ithaca Walmart,…

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Editorial: So long, farewell, Ithaca [AUDIO]

By Michayla Savitt | January 22, 2021

Dear listeners, friends, & comrades, January 22, 2021 was last day as WRFI News Director. As we continue to face this global pandemic I’ve decided to move to a city (NYC) so I can be closer to family and loved ones in these tough times. It has been an absolute honor to work alongside this…

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Interview with Walking on Water’s Priscilla Hummel on Comfort Food, a Three-Part Musical [Audio]

By WRFI News Staff | January 21, 2021

WRFI News Contributor Pamela Tan speaks with Walking on Water‘s Priscilla Hummel about their upcoming production of the three-part musical, Comfort Food, which will stream online in February 2021.

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Coronavirus Update, January 20, 2021

By WRFI News Staff | January 20, 2021

The Tompkins County Health Department is reporting a number of potential public exposures to COVID-19 on TCAT, Routes 40, 43, and 53. The various exposures were in a rider, and occurred  January 15 – 18. You can review the specific days and times of the COVID exposure on TCAT, Routes 40, 43, and 53 on…

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Coronavirus Update, January 19, 2021

By WRFI News Staff | January 19, 2021

The Tompkins County Health Department is reporting another potential public exposure to COVID-19. This time, the positive case was detected in a person who rode TCAT bus number 32 on Friday, January 15th.  The individual boarded the TCAT bus around 1:50 pm at Gaslight Village Apartments and left the bus at Seneca Street Station at…

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WRFI News Reboots After Seven Years – Submit Your Feedback

By Felix Teitelbaum | January 18, 2021

Since its inception, WRFI News has overwhelmingly been an effort by scores of dedicated volunteers, and since 2017, the team has been lead by a series of part-time News Directors. In addition to the bedrock of local reporting the team has provided, the department has won awards and sent members on to further their careers…

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