Sadly, after several years of fruitful partnership, Radio Free America (RFA) has ceased operations. For the time being this will mean that WRFI has no comprehensive archiving of its local programs. News features are still being posted. Please rest assured that we are working to find a solution as quickly as we can. The free…

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Forums, initiatives, and more July 20, 6-7pm on WRFI Which Way Forward: Conversations on Systematic Oppression Hosted by Godfrey Simmons; Featuring panelists Fabina Benites The coronavirus crisis has highlighted and exacerbated long-standing, racial and social inequities. Now, the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others have ignited renewed outrage and mobilization against systemic…

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The Tompkins County District Attorney is Tompkins’ top law enforcement official and prosecutes violations of New York State law within the county.   New York’s primary election is coming up on June 23 and WRFI is pleased to present a District Attorney Candidates Forum Monday, which aired June 8th from 6-7pm. Incumbent Matt Van Houten,…

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Carlos Gutiérrez habló con el Dr. José Canario, director médico de la clínica Finger Lakes Community Health, el miércoles 22 de abril de 2020. El Dr. Canario ha estado trabajando para abordar los impactos del coronavirus en los trabajadores agrícolas inmigrantes. Carlos Gutierrez spoke with Dr. Jose Canario chief medical officer at the Finger Lakes…

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Join the conversation and TUNE IN and Monday, April 20 from 6-7pm for WRFI’s second coronavirus virtual town hall meeting. Monday’s meeting will feature YOUR QUESTIONS and Dr. David Evelyn, the Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for Cayuga Medical Center from 6:00-6:30pm and, in the second half-hour (6:30-7pm), Frank Kruppa, Public Health Director at Tompkins County Health Department, and Gen Meredith, Associate Director of Cornell University MPH Program (Public Health). More panelists may be added.

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On Monday, March 16 from 6-7pm WRFI held a virtual town hall meeting on the air and online. The program, our first ever call public call-in show, saw overwhelming interest from the community. The show broke the internet – or at least maxed out our our web-stream capacity. Luckily, you can listen to the whole…

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The iconic Chanticleer rooster normally perched above the corner of Cayuga and Martin Luther King Streets and Ithaca was taken down yesterday for restoration and other work to the local bar’s roof. The Chanticleer’s Jeff Mazer says the work was overdue, “No one’s touched that that rooster since has been put up probably. And that…

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