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A Message from Pacifica, regarding Al-Jazeera News

By katrina

WRFI is no longer playing Al-Jazeera News, and this is why: To Pacifica Network listeners, Thank you listening to Pacifica’s exclusive broadcasts of Al Jazeera English and for supporting your local community radio station. It is with great regret that we must report that Al Jazeera English is no longer available for distribution in the…

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Our friends in Dryden and their Fracking Ban Get Some Great Coverage on MSNBC

By WRFI News Staff

SOURCE: >>> call it the little town that could. in 2011 , rural dryden in upstate new york , population, 14,500, banned hydraulic fracking, prompting the anchills exploration corporation to shoe. the energy company wanted the court to force the company to accept the fracking. not only did the town fight back, it garnered the support of 20,000 people to support them in…

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Last month’s WINO switch to WSKG

By katrina

Here’s the joint press release we put out with WSKG last month, regarding Ithaca Community Radio’s WINO license in Odessa.  Ithaca Community Radio, Inc. is the organization that owns WRFI Watkins Glen, W201CD Ithaca and WINO Odessa.

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Ithaca’s Dr. Scott Noren talks being a U.S. Senate Write-in Candidate [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | July 18, 2018

WRFI talked to Ithaca’s own Dr. Scott Noren, who’s running for U.S. Senate as a write in against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. We talked campaign finance, voter issues, and what his strategy will be in the upcoming race. Originally aired on Wednesday, July 18th on WRFI news.  Photo:

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PACE Energy Program Revamps for 2018 [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | July 12, 2018

In 2015, Tompkins county adopted the Sustainable Energy Loan Program which has provided Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE financing for local energy-related improvement projects. The financing program helps commercial and non-profit building owners reduce operating costs and increase the value of their properties through clean energy improvements. The Legislature has scheduled a public hearing…

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Ithaca Journalists Host Vigil for Capital Gazette Victims [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | July 9, 2018

On Friday, July 6th, local Ithaca journalists held a vigil for the five journalists who were shot and killed in the mass shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. The event featured a series of speakers and an opportunity to write letters and postcards of encouragement to the remaining staff at the Capital. This…

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Seneca Lake Guardian Opposes Construction of Waste to Energy Incinerator [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | July 9, 2018

Yvonne Taylor and Joseph Campbell of Seneca Lake Guardian speak about the slated development of a waste-to-energy trash incinerator in the Town of Romulus on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake.  They describe why they and hundreds of local businesses oppose the construction of the incinerator, and also discuss state legislation that is pending in…

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Hunter Friedland Cornell Class ’19 brings Rewardzzz to Ithaca [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | June 26, 2018

WRFI interviews Hunter Friedland, Cornell class of 2019 and developer of the app ‘Rewardzzz’, which is coming to Ithaca this fall. The app is powered by blockchain technology, and will allow Ithacans to earn points from local businesses to turn into rewards. The interview originally aired Tuesday, June 26th on WRFI Community Radio News.  Image:…

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Final Days of the 2018 Democratic Congressional Primary in NY 23: Ithaca Times’ Matt Butler weighs in (AUDIO)

By WRFI News Staff | June 23, 2018

The Democratic Candidate Forum for New York Congressional District 23 on Thursday at Greenstar, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and WRFI, was one of the candidates’ last public appearances before election day on June 26. The Ithaca Times‘ Matt Butler spoke with WRFI’s Laura Rosbrow-Telem about his impressions of this competitive primary race.…

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