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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…Read More
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. …Read More
With so many crises facing our communities and the world, WRFI has strived to rise to the occasion. From bolstering our steadfast commitment to local and independent news, to introducing our new Town Hall Meetings, to producing socially-distanced radio from our DJ living rooms, we’ve deepened our commitment to the kind of community building that…Read More
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!
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Thank you, again.
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TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY – There are 428 active cases of COVID-19 in Tompkins County, burying the previous all time high of 330 active cases on January 8th, 2021. On August 26th, there were just 186 active cases. There have been an average of 60 new cases every day for the past week. While the rates…Read More
Two years ago, the City of Ithaca passed the Green New Deal resolution, promising that whatever it does to fight climate change will benefit the whole community, especially people with limited means. As the city moves to decarbonize transportation and electricity sources and change the way it heats and cools its buildings, it’s also asking…Read More
ALBANY, N.Y. — A bill to bolster the New York Secure Choice Savings Program will reach Gov. Kathy Hochul’s desk in the coming months. Proponents of the measure said its approval will allow New Yorkers to save for retirement more easily. The legislation would apply to companies with at least 10 employees that don’t already provide a…Read More
TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY – Tompkins County’s record for new cases of COVID-19 has been broken. The Health Department is reporting 130 new positive cases of COVID today, and a total of 364 active cases. The rise in cases is largely being attributed to the arrival of college students. In response to the sharp increase, Tompkins County…Read More
And that was the voice of Walter Hang, talking about Ithaca Falls: a spectacular natural area, that’s contaminated with lead. Efforts to clean up the lead have gone on for almost 20 years, and now the EPA is near completing a limestone wall to contain the pollutants. Once that wall is done,…Read More
ITHACA, NY – An Ithaca taxi driver was robbed of their vehicle on Saturday. The Ithaca Police department reported two suspects in the robbery. The victim told police that one of the suspects pointed a rifle at them, demanding the keys to their taxi while they were sitting in the vehicle. The two suspects fled…Read More