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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. 

Love and Radio in the Time of COVID-19

By Felix Teitelbaum

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. …

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Radio for the Revolution – Support Your Community Station TODAY

By Felix Teitelbaum

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…

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WRFI Hires Assistant General Manager

By Felix Teitelbaum

Since I was hired in 2014 as WRFI’s first employee, it’s been my honor to serve the station as (more or less) it’s only administrative staff person. We’ve come a long way in that time, but there’s so much more we can become than one part-time employee can realistically manage–especially given the major undertakings before…

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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.


Latest from the WRFI News Team

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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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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GIAC’s Leslyn McBean-Clairborne reflects on annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast

By Peter Champelli | January 18, 2021

CHAMPELLI: It’s Martin Luther King Junior day – and this past Saturday, the Greater Ithaca Activities Center, or GIAC, held their annual Breakfast event commemorating the civil rights leader. CHAMPELLI: Thanks so much for making time to talk with me today. MCBEAN-CLAIRBORNE: Thank you, you know it’s important to me because it’s Sunday football and…

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