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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. 

YOUR DONATION MATCHED WED & THURS, Special Free Pile, Live Music, SOA Watch

By Felix

There are only three days left in our once-a-year marathon fund drive. And there’s never been a better time to give: All donations to the station on Wednesday (11/14) and Thursday (11/5) will be matched by an anonymous donor! More than ever, local and independent media must be protected. Working together, we can continue to amplify…

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Photo credit: Jacob Mroczek. Photo description: Tiffany Chai, a Cornell PhD student and mental health columnist for the Ithaca Voice, shares her perspective at a media training about reporting on suicide responsibly that took place on Oct. 15 at the Tompkins County Public Library in Ithaca.

Letter from the Editors: Announcing ‘The Loneliness Radio Project’

By Laura Rosbrow-Telem

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Loneliness Project: a multimedia collaboration between WRFI, The Ithaca Voice, The Cornell Daily Sun, and the Ithaca College Park Scholars Program. In a series of long-form online articles, audio pieces, videos, and infographics, we will take a careful look at loneliness and its impact on mental…

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WRFI’s 2018 Fundraiser Marathon – SPECIAL PROGRAMMING!

By Domenic Gagliano

Also, show your pledge and vote for WRFI Community Radio! Please support our station and help us continue to grow. We have new premiums and daily prizes each day of the marathon running now through November 15. Here is a rundown of some of the special programming happening during the marathon. Tune in, show your…

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2018 Marathon Swag

Check out the 2018 Fall Marathon premiums!

Your contribution today will help to sustain all of the efforts that keep WRFI up and running 24/7 for the Ithaca and Watkins Glen area. T-Shirts are available for sustaining members who contribute $60 or more ($5 /month). Thank you!

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New grounds for safe drug injection site bill in Albany — yet no official yes from Ithaca or Tompkins

By WRFI News Staff | February 15, 2019

State legislators are trying to revive a bill establishing supervised injection sites that hasn’t moved since 2017. Here‘s John Yoon reporting for WRFI. You might remember the Ithaca Plan from 2016: a comprehensive drug plan proposed by Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick. It included a proposal to establish safe consumption sites, which required changes to state…

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Mary Jo Dudley talks about challenges of migrant workers

By WRFI News Staff | February 15, 2019

Director of Cornell Farmworker Program Mary Jo Dudley spoke with WRFI’s John Yoon about immigrant rights, volunteership, and social change. Here‘s the interview. This piece first aired on Your Morning on February 11. Image courtesy of Farmworkers Forum.

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A Conversation with a Death Doula / Death Midwife [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | February 13, 2019

We speak with Angela Mennitto. She is a death doula / death midwife, educator, and community organizer. Our conversation explores the role of the death doula in the dying process, the philosophies of the practice, how this in effect challenges societal concepts and approaches to death, and the general history of death midwifery. Angela Mennitto’s…

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The Paleontological Research Institution Celebrates Darwin Days

By WRFI News Staff | February 9, 2019

The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) in Ithaca, New York celebrates its 14th annual Darwin Days from February 9th to February 16th, 2019. Jim Harper, Manager of marketing and communications at PRI talks about the Darwin Days events happening at locations around Ithaca. He also provides a sneak preview of the new exhibit at PRI’s Museum…

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Cornell Law Review elected new executive editors — and they’re all women

By WRFI News Staff | February 5, 2019

Women now lead the Cornell Law Review for the first time in the publication’s history. WRFI’s John Yoon brings us this report.

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Off the Couch on WRFI: Ashley Connor on Career, Women in Film, “Madeline’s Madeline”

By Felix | February 5, 2019

Felix Teitelbaum of Off the Couch on WRFI interviews acclaimed cinematographer and Ithaca College Park School of Communications graduate Ashley Connor. Connor’s credits include numerous films (The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Person to Person), television programs (Broad City season 5, Ramy) as well as music videos for the likes of Jenny Lewis, Angel Olsen and…

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