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Station News and Events

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. 

New Fall/Winter Schedule

By katrina

The Fall 2013 – Spring 2014 programming schedule is now up, starting Monday, September 9th.  Visit our Schedule page for the full week view, or browse the daily list view on the right.  Thanks go to our Program Directors Nick & Jim, and all of our returning and new on-air volunteers.  Cheers to a great…

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Call for Fall 2013 Local Programs

By katrina

It is WRFI Schedule time!  Community members interested in having a program on WRFI must submit their Slot Preference and Working Group/Committee Selection forms by Sunday, August 25th at 5pm.  This applies to new local programs and hosts who have not yet been trained, as well as seasoned hosts and currently-scheduled local programs.  If you…

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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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Daily features and interviews from our community

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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