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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. 

SufferJets vs. RocStars Roller Derby on 5/11

By katrina

Tune in to WRFI at 7pm tomorrow, Saturday 5/11, for a special broadcast of the Ithaca League of Women Rollers first home bout of the 2013 season, live from Cass Park Rink in Ithaca: Ithaca SufferJets vs. Rochester RocStars!  There will be two 30 minute sets, with a halftime show. Starting at 5pm, we’ll be…

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WRFI’s Mission and Values

By katrina

Did you know that WRFI Community Radio is guided by our mission and values statement? “WRFI will always be community owned and operated, providing access to the airwaves and an opportunity to learn the craft of radio while serving the general well-being of its community. WRFI exists to inform and entertain. WRFI will strive to…

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Thanks again to our wonderful supporters

By katrina

WRFI Community Radio is on the air thanks to the support of our listeners, like Hector Abruna, Donald Barber, Curt Dunnam and Jessica Brown & Joshua Granger.  To learn how you can join them in keeping our local independent community radio station on the air, go to our Support page.

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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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Photo of Chris Biehn, an Ithaca College Park Scholar student who is a mental health advocate and open about his struggles with bipolar disorder. Photo credit: Courtesy of Chris Biehn

The Loneliness Project, Ep. 1: Top student shares struggles with bipolar disorder, medical leave

By Laura Rosbrow-Telem | November 9, 2018

Welcome to the premiere episode of The Loneliness Project, an audio production of WRFI and the Ithaca College Park Scholars Program. From mental health to social media, reporters throughout the Ithaca community are analyzing the issue of loneliness through multiple lenses. This piece is also part of a larger multimedia collaboration with The Ithaca Voice and The…

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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 Project’

By Laura Rosbrow-Telem | November 9, 2018

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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Centennial Celebration of the End of WWI at Cornell’s Risley Hall [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | November 7, 2018

Grady Owens, an archeology student at Cornell University, is the organizer of the Centennial Celebration of the end of the First World War. The celebration is taking place in the Risley Great Hall on the Cornell campus on Saturday, November 10th, starting at 5 pm.  The event will include speeches from students and university officials,…

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Photo: Courtesy of Facebook. Sam Quinones next to book, Dreamland.

Sam Quinones, journalist and author of ‘Dreamland,’ speaks with WRFI before Cornell talk on Nov. 7

By Laura Rosbrow-Telem | November 2, 2018

Sam Quinones is a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist and author of three books of narrative nonfiction. His latest book is Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. On Nov 2. on “Your Morning,” he spoke with WRFI’s Laura Rosbrow-Telem about Dreamland, his reflections on the opioid crisis, and what he thinks the country still…

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NY State Senator Tom O’Mara speaks with Lori Sonken before Nov. 6 election [AUDIO]

By Felix | October 30, 2018

NY State Senator Tom O’Mara (R) recently spoke with Lori Sonken about the economy, business, hydro-fracking, natural gas, Donald Trump, the deficit, toxic algal blooms, his law firm, conflicts of interest, and regulation, among other topics. He is running against Democratic candidate Amanda Kirchgessner for the 58th Senate District in New York on Nov. 6.…

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Tracy Mitrano. Photo is courtesy of Mitrano's social media.

Tracy Mitrano, NY23 Democratic Congressional Candidate, speaks with Laura Rosbrow-Telem about her odds against Rep. Tom Reed [AUDIO]

By Felix | October 26, 2018

Tracy Mitrano, the Democratic Congressional Candidate for New York’s 23rd district, spoke with WRFI’s Laura Rosbrow-Telem on Oct. 26 on ‘Your Morning.’ They talked about recent national polling of the race and her strategy against incumbent Republican Congressman Tom Reed, among other topics. The election is on Nov. 6. One quick note: We recorded this…

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