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Take a Sneak Peek at our 2019 Swag !

By Felix

2019 Fall Premium Preview: Ripple Effect Our waterways will always define our area—more than hotel and luxury housing development, more than traffic jams, more than politics or the culture wars. The 2019 “Ripple Effect” logo pays tribute to our beloved Finger Lakes. Water is life and unites us all. Celebrate community radio and our precious…

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Getting Here: Personal Stories Of Immigration, Migration, And Displacement – November 9, 3-5pm

By Felix

Getting Here: Personal Stories Of Immigration, Migration, And Displacement Saturday, November 9 from 3-5pm at the Community Arts Partnership ArtSpace on the Ithaca Commons In this time of increasingly divisive rhetoric, policies, and politics around race, immigration, and national origin, personal stories are important. WRFI is hosting live storytelling event featuring 7 people telling their…

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From left to right, at NYSBA Luncheon in Binghamton on Apr. 18: WRFI General Manager Felix Teitelbaum; News Director Laura Rosbrow-Telem; Producer Elena Piech; Producer Skylar Eagle; and Ithaca Voice Managing Editor Kelsey O'Connor. Photo credit: Ofri Telem

WRFI Wins NYSBA Award for Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series for ‘The Loneliness Radio Project’

By WRFI News Staff

WRFI was recently honored by the New York State Broadcasters Association with a 2019 Excellence in Broadcasting Award for “The Loneliness Radio Project.” We are thrilled to say we won a first place statewide award in the category of Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series and are so proud of all our collaborators who made…

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2019 Marathon Swag

Check out the 2019 Fall Marathon premiums!

The 2019 "Ripple Effect" logo pays tribute to our beloved Finger Lakes. Water is life and unites us all. Celebrate community radio and our precious lakes with a sweet new tee shirt, tote bag, or camp mug. Make your one-time or recurring donation and let us say thanks by sending you a gift!

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165 New Yorkers Testify on proposed New York Health Act. [Audio]

By Fred Balfour | November 6, 2019

At the national level, the first four Democratic primary debates discussed “Medicare for all” and how to pay for it. That topic lead all the others in total minutes. Meanwhile, New York state’s legislature held 3 open hearings across the state to discuss the proposed New York Health Act single payer health insurance. Totaling 28…

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Tompkins County first early voting session comes to a close, produced by WRFI and the Ithaca Voice [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | November 5, 2019

In January, state lawmakers approved the New York State Early Voting Act, which gives New Yorkers extra time to cast their ballots.

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Nermeen Shaikh: The Crisis of the Media Industrial Complex

By WRFI News Staff | November 1, 2019

Nermeen Shaikh is a sentinel of U.S. independent media. She’s a weekly co-host on the show “Democracy Now!” and the author of “The Present as History” published by Columbia University Press. Shaikh spoke at Ithaca College on October 3rd, 2019. Her talk was titled: The Crisis of the Media Industrial Complex. This is an edited…

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Plowshares 7 anti-nuclear activists’ trial comes to a close [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | October 25, 2019

After just four days of proceedings, all of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 were found guilty on all charges. Ithaca residents Chuck Geisler and Garry Thomas attended the federal trial of anti-nuclear activists, and provided reports to WRFI and The Ithaca Voice throughout the week. WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt and Garry have the final…

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Recap: day 3 of Plowshares 7 anti-nuclear activists’ trial [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | October 25, 2019

After two hours of deliberation, the jury found all of Kings Bay Plowshares 7 guilty on all counts, conspiracy, destruction of government property, depredation of Naval Base property, and trespass, according to a report from Garry Thomas, who’s been reporting on the trial for WRFI. WRFI News director Michayla Savitt spoke with Chuck Geisler about…

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Recap: day 2 of Plowshares 7 anti-nuclear activists’ trial [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | October 24, 2019

Trial proceedings continue for Clair Grady of Ithaca and six others who symbolically disarmed US trident nuclear weapons at King’s Bay, Georgia. WRFI is following the trial every day thanks to contributors Garry Thomas and Chuck Geisler, two Ithaca residents who are reporting on the proceedings for WRFI and the Ithaca Voice. WRFI News Director…

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