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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. 

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 sorry our archives are temporarily unavailable

By Felix Teitelbaum

Sadly, after several years of fruitful partnership, Radio Free America (RFA) has ceased operations. For the time being this will mean that WRFI has no comprehensive archiving of its local programs. News features are still being posted. Please rest assured that we are working to find a solution as quickly as we can. The free…

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Anti-Racism at WRFI

By Felix Teitelbaum

Since the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless other Black, Indegenous and People of Color (BIPOC), and the recent mass mobilizations for racial justice, WRFI’s Board of Directors recommitted the organization to diversity and inclusion and pledged that all board and staff members would engage in anti-racism trainings in order to…

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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.

2021-THANKS

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Daily features and interviews from our community

Schuyler County Tables Vote on Cryptocurrency Mining Resolution

By Jimmy Jordan | April 14, 2021

Cryptocurrency mining has become an issue of ongoing discussion in the Finger Lakes. On Monday night, the Schuyler County Legislature reviewed a resolution asking the DEC to develop regulations around cryptocurrency mining. But, they chose to table the vote until next month’s meeting Legislators said they felt like they needed more time to research cryptocurrency…

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Which Way Forward: What the Plan is Made of

By WRFI News Staff | April 9, 2021

On April 1st, Ithaca and Tompkins County submitted their plans for reforming public safety. Although the Common Council and the County Legislature have committed to the points of their plans, they still have a long way to go before they’re realized. The recommendations don’t have the mechanics and power of policy behind them yet, and…

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Golden Opportunity – Providing Equitable Education

By WRFI News Staff | April 9, 2021

Since 2005, Golden Opportunity has been providing free professional tutoring to students in the Ithaca City School District who would not otherwise have access to this kind of help. Starting in second grade, students performing below grade level are paired with a tutor who will stay with them till eighth grade. Listen to learn more…

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Youth Voices Episode 5: Mental Health And Mental Illness (4/7/2021) [AUDIO]

By JT Stone | April 7, 2021

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 American adults experience a mental disorder every year, as well as 1 in 6 American children. Despite its commonality, negative attitudes towards mental illness still persist, including the idea that people with mental health disorders are violent, unstable or dangerous. Although it’s not always easy,…

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Enough is Enough, New Anti-Gun Collaborative Forming in Ithaca

By Jimmy Jordan | April 7, 2021

Ithaca has seen an increase in the number of shots-fired cases in the last few months, as well as other gun related incidents. One of the most concerning examples was a 12 year old boy finding a gun laying in a ditch “Enough is Enough” is forming as response to this.  Travis Brooks is pushing…

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Redistricting New York State- An Introduction

By WRFI News Staff | April 2, 2021

A1. New York Redistricting Commission Amendment, Proposal 1 (2014), Ballotpedia A2. New York Redistricting Changes Amendment (2021), (S8833) Ballotpedia B. Overview: New York Redistricting Amendment (S 8833), Brennan Center for Justice C. The Redistricting Landscape, 2021-22, Brennan Center for Justice D. Gerrymandering & Fair Representation, Brennan Center for Justice  

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