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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…Read More
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…Read More
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!
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ITHACA, NY — Pesticide products containing the active ingredient chlorpyrifos are completely prohibited in New York State. Governor Cuomo made the announcement Wednesday. Research has shown that chlorpyrifos can harm nervous system development in infants and young children. The pesticide can also kill insect pollinators, which are essential for the development of economically important crops…Read More
NEWFIELD, NY — A boy’s parents tragically drowned in Newfield earlier this month. Relatives are raising funds to help secure his future. The Gunner Henley Mayer Education Fund on GoFundMe has already raised thousands of dollars in only 4 days. Mayer is currently being looked after by his aunts and uncles. The money will go…Read More
ITHACA, NY — Police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting that took place In Ithaca on Monday. Alan Godfrey, a 32 year old from the Ithaca area, was found dead on the 200 block of Taughannock Boulevard around 12:43 a.m., a well-traveled area of the city. Police believe Godfrey was specifically targeted. In…Read More
ITHACA, NY — Ithaca Area Economic Development, or IAED, is investing in the startup company, Dimensional Energy. They aim to convert atmospheric carbon dioxide into jet fuel through what’s known as “artificial photosynthesis.” Artificial photosynthesis aims to do what plants and bacteria have been doing for millennia: use sunlight to break down carbon dioxide, and…Read More
ITHACA, NY — The GrassRoots Festival is shifting to general admission this weekend after a storm last week damaged one of their stages. GrassRoots was originally planning the festival around a socially distanced PODS system, or Personal Outdoor Dance Space. That plan was formed before New York reached its goal of 70 percent vaccination, and…Read More
WATKINS GLEN, NY — Watkins Glen has been hit with severe flooding. The village was suffered a flash flood catalyzed by a severe thunderstorm and heavy downpour last night. Watkins Glen Police report that some parts of the Village were under several feet of water. Risks of flash flooding have been mounting in Central New…Read More