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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. 

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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Swag Shop – Buy Classic WRFI Stuff!

By Felix Teitelbaum

Holy cow! You can now buy older WRFI swag at steep discounts! These items were made for previous years’ fundraisers and we have just a few odds and ends left. Get ’em while they’re hot!

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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

New York Bans Pesticides Containing Nervous System Damaging Chlorpyrifos

By Esther Racoosin | July 22, 2021

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…

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A Child’s Parents Tragically Both Drowned; A GoFundMe is Up to Raise Money for His Future

By Michael Memis | July 22, 2021

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…

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Police Reveal Victim of Taughannock Blvd Shooting

By Michael Memis | July 22, 2021

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…

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Converting CO2 to Jet Fuel, Ithaca Area Economic Development Invests in Green Tech Startup

By Jimmy Jordan | July 21, 2021

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…

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GrassRoots Lifting COVID Precautions and Opening Up Festival to General Admission

By Jimmy Jordan | July 21, 2021

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…

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Severe Flooding in Watkins Glen

By Jimmy Jordan | July 21, 2021

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…

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