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Station News and Events

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. 

2018 Listener Survey

By Felix

We’d like to hear from you! WRFI strives to provide unique, informative, and inspiring content through our music and public affairs programming. Please take moment to fill out this brief survey about your experience as a listener. Loading…

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David Wax, Suz Slezak and Amy Cuddy

David Wax and Suz Slezak LIVE in Studio B Wednesday, January 31, 2017

By Felix

WRFI is very excited to welcome David Wax and Suz Slezak of the David Wax Museum to Studio B for a live performance on Wednesday, January 31, 2017 during the 4pm hour.  They will be performing a house concert that evening in town. Check out this video of a similar duo performance by Wax and…

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Thank you! Chicken-Fried Fundraiser a Major Success

By Felix

THANK YOU! With your help Maxie’s and Bacchus raised $694 for the station! On Tuesday June, 27th, Maxie’s Supper Club and Bacchus Brewing teamed up for a Chicken-Fried Fundraiser to benefit your Community Radio station, WRFI. For every fried chicken (or tofu) dinner sold, Maxie’s donated five bucks to the station. And Bacchus is donated a dollar…

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2018 Marathon Swag

Check out the 2018 Fall Marathon premiums!

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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Daily features and interviews from our community

New grounds for safe drug injection site bill in Albany — yet no official yes from Ithaca or Tompkins

By WRFI News Staff | February 15, 2019

State legislators are trying to revive a bill establishing supervised injection sites that hasn’t moved since 2017. Here‘s John Yoon reporting for WRFI. You might remember the Ithaca Plan from 2016: a comprehensive drug plan proposed by Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick. It included a proposal to establish safe consumption sites, which required changes to state…

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Mary Jo Dudley talks about challenges of migrant workers

By WRFI News Staff | February 15, 2019

Director of Cornell Farmworker Program Mary Jo Dudley spoke with WRFI’s John Yoon about immigrant rights, volunteership, and social change. Here‘s the interview. This piece first aired on Your Morning on February 11. Image courtesy of Farmworkers Forum.

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A Conversation with a Death Doula / Death Midwife [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | February 13, 2019

We speak with Angela Mennitto. She is a death doula / death midwife, educator, and community organizer. Our conversation explores the role of the death doula in the dying process, the philosophies of the practice, how this in effect challenges societal concepts and approaches to death, and the general history of death midwifery. Angela Mennitto’s…

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The Paleontological Research Institution Celebrates Darwin Days

By WRFI News Staff | February 9, 2019

The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) in Ithaca, New York celebrates its 14th annual Darwin Days from February 9th to February 16th, 2019. Jim Harper, Manager of marketing and communications at PRI talks about the Darwin Days events happening at locations around Ithaca. He also provides a sneak preview of the new exhibit at PRI’s Museum…

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Cornell Law Review elected new executive editors — and they’re all women

By WRFI News Staff | February 5, 2019

Women now lead the Cornell Law Review for the first time in the publication’s history. WRFI’s John Yoon brings us this report.

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Off the Couch on WRFI: Ashley Connor on Career, Women in Film, “Madeline’s Madeline”

By Felix | February 5, 2019

Felix Teitelbaum of Off the Couch on WRFI interviews acclaimed cinematographer and Ithaca College Park School of Communications graduate Ashley Connor. Connor’s credits include numerous films (The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Person to Person), television programs (Broad City season 5, Ramy) as well as music videos for the likes of Jenny Lewis, Angel Olsen and…

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