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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.
The in-person listening party and talkback at the Cherry ArtSpace was on September 25 and it was a beautful experience. Based on the oral history interviews that members conducted in Fall 2020, the play was produced exploring themes of family, harm reduction, and hopes and dreams of those who have experienced incarceration. Aiming to disrupt…Read More
Thank you so much to everyone who filled out our listener survey! Since January 25, 2021 we’ve been focusing on bringing you headline newscasts throughout each weekday and we must be doing something right because we won the 2021 regional award for Best Newscast from the New York State Broadcasters Association! We heard from dozens…Read More
Join Tompkins County Officials and Cayuga Health System CEO Dr. Martin Stallone for a virtual COVID-19 Town Hall on Wednesday, January 6 at 4:00pm. The meeting will be broadcast on WRFI and streamed live to YouTube. Members of the public can submit questions for the panelists by emailing Dominick Recckio, Tompkins County Communications Director at email@example.com,…Read More
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ITHACA, NY — New York’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program, or ERAP, has got problems. That’s the finding of New York’s Comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli. ERAP is a $2.7 billion fund to help eligible New York renters and landlords avoid financial ruin as the economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The majority of New York’s ERAP fund…Read More
ITHACA, NY — With students soon to arrive on campus, Cornell has updated it’s COVID policies. Cornell now has three alert levels: green, yellow, and red. The alert levels are determined through a variety of factors, including local hospitalizations, Ithaca area COVID transmission, and the university’s capacity to isolate people. At all alert levels, unvaccinated…Read More
ALBANY, N.Y. — The Senate-approved Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has $15 billion allocated for the electric vehicle industry, and is expected to add momentum to New York’s growing commitment to renewables. The New York Climate Act outlines that the state must reach 100% zero-emission energy by 2040. Anne Reynolds, executive director of the Alliance for Clean Energy…Read More
ITHACA, NY — The Ithaca Police Department was able to talk a suicidal man down from a parking garage roof. The incident occurred on Wednesday morning. A man was standing on the outside of the railing at the top level of Seneca Street Parking Garage. The IPD’s Crisis Negotiation Team responded after Tompkins County’s mobile…Read More
TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY — The Delta Variant is the dominant variant of COVID-19 in Tompkins County. The Tompkins County Health Department confirmed it’s prevalence on Tuesday. The Health Department sequenced 87 virus samples from county residents infected in June and July; 80 of those people were infected with the Delta Variant. According to the CDC,…Read More
TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY — The Tompkins County Legislature is seeking commissioners for its independent redistricting process. These are volunteer positions. Commissioners will redraw the 14 Tompkins County legislature districts in accordance with 2020’s census data. The districts will determine the geography and constituents that will be represented by the County’s Legislators. Commissioners should be people…Read More