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Coronavirus Update, September 17, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | September 17, 2020

Several local gyms have resumed limited operations after meeting requirements announced by the state last month, such as reducing capacity…

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We’re sorry our archives are temporarily unavailable

By Felix

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

Forums, initiatives, and more July 20, 6-7pm on WRFI Which Way Forward: Conversations on Systematic Oppression Hosted by Godfrey Simmons; Featuring panelists Fabina Benites The coronavirus crisis has highlighted and exacerbated long-standing, racial and social inequities. Now, the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others have ignited renewed outrage and mobilization against systemic…

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Swag Shop – Buy Classic WRFI Stuff!

By Felix

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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Coronavirus Update, September 25, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | September 25, 2020

Looking at the local COVID-19 caseload, the latest numbers, released Friday from the Tompkins County health department, indicate that there is 1 additional positive, and 3 new recoveries. According to the County Health Department, that leaves 21 active cases of COVID-19 in Tompkins. In Schuyler County, there is 1 new case of COVID-19 reported as…

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Coronavirus Update, September 24, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | September 24, 2020

The Women’s Opportunity Center, or W-O-C, a not-for-profit organization with offices in Tompkins and Onondaga counties, is in danger of shutting down. The New York State Department of Labor has awarded a sustaining grant amounting to 40 percent of the WOC’s budget for the last several years, the Ithaca Voice reports.  The grant funds the…

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Seneca Lake Guardian Conveys Concern About Proposed Garbage Transfer Station

By Esther Racoosin | September 23, 2020

Joseph Campbell, President of Seneca Lake Guardian, talks about a proposed new garbage transfer facility to be constructed in the Town of Cayuta, in Schuyler County. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation has determined that the facility poses no environmental impact to the surrounding area. Campbell discusses why his organization disagrees with the DEC’s…

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PCIM and FLEFF to host panel discussion on the documentary “America Street” – reported by Ithaca Voice & WRFI [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | September 22, 2020

Photo courtesy of Idrissou Mora-Kpai. On Wednesday September 23 at 4pm, The Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM), and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF), will host a virtual panel discussion celebrating the premiere of the documentary “America Street”. The documentary was directed by acclaimed West African filmmaker and Ithaca College professor Idrissou Mora-Kpai. “America…

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Coronavirus Update, September 22, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | September 22, 2020

Looking at the local COVID-19 caseload, the latest numbers, released Tuesday from the Tompkins County health department, indicate that there are 4 new cases, and 3 new recoveries. According to the County Health Department, that leaves 21 active cases of COVID-19 in Tompkins. On Monday, the 1 person hospitalized with complications from the virus, was…

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Coronavirus Update, September 18, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | September 18, 2020

Looking at the local COVID-19 caseload, the latest numbers, released Friday from the Tompkins County health department, indicate that there are 4 additional positives, 5 new recoveries. According to the County Health Department, that leaves 33 active cases of COVID-19 in Tompkins. One person has been hospitalized from symptoms of the virus. In Schuyler County,…

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