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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. 

From left to right, at NYSBA Luncheon in Binghamton on Apr. 18: WRFI General Manager Felix Teitelbaum; News Director Laura Rosbrow-Telem; Producer Elena Piech; Producer Skylar Eagle; and Ithaca Voice Managing Editor Kelsey O'Connor. Photo credit: Ofri Telem

WRFI Wins NYSBA Award for Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series for ‘The Loneliness Radio Project’

By WRFI News Staff

WRFI was recently honored by the New York State Broadcasters Association with a 2019 Excellence in Broadcasting Award for “The Loneliness Radio Project.” We are thrilled to say we won a first place statewide award in the category of Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series and are so proud of all our collaborators who made…

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Ithaca College Freshman MLK Scholar Visits Civil Rights Monuments: Selma, Montgomery

By WRFI News Staff

Every year, a group of MLK scholars is selected at Ithaca College to pursue social change and educate their peers on injustices. The freshmen travel south, steeping themselves in the history of American racial injustice and the events of the civil rights era, and speaking with people who worked alongside Martin Luther King jr. They…

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WRFI.ORG Levels Up: New Features are LIVE, More to Come

By Felix Teitelbaum

Our new audio player is live on the website and is packed with features designed to enhance your online listening experience. The player not only streams our live content, but it also displays the current and next shows, the daily calendar, and other important information from your community radio station. To check it out click…

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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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With Code Blue Coming to an End, Homeless Services Shift Gears

By WRFI News Staff | April 15, 2021

The warm days of mid-April bring a new feeling of assurance and excitement to many, but it also spells uncertainty for New York’s Homeless. In New York State, Code Blue is in effect anytime the temperature reaches 32 degrees or lower. December 1st through April 15th is considered a mandatory Code Blue period. During these…

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Schuyler County Tables Vote on Cryptocurrency Mining Resolution

By Jimmy Jordan | April 14, 2021

Cryptocurrency mining has become an issue of ongoing discussion in the Finger Lakes. On Monday night, the Schuyler County Legislature reviewed a resolution asking the DEC to develop regulations around cryptocurrency mining. But, they chose to table the vote until next month’s meeting Legislators said they felt like they needed more time to research cryptocurrency…

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Which Way Forward: What the Plan is Made of

By WRFI News Staff | April 9, 2021

On April 1st, Ithaca and Tompkins County submitted their plans for reforming public safety. Although the Common Council and the County Legislature have committed to the points of their plans, they still have a long way to go before they’re realized. The recommendations don’t have the mechanics and power of policy behind them yet, and…

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Golden Opportunity – Providing Equitable Education

By WRFI News Staff | April 9, 2021

Since 2005, Golden Opportunity has been providing free professional tutoring to students in the Ithaca City School District who would not otherwise have access to this kind of help. Starting in second grade, students performing below grade level are paired with a tutor who will stay with them till eighth grade. Listen to learn more…

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Youth Voices Episode 5: Mental Health And Mental Illness (4/7/2021) [AUDIO]

By JT Stone | April 7, 2021

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 American adults experience a mental disorder every year, as well as 1 in 6 American children. Despite its commonality, negative attitudes towards mental illness still persist, including the idea that people with mental health disorders are violent, unstable or dangerous. Although it’s not always easy,…

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Enough is Enough, New Anti-Gun Collaborative Forming in Ithaca

By Jimmy Jordan | April 7, 2021

Ithaca has seen an increase in the number of shots-fired cases in the last few months, as well as other gun related incidents. One of the most concerning examples was a 12 year old boy finding a gun laying in a ditch “Enough is Enough” is forming as response to this.  Travis Brooks is pushing…

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