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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. 

“Steppin’ Into My Shoes” Radio Play with the Civic Ensemble – September 11, 18, and 25, 2021

By Felix Teitelbaum

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…

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Thanks For Your Feedback! WRFI Newscasts Win Award

By Felix Teitelbaum

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…

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COVID and Vaccine Town Hall Meeting, Wednesday, January 6, 4-5pm

By Felix Teitelbaum

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 drecckio@tompkins-co.org,…

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Tompkins Co. Medical Director, Dr. Klepack, On the Delta Variant And Breakthrough Infections

By Jimmy Jordan | August 6, 2021

Tompkins County has seen a surge in cases of COVID-19. As of Friday, August 6th, there are 90 active cases in Tompkins County. Two weeks ago there were just 4.Data from the Tompkins County Health Department shows a rise in breakthrough cases as well. All of this is largely being attributed to the more transmissible…

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Majority of Last Week’s COVID Cases Were in Fully Vaccinated People; Total Number of Positive Cases Represent 0.2 Percent of Tompkins County Resident

By Jimmy Jordan | August 5, 2021

TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY — The Tompkins County Health department published data on Thursday regarding cases of COVID-19 by vaccination status. Between May 1st and July 31st, 27 percent of COVID cases detected in Tompkins County were in fully vaccinated people. That’s 84 reported cases out of a total of 315 known cases for those 3…

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Marist Poll: Majority of New Yorkers Think Cuomo Should Resign

By Michael Memis | August 5, 2021

    TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY — A majority of New Yorkers think Governor Cuomo should resign. That’s according to an overnight poll from the Marist Institute For Public Opinion.  An investigative report released by state Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday found that Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women, and that his Executive Chamber had fostered…

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Federal Extension on Eviction Moratorium Includes Tompkins County

By Michael Memis | August 5, 2021

TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY — The CDC has issued a new order temporarily halting evictions in counties with a substantial or high level of COVID-19 transmission. The moratorium order will last until October 3rd and includes Tompkins County, as well as nearby Seneca, Chenango, and Onondaga Counties. The country wide moratorium would have expired on July…

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Spike in Cases Continues, Tompkins County Health Department Announces Virtual COVID-19 Update

By Jimmy Jordan | August 4, 2021

TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY — In response to a jump in COVID cases, the Tompkins County Health Department is hosting a virtual COVID-19 update on Thursday, August 5th. The Health Department reported 20 new positive cases of the COVID-19 in Tompkins County for Wednesday, August 4th, and a total of 86 active cases. The 7-day average…

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Investigation finds that Cuomo Sexually Harassed Women

By Esther Racoosin | August 3, 2021

ITHACA, NY — Independent investigators have found that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women from 2013 to November 2020.  The women were former and current state employees. New York State Attorney General Letitia James made the announcement in a press conference this morning. The report reveals that Cuomo and members of his Executive Chamber…

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