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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. 

“Rejoice the Vote” Announces Art Contest Winners

By Felix Teitelbaum

Votes have been cast but the results of the 2020 elections still being challenged. We’re ready, though, to congratulate some real winners: the winners of the Rejoice the Vote art contest: Zoriana, Yi Nan, and Charlie Sue. This contest challenged young artists to create work that inspires people, especially young people, and reminds them that…

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WRFI News Reboots After Seven Years – Submit Your Feedback

By Felix Teitelbaum

Since its inception, WRFI News has overwhelmingly been an effort by scores of dedicated volunteers, and since 2017, the team has been lead by a series of part-time News Directors. In addition to the bedrock of local reporting the team has provided, the department has won awards and sent members on to further their careers…

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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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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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Daily features and interviews from our community

John Spence – Executive Director of the Community Arts Partnership – February 14th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | February 14, 2014

Samuel Whitehead interviews John Spence, the Executive Director of the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County. Originally aired on WRFI Community Radio News on February 14th, 2014.  

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Beth Prentice – President of the Board of Directors of Educate the Children International

By WRFI News Staff | January 28, 2014

WRFI’s Ute Ritz-Deutch and Chantal Thomas spoke with Beth Prentice, President of the Board of Directors of Educate the Children International, a non-profit organization working with women and children in Nepal. Here are some highlights from that interview. This cut of this interview originally aired on our January 27th, 2014 news cast. Production from John…

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Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp Protest in Washington, D.C.

By WRFI News Staff | January 24, 2014

On Saturday, January 11th, activists gathered in Washington, D.C. in the pouring rain to mark the twelfth anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. WRFI’s Ute Ritz-Deutch was there to record the event; the following are excerpts from that recording. Production assistance provided by John Illingworth.

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January 16th, 2014 – Wadie Said – An Interview with WRFI’s Chantal Thomas

By WRFI News Staff | January 16, 2014

Wadie Said, Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law,  speaks with WRFI’s Chantal Thomas about the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, the government’s failure to close the facility, and the challenges the government faces in repatriating those detainees cleared for release.

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January 13th, 2014 – Sandra Steingraber and Krys Cail – An Interview with WRFI’s Theresa Alt

By WRFI News Staff | January 13, 2014

WRFI’s Theresa Alt talks with Sandra Steingraber and Krys Cail en route to the anti-fracking, pro-renewables rally in Albany last week. The rally was held on the occasion of Governor Cuomo’s 2014 State of the State address.

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WRFI News – January 9th, 2014 – Chrys Gardener, Community Horticulture Educator, CCE Tompkins

By WRFI News Staff | January 9, 2014

WRFI’s Samuel Whitehead speaks with Chrys Gardener, Community Horticulture Educator for the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County about the Free Seed Cabinets and Seed Swap 2014.

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