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“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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Gino Bush on the Tompkins County Jail Expansion, Poverty, Criminality, and Racism in Our Community

By WRFI News Staff | November 19, 2013

WRFI Speaks to Gino Bush about the Tompkins County jail expansion, poverty, criminality, and racism. Opportunities, Alternatives, and Resources (OAR) – http://www.oartompkins.com Stop the Jail Expansion Coalition, Tompkins County – https://www.facebook.com/StopTCJailExpansion Tompkins County Workerss’ Center – http://www.tcworkerscenter.org/

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Local Activists Speak out about the Tompkins County Jail Expansion

By WRFI News Staff | November 15, 2013

Check out this full report on the prison situation in New York state from the Center for Constitutional Rights. http://www.prisonpolicy.org/scans/ImpactsofJailExpansion_NYS.pdf “There has been dramatic growth in the number of people held in local jails in New York State in the last de- cade, with the total capacity of jails in upstate New York and Long…

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Remi Kanazi – November 11, 2013

By admin | November 11, 2013

Listen to our interview with the Palestinian-American Poet and Author Remi Kanazi. Related articles Kerry: Israeli settlements are illegitimate (aljazeera.com) Students Support the American Studies Association Boycott Resolution (cornellsjp.wordpress.com)

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Understanding Universal Single Payer Healthcare with Barbara Harrison and Rebecca Elgie from Single Payer NY

By WRFI News Staff | November 4, 2013

http://www.singlepayernewyork.org/ New York Health, A7860 Introduced by Richard Gottfried. Read the full bill. Summary of the bill (.pdf). Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act, H.R. 676 Introduced by Rep. John Conyers. Read the full bill (.pdf). Read an summary of HR 676 (.doc). See the full list of Congressional HR 676 cosponsors here. Brief…

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Commenting on DEC’s Proposed LNG Regulations with Sandra Steingraber, Keith Shue, and John Armstrong

By WRFI News Staff | October 24, 2013

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/New_York_LNG_regulations http://www.thirtydaysoffrackingregs.com/ Commenting on DEC’s Proposed LNG Regulations Comment Deadline: November 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm Background: DEC is proposing the addition of a “Part 570” to 6 NYCRR (New York Codes, Rules, & Regulations). This will set up a permitting program for the siting, construction, and operation of LNG Facilities, as well as the…

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LIVE FRACKING DEBATE! Happening Right Now

By WRFI News Staff | September 24, 2013

LIVE FRACKING DEBATE! Listen to Earthjustice attorney Deborah Goldberg duke it out with the attorney for Norse Energy, the company that is challenging the town of Dryden’s right to ban fracking within its borders. It’s happening at 1:30PM ET. Listen here>> http://ow.ly/p9jPC ‪#‎Fracking‬ is a huge issue facing New York and the rest of the country, so…

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