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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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Revving up Ithaca’s startup incubator – September 25th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | September 25, 2014

Earlier this week, Rev: Ithaca Startup Works opened its doors. Rev is a joint-effort of Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3), and everyone involved says the incubator will help boost the local economy by supporting up-and-coming entrepreneurs. To get a better sense of how Rev might make this happen, Producer Samuel…

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A compostable vision of waste management in Tompkins County – September 22nd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | September 22, 2014

Samuel Whitehead speaks with Tompkins County Solid Waste Manager Barbara Eckstrom about Tompkins County Solid Waste’s growing composting program.   This interview originally aired on the September 22nd, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Comprehensive planning in the Town and City of Ithaca – September 18th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | September 18, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times’ Michael Nocella about what the Town of Ithaca’s new comprehensive plan means for zoning and development in the town and when the City of Ithaca hopes to finish its own planning process.   This conversation originally aired on the September 18th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Passing a new comprehensive plan for the Town of Ithaca – September 11th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | September 11, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Senior Planner Dan Tasman about developing and passing a new comprehensive plan for the Town of Ithaca.   This conversation originally aired on the September 11th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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31st Annual labor Day Picnic – September 1st, 2014 – Stewart Park, Ithaca

By WRFI News Staff | September 9, 2014

Here’s our full audio from the 31st Annual labor Day Picnic, Held in Steward Park, Ithaca.  This is the Tompkins County Workers’ Center description of the event – “Over 300 people attended the Tompkins County Workers’ Center and Midstate Central Labor Council’s 31st Annual Labor Day Picnic on Monday, September 1st. The Picnic organizers focused…

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Ithaca City Court Judge Candidate’s Forum – 9/3/2014 – Tompkins County Public Library

By WRFI News Staff | September 8, 2014

Ithaca City Court Judge Candidates Forum at the Tompkins County Public Library.  Sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Tompkins County. Recorded September 3rd, 2014 by Felix Tietelbaum

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