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Coronavirus Update, September 29, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | September 29, 2020

Several Groton Junior-Senior High School teachers and students are in quarantine, following the news that a student at the school…

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Take a Sneak Peek at our 2019 Swag !

By Felix

2019 Fall Premium Preview: Ripple Effect Our waterways will always define our area—more than hotel and luxury housing development, more than traffic jams, more than politics or the culture wars. The 2019 “Ripple Effect” logo pays tribute to our beloved Finger Lakes. Water is life and unites us all. Celebrate community radio and our precious…

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Getting Here: Personal Stories Of Immigration, Migration, And Displacement – November 9, 3-5pm

By Felix

Getting Here: Personal Stories Of Immigration, Migration, And Displacement Saturday, November 9 from 3-5pm at the Community Arts Partnership ArtSpace on the Ithaca Commons In this time of increasingly divisive rhetoric, policies, and politics around race, immigration, and national origin, personal stories are important. WRFI is hosting live storytelling event featuring 7 people telling their…

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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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The 2019 "Ripple Effect" logo pays tribute to our beloved Finger Lakes. Water is life and unites us all. Celebrate community radio and our precious lakes with a sweet new tee shirt, tote bag, or camp mug. Make your one-time or recurring donation and let us say thanks by sending you a gift!

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Inquiring Socialist – Tenants: Know Your Rights [Audio]

By WRFI News Staff | September 30, 2020

In this episode of Teresa Alt’s Inquiring Socialist, she speaks with Attorney Bill Nible, who works for legal services of Central New York in Binghamton to represent low income tenants. He is also a pro bono volunteer with Ithaca Tenants Union, which is an organization that protects tenants and provides free legal advice. WRFI News…

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Coronavirus Update, September 25, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | September 25, 2020

Looking at the local COVID-19 caseload, the latest numbers, released Friday from the Tompkins County health department, indicate that there is 1 additional positive, and 3 new recoveries. According to the County Health Department, that leaves 21 active cases of COVID-19 in Tompkins. In Schuyler County, there is 1 new case of COVID-19 reported as…

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Coronavirus Update, September 24, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | September 24, 2020

The Women’s Opportunity Center, or W-O-C, a not-for-profit organization with offices in Tompkins and Onondaga counties, is in danger of shutting down. The New York State Department of Labor has awarded a sustaining grant amounting to 40 percent of the WOC’s budget for the last several years, the Ithaca Voice reports.  The grant funds the…

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Seneca Lake Guardian Conveys Concern About Proposed Garbage Transfer Station

By Esther Racoosin | September 23, 2020

Joseph Campbell, President of Seneca Lake Guardian, talks about a proposed new garbage transfer facility to be constructed in the Town of Cayuta, in Schuyler County. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation has determined that the facility poses no environmental impact to the surrounding area. Campbell discusses why his organization disagrees with the DEC’s…

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PCIM and FLEFF to host panel discussion on the documentary “America Street” – reported by Ithaca Voice & WRFI [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | September 22, 2020

Photo courtesy of Idrissou Mora-Kpai. On Wednesday September 23 at 4pm, The Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM), and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF), will host a virtual panel discussion celebrating the premiere of the documentary “America Street”. The documentary was directed by acclaimed West African filmmaker and Ithaca College professor Idrissou Mora-Kpai. “America…

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Coronavirus Update, September 22, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | September 22, 2020

Looking at the local COVID-19 caseload, the latest numbers, released Tuesday from the Tompkins County health department, indicate that there are 4 new cases, and 3 new recoveries. According to the County Health Department, that leaves 21 active cases of COVID-19 in Tompkins. On Monday, the 1 person hospitalized with complications from the virus, was…

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