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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

Meet Tompkins County Poet Laureate, Christine Kitano

By WRFI News Staff | February 19, 2021

  Settle into a conversation with Tompkins County Poet Laureate, Dr. Christine Kitano. She shares her thoughts on the meaning of the position, how she teaches the craft and, of course, we hear some of her poetry. WRFI Contributor Pamela Tan brings us that conversation.

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How Recent Development Proposals Address the Housing Affordability and Need in Ithaca

By WRFI News Staff | February 19, 2021

It is no secret that housing in Ithaca is a contentious issue. Prices are high and there doesn’t seem to be enough supply to meet the growing demand. While a new apartment complex seems to be going up every few months, the question becomes why is the cost of housing so high and are these…

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The Lingering Impacts of Vaping

By WRFI News Staff | February 12, 2021

Flavored vaping products were made illegal in April 2020, but College students are still able to get their hands on flavored vape products in Ithaca. Stories about vaping burned through the media in late 2019 and 2020. Cases of teenage death, long term impacts to users health, and rising nicotine addition sent concern through the…

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How a Cornell Student Earned Big on GameStop Stock

By WRFI News Staff | February 12, 2021

Hunter Kahn is a sophomore at Cornell, and calls investing a hobby, but he had a lot more to say about the recent GameStop stock market rollercoaster than someone with a passing interest.

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Board of Ed. Doesn’t Explain How They Reviewed Allegations Against Superintendent

By WRFI News Staff | February 11, 2021

Ithaca City School District Superintendent, Dr. Luvelle Brown has been accused of professional misconduct. The allegations against Dr. Luvelle Brown come from his ex-wife, Anjanette Brown. She has accused him of abusing his power as Superintendent to benefit himself in a custody battle over their children  The Board of Education Board said they have reviewed…

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Picket Line Protests Ithaca College’s Faculty and Department Cuts

By Jimmy Jordan | February 8, 2021

Ithaca College is planning to make major cuts to its faculty and curriculum.  Students, faculty, and community members have criticized the College’s process. On February 8th, they formed a picket line at the entrance of Ithaca College. The cuts are a part of Ithaca Forever Strategic Plan, which was formed due to the shaky financial…

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