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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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Ithaca College Freshman MLK Scholar Visits Civil Rights Monuments: Selma, Montgomery

By WRFI News Staff

Every year, a group of MLK scholars is selected at Ithaca College to pursue social change and educate their peers on injustices. The freshmen travel south, steeping themselves in the history of American racial injustice and the events of the civil rights era, and speaking with people who worked alongside Martin Luther King jr. They…

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Coronavirus Update, April 3, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | April 3, 2020

New York now has over 102,000 cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the state department of health. There are 4 confirmed cases of the virus in Schuyler County. In Tompkins County, there are 93 confirmed cases of COVID-19. According to the county health department, 51 of those cases have since seen resolved symptoms. In…

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Coronavirus Update, April 2, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | April 2, 2020

New York now has over 92,000 cases of the coronavirus, according to the state department of health. There are 4 confirmed cases of the virus in Schuyler County. In Tompkins County, there are 87 confirmed cases of COVID-19. According to the county health department, 56 of those cases have since seen resolved symptoms. In total,…

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Congressman Tom Reed’s weekly media conference call – March 31, 2020 [Audio]

By Fred Balfour | April 1, 2020

Congressman Tom Reed, representing New York’s 23rd district holds a regular conference call for media people across the district. All questions this week dealt with the pandemic and the stimulus bill. WRFI’s Fred Balfour posed a question about how the country will pay for the stimulus bill and beyond.

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Coronavirus Update, April 1, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | April 1, 2020

New York now has over 83,000 cases of the coronavirus, according to the state department of health. There are 2 confirmed cases of the virus in Schuyler County. In Tompkins County, there are 80 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of now. According to the county health department, 33 of those cases have since seen resolved…

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Coronavirus Update, March 31, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | March 31, 2020

New York now has over 75,000 cases of the coronavirus, according to the state department of health. There are 2 confirmed cases of the virus in Schuyler County. In Tompkins County, there are 76 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of now. According to the county health department, 28 of those cases have since seen resolved…

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Tracy Mitrano. Photo is courtesy of Mitrano's social media.

Tracy Mitrano (D), a candidate for NY’s 23rd congressional district, is interviewed on WRFI 6pm News [Audio]

By Michayla Savitt | March 31, 2020

Tracy Mitrano, Democratic Party candidate for New York’s 23rd congressional district, is interviewed live on WRFI 6pm News. Ms Mitrano is a resident of Penn Yan, and a native of Rochester NY. She served as Director of Information Technology Policy at Cornell University. She also consults and teaches Cyber Security. She joined WRFI News Director…

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