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WRFI Painting Party! Saturday, March 3 from 12 – 5pm

By Felix

Have you always wanted to help out at WRFI but haven’t been sure how? The station is getting a little makeover and we could use the help of a few good painters.We’ll be painting the office and studios on Saturday, March 3 from noon until 5pm. We’re hoping to get about five or six people…

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Become a Community Radio News Reporter! Recruitment Event, Tuesday, 2/27, 7:00pm

By WRFI News Staff

Do you want to tell stories that matter, learn how to make radio, and hang out with some of the greatest people you could ever hope to meet? The event is Tuesday, 2/27, 7:00 pm in the Borg Warner Room at Tompkins County Public Library.  Community Radio is HIP and for everybody, including YOU. So…

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Amnesty International at Cornell Hosts Mass Incarceration Week of Action [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | April 4, 2018

Chris Elliott, Cornell student and co-organizer of the Mass Incarceration Week of Action talks about the human rights crisis of mass incarceration in the United States.  He discusses the causes of mass incarceration, and how the justice system in the US has to be reformed.  Elliott also describes the events happening during the week of…

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The Co-Directors of the 2018 Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | April 3, 2018

Patricia Zimmermann and Tom Shevory, Ithaca College Professors and co-Directors of the 2018 Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival discuss the events taking place during the festival.  The event features films, lectures, music and readings. Esther Racoosin conducted this interview during the April 3rd, 2018 edition of WRFI News.  

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Photo courtesy of Sarah Crews' GoFundMe page.

Robert Brown discusses Sarah Crews’ LGBT-based labor lawsuit against the Ithaca Police Department [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | April 3, 2018

A Northern District Court of New York judge recently ruled that most of the allegations in Sarah Crews’ LGBT-based labor lawsuit against the Ithaca Police Department can go forward. This went against the city of Ithaca, which tried to dismiss the case. One of the city of Ithaca’s arguments was that Title VII of the…

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Feeding Tompkins Part 4: Explaining why more than 1,500 seniors in Tompkins County won’t eat 2 balanced meals today

By WRFI News Staff | March 30, 2018

This is Part 2 of Feeding Tompkins, an in-depth look at food insecurity in Tompkins County and a collaborative project between the Ithaca College Park Scholar Program, WRFI News, The Ithaca Voice, and Hot Potato Press. This article was written by Jolene Almendarez, of The Ithaca Voice. Alison Fromme, of Hot Potato Press, also contributed…

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Community organizers discuss Ithaca’s Poor People’s Campaign [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | March 28, 2018

Community organizers Tim Shenk and Daniela Rivero discuss the Poor People’s Campaign’s values and recent workshop Confronting Four Evils. Photo courtesy Daniela Rivero.

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Feeding Tompkins Part 3: Services, New and Old, Fight Food Insecurity in Tompkins County

By WRFI News Staff | March 23, 2018

This is Part 3 of Feeding Tompkins, an in-depth look at food insecurity in Tompkins County and a collaborative project between the Ithaca College Park Scholar Program, WRFI News, The Ithaca Voice, and Hot Potato Press. Week 3: “Fragile” emergency food system relies on countless volunteer hours By: Allison Fromme, Hot Potato Press. On a…

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