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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. 

Mother Jones at the Izzy Awards on 4/17

By katrina

Tune in to WRFI at 7:30pm on Wednesday, 4/17, for a special live broadcast of the 2013 Izzy Awards from Ithaca College’s Park Center for Independent Media.  This year’s winner is nonprofit news organization Mother Jones.  Mother Jones Washington bureau chief David Corn, publisher Steve Katz, and environmental reporter Kate Sheppard (IC Park School of Communications alumna)…

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A big thank you to our supporters

By katrina

WRFI Community Radio is on the air thanks to the support of our listeners, like Anne Posel, Nancy Norton, Susan Smith, Brian Bartholomew and Louise Yavelow, who gave in honor of our very own Morning Show!  To learn how you can join them in keeping our local independent community radio station on the air, go…

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Hello world indeed!

By katrina

Welcome to the new WRFI Community Radio website.  You can see our schedule and listen live to our online stream (click Listen in the menu).  In the next weeks and months we’ll be adding more information to the site, as well as adding new local shows to our program schedule, so check back in often.…

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Jack Goldman on his journalism career and history of his longtime used bookstore, The Bookery

By WRFI News Staff | November 22, 2019

The Bookery has been a beloved local entity in Ithaca for the past 45 years. Located downtown in Dewitt Mall, The Bookery and The Bookery II were opened by Ithaca local Jack Goldman thanks to his love for books and desire to share them with the community. The Bookery shelves have held many unique or…

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Shawna Black talks Tompkins County Health — Why Merge Departments?

By WRFI News Staff | November 22, 2019

Shawna Black is a Tompkins county Legislator and chair of it’s Health and Human Services Committee. An important change may be coming to how Tompkins County organizes its health departments. There’s a recommendation to merge the county Departments of Public Health and Mental Health . Shawna Black was on the task force that made this…

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Jeff Cohen on film “The Corporate Coup d’Etat” with Felix Teitelbaum and Neil Schill

By Felix | November 19, 2019

Originally aired Off the Couch (heard Fridays at 5pm) November 15, 2019.

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WEAVE Community on their mission, work in the Greater Ithaca Community [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | November 18, 2019

Kathrin Achenbach, one of four major organizers with WEAVE Community, speaks with WRFI News team contributor Joanne Izbicki about Weave Community’s mission and work in the greater Ithaca area. You can learn more about their event “How Did We Get Here? A Community Dialogue on Migration” at weavecommunity.org.

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Post-Election interviews on Tompkins County 2019 elections [Audios]

By WRFI News Staff | November 18, 2019

Even though November 2019 was an off-year election, the Tompkins County races were of significant local interest. On the morning after the Nov. 5 elections, WRFI Your Morning host, Michayla Savitt, interviewed three people. 1) Tompkins County Democratic Committee chair Jim Gustafson; 2) Tompkins County Republican Committee Chair Mike Sigler; and 3) Emily Adams, Caroline…

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Mac Benford on the Highwoods String Band (with Felix Teitelbaum for Off the Couch)

By Felix | November 17, 2019

This interview was recorded November 11, 2019. Off the Couch hosts conversations on creative culture in your community with  Felix Teitelbaum and Neil Schill, every Friday at 5pm. Photo: Ithaca Records

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