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Station News and Events

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. 

Your Community, Your Radio: WRFI’s New Summer 2018 Schedule

By Felix

Your Community, Your Radio: WRFI’s New 2018 Schedule In a media-saturated world where content is controlled by fewer and fewer hands, community radio like WRFI provides a unique opportunity for local people to become media-makers and tell their own stories. We are very excited to announce that our new schedule (which started June 1, 2018)…

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2018 Listener Survey

By Felix

We’d like to hear from you! WRFI strives to provide unique, informative, and inspiring content through our music and public affairs programming. Please take moment to fill out this brief survey about your experience as a listener. Loading…

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David Wax, Suz Slezak and Amy Cuddy

David Wax and Suz Slezak LIVE in Studio B Wednesday, January 31, 2017

By Felix

WRFI is very excited to welcome David Wax and Suz Slezak of the David Wax Museum to Studio B for a live performance on Wednesday, January 31, 2017 during the 4pm hour.  They will be performing a house concert that evening in town. Check out this video of a similar duo performance by Wax and…

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Summer 2018 T-Shirts!

Check out the 2018 Summer Tees! V-necks in women's and men's cuts available when you donate to WRFI.

Your contribution today will help to sustain all of the efforts that keep WRFI up and running 24/7 for the Ithaca and Watkins Glen area. T-Shirts are available for sustaining members who contribute $60 or more ($5 /month). Thank you!

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Daily features and interviews from our community

Behind the scenes of the Community Unity Music Education Program (CUMEP) at Southside Community Center [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | August 6, 2018

We take a look at what goes on at Southside Community Center every summer. WRFI’s Jimmy Jordan recently visited their Community Unity Music Education Program (CUMEP), a unique program where kids learn about music and discussing social justice as well as racism. Jordan spoke with Southside’s Dr. Nia Nunn and Dr. Baruch Whitehead and captured…

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What is the future of Ithaca’s Rescue Mission, the main homeless shelter in the city?

By WRFI News Staff | August 1, 2018

The Ithaca Rescue Mission has served Ithaca’s homeless community for years. Many community members are concerned about the future: There has been tension between the Rescue Mission and Tompkins County, the announcement of their possible closure, and a public proposal process to take over the Ithaca homeless shelter. What exactly is going to happen to…

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Don Rakow of Citizens Climate Lobby talks about Carbon Fee and Dividend System [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | July 31, 2018

Don Rakow, Associate Professor in Cornell University School of Integrative Plant Sciences, is a member of the local chapter of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby, also known as the CCL.  He describes his organization’s proposal to Congress that they enact legislation that would establish a a carbon fee-and-dividend system.  CCL believes that such a system would…

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Cornell’s Frank Edwards Discusses His Study About Risk of Police-Related Death [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | July 25, 2018

WRFI’s Jackie Marusiak spoke with Frank Edwards, a postdoctoral associate at the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research at Cornell University. There he’s the leader of a study on the risk of police-involved death, based on race and location in the United States. Here’s what he had to say about the findings and implications of the…

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Joey Steinhagen of Running to Places talks about the Theatre Program’s new Home [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | July 23, 2018

Joey Steinhagen, Artistic Director of the youth theatre program “Running to Places”, talks about how his organization will be building a new theatre.  He talks about the reasons why the program has decided to find a permanent home, and the special features of the future theatre that will be established at the Ithaca Mall. This…

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Ithaca’s Dr. Scott Noren talks being a U.S. Senate Write-in Candidate [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | July 18, 2018

WRFI talked to Ithaca’s own Dr. Scott Noren, who’s running for U.S. Senate as a write in against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. We talked campaign finance, voter issues, and what his strategy will be in the upcoming race. Originally aired on Wednesday, July 18th on WRFI news.  Photo:

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