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Local nonprofit Rejoice the Vote announces art contest winners
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 their vote is a powerful tool despite efforts at suppression; promotes the movement to lower the legal voting age to sixteen; and highlights youth activists (historical or contemporary) who fought and continue to fight for voting rights, especially for our youngest citizens.
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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.
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…Read More
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 email@example.com,…Read More
2020 has been a rough year, and your small but mighty community station has been here with with you every step of the way. Please join our year-end campaign and help us raise $17,000 so we can take on 2021. Every little bit helps deliver more great local programming emphasizing inclusion, justice, and truth. When…Read More
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!
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Thank you, again.
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Daily features and interviews from our community
Our new public affairs series “The Ripple Effect” dives into the local effects of climate change on our area’s cherished waterways. This project is made in collaboration with the Ithaca Voice, Cornell University, the Community Science Institute, and the Ithaca College Park Scholars. We dive into water hazards affecting the Finger Lakes region, and explore…Read More
WRFI News Team contributor Pamela Tan speaks with Megan Barber, the Executive Director of the Community Arts Partnership, or CAP. The two discuss CAP’s efforts to support local artists during the pandemic, including reimagining First Friday Gallery Nights and the Greater Ithaca Art Trail.Read More
In Tompkins County the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 stands at 163, as of Thursday. According to the Tompkins County health department, 0 are hospitalized for the virus. 142 of the positive cases have recovered, and over 10,600 people have been tested in total. There were 14 confirmed cases of the virus in Schuyler…Read More
Dryden Town Administrator Jason Leifer returns to WRFI to further discuss his bid for NY Assembly [AUDIO]
Jason Leifer, Dryden Town Supervisor called into WRFI Community Radio News at 6 on Tuesday June 3. He spoke with WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt about how his campaign had adapted in the midst of social distancing, and also discusses issues of economic development in terms of tax reform, education funding, universal healthcare, rural broadband…Read More
In Tompkins County the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 grew by 1, and the total number of cases stands at 162. According to the Tompkins county health department, no people are hospitalized for the virus. 141 of the positive cases have recovered, and over 10,000 people have been tested in total. In Schuyler county,…Read More
Cortland County Legislator Beau Harbin returns to WRFI to further discuss his bid for NY Assembly [AUDIO]
Cortland County Legislator Beau Harbin called into WRFI Community Radio News at 6 on Tuesday June 2. He spoke with WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt about how his campaign had adapted in the midst of social distancing, his strong support for the the New York Health Act, along with conservation and climate change, among other…Read More