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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. 

WRFI News Reboots After Seven Years – Submit Your Feedback

By Felix Teitelbaum

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…

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COVID and Vaccine Town Hall Meeting, Wednesday, January 6, 4-5pm

By Felix Teitelbaum

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 drecckio@tompkins-co.org,…

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Help WRFI Get a Strong Start for 2021

By Felix Teitelbaum

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…

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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!

Of course, it's never too late to give, head over to our donation page anytime.

Thank you, again.

2021-THANKS

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Daily features and interviews from our community

The Ripple Effect Radio Project Part 4: Extreme Weather & Drinking Water Impacts [AUDIO]

By Park Scholars | June 5, 2020

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…

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Megan Barber of the Community Arts Partnership on Supporting Artists During the Pandemic [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | June 5, 2020

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.

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Coronavirus Update, June 4, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | June 4, 2020

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…

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Dryden Town Administrator Jason Leifer returns to WRFI to further discuss his bid for NY Assembly [AUDIO]

By Michayla Savitt | June 3, 2020

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…

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Coronavirus Update, June 3, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | June 3, 2020

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,…

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Cortland County Legislator Beau Harbin returns to WRFI to further discuss his bid for NY Assembly [AUDIO]

By Michayla Savitt | June 2, 2020

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…

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