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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. 

Photo credit: Jacob Mroczek. Photo description: Tiffany Chai, a Cornell PhD student and mental health columnist for the Ithaca Voice, shares her perspective at a media training about reporting on suicide responsibly that took place on Oct. 15 at the Tompkins County Public Library in Ithaca.

Letter from the Editors: Announcing ‘The Loneliness Radio Project’

By WRFI News Staff

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Loneliness Project: a multimedia collaboration between WRFI, The Ithaca Voice, The Cornell Daily Sun, and the Ithaca College Park Scholars Program. In a series of long-form online articles, audio pieces, videos, and infographics, we will take a careful look at loneliness and its impact on mental…

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WRFI’s 2018 Fundraiser Marathon – SPECIAL PROGRAMMING!

By Domenic Gagliano

Also, show your pledge and vote for WRFI Community Radio! Please support our station and help us continue to grow. We have new premiums and daily prizes each day of the marathon running now through November 15. Here is a rundown of some of the special programming happening during the marathon. Tune in, show your…

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Fundraising Marathon Special Programming: Matt Kadane (The New Year / Bedhead) To Interview with Dusty Visions – Sun 11/11 12pm

By Domenic Gagliano

Matt Kadane (along with his brother Bubba Kadane) co-founded the bands Bedhead (1991-1998), and more recently The New Year and Overseas. He’s also a history professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva while also publishing a book titled The Watchful Clothier (Yale University Press) in 2013. He’s collaborated with David Bazan and Will Johnson…

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Coronavirus Update, April 3, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | April 3, 2020

New York now has over 102,000 cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the state department of health. There are 4 confirmed cases of the virus in Schuyler County. In Tompkins County, there are 93 confirmed cases of COVID-19. According to the county health department, 51 of those cases have since seen resolved symptoms. In…

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Coronavirus Update, April 2, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | April 2, 2020

New York now has over 92,000 cases of the coronavirus, according to the state department of health. There are 4 confirmed cases of the virus in Schuyler County. In Tompkins County, there are 87 confirmed cases of COVID-19. According to the county health department, 56 of those cases have since seen resolved symptoms. In total,…

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Congressman Tom Reed’s weekly media conference call – March 31, 2020 [Audio]

By Fred Balfour | April 1, 2020

Congressman Tom Reed, representing New York’s 23rd district holds a regular conference call for media people across the district. All questions this week dealt with the pandemic and the stimulus bill. WRFI’s Fred Balfour posed a question about how the country will pay for the stimulus bill and beyond.

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Coronavirus Update, April 1, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | April 1, 2020

New York now has over 83,000 cases of the coronavirus, according to the state department of health. There are 2 confirmed cases of the virus in Schuyler County. In Tompkins County, there are 80 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of now. According to the county health department, 33 of those cases have since seen resolved…

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Coronavirus Update, March 31, 2020

By Michayla Savitt | March 31, 2020

New York now has over 75,000 cases of the coronavirus, according to the state department of health. There are 2 confirmed cases of the virus in Schuyler County. In Tompkins County, there are 76 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of now. According to the county health department, 28 of those cases have since seen resolved…

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Tracy Mitrano. Photo is courtesy of Mitrano's social media.

Tracy Mitrano (D), a candidate for NY’s 23rd congressional district, is interviewed on WRFI 6pm News [Audio]

By Michayla Savitt | March 31, 2020

Tracy Mitrano, Democratic Party candidate for New York’s 23rd congressional district, is interviewed live on WRFI 6pm News. Ms Mitrano is a resident of Penn Yan, and a native of Rochester NY. She served as Director of Information Technology Policy at Cornell University. She also consults and teaches Cyber Security. She joined WRFI News Director…

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