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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. 

YOUR DONATION MATCHED WED & THURS, Special Free Pile, Live Music, SOA Watch

By Felix

There are only three days left in our once-a-year marathon fund drive. And there’s never been a better time to give: All donations to the station on Wednesday (11/14) and Thursday (11/5) will be matched by an anonymous donor! More than ever, local and independent media must be protected. Working together, we can continue to amplify…

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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 Project’

By Laura Rosbrow-Telem

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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2018 Marathon Swag

Check out the 2018 Fall Marathon premiums!

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

Being Santa Claus – December 25th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 25, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Jon Christopher about his Santa Claus origin story and what it’s like to play such a well-known cultural figure. This conversation originally aired on the December 25th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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After the fracking decision – December 23rd, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 23, 2014

Lori Sonken talks with Helen Slottje, 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner, about the state of things in the state of New York after the Cuomo administration’s decision not to allow fracking in the state.   This interview originally aired on the December 23rd, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Documenting Ithaca’s early history – December 15th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 15, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Tompkins County Historian Carol Kammen about how some accidentally-discovered documents help tell the story of Ithaca’s early history. Samuel started by asking Carol what we actually know about the early days of Ithaca…   This conversation originally aired on the December 15th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.  

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Accommodating Ithaca’s disabled residents – December 11th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 11, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times’ Michael Nocella about the how the City of Ithaca fares when it comes to accommodating its disabled residents according to a recent survey and how the city reacted to the findings. This interview originally aired on the December 11th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Getting out the vote – December 10th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 10, 2014

Lori Sonken and Aryeal Jackson speak with Leslie Danks Burke of Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes Action about the group’s voter turnout drive in advance of the 2014 elections. This interview originally aired on the December 10th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Greening up the holidays – December 9th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | December 9, 2014

Lori Sonken and Nicholas Katz talk with Anna Kelles of the Green Resource Hub of the Finger Lakes about how to reduce the environmental impacts of celebrating the holidays.   This interview originally aired on the December 9th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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