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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. 

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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Love and Radio in the Time of COVID-19

By Felix Teitelbaum

On March 15, as the New York response to the coronavirus began to take form, we shut the station to all volunteers and the public. With over 80 active volunteers and countless guests, interns, and community members coming through the station on any given day, the risk was just too high to stay fully open. …

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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

Latest from the WRFI News Team

Daily features and interviews from our community

Fighting blood-borne infections using syringe exchanges – August 28th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | August 28, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with John Barry, Executive Director of the Southern Tier AIDS Program, about the group’s syringe exchanges in Tompkins and Broome Counties.   This conversation originally aired on the August 28th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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Statements from parents and concerned community members regarding young men chased, detained, and held at gunpoint by ununiformed Ithaca Police officer. GIAC 8/26/2014 Ithaca, NY

By WRFI News Staff | August 27, 2014

Statements from parents and concerned community members regarding young men chased, detained, and held at gunpoint by ununiformed Ithaca Police officer.  GIAC 8/26/2014 Ithaca, NY

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Community reaction to IPD Homeland Security grant – August 21st, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | August 21, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with the Ithaca Times’ Michael Nocella about the community’s changing reaction to the Ithaca Police Department’s application for a Homeland Security grant.   This conversation originally aired on the August 21st, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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On giant hogweed and other invasive plants – August 11th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | August 11, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Pat Curran of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County about giant hogweed and some of the other invasive plant species found in Tompkins County.   This conversation originally aired on the August 11th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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An update on the Ithaca Commons Rebuild – August 4th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | August 4, 2014

Samuel Whitehead talks with Project Manager Michael Kuo about the current status of the Ithaca Commons Rebuild and where the project will be at the end of this year’s construction season.   This conversation originally aired on the August 4th, 2014 edition of WRFI Community Radio News.

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An Interview with Anti-Drone Activist Mary Anne Grady Flores – July 25th, 2014

By WRFI News Staff | July 25, 2014

Ithaca peace activist Mary Anne Grady Flores was released from the Jamesville Correctional Facility last week — just one week after DeWitt Town Court Judge David Gideon sentenced her to a year behind bars for her drone protest activities outside the Hancock Field Air National Guard Base in Syracuse. The decision to release Grady Flores…

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