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Local News: March 1, 2024

– Recent rise in overdose concerns Tompkins County officials – There have been five overdose deaths in Tompkins County since February 18. That brings the total this year to six. The Ithaca Voice reports that’s more than occurred over the same period last year. There’s been a steady increase in overdose deaths in the county since 2019. Ithaca Police Chief Thomas Kelly says the mix of fentanyl or xylazine with other substances may be the cause of the recent deaths. A list of some resources is in the Ithaca Voice article linked on our website WRFI dot org slash news. Broome and Tioga counties reported overdose spikes earlier this month. They did not…

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Check out our new wordpress site –  http://wrfiradionews.wordpress.com/

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Thank you to our fantastic supporters!

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WRFI Community Radio is on the air thanks to the support of our listeners, like Gail & Naoki Sakai, Suzanne & Lynn McMannis, Esther Racoosin, Karl Madeo who gave in memory of Fred Madeo, and Sandra Repp.  To learn how you can join them in keeping our local independent community radio station on the air,…

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Thanks to everybody who contributed to our 2013 Spring Fundraiser!

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Last month we managed to raise $6944 from 104 donors!  Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped get our letter printed and into the mail on time, as well as those volunteers who modeled our new T-shirt design around town during the Ithaca Festival and beyond — we are working on getting shirts printed…

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Spring Fundraiser and Pirate Logo Shirts!

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WRFI is holding our spring fundraising campaign and we have limited-edition vintage pirate radio logo t-shirts available to donors who contribute of $60 or more.  These shirts were designed by the Radio Free Ithaca pirate radio station in the early 1980’s. These shirts are one-of-a-kind, printed on high-quality made-in-USA American Apparel t-shirts and produced locally…

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Local News: March 1, 2024

By Celia Clarke | March 1, 2024 | Comments Off on Local News: March 1, 2024

– Recent rise in overdose concerns Tompkins County officials – There have been five overdose deaths in Tompkins County since February 18. That brings the total this year to six. The Ithaca Voice reports that’s more than occurred over the same period last year. There’s been a steady increase in overdose deaths in the county…

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FEATURE: Freedom of Expression at Cornell

By Celia Clarke | February 29, 2024 | Comments Off on FEATURE: Freedom of Expression at Cornell

Cornell’s academic theme this school year is freedom of expression. It was meant to be a year of celebration of one of the university’s core values. Instead how freedom of expression is practiced or protected on campus has become a divisive issue.  The theme was announced last April months before war broke out between Israel…

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Local News: February 29, 2024

By Celia Clarke | February 29, 2024 | Comments Off on Local News: February 29, 2024

Ithaca College president, La Jerne Terry Cornish says the college’s enrollment is rebounding from the significant drop it experienced during COVID lockdowns. She spoke at the Ithaca Rotary Club luncheon on Thursday. “In 2019, the first year class including transfers was 1506, and 2020, but COVID year, the first year class was 995.” she said.…

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Local News: February 28, 2024

By Celia Clarke | February 28, 2024 | Comments Off on Local News: February 28, 2024

– Tompkins County Alcohol and Drug Council will stop addiction treatment services –The Tompkins County Alcohol and Drug Council will end its patient services and lay off most of its staff.  The Ithaca Voice reports the Council has struggled to hire qualified nurses to staff its new 40-bed detox center. The Council is gradually ending…

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