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UPDATE: ALL TRAININGS ARE FULL. THANKS FOR YOUR OVERWHELMING INTEREST! STAY TUNED FOR YOUR NEXT OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN TO MAKE GREAT LOCAL RADIO! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a DJ? Or maybe you’d like to try your hand at community journalism. Got an idea for a talk program or…Read More
2019 Fall Premium Preview: Ripple Effect Our waterways will always define our area—more than hotel and luxury housing development, more than traffic jams, more than politics or the culture wars. The 2019 “Ripple Effect” logo pays tribute to our beloved Finger Lakes. Water is life and unites us all. Celebrate community radio and our precious…Read More
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We’re joined in the studio by Dryden Town Supervisor Jason Leifer. Jason recently announced his bid to represent the 125th district in the New York State Assembly. Current assembly person Barbara Lifton announced her resignation late last week after 18 years representing Tompkins and part of Cortland county.Read More
Barbara Lifton, Assemblywoman for Ithaca and the 125th district announced on Friday January 31st that she will not be seeking re-election for a tenth term. Days later, Ithaca Common Council Alderperson Seph Murtagh, who serves as Communications Coordinator for Representative Lifton, announced his bid for Lifton’s seat. WRFI’s Michayla Savitt reports.Read More
Carolyn Kenyon of “Finger Lakes for New York Health” joined WRFI’s Michayla Savitt live in-studio on “Your Morning” to talk about The Power to Heal, a documentary looking at the relationship between medicare and desegregation. The film screens at 7pm on Wednesday, January 29th at Cinemapolis. The pair discuss the gap in health coverage that…Read More
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…Read More
The lives of millions who died in the Holocaust are being remembered around the world today, on the 75th anniversary of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp liberation by the US Army. On February 2nd, Authors Dr. Eva Fogelman, Roald Hoffmann, and Dan Schwarz will gather for a panel titled, “When it’s Hard to be Human: Lessons…Read More
It’s January 2020 and the every-10-year census starts on April first, about 10 weeks away. County legislator Mike Lane, who leads the 2020 Census efforts for Tompkins county, joined us in the studio to discuss the importance of an accurate census and the need for paid workers to assist in counting everyone. The census has…Read More