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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
Getting Here: Personal Stories Of Immigration, Migration, And Displacement Saturday, November 9 from 3-5pm at the Community Arts Partnership ArtSpace on the Ithaca Commons In this time of increasingly divisive rhetoric, policies, and politics around race, immigration, and national origin, personal stories are important. WRFI is hosting live storytelling event featuring 7 people telling their…Read More
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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 lakes with a sweet new tee shirt, tote bag, or camp mug. Make your one-time or recurring donation and let us say thanks by sending you a gift!
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Kathrin Achenbach, one of four major organizers with WEAVE Community, speaks with WRFI News team contributor Joanne Izbicki about Weave Community’s mission and work in the greater Ithaca area. You can learn more about their event “How Did We Get Here? A Community Dialogue on Migration” at weavecommunity.org.Read More
Even though November 2019 was an off-year election, the Tompkins County races were of significant local interest. On the morning after the Nov. 5 elections, WRFI Your Morning host, Michayla Savitt, interviewed three people. 1) Tompkins County Democratic Committee chair Jim Gustafson; 2) Tompkins County Republican Committee Chair Mike Sigler; and 3) Emily Adams, Caroline…Read More
This interview was recorded November 11, 2019. Off the Couch hosts conversations on creative culture in your community with Felix Teitelbaum and Neil Schill, every Friday at 5pm. Photo: Ithaca RecordsRead More
Actors Donna Acquavella and Levi Wilson discuss Cornell PMA and the Civic Ensembles production of “The Next Storm” with Felix Teitelbaum and Neil Schill for Off the Couch on WRFI Community Radio. WRFI is a co-sponsor of “The Next Storm.” IT IS THE YEAR 2030 AND PORTIONS OF ITHACA ARE UNDER WATER. THE FUTURE IS…Read More
WRFI’s Michayla Savitt visited Lily Gershon and Matt Ocone to chat about the duo’s puppet act, and experience part of “Aunt Irene’s Variety show” at the home performance space of the Lilypad Puppet Theatre in Freeville, NY. The group holds shows around the Finger Lakes region, learn more lilypadpuppettheatre.org. Photo credit: Jacob MroczekRead More
At the national level, the first four Democratic primary debates discussed “Medicare for all” and how to pay for it. That topic lead all the others in total minutes. Meanwhile, New York state’s legislature held 3 open hearings across the state to discuss the proposed New York Health Act single payer health insurance. Totaling 28…Read More