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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. 

Speaking of Migration: Voices of Central American Immigrants

By Felix Teitelbaum

Starting April 6, tune in every other Wednesday at 2pm for “Speaking of Migration.” The program will bring you the voices of Central American immigrants and migrants, their stories, perspectives, and a visions for a more just immigration system and world. Transnational political and economic forces have depleted rural Salvadoran communities, driving Salvadorans to flee…

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2022 WRFI Candidate Interviews AUDIO, TRANSCRIPTIONS

By Corinne Shanahan

New York’s redistricting process remains unresolved. But you can still tune in for WRFI’s live interviews with candidates in the primaries for what may be New York’s 22nd US Congressional District and the 53rd NYS Senate District Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 6pm. Hosted by Fred Balfour and George Christopher. Interview Schedule Expand The interviews…

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WRFI and Ithaca Voice to jointly cover Good-Cause evictions in March 29th Community Conversation call-in show

By Corinne Shanahan

As part of our ongoing efforts to engage the community in important local issues, WRFI and the Ithaca voice are working together to provide coverage on recent Good-Cause evictions legislation and the surrounding conversation. Should laws be passed to establish a tenant’s right to an automatic lease renewal? Good-cause eviction laws are being considered at…

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July 4, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Griffin Frechette | July 4, 2022

On Friday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation refused to renew the air permits of Greenidge Generation, a power plant and major crypto mining facility. According to the Ithaca Voice, the DEC found that the Seneca Lake plant was directing most of its resources to cryptomining that utilizes proof-of-work authentication, which is highly…

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July 1, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Griffin Frechette | July 1, 2022

Ithaca Police are looking for information about a robbery that took place at the K&H Redemption Center on Tuesday. According to the Ithaca Voice, someone saw a man wearing a mask fleeing the scene after the break-in. If anyone witnessed anything or has any information, they are encouraged to contact the IPD by calling  (607)…

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June 30, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Griffin Frechette | June 30, 2022

Schuyler County has received over $22,000 from the Federal Government’s ‘Payments in Lieu of Taxes’ program (PILT) to spend on vital county services. According to Schuyler County Attorney Steven Getman in a press release, “PILT seeks to compensate local governments for the inability to collect property taxes on federally owned land.” This was the highest…

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June 29, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Devon Jezek | June 29, 2022

The Community Health Services Immunizations Clinic returns to Ithaca on July 8th. The program provides all immunizations recommended by the CDC for uninsured and underinsured adults and children. The clinic will be open on Fridays, and an appointment is required. To schedule an appointment, call 607-274-6604. To determine whether you or your child qualify for…

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June 28, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Griffin Frechette | June 28, 2022

Wegmans announced Monday that it would be recalling Vidalia onions sold at certain locations due to potential listeria. The Ithaca Wegmans is one of three locations in New York affected by the recall. According to My Twin Tiers, the potentially impacted products were sold between June 23rd and June 24th with the 4-digit PLU codes…

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June 27, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Devon Jezek | June 27, 2022

The New York State Police department is warning the public not to share personal information with callers claiming to be state troopers. According to police, the scammers are telling New Yorkers that there is a legal case against them, and asking for personal information. The phone number used for the calls appears as a New…

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