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Swag Shop – Buy Classic WRFI Stuff!

By Felix

Holy cow! You can now buy older WRFI swag at steep discounts! These items were made for previous years’ fundraisers and we have just a few odds and ends left. Get ’em while they’re hot!

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Take a Sneak Peek at our 2019 Swag !

By Felix

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…

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Getting Here: Personal Stories Of Immigration, Migration, And Displacement – November 9, 3-5pm

By Felix

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…

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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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Local students call for an Ithaca Tenants’ Union

By WRFI News Staff | January 3, 2020

For students and families dealing with the rising costs of universities, housing is perhaps now, more than ever, a critical consideration. At Ithaca’s colleges, many students have struggled with finding housing that meets their needs, whether thanks to hands of predatory landlords, run-down buildings, or other concerns. Fall 2019 WRFI News intern Amelia Zohore has…

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Diane Morton, President of Cayuga Bird Club, talks about the 2020 Christmas Bird Count

By Esther Racoosin | December 27, 2019

Diane Morton, President of the Cayuga Bird Club, talks about the 2020 Christmas Bird Count.  Starting in the wee hours of New Year’s Day, volunteer birders will venture out to count birds in a 15 mile diameter area around Tompkins County.  This will be the 58th year that the local birding club will take part…

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Freedom and Hope Through Music: Ithaca’s Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | December 10, 2019

Ithaca College Associate Professor Dr. Baruch Whitehead joined WRFI’s Michayla Savitt in-studio to speak about the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers, named in honor of the late Ithaca resident and civil rights pioneer Dorothy Cotton. Dr. Whitehead directs the choir, and spoke with Michayla about the group’s work, the art of the Negro Spiritual selections, and…

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Katie Quinn-Jacobs speaks about Mothers Out Front-Tompkins County

By Esther Racoosin | December 9, 2019

Katie Quinn-Jacobs, co-leader of the Tompkins County Chapter of Mothers Out Front, speaks about her organization. She discusses how she got involved with MOF and the current activities of her organization. (photo: courtesy of Katie Quinn-Jacobs).  

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Lehman Alternative Community School climate strike organizers talk Dec. 6 rally [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | December 6, 2019

LACS Sunrise Movement organizer Franny Lux, along with LACS Sunrise HUB organizers Connor Logue & Tilden Smith speak with “Your Morning” host Ed von Aderkas ahead of the December 6th climate strike.

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Foodnet Executive Director discusses home meal delivery in Tompkins County [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | December 3, 2019

Foodnet Meals on Wheels is a local organization which provides both food and nutrition services to older individuals living in Tompkins County. Their services involve home delivery of hot meals throughout Ithaca, Groton, Trumansburg, and Lansing. Foodnet Executive Director, Jessica Gosa, recently spoke to WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt and News Contributor Pamela Tan on…

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