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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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From left to right, at NYSBA Luncheon in Binghamton on Apr. 18: WRFI General Manager Felix Teitelbaum; News Director Laura Rosbrow-Telem; Producer Elena Piech; Producer Skylar Eagle; and Ithaca Voice Managing Editor Kelsey O'Connor. Photo credit: Ofri Telem

WRFI Wins NYSBA Award for Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series for ‘The Loneliness Radio Project’

By WRFI News Staff

WRFI was recently honored by the New York State Broadcasters Association with a 2019 Excellence in Broadcasting Award for “The Loneliness Radio Project.” We are thrilled to say we won a first place statewide award in the category of Outstanding Public Affairs Program or Series and are so proud of all our collaborators who made…

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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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Plowshares 7 anti-nuclear activists’ trial comes to a close [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | October 25, 2019

After just four days of proceedings, all of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 were found guilty on all charges. Ithaca residents Chuck Geisler and Garry Thomas attended the federal trial of anti-nuclear activists, and provided reports to WRFI and The Ithaca Voice throughout the week. WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt and Garry have the final…

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Recap: day 3 of Plowshares 7 anti-nuclear activists’ trial [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | October 25, 2019

After two hours of deliberation, the jury found all of Kings Bay Plowshares 7 guilty on all counts, conspiracy, destruction of government property, depredation of Naval Base property, and trespass, according to a report from Garry Thomas, who’s been reporting on the trial for WRFI. WRFI News director Michayla Savitt spoke with Chuck Geisler about…

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Recap: day 2 of Plowshares 7 anti-nuclear activists’ trial [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | October 24, 2019

Trial proceedings continue for Clair Grady of Ithaca and six others who symbolically disarmed US trident nuclear weapons at King’s Bay, Georgia. WRFI is following the trial every day thanks to contributors Garry Thomas and Chuck Geisler, two Ithaca residents who are reporting on the proceedings for WRFI and the Ithaca Voice. WRFI News Director…

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Recap: day 1 of Plowshares 7 anti-nuclear activists’ trial [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | October 22, 2019

Trial proceedings began Monday, October 21st for the Plowshares 7, who symbolically disarmed US trident nuclear weapons at King’s Bay Naval base in Georgia. WRFI is following the trial every day with the help of contributors Garry Thomas and Chuck Geisler, two Ithaca residents who are reporting on the proceedings for WRFI and the Ithaca…

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Prelude to trial of anti-nuclear activists Kings Bay Plowshares 7, including Ithacan Clare Grady [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | October 18, 2019

WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt speaks with two Ithaca community members reporting on the Plowshares activists’ trial in Georgia. Seven people, including long-time Ithaca resident Clare Grady, are facing charges for symbolically disarming U.S. trident nuclear weapons at King’s Bay. Garry Thomas and Chuck Geisler are now in Georgia, and will be providing updates to…

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Healthcare Costs Comparison – Stonybrook vs Paris

By Fred Balfour | October 17, 2019

At the WRFI Healthcare Desk, we note that one of several widely disputed issues is the true cost of healthcare delivery, both to the individual, and to the country as a whole. In this series, we report on actual healthcare situations that allow the listener to compare costs incurred in the U.S. with the costs…

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