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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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Headlines for August 19, 2022

By Felix Teitelbaum | August 19, 2022

On Wednesday Tompkins Area Consolidated Transit or TCAT confirmed the details of it’s cuts to service which will go into effect on Sunday. Routes affected by the cuts include 82, 11, 13, and 20 which will see some reduction in frequency. More details on the changes to TCAT’s service at their website. The City of…

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Headlines for August 18, 2022

By Felix Teitelbaum | August 18, 2022

Tompkins County continues to bring in more funds than it spends. At its meeting Tuesday the County Legislature heard from Finance Director Rick Snyder that unspent funds have reached $62 million, an increase of $44 million over the past nine years. Much of the increase is due to higher than expected sales tax revenue. In…

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Headlines for August 17, 2022

By Felix Teitelbaum | August 17, 2022

Tompkins Area Consolidated Transit or TCAT will receive more that $8.5 million from the Federal Transit Administration. The funds will be used to expand the operator’s electric vehicle fleet which, since April of 2021, has included seven fully electric buses. The new funds will be used to purchase six more full-sized electric buses and 4…

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Headlines for August 16, 2022

By Felix Teitelbaum | August 16, 2022

New York prisons will no longer allow people to send care packages directly to incarcerated loved ones. According to the Associated Press, the change is part of an effort to keep contraband materials out of prisons. While the new rule will mean prisoners can no longer receive things like homemade cookies, deliveries can still be…

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Headlines for August 15, 2022

By Felix Teitelbaum | August 15, 2022

The Ithaca Farmers Market is now offering online shopping. Orders can be made at ithacamarket.com and pickup can be arranged at Steamboat Landing or at Press Bay Alley. Qualified low-income shoppers can apply for a 60% discount. Early voting in NY started on Saturday. Votes may be cast in the primary races for State Assembly…

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August 5th, 2022 Headlines

By Griffin Frechette | August 5, 2022

Early Wednesday night, the Cayuga Nation Police Department demolished several buildings in Seneca Falls under the direction of Cayuga Nation representative Clint Halftown. Halftown is the federally recognized leader of the Nation, despite having been removed from his position multiple times by the Gayogoho:no Council of Chiefs, the traditionally recognized leadership of the Cayuga Nation.…

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