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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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Facing Climate Change: Ithaca’s Extinction Rebellion [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | August 29, 2019

Art Weaver delves into his talk titled “Heading For Extinction (And What To Do About It)​” which is taking place Thursday at 7:30pm in the Borg Warner Room of the Tompkins County Public Library. The talk is part of Ithaca’s newly formed “Extinction Rebellion” movement, also known as “XR”. This interview first aired on August…

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Stamping Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill at the Watershed [AUDIO]

By Jimmy Jordan | August 26, 2019

Though the release for a revised $20 featuring Harriet Tubman has been delayed, there are some who won’t wait until 2028. Harriet Tubman’s face is being stamped on the 20 at the Watershed by Ashley Cake, an owner of the bar located in Ithaca, New York. We speak with her about the delay, the stamp…

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2019 Ithaca Women’s Day Celebration [AUDIO]

By WRFI News Staff | August 26, 2019

WRFI reporter and Your Morning host Anna Lamb spoke to Sally Grubb from the League of Women Voters and Jeanette Knapp, President of the Ithaca Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

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NY Public Service Commission Hosts Hearing in Ithaca about NYSEG Proposed Rate Hike

By Esther Racoosin | August 16, 2019

New York State Public Service Commission hosts a hearing in Ithaca on a proposed NYSEG utility rate hike. Administrative Judge James Costello presides over the hearing. NYSEG representatives talk about why their utility company thinks the rate hikes are necessary. Tompkins County residents speak out about the reasons why they oppose the rate hike. This…

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The NASCAR Xfinity Cup at Watkins Glen Int’l won by 20-year-old Austin Cindric

By Fred Balfour | August 5, 2019

Over 38,000 grandstand ticket holders and 23,000 campers filled Watkins Glen International race track the weekend of Aug 3-5, 2019.  If you’re an auto racing fan, you already know that Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup was won for the 2ndyear by 21-year-old Chase Elliot, son of NASCAR champion Awesome Bill Elliott.  And that Saturday’s Xfinity Cup…

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A Conversation with the Writers and Director of “Katrina: A New Musical”[AUDIO]

By Esther Racoosin | August 2, 2019

Writer Liz Bauman, Composer David Frumkin, and Producer and Director Priscilla Hummel talk about “Katrina: A New Musical”. They speak about what inspired them to write the musical, how it was staged and also what the audience can learn from the performance. This interview was initially aired on WRFI’s “Your Morning” and Evening news on…

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