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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. 

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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“Steppin’ Into My Shoes” Radio Play with the Civic Ensemble – September 11, 18, and 25, 2021

By Felix Teitelbaum

The in-person listening party and talkback at the Cherry ArtSpace was on September 25 and it was a beautful experience. Based on the oral history interviews that members conducted in Fall 2020, the play was produced  exploring themes of family, harm reduction, and hopes and dreams of those who have experienced incarceration. Aiming to disrupt…

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Headlines for September 23 2022

By George Christopher | September 23, 2022

The Tompkins County Legislature has approved a new transportation agreement between TCAT and its three underwriters, the county, the city of Ithaca, and Cornell University. According to the Ithaca Times, the previous agreement was set to expire in early October which would’ve left TCAT unfunded. The new contract will also allow TCAT’s three underwriters to…

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Headlines for September 22, 2022

By Felix Teitelbaum | September 22, 2022

Advocates of a moratorium on proof-of-work cryptocurrency mining in New York are celebrating one currency’s transition to a greener process.  Etherium, the world’s second largest cryptocurrency, transitioned last week to a proof-of-stake blockchain which uses less than one percent of the energy of the more common proof-of-work. Yvonne Taylor, vice president of Seneca Lake Guardian…

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Headlines for September 21, 2022

By Felix Teitelbaum | September 21, 2022

Recidivism has continued to fall in Tompkins County. Researchers say the steady fall in people being locked up more than once a year is directly correlated with investments the County has made in alternatives to incarceration and other supportive measures for court involved people. At their meeting Monday, the County Health and Human Services Committee…

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Headlines for September 20, 2022

By Lucas Santiago | September 20, 2022

The Ithaca Democratic Socialists has outlined its plans to make TCAT free and fund the potential loss in revenue. The campaign, called FreeCAT, argues that free mass transit would help address issues of “systemic marginalization and racism, systemic classism, [and] the climate catastrophe.” According to the Ithacan, the campaign further argues that Cornell should fund…

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Headlines for September 19, 2022

By Lucas Santiago | September 19, 2022

The Ithaca Tompkins International Airport is looking to expand the number of daily flights in the coming years. According to WHCU, the airport’s goal is to triple the number of daily flights, and double the number of destinations served. Currently the airport offers daily flights to Newark, New Jersey through United Airlines and Detroit through…

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Headlines for September 16th, 2022

By George Christopher | September 16, 2022

Applications are now available for the Tompkins Community Recovery Fund offering grants to local organizations, small businesses and government entities totaling $6.5 million. According to the Ithaca Voice, the program was announced by the Tompkins County Legislature last week to support groups impacted by the pandemic. The program is funded by the  American Rescue Plan…

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