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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. 

WRFI’s The Scene Interviews Tawab Danish on Exile from Afghanistan

By Chantal Thomas

Today’s episode of The Scene features an interview with Tawab Danish, a professor of human rights and constitutional law from Afghanistan, where he lived until the 2021 withdrawal of US forces and the subsequent takeover of the country by the Taliban. With his wife and three young sons, Professor Danish arrived in the US in…

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CREATIVES: Dr. Nia Nunn on Her New Book “Deep Breath” [AUDIO]

By Felix Teitelbaum

Dr Nia Nunn talks with Felix Teitelbaum about her new book “Deep Breath.” “This poetry book and curriculum (including multimedia exercises and discussion questions) is designed to help individuals, groups, and organizations strengthen the culture of their community and social consciousness. A selfstudy within a collective, Dr. Nia Nunn’s methodology as a mother-scholar-educator-psychologist-community leader, and…

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Remix our Flying Fish! Submissions due September 7th

By Eve Chaneles

Hey Artists! WRFI is looking for your unique, bold, simple take on our “Flying Fish” graphic to help rep the station online, in-print, or who knows..? • No need to include station numbers/text beyond “WRFI” • Your signature or handle is welcome in your design • Submit your design by emailing it to by…

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Headlines for August 26th, 2022

By George Christopher | August 26, 2022

The Tompkins County Mental Health Department is promoting the new 988 suicide and crisis lifeline. People can dial 988 to speak with crisis counselors 24/7. Deputy Mental Health Commissioner Harmony Ayers Friedlander called the launch a “game changer for our community.” The 988 number is also available for someone with a family member or friend…

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Headlines for August 25, 2022

By Felix Teitelbaum | August 25, 2022

The Ithaca Voice is reporting that, for now, the spotted lantern fly isn’t posing as big a risk to area vineyards as had been expected. So far the invasive pest hasn’t spread to Finger Lakes vineyards at the same destructive level seen in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Brian Eshenaur of the New York State Integrated…

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Headlines for August 24, 2022 (Election Results)

By Felix Teitelbaum | August 24, 2022

Unofficial election results are in for yesterday’s primaries and special elections. Former Binghamton councilperson Lea Webb will be the Democratic nominee in November’s race in the new 52nd State Senate district. As of last night, she had taken 61% of the vote with more than 95% of districts reporting. She’s favored to win over Republican…

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Headlines for August 23, 2022

By Felix Teitelbaum | August 23, 2022

Today is election day. According to the Ithaca Voice, as of late July, Leslie Danks Burke had outraised Lea Webb by more than 2-1. However, Webb has garnered an impressive list of endorsements including the Civil Service Employee Association of NY,  Service Employees International Union, the Working Families Party as well as a host of…

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Headlines for August 22, 2022

By Felix Teitelbaum | August 22, 2022

Early voting ended Sunday and tomorrow is election day. Voters will be headed to polls to vote in Democratic primaries for the new 52nd State Senate district and the new 19th Congressional district as well as a special election to fill the seat in the old 23rd Congressional district vacated by Tom Reed who resigned…

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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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