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DEBRIEF: Breaking down del Lago, incinerator legislation & Geneva’s search (podcast)

On Episode #21 of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso debate the future of a piece of state legislation, del Lago Resort & Casino, as well as Sinclair Broadcast Group. Watch or listen below: . *** STORIES DISCUSSED ON LATEST DEBRIEF *** Lifton, O’Mara Incinerator Legislation Debate Around del Lago Resort & Casino’s ‘Bailout’ Sinclair Broadcast Group Controversy... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga Community College professor talks ‘state’ of media (podcast)

Cayuga Community College Media and Telecommunications Programs Director Steve Keeler joined Josh Durso in-studio to discuss the latest trends in media, the ‘condition’ that the industry has found itself, and the criticisms of those who are ‘journalists’ in this modern, tech-driven world. Listen to the entire discussion below: . more

INSIDE THE FLX: Trailblazers PAC founder Leslie Danks Burke talks transparency, political engagement (podcast)

Government transparency. They are two words frequently debate, and discussed within the realm of politics, but one group says they’re working harder than any other in the region to restore faith in elections through civic engagement. The Trailblazers PAC, founded by Leslie Danks Burke is designed to educate citizens and candidates, and get more folks politically engaged. PAC endorsed candidates... more

THE DEBRIEF: Taking questions, evaluating marches & fake news (podcast)

On Episode #17 of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso debate the marches held around the U.S., and in Seneca Falls last weekend, as well as answer listener questions about Rep. Tom Reed, and the issue of ‘fake news’ in the local media landscape. Watch the podcast below or listen to the audio-only version exclusively here: . more

INSIDE THE FLX: Mike Davis of IBEW Local 840 talks unions, employees & FLX growth (podcast)

On Episode #92 of the Inside the FLX podcast Josh Durso was joined by Michael Davis, Business Manager with IBEW Local 840, who was in-studio to discuss the role of unions in a modern workforce. He talked about recent economic development in the Finger Lakes, as well, and how it has played a big role in the revival of trades... more

DEBRIEF: Breaking down the biggest political news in 2017 (podcast)

Episode #15 of the Debrief Podcast marked the final show of 2017 from Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso, who has discussed a variety of political, social, and economic issues in the FingerLakes1.com Studio. On the special, ‘year-end’ edition of the pod, the duo discussed Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb’s viability in 2018, a number of state proposals that will be... more

Inside the FLX: Canandaigua City Manager John Goodwin talks his role, city’s growth, & more (podcast)

On Episode #88 of the Inside the FLX Podcast the recently-hired Canandaigua City Manager John Goodwin was in-studio talking about his experience, background, and giving listeners an update on things happening in the city. Watch the podcast below or listen to the audio-only version above: . more

THE DEBRIEF: Debating incinerators, campus safety & Geneva’s future (podcast)

A number of hot-button issues will be discussed on a special edition of the Debrief Podcast. After a delay to the taping of the podcast last week, the news broke this weekend that Geneva City Manager Matt Horn would be exiting his post as the highest ranking administrative figure in Geneva. His unexpected exit, and what it means for Geneva... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Montreuil dissects ‘Weather Hype’ & new NWS warning system (podcast)

How big a deal is weather hype in the world of forecasting? Well for anyone who has seen or experienced those over-hyped forecasts, it can be a challenge. It interferes with plans, creates unneessary worry, and all the while — does so for the gain of clicks, traffic, or recognition. For forecasters like FLX Weather Founder and Meteorologist Drew Montreuil... more

DEBRIEF: Tackling budgets, new hires, and disaster declaration along Lake Ontario (podcast)

On Wednesday’s edition of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso dive into election results, ballot measures, the budget process in Seneca Falls as the Town Board weighs usage of landfill revenue, a newly hired Director of Public Works in Seneca County, and disaster declaration along the shores of Lake Ontario. . more

Councilman Ferrara unloads on condition of SF, says state audit is coming

Seneca Falls Deputy Supervisor Lou Ferrara told all in an exclusive interview with Josh Durso on the Inside the FLX podcast. He talked about an ongoing water issue in the Town of Seneca Falls, as well as an audit, which Ferrara says he initiated, with the State Comptroller’s Office. “There have been a lot of irregularities for a very long... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Executive Director Mark Palmieri talks Geneva BID (podcast)

On Episode #80 of the Inside the FLX Podcast Josh Durso is joined by the new Executive Director of the Geneva BID, who tells listeners about the economic development entity, aimed at fostering growth in Geneva’s downtown setting. . Listen to the audio-only version below: more

INSIDE THE FLX: Victim Resource Center works to help those dealing with abuse, violence (podcast)

On Episode #76 of the Inside the FLX podcast Nelly DeVelder and Martha Bailey joined Josh Durso to discuss efforts by the Victim Resource Center of the Finger Lakes to combat domestic, sexual, stalking, dating violence, and child abuse locally. Serving more than six counties collectively in the region, with a wide-range of services offered — the duo talked about... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Talking weight loss in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

On Episode #74 of the Inside the FLX Podcast Josh Durso was joined by Brad Jones, along with two successful graduates of the Ideal Weigh Protocol Diet, which has taken the region by storm. The trio discussed the benefits of the program, how little time is required once in the program, and their own stories. Combined the two graduates of... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva City Supervisor Lou Guard talks local issues (podcast)

Geneva is a family for Supervisor Lou Guard, who has spent the last several months learning the job of county supervisor on the fly. It’s been a challenging road, but one that has shown him a lot about the folks he represents. “I’ve been learning a lot going door-to-door,” he explained. “My goal is to knock on every door in... more

Inside the FLX: Talking rural development in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

On Monday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast Josh Durso was joined by Jillian Kasow, Director and Counsel to the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, Christopher Stewart, Special Projects Coordinator with the USDA, and Jim Walfrand, Area Director for Rural Development with the USDA — who discussed shared efforts between regional, state, and federal officials to deliver valuable assets... more

PREVENTING SUICIDE: Coalition talks about different groups (podcast series)

Suicide reaches far. Even in rural communities like those here in the Finger Lakes — the impact of suicide can be felt, like a ripple throughout the community. The Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition is a newly-formed entity working to bring awareness, and eliminate suicide completely. While there are a host of contributing factors that bring this type of issue... more
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