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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany
Earlier this year Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck was in-studio discussing his first month on the job following an uncontested election last fall. He succeeded longtime Sheriff David Gould. Now, Sheriff Schenck has several months under his belt. He joined us for a follow-up conversation in this week’s Sunday Conversation. He talked about policing during the summer months, recruiting concerns... more

THE DEBRIEF: Downtown Revitalization Initiative, 2019 Legislative Session Ends, and SUNY Prices Jump Again (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Downtown Revitalization Initiative, 2019 Legislative Session Ends, and SUNY Prices Jump Again (podcast)
This week on The Debrief Podcast Josh Durso and Ted Baker break down the latest headlines. The two discuss the latest on the Downtown Revitalization Initiative contest; the legislative session, which wrapped up this week; tuition increases at SUNY schools; and the still-controversial Finger Lakes Resort project in Canandaigua. Check all of that out and more on YouTube, Spotify, Apple... more

INSIDE THE FLX: The Future of the Classroom (Part I)

INSIDE THE FLX: The Future of the Classroom (Part I)
What does the future of learning in public schools look like? Well, a number of teachers and administrators in local districts are evaluating this very question. “The Future of the Classroom” is a two part series dedicated to answering the question, based on the countless interviews conducted in the FingerLakes1.com Studio on the subject. This week, we hear from the... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: McKeveney, Clingerman talk transition at Seneca Falls CSD

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: McKeveney, Clingerman talk transition at Seneca Falls CSD
What does the future of education look like in Seneca Falls? This year the Seneca Falls Central School District is undergoing a leadership change. Jeramy Clingerman will become superintendent of schools this summer, as longtime leader Bob McKeveny ends his career. The two were in-studio for a wide-ranging conversation about the transition process, and the future of education broadly. . more

AROUND THE LAKES: Bird Tours at the Former Seneca Army Depot & 10,000th visitor (podcast)

AROUND THE LAKES: Bird Tours at the Former Seneca Army Depot & 10,000th visitor (podcast)
Bird tours have been a smash hit at the former Seneca Army Depot. A partnership between Seneca White Deer, Inc. and the Montezuma Audubon Center has brought bird tours to life. And during the same month they kicked off – Seneca White Deer celebrated their 10,000 visitor to the former depot. To discuss all of this, including how to experience... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Local impact of the NY Wine Industry Association (podcast)

It’s fair to say that the Finger Lakes Region benefits from a stable, advancing wine industry. That’s exactly what the New York Wine Industry Association is aiming to accomplish. The not for profit advocates for stability and advancement of the wine industry in New York through advocacy and public education. It’s the only association of wine and grape professionals across... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Steve Keeler on the future of media in Finger Lakes (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Steve Keeler on the future of media in Finger Lakes
What does the future of media – in all forms – look like in the years to come? To answer that question, we sit down with one of the individuals who is educating and developing the next-generation of talent. Steve Keeler, Director of the Media and Telecommunications Programs at Cayuga Community College, was in-studio talking about it. Keeler also serves... more

AROUND THE LAKES: Previewing the FLX Pride Festival set to take place in Geneva (podcast)

AROUND THE LAKES: Previewing the FLX Pride Festival set to take place in Geneva
This week on Around the Lakes one of the organizers behind the successful FLX Pride Festival sits down with FingerLakes1.com to discuss the event, and how it has evolved over several successful iterations. The FLX Pride Festival will be held along the Geneva Lakefront property on June 8th. Festivities start at 1 p.m. and run through the evening. Chelsea Snyder,... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing Edith B. Ford Memorial Library expansion (podcast)

LIVE THIS AFTERNOON: Discussing Edith B. Ford Memorial Library expansion (podcast)
Earlier this month the Edith B. Ford Memorial Library celebrated a landmark occasion – holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for a multi-million dollar expansion. It was a big moment for a library, which serves as a hub for learning, community building, and much more. Shannon O’Connor, Library Director for the Edith B. Ford Memorial Library is in-studio with Luke Hodde,... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor talks growth, massive downtown overhaul

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor talks growth, massive downtown overhaul
Downtown Newark is exploding with growth. Mayor Jonathan Taylor says that growth and progress is happening thanks to perseverance of current, and past elected leaders. South Main Street has experienced the most-apparent visual overhaul. That project was worth more than $6 million, which was federally funded thanks to years of planning and studies. However, with the added bonus of overhauling... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Karen Springmeier of Finger Lakes Works discusses local workforce

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Karen Springmeier of Finger Lakes Works discusses local workforce
Workforce development is that thing happening in the background that a lot of people take for granted in their local community. People are looking for jobs; and despite some of the narrative surrounding the Finger Lakes Economy – there are tons of them. Finger Lakes Works focuses on connecting employers and prospective employees. One way they do that is by... more

AROUND THE LAKES: Organizers discuss Seneca Housing Fair coming May 7th (podcast)

AROUND THE LAKES: Organizers discuss Seneca Housing Fair coming May 7th (podcast)
A free event slated for Tuesday, May 7th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. is aimed at educating the community about housing options in Seneca County. On this episode of Around the Lakes Melissa Nesbit, Executive Director of Seneca Housing, Inc. and Joe McGrath, CEO of the Finger Lakes Regional Land Bank discuss the implications of the Housing & Services... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Henderson brothers talk leading Brighton PD, Ontario Co. Sheriff’s Office

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Henderson brothers talk leading Brighton PD, Ontario Co. Sheriff’s Office
It’s not often that brothers share a career path. In this case, while not precisely the same – Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson and Brighton PD Chief of Police Mark Henderson have not only followed a similar career trajectory – but have grown to lead two important agencies in the region. This week they discuss modern policing together, talk about... more

AROUND THE LAKES: Local impact of Rural & Migrant Ministry (podcast)

AROUND THE LAKES: Local impact of Rural & Migrant Ministry (podcast)
Since 1981 Rural & Migrant Ministry, a statewide, non-profit organization, has been standing proudly with the rural and migrant communities throughout New York. They work to overcome the prejudices and poverty that degrade and debilitate people within rural New York by building communities that celebrate diversity, achieve true mutuality and fight for dignity and opportunity to all. On this special... more

AROUND THE LAKES: Exploring the 13th Annual Montezuma Audubon Center Wildlife Festival (podcast)

AROUND THE LAKES: Exploring the 13th Annual Montezuma Audubon Center Wildlife Festival (podcast)
Coming up on May 4th the Montezuma Audubon Center located in Savannah, New York will host the 13th Annual Montezuma Audubon Center Wildlife Festival. Beginning at 10 a.m. attendees will encounter the Center’s largest event of the year, featuring a great lineup of family-friendly activities. This week on Around the Lakes Chris Lejewski, Center Director for Montezuma Audubon was in-studio... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Brian McConnell talks devastating 2018 flood, blood needs, and drive to install smoke alarms

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Brian McConnell talks devastating 2018 flood, blood needs, and drive to install smoke alarms
It was a busy year for the American Red Cross – Finger Lakes Chapter in 2018. This year has been no different, as volunteers and staff work harder than ever to keep up with a wide-range of response efforts in the region. Executive Director Brian McConnell was in-studio this week discussing his organization’s response to the devastating flooding in South... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing United Way partnership, and previewing Taste of Spring (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing United Way partnership, and previewing Taste of Spring (podcast)
Spring is here. We know this because the United Way of Seneca County is gearing up for their annual ‘Taste of Spring’ event, which will be taking place Thursday, May 9th at del Lago Resort & Casino from 5:30 – 8 p.m. While the event is a sure sign of spring – it reinforces the importance of local partnership provided... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Peter Mantius discusses groundwater testing, Hakes Landfill, Greenidge, and Cayuga Regional Digester

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Peter Mantius discusses groundwater testing, Hakes Landfill, Greenidge, and Cayuga Regional Digester
Throughout the winter, Peter Mantius spent his days reporting on some of the most-important environmental issues facing the Finger Lakes region. Doing so with more than 20 years of experience – Mantius broke the story about the DEC’s investigation into the Cayuga Regional Digester, and had an exclusive with the former facility manager who quit in January after he says... more
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