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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing HAB season with Frank DiOrio of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing HAB season with Frank DiOrio of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (podcast)
What’s up with all the algae? While experts and scientists battle with the ‘what’ is causing dozens of blooms each summer in lakes around the region – spotters with one volunteer organization are putting in the work to alert residents about harmful algae blooms; and where they pop up. Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association is that organization, and Frank DiOrio... more

EPISODE #28: Sunday Conversation with Casey McDonald on Congressional Campaign

EPISODE #28: Sunday Conversation with Casey McDonald on Congressional Campaign
W. Casey McDonald is running for Congress. The Republican says his challenge to incumbent Rep. Tom Reed is based on the things he’s observed over the last several years. While challenging an incumbent comes with difficulties, he’s optimistic that with the support of the 23rd Congressional District – he will be able to mount a winning primary; and general election... more

EPISODE #27: A Sunday Conversation with NY 24 Candidate Roger Misso

EPISODE #27: A Sunday Conversation with NY24 Candidate Roger Misso
Roger Misso, a Red Creek native, says he’s running because there wasn’t time to waste. The Democrat is among the field of challengers, vying for support in the 24th Congressional District to challenge Rep. John Katko, the incumbent Republican, in the 2020 election. The 24th District is a complicated one, which has flipped parties before; and is ripe for Democrats... more

EPISODE #25: Sunday Conversation with Mike Rusinko discussing the Salvation Army’s local impact

EPISODE #25: Sunday Conversation with Mike Rusinko discussing the Salvation Army’s local impact
The Salvation Army is much more than just a thrift store, or seasonal campaign that’s as identifiable as any in the world. While a lot of folks think about the Red Kettle Campaign, or Salvation Army stores, of which there are several in the Finger Lakes – they are a dedicated group of volunteers that are relied on to serve... more

EPISODE #24: Sunday Conversation with Ryan Wallace of The Solar Home Factory & Lake Tunnel Solar Village

EPISODE #24: Sunday Conversation with Ryan Wallace of Lake Tunnel Solar Village
Lake Tunnel Solar Village is nearly full. That was the news we learned this week, as Ryan Wallace and Lake Tunnel Solar Village announced that 19 of the 20 units inside the development had been sold. At the time, Wallace said he was confident that the last unit would be sold; and noted that if Lake Tunnel’s site along 5&20... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing the Finger Lakes Rural Health Network with Emilie Sisson (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing the Finger Lakes Rural Health Network with Emilie Sisson (podcast)
This week Josh Durso sits down with Emilie Sisson, of the Finger Lakes Rural Health Network discussing her work raising awareness and community education in rural parts of the region. Specifically, Sisson walks listeners through a unique training opportunity to gain skills and knowledge that is crucial given the realities associated with suicide prevention and awareness in the Finger Lakes.... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing safety, viability of vaccines after NY ends religious exemptions

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing safety, viability of vaccines after NY ends religious exemptions
Vaccines are complicated. Recently, there have been a lot of questions about them. When New York State ended religious exemptions for vaccinations – doctors began getting even more questions about their safety, viability to protect, and the ramifications for those who decide to not vaccinate their children. This week a conversation with Dr. Grace Freier and Nurse Christina Redding. The... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Three Bears, the Ovid Library, and a rich history (special episode)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Three Bears, the Ovid Library, and a rich history (special episode)
This week on a special Independence Day edition of Sunday Conversation – two of South Seneca’s strongest advocates step into the studio to talk about the Edith B. Ford Memorial Library, The Three Bears Complex, Downtown Ovid, and how the three are using collaboration to grow well-beyond the village of Ovid’s borders. The future site of South Seneca’s very own... more

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

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

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing ways to combat poverty, other systemic issues in Finger Lakes

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing ways to combat poverty, other systemic issues in Finger Lakes
This week’s Sunday Conversation dives into the work that one organization is doing to make communities in Cayuga and Seneca County better. It’s not an easy task – but it’s one that Diane Draheim and Marie Montgomery have embraced. Montgomery serves as Deputy Director for the agency; and Draheim as Seneca Programs Director. At this point, the organization is going... 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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Seneca Co. Sheriff Tim Luce on progress, campaign, and future

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Seneca Co. Sheriff Tim Luce on progress, campaign, and future
Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce is seeking re-election. Four years into his first term as Sheriff – things have moved quickly. In this week’s Sunday Conversation – Sheriff Luce talks about his efforts to maintain and bolster accreditation, work toward a safer community, while balancing the needs of his office and its residents. He discusses the things he’d like to... more
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