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DEBRIEF: New York Coalition For Open Government pushes for change

DEBRIEF: New York Coalition For Open Government pushes for change amid pandemic (podcast)

New York Coalition for Open Government President Paul Wolf says a reform of open meetings law in the Empire State is desperately needed. There are states that have better models — Massachusetts as an example grants authority to the AG’s office to ... MORE
DEBRIEF: Canandaigua Emergency Squad feels pinch of pandemic (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Canandaigua Emergency Squad feels pinch of COVID-19 (podcast)

The Canandaigua Emergency Squad is the busiest 911 response center in Ontario County. It’s been that way for more than 80 years. Chief Matt Sproul says his team responds to more than 6,000 calls for service per year. Their coverage area includes ... MORE
BACK TO SCHOOL: Karen Hall discusses reopening plan in Red Jacket (podcast)

BACK TO SCHOOL: Karen Hall discusses reopening plan in Red Jacket (podcast)

While there have been a lot of concerns raised about the prospect of students and faculty going back to school this fall -- we are just a couple weeks away from a return to learning. Students around the region will learn in ... MORE
BACK TO SCHOOL: Clingerman, Jones discuss return to learning this fall in Seneca Falls (podcast)

BACK TO SCHOOL: Clingerman, Jones discuss return to learning this fall in Seneca Falls (podcast)

Days from now students, faculty, and support staff head back to school for the first time since mid-March, when the Coronavirus Pandemic forced shut down of all facilities. Throughout the summer districts have been working on plans to make educating students effective, ... MORE
Seneca Nation talks pandemic response, economic fallout of casino closures

DAILY DEBRIEF: Seneca Nation talks pandemic response, economic fallout of casino closures

It has been difficult to escape the economic and social fallout of the Coronavirus Pandemic. When the Seneca Nation learned about the Coronavirus, non-essential staff were sent home, and a COVID-19 task force was created. The Nation with its sprawling territories in ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Montezuma Audubon Center offers experience, tranquility during pandemic (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Montezuma Audubon Center offers experience, tranquility during pandemic (podcast)

What has it been like at the Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah, Wayne County? It has been busy, and that is a great thing for Chris Lejewski, who serves as center director. He was in-studio last week previewing some exciting events coming ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: How falconry has taken flight in New York State (podcast

DAILY DEBRIEF: How falconry has taken flight in New York State (podcast)

Have you ever dreamt of becoming a falconry master? Today on the Daily Debrief, Joseph Therrein, the head of the Special Licenses Unit for the Division Fish & Wildlife at the Department of Environmental Conservation brings us soaring through the skies to ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Sen. Ortt talks nursing homes, impact executive orders had on health and safety of residents (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Sen. Ortt talks nursing homes, impact executive orders had on health and safety of residents (podcast)

While Gov. Andrew Coumo is content with his track record and efforts to contain the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 in nursing homes across New York State, lawmakers are not sold on those policies. This includes Sen. Minority Leader Robert Ortt (R-62), who ... MORE
Tragedy at Elm Manor amid pandemic: “If I didn’t call my wife every day, I wouldn’t have known”

Husband speaks about wife’s death at Elm Manor: “If I didn’t call every day, I wouldn’t have known”

It was 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 21st when Harold Perryman of Shortsville called Elm Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Canandaigua. Each morning he would call-in to wish his wife Beatrice, “Bea” good morning as she would start her own day ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Housekeeper who walked away from Ontario Center speaks out (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Housekeeper who walked away from Ontario Center speaks out (podcast)

Connie Helker says she was the first employee to test positive for COVID-19 at the Ontario Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, earning the nickname “COVID Connie” among some of her peers. As a front desk receptionist and a housekeeper, Connie cared about ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: What’s next for schools? Is 12-15 students per classroom realistic? (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: What’s next for schools? Is 12-15 students per classroom realistic? (podcast)

What’s next for school districts across the region and Upstate New York? A lot of questions. Today on The Daily Debrief – we get an update from Auburn Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo, and get his take on several of the ‘options’ we’ve heard ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Can farms survive in New York? Will environmenta (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Can farms survive in New York? Will environmental progress be put on hold? (podcast)

What’s happening at farms across New York State? Early in the pandemic shutdown we saw a variety of headlines connected to the idea that farms were already struggling — and that new realities made doing business nearly impossible. As businesses open up ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Discussing history of Juneteenth

DAILY DEBRIEF: Discussing history of Juneteenth in 2020 (podcast)

What is Juneteenth? Edith Wormley, the assistant director of the Academic Opportunity Programs at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a member of the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church talks about the history of this significant date. She also spends some time ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Economic impact of implicit bias, Part  (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Confronting systemic racism in Geneva (podcast)

Part 2 Martin Feria continues where he left off as we confront racism in the City of Geneva starting on the Hobart & William Smith College campus as he retells when he was racially profiled by students. Why was he profiled? Should ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Hunting permit process changes amid the coronavirus pandemic (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Hunting permit process changes amid the coronavirus pandemic (podcast)

How has the process for acquiring hunting permits changed amid the coronavirus pandemic? Today on the show, Norm Ridley, a Department of Environmental Conservation volunteer instructor in Region 8 speaks about how in-person training demonstrations have shifted to online programs statewide for ... MORE