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INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing ‘Five to Revive’ in Geneva & Seneca Falls (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing ‘Five to Revive’ in Geneva & Seneca Falls (podcast)
When it comes to economic development, there are a lot of opportunities in embracing rich, local history. That is especially the case in Geneva and Seneca Falls where a pair of sites were chosen to be featured as part of the Landmark Society’s ‘Five to Revive’. It’s an annual list dedicated to identifying historic sites that are ideal for grant... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb talks elections, future of FLX

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb talks elections, future of FLX
What has Albany gotten right for the Finger Lakes? How detrimental is it to the region that state elections, like the one for Governor, have all but forgotten about Upstate New York? State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) has represented the 131st since 2000 when he was first elected. While the condition and reputation of Albany has evolved over... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Rep. Tom Reed talks economy, jobs, and tackling education (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Rep. Tom Reed talks economy, jobs, and tackling education (podcast)
Hours after receiving President Donald Trump’s endorsement in his race against Democratic Challenger Tracy Mitrano, Republican Congressman Tom Reed called it ‘humbling’. “The president’s endorsement, I think, tells us that what he’s doing with the economy, on the trade agenda, is something that I hope as all Americans we can celebrate,” explained Rep. Reed during an appearance on Inside the... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Money will play a big role locally on Election Day

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Money will play a big role locally on Election Day
Are voters energized for the upcoming elections? Midterm elections are a challenge to forecast. Typically it’s an opportunity for the party not in control, to leverage some energy from their base – and take control of Congress or Senate. While some are talking about the prospect of a Blue Wave, Leslie Danks Burke of the Trailblazers PAC sees this election... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Food scarcity, community unity focus of effort from GRHF & STEPS (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Food scarcity, community unity focus of effort from GRHF & STEPS (podcast)
A coalition of organizations are coming together to generate positive change in some of the most-challenged communities in the Finger Lakes. The Greater Rochester Health Foundation, along with Seneca Towns Engaging People for Solutions – also known as ‘STEPS’, as well as the Lodi ‘Food for All’ Food Pantry are helping educate and build community in communities hit hardest by... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Flagging concerns with FLX Welcome Center, City of Geneva

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Understanding the
Concern about cost and process. In Geneva, residents and taxpayers alike have been asking questions about the Finger Lakes Welcome Center, since a pair of investigative reports were published by WHEC-Rochester, and the Geneva Believer. Both highlighted exorbitant costs in some aspects of the buildout, which was executed through a joint-effort between the state and city of Geneva. “It started... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Local group aims to prevent suicide, create conversation around mental health

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Local group aims to prevent suicide, create conversation around mental health
It’s time for talk. Combined with some local action. That’s the clear message from the Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition, as well as other groups – leading the charge locally to help end suicide, and eliminate stigma around mental health disorders. “It’s really crucial with the increased focus on education and awareness that we continue working in the community to... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Running unopposed, Brian Schenck looks to build community in Cayuga Co.

INSIDE THE FLX: Brian Schenck looks to become next sheriff in Cayuga County
Who will be the next sheriff in Cayuga County? Lt. Brian Schenck believes it should be him; and after Sheriff David Gould announced that he would not seek re-election – Schenck stepped up to the plate. On Wednesday, he visited the FingerLakes1.com studio where he discussed his campaign, local issues around policing, and how he aims to continue improving community... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Donna Cathy vying to succeed Bender as judge (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Donna Cathy vying to succeed Bender as judge (podcast)
Former District Attorney Donna Cathy is vying to succeed longtime Seneca County Judge Dennis Bender, and her first test will come on Thursday, as primary voters turnout to let their voices be heard. On Tuesday, she appeared on Inside the FLX to talk about her campaign, the race, and much more. . AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more

INSIDE THE FLX: Will Sage Gerling be Geneva’s next city manager? (podcast)

Whether it’s the search for Geneva’s next city manager, the news that the city’s police chief would retire this month, or the prospective updates to City Hall – there has been no shortage of headlines in the city along Seneca Lake’s northernmost shore. To break them all down Geneva Believer founder and publisher Jim Meaney and Monroe County Public Defender... 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: Previewing ‘Social Media Parent Education Night’ on responsible usage for parents (podcast)

The rise of social media has changed the way the world communicates. In 2004, Facebook was founded in a college dorm. There weren’t a lot of users, and the most-dominant social media platform in the 2000s was Myspace. All of that has changed. There are over 3 billion active social media accounts online, and in two quarters of 2017 –... 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

Inside the FLX: Ian Golden talks campaign, local issues & more (podcast)

On Episode #98 of the Inside the FLX Podcast Ian Golden, who is seeking the Democratic nomination to take on Rep. Tom Reed this fall joins Josh Durso to talk local issues, politics, his campaign, and much more. Check out all of the candidates seeking to take on Rep. Tom Reed, who have committed to one-on-one interviews on Inside the... 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

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

Inside the FLX: Joseph Campbell, Yvonne Taylor talk environmental issues in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

On episode #87 of the Inside the FLX Podcast Josh Durso is joined by Joseph Campbell and Yvonne Taylor, who are President and Vice President of Gas Free Seneca and Seneca Lake Guardian, a Waterkeeper Affiliate. They were in-studio to talk about a number of environmental issues that have made headlines in recent months. Both have worked tirelessly to develop... more
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