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INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing technology in a modern classroom (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing technology in a modern classroom (podcast)
There’s no doubt that technology plays a big role in life, but what about education? While some districts have developed rules to push back against technology – particularly social media – others have embraced it. This week Josh Durso sat down with three administrators from the Seneca Falls Central School District to examine the role of technology in a classroom,... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Christopher Folk talks platform as he runs for Seneca County District Attorney (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Christopher Folk previews his race for Seneca County District Attorney (podcast)
Christopher Folk says his unique experiences make him the ideal candidate for Seneca County District Attorney. With background in the tech space, plenty of management experience, and time spent in local courts as Waterloo Town Judge – Folk believes one of the keys to being a strong District Attorney is understanding how to grow and become better in the position.... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Kevin Henderson discusses potential policy changes, and future of Ontario County (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Sheriff Kevin Henderson discusses potential policy changes, and future of Ontario County (podcast)
When Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson succeeded longtime Sheriff Philip Povero, the focus was on transitioning smoothly. Now, more than 50 days after taking office – Sheriff Henderson is establishing himself as a leader, not only locally, but in the region. This week he joined FL1 News Intern Reporter Gabriel Pietrorazio in the FingerLakes1.com Studio to get an update, and... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing mental health, substance use disorders, and progress (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing mental health, substance use disorders, and progress (podcast)
In 2018, the CDC produced new, shocking data that showed a 30 percent increase in suicide rates over the last two decades. That increase prompted a lot of discussion, dialogue, and ideas about what could be done differently to improve mental health treatment, services available, and remove stigma. Those efforts are now being realized in a number of unique, exciting... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Finger Lakes reaching an environmental fork in the road

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Finger Lakes reaching an environmental fork in the road
When it comes to the region’s natural resources – they may feel endless to those who call it home. The Finger Lakes region is a destination that folks can identify. As Yvonne Taylor, Vice President of Seneca Lake Guardian explained, “It’s a regional brand that people and businesses – generations of them – have worked to create.” Both Taylor and... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing needs in Seneca County with the United Way (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing needs in Seneca County with the United Way (podcast)
How well do you know your community? Each day the United Way of Seneca County has to fight to better understand the community they serve. It’s difficult work – determining where the greatest need is – and attempting to focus some energy and resources to help correct it. Thankfully, there are community partners, and the United Way has the opportunity... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Program aims to give students perspective on careers, further education

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Program aims to give students perspective on careers, further education
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 66.7 percent of 2017 high school graduates between the ages 16 and 24 were enrolled at a college or university in April 2018. The BLS reported at the same time that among individuals between 20 and 29 who received a bachelor’s degree in 2017 – 77.6 percent were employed. Those numbers are important,... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the impact of alternative education programs like The Walden Project (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the impact of alternative education programs like The Walden Project (podcast)
How beneficial can alternative education programming – like The Walden Project – be for students who might not succeed in the traditional setting? The answer: Significant. Andy Webster, local founder of the Finger Lakes’ chapter of The Walden Project – and Janean Shedd – Instructor and Service Learning Coordinator with Walden – were in-studio to talk about the broad benefits... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Big announcement at Lake Tunnel Solar, discussing changes in housing trends

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Big announcement at Lake Tunnel Solar, and discussing progress in modern housing
When the Lake Tunnel Solar Village sees its first unit placed in Geneva in the coming weeks – it will be a big moment for the city, which has become an innovator in the region for economic development. CEO Ryan Wallace sees the Lake Tunnel as a blueprint for other communities like it. The development near State Route 5&20 isn’t... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Region faces big challenge with HABs growing in prevalence each year

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Region faces big challenge with HABs growing in prevalence each year
Last year New York State committed $65 million to learning and studying toxic algal blooms, which threaten local waterways, water supplies, and have put a serious strain on some local municipal water systems. Harmful Algal Blooms, or HABs, are one of the greatest environmental concerns facing the Finger Lakes; and a lot is still unknown about them. This week, FL1... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing mental health, outreach efforts locally (podcast)

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Approximately 1 in 5 adults – or 43.9 million people – experience mental illness in any given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions and disorders that impact a person’s mood, thinking and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: How do libraries shape communities in rural settings?

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing the role of libraries in rural settings
Tens of thousands visit libraries each year in the Finger Lakes region. Local libraries host community events – both educational and recreational – frequently serving under-served populations. In rural settings these facilities are even more important. Entering the home-stretch of a busy holiday season – we caught up with two individuals tasked with leading the daily operations of two local... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Students bring positive change to community through interactive program (podcast)

“Rachel’s Challenge” is coming to Seneca Falls. Thanks to a joint-effort between school officials, students, and community partners – a national program will be making its way to Seneca Falls – allowing members of the community, parents, and students to learn about kindness and respect toward others. The event will take place on January 8th, 2019 and will be open... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Teamsters rep says prolonged process a ‘massive failure’ for Wayne County

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Teamsters rep says prolonged process a ‘massive failure’ for Wayne County
According to Chris Toole, of Teamsters Local 118 — based out of Rochester — one group of local law enforcement officers are desperate for parity. This week, Toole sat down in-studio to discuss ongoing negotiations between the deputies of Wayne County and County Government — who he says walked away from the table recently. While additional meetings are set to... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the future of Seneca White Deer, Inc. at former Seneca Army Depot (podcast)

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It has been an overwhelmingly successful stretch of 24 months for the folks at Seneca White Deer, Inc. An organization that was formed from the goal to help preserve the white deer herd at the former Seneca Army Depot — has grown in size and scope — allowing for more advocacy than ever before. On Friday, Dennis Money, founder and... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing how tourism and economic development are linked (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing tourism in the Finger Lakes w/ local chamber reps (podcast)
The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce recently launched a new community guide aimed at connecting those staying and living in the Finger Lakes — with valuable local services. In this case, the most-recent publication – known as the “Finger Lakes Gateway Connections Community Guide” is aimed at decision makers who might be considering doing business or living in Seneca County.... more
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