Tag: Josh Durso

THE DEBRIEF: Local workforce, local businesses, and lack of affordable housing (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Local workforce, local businesses, and a lack of affordable housing (podcast)

It was a busy week in the FingerLakes1.com Newsroom this week, as the polar vortex provided more issues than simple ‘chill’. On the Friday, February 1st edition of The Debrief Podcast – Josh Durso is joined by Ted Baker, host of Finger ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Mitch Rowe discusses the current, future state of Seneca County (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Mitch Rowe discusses the current, future state of Seneca County (podcast)

There aren’t any hardline philosophies, and there has been a noticeable reduction in contention between the County Manager’s Office, and the Board of Supervisors since Acting County Manager Mitch Rowe took the helm in September. After the unexpected resignation of former County ... 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 ... MORE
FROM THE EDITOR: It’s Facebook’s world, we’re just living in it

FROM THE EDITOR: It’s Facebook’s world, we’re just living in it

From the FL1 Facebook Page. This morning you probably noticed a story that was published to our Facebook Page, in which the featured image did not match the content of the story. In that case, our ‘daily forecast’, which is published every ... MORE
SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Urgent Care sees big growth across U.S., but local growth staggering

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Urgent Care sees big growth across U.S., but local growth staggering

When was the last time you visited your primary care physician? What about the last time you visited urgent care? In the last decade visits to urgent care clinics across the U.S. increased by 119% between 2008 and 2015. For many Americans ... MORE
SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Povero reflects on half-century in law enforcement (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Povero reflects on nearly half-century in law enforcement (podcast)

Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero has made serving the community a career. He has also made it a lifetime achievement, setting the standard for what long-term, successful leadership looks like in a law enforcement setting. He’ll be staying involved. Even as Sheriff ... MORE
WATCH LIVE AT 10 AM: Ted Baker in-studio to talk election news on Debrief Pod

THE DEBRIEF: Election headlines, campaign ads, and victory odds ahead of Election Day (podcast)

What’s the latest on local, regional, and state elections? Voters are only a few weeks away from #Decision2018; and while a lot of focus has been on national issues – some seriously close races have been forming over the last several months ... 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 ... 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 ... MORE
THE DEBRIEF: Election Day preview hours before voters head to the polls (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Election Day preview hours before voters head to the polls (podcast)

Closing in on Election Day – the region is preparing for one of the most-consequential midterm elections in recent memory. A number of key, high-profile races are heating up, and tightening up in the hours leading up to the moment when voters ... MORE
SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Understanding the

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

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 ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga Community College professor talks 'state' of media (podcast)

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 ... MORE
DEBRIEF: Breaking down del Lago, incinerator legislation & Geneva's search (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Breaking down del Lago, incinerator legislation & Geneva’s search (podcast)

On Episode #21 of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso debate the future of a piece of state legislation, del Lago Resort & Casino, as well as Sinclair Broadcast Group. Watch or listen below: . *** STORIES DISCUSSED ON LATEST ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Trailblazers PAC founder Leslie Danks Burke talks transparency, political engagement (podcast)

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 ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Mike Davis of IBEW Local 840 talks unions, employees & FLX growth (podcast)

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 ... MORE
THE DEBRIEF: Taking questions, evaluating marches & fake news (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Taking questions, evaluating marches & fake news (podcast)

On Episode #17 of the Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso debate the marches held around the U.S., and in Seneca Falls last weekend, as well as answer listener questions about Rep. Tom Reed, and the issue of ‘fake news’ in ... MORE
DEBRIEF: Breaking down the biggest political news in 2017 (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Breaking down the biggest political news in 2017 (podcast)

Episode #15 of the Debrief Podcast marked the final show of 2017 from Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso, who has discussed a variety of political, social, and economic issues in the FingerLakes1.com Studio. On the special, ‘year-end’ edition of the pod, the ... MORE
THE DEBRIEF: Debating incinerators, campus safety & Geneva's future (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Debating incinerators, campus safety & Geneva’s future (podcast)

A number of hot-button issues will be discussed on a special edition of the Debrief Podcast. After a delay to the taping of the podcast last week, the news broke this weekend that Geneva City Manager Matt Horn would be exiting his ... MORE