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INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing rural challenges with leaders from U.S. Department of Agriculture, Small Business Administration (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing rural challenges with
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Small Business Administration are two federally funded agencies that work hard to improve quality of life in rural communities. What many people may not realize, though, is that these agencies are not nearly as one-dimensional as some may believe. Richard Mayfield, who serves as State Director for Regional Development with the USDA returned to... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Mayor Kyle Barnhart discusses campaign for Lodi Town Supervisor (podcast)

NEW EPISODE: Kyle Barnhart discusses race for Lodi Town Supervisor (podcast)
Kyle Barnhart, while not a Democrat in affiliation, will be running on the top line of this November’s election in Lodi, Seneca County. Barnhart currently serves as mayor in the Village of Lodi; and wants to bring renewed focus to village, town, and county representation by serving as Town Supervisor. This week he sat down inside the FingerLakes1.com Studio to... 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

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

THE DEBRIEF: Jim Meaney of The Geneva Believer discusses future of City Council, and more (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Jim Meaney of The Geneva Believer discusses future of City Council, and more (podcast)
When Jim Meaney, founder of The Geneva Believer announced that he would be seeking the nomination to run for Geneva City Council’s Ward 6 seat – there was very little surprise. However, weeks later he ended that campaign, returning to the work that led him to the decision that would be to run for City Council. Reporting on the City... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Michael Kracker of Unshackle Upstate discusses $175.5B NYS budget

INSIDE THE FLX: Michael Kracker of Unshackle Upstate discusses $175.5B NYS budget
New York State has adopted a $175.5 billion budget. What does that mean for Upstate New York? Well, it has serious implications – as noted by Unshackle Upstate. Unshackle Upstate advocates on behalf of businesses and trade organizations in Upstate New York who are working to create a better, more-favorable environment for development. Michael Kracker, Director of Unshackle Upstate was... 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

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

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 duo discussed Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb’s viability in 2018, a number of state proposals that will be... more

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 post as the highest ranking administrative figure in Geneva. His unexpected exit, and what it means for Geneva... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Jerry Withers talks race for Waterloo Town Supervisor (podcast)

On Episode #81 of the Inside the FLX Podcast Josh Durso was joined by Jerry Withers, Candidate for Waterloo Town Supervisor. He talked about local issues, his thoughts on the Seneca County Board of Supervisors, and much more. . more

Councilman Ferrara unloads on condition of SF, says state audit is coming

Seneca Falls Deputy Supervisor Lou Ferrara told all in an exclusive interview with Josh Durso on the Inside the FLX podcast. He talked about an ongoing water issue in the Town of Seneca Falls, as well as an audit, which Ferrara says he initiated, with the State Comptroller’s Office. “There have been a lot of irregularities for a very long... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Executive Director Mark Palmieri talks Geneva BID (podcast)

On Episode #80 of the Inside the FLX Podcast Josh Durso is joined by the new Executive Director of the Geneva BID, who tells listeners about the economic development entity, aimed at fostering growth in Geneva’s downtown setting. . Listen to the audio-only version below: more

INSIDE THE FLX: Supervisor candidates talk issues in Seneca Falls (podcast)

On episode #78 of the Inside the FLX podcast Rachel Weil and Tim Hopkins, candidates for County Supervisor in Seneca Falls talk about their race, campaigns, and issues throughout the county in-studio. The duo will face off against two Republicans, including one incumbent. Both Hopkins and Weil are political newcomers to the Seneca County scene, but are looking to have... more

KENNY’S 2 PENNIES: Bills, Justin Timberlake & World Series Heat (podcast)

On this week’s episode of Kenny’s 2 Pennies, Kenny Haas rants about the World Series and record high temperatures, the Buffalo Bills, and Justin Timberlake’s upcoming performance at the Super Bowl. . more

INSIDE THE FLX: Talking weight loss in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

On Episode #74 of the Inside the FLX Podcast Josh Durso was joined by Brad Jones, along with two successful graduates of the Ideal Weigh Protocol Diet, which has taken the region by storm. The trio discussed the benefits of the program, how little time is required once in the program, and their own stories. Combined the two graduates of... more

Inside the FLX: Chamber CEO Jeff Shipley talks economic development (podcast)

Economic development does not happen overnight. Nor does it come simply in every instance. Jeff Shipley, President and CEO of the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce talked about his organizations efforts, which have included spurring the process to create a singular vision for economic growth. “Seneca County has enjoyed year-over-year economic growth since 2012,” he explained. That growth he referred... more
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