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CONVERSATIONS WORTH HEARING: A look back at the most-important in 2019

CONVERSATIONS WORTH HEARING: A look back at the most-important in 2019
More than 100 episodes of the Sunday Conversation and Inside the FLX podcast were recorded in 2019, accounting for more than 4,500 minutes of locally-inspired conversations. Elected leaders, community advocates, educators, environmental experts, and so many others joined us for important conversations in-studio. Collectively, those conversations were played across all platforms more than 50,000 times. more

INSIDE THE FLX: Mike Cutillo talks new book about life, experiences (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Mike Cutillo talks new book about life, experiences (podcast)
Writing a book is no easy task. It takes time, organization, and the right mindset. When people think of authors – they likely imagine the kind that works for months, possibly years, on that single-project. It’s a job for them. But what happens if you’re an author who has a full-time job leading one of the region’s longest running newspapers?... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Giving the community hope through education (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Giving the community hope through education (podcast)
This week on Episode #199 of Inside the FLX: A discussion with Doreen Teed, of the Family Hope Center located in Geneva, New York. The Center gives hope to families by providing pregnancy and parenting education, support services for relationships, and baby supplies. Teed serves as executive director of the Center. The discussion focused on the importance of relationships, experience,... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Kristin Bauer-Gross on modeling, being an entrepreneur, and more (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Kristin Bauer-Gross on modeling, being an entrepreneur, and more (podcast)
What’s life like for a model in Upstate New York? The short answer: Not much like what people see on television, or in the fashion industry. The complex answer, as Kristin Bauer-Gross explained in this week’s Sunday Conversation, though, is that it can be a career, and now, supporting others through a new business venture is her latest effort. “I... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing HAB season with Frank DiOrio of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing HAB season with Frank DiOrio of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association (podcast)
What’s up with all the algae? While experts and scientists battle with the ‘what’ is causing dozens of blooms each summer in lakes around the region – spotters with one volunteer organization are putting in the work to alert residents about harmful algae blooms; and where they pop up. Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association is that organization, and Frank DiOrio... 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

EPISODE #27: A Sunday Conversation with NY 24 Candidate Roger Misso

EPISODE #27: A Sunday Conversation with NY24 Candidate Roger Misso
Roger Misso, a Red Creek native, says he’s running because there wasn’t time to waste. The Democrat is among the field of challengers, vying for support in the 24th Congressional District to challenge Rep. John Katko, the incumbent Republican, in the 2020 election. The 24th District is a complicated one, which has flipped parties before; and is ripe for Democrats... more

EPISODE #25: Sunday Conversation with Mike Rusinko discussing the Salvation Army’s local impact

EPISODE #25: Sunday Conversation with Mike Rusinko discussing the Salvation Army’s local impact
The Salvation Army is much more than just a thrift store, or seasonal campaign that’s as identifiable as any in the world. While a lot of folks think about the Red Kettle Campaign, or Salvation Army stores, of which there are several in the Finger Lakes – they are a dedicated group of volunteers that are relied on to serve... more

EPISODE #24: Sunday Conversation with Ryan Wallace of The Solar Home Factory & Lake Tunnel Solar Village

EPISODE #24: Sunday Conversation with Ryan Wallace of Lake Tunnel Solar Village
Lake Tunnel Solar Village is nearly full. That was the news we learned this week, as Ryan Wallace and Lake Tunnel Solar Village announced that 19 of the 20 units inside the development had been sold. At the time, Wallace said he was confident that the last unit would be sold; and noted that if Lake Tunnel’s site along 5&20... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing the Finger Lakes Rural Health Network with Emilie Sisson (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing the Finger Lakes Rural Health Network with Emilie Sisson (podcast)
This week Josh Durso sits down with Emilie Sisson, of the Finger Lakes Rural Health Network discussing her work raising awareness and community education in rural parts of the region. Specifically, Sisson walks listeners through a unique training opportunity to gain skills and knowledge that is crucial given the realities associated with suicide prevention and awareness in the Finger Lakes.... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing safety, viability of vaccines after NY ends religious exemptions

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing safety, viability of vaccines after NY ends religious exemptions
Vaccines are complicated. Recently, there have been a lot of questions about them. When New York State ended religious exemptions for vaccinations – doctors began getting even more questions about their safety, viability to protect, and the ramifications for those who decide to not vaccinate their children. This week a conversation with Dr. Grace Freier and Nurse Christina Redding. The... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Three Bears, the Ovid Library, and a rich history (special episode)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Three Bears, the Ovid Library, and a rich history (special episode)
This week on a special Independence Day edition of Sunday Conversation – two of South Seneca’s strongest advocates step into the studio to talk about the Edith B. Ford Memorial Library, The Three Bears Complex, Downtown Ovid, and how the three are using collaboration to grow well-beyond the village of Ovid’s borders. The future site of South Seneca’s very own... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany
Earlier this year Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck was in-studio discussing his first month on the job following an uncontested election last fall. He succeeded longtime Sheriff David Gould. Now, Sheriff Schenck has several months under his belt. He joined us for a follow-up conversation in this week’s Sunday Conversation. He talked about policing during the summer months, recruiting concerns... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: McKeveney, Clingerman talk transition at Seneca Falls CSD

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: McKeveney, Clingerman talk transition at Seneca Falls CSD
What does the future of education look like in Seneca Falls? This year the Seneca Falls Central School District is undergoing a leadership change. Jeramy Clingerman will become superintendent of schools this summer, as longtime leader Bob McKeveny ends his career. The two were in-studio for a wide-ranging conversation about the transition process, and the future of education broadly. . more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing ways to combat poverty, other systemic issues in Finger Lakes

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Discussing ways to combat poverty, other systemic issues in Finger Lakes
This week’s Sunday Conversation dives into the work that one organization is doing to make communities in Cayuga and Seneca County better. It’s not an easy task – but it’s one that Diane Draheim and Marie Montgomery have embraced. Montgomery serves as Deputy Director for the agency; and Draheim as Seneca Programs Director. At this point, the organization is going... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Steve Keeler on the future of media in Finger Lakes (podcast)

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Steve Keeler on the future of media in Finger Lakes
What does the future of media – in all forms – look like in the years to come? To answer that question, we sit down with one of the individuals who is educating and developing the next-generation of talent. Steve Keeler, Director of the Media and Telecommunications Programs at Cayuga Community College, was in-studio talking about it. Keeler also serves... 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

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Karen Springmeier of Finger Lakes Works discusses local workforce

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Karen Springmeier of Finger Lakes Works discusses local workforce
Workforce development is that thing happening in the background that a lot of people take for granted in their local community. People are looking for jobs; and despite some of the narrative surrounding the Finger Lakes Economy – there are tons of them. Finger Lakes Works focuses on connecting employers and prospective employees. One way they do that is by... more
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