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DAILY: Are taxes increasing an inevitability if municipal relief is not passed? (podcast)

Jack Marren serves as Victor Town Supervisor and Chairman of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors. He’s also the President of the New York State Association of Counties. Last week we caught up with him to talk about how Ontario County approached ... MORE
DAILY: What was it like getting the COVID-19 vaccine? (podcast)

DAILY: What was it like getting the COVID-19 vaccine? (podcast)

Last week Dr. Gregory Heeb from Newark-Wayne Community Hospital became one of the first in the region to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. That vaccine, while politicized throughout the pandemic, is viewed as one of the few instruments that can get the U.S ... MORE
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DAILY: Boys and Girls Club of Geneva responds to pandemic (podcast)

Chris Lavin is the executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Geneva. He has watched the need in- and around- his community grow. The pandemic has caused a surge in need, which has resulted in the club stepping up to ... MORE
MONTEZUMA SPOTLIGHT: Cranes still prevalent at wetlands as mild December continues (podcast)

MONTEZUMA SPOTLIGHT: Cranes still prevalent at wetlands as mild December continues (podcast)

What’s happening at the Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah, Wayne County? Each month, Center Director Chris Lajewski joins us in-studio to talk about some of the species being observed at the wetlands complex, as well as a species spotlight. This month the ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Cayuga County Legislature Chair Aileen McNabb-Coleman talks 2021 (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Cayuga County Legislature Chair Aileen McNabb-Coleman talks 2021 (podcast)

What are counties in the Finger Lakes and Central New York most looking for over the next several weeks and months, as New York State and Congress mulls over additional pandemic relief? This week a new $1 trillion relief package was signed, ... MORE
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DAILY DEBRIEF: Calls grow louder for Cargill to stop mining under Cayuga Lake (podcast)

It’s all about the salt. Last week Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that calls for a “salt reduction task force” to analyze the state’s aggressive practices of salting roads. The study comes in response to new data that links ... MORE
WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Discussing the biggest storylines of 2020 (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Discussing the biggest storylines of 2020 (podcast)

On this edition of The Weekend Debrief Josh Durso and Ted Baker take a look back at the biggest stories of the year, reflecting on them, and also looking forward to the biggest unanswered questions heading into 2021. Watch LIVE at 9:45 ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Seneca County takes unified approach to dealing with COVID-19 (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Seneca County takes unified approach to dealing with COVID-19 (podcast)

Today on the show a look at how one county in the Finger Lakes took a unified approach to dealing with the Coronavirus Pandemic. Obviously, the public health crisis effected everything from small businesses, to schools, and local government. The One Seneca ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Steve Keeler on new journalism platforms, cuts in newsrooms, and regaining trust (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Cayuga Community College’s Steve Keeler talks future of media (podcast)

This week we’re catching up with Steve Keeler, Division Chair of the School of Media & Arts at Cayuga Community College about the state- and future of journalism. There were a number of topics we wanted to explore with him. So rather ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: When are the ‘Winter Blues’ more than just seasonal sadness? (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: When are the ‘Winter Blues’ more than just seasonal sadness? (podcast)

Seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder or the “winter blues,” is a subtype of depression or bipolar disorder that occurs and ends around the same time every year. The days are short, the skies are often gray, and winter can ... MORE
LIVE AT 9:45: Baker & Durso talk COVID headlines, local stories in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Baker & Durso talk COVID headlines, local stories in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Are we about to see everything change again in New York? Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to announce new restrictions on businesses like restaurants and bars. Could the region be turned into one large orange or red zone? Both of those questions ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Bill Fulton discusses how Urban Renewal failed Auburn (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Bill Fulton discusses how Urban Renewal failed Auburn (podcast)

Cities have been Bill Fulton’s life. The Auburn native now serves as the Director of the Kinder Institute at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He’s also served as the Mayor of Ventura, California; and Director of Planning for the City of San ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Public health officials struggle to keep up with demand for free COVID testing (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Public health officials struggle to keep up with demand for free COVID testing (podcast)

Over the weekend the Wayne County Health Department announced a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic to be held at the Lyons Bus Garage on Clyde Road. It took around 24 hours for it to fill up, according to Ryan Mulhern, who serves ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Support local because this is a make-or-break winter (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Support local because this is a make-or-break winter (podcast)

There has been a lot of bad news about the Coronavirus Pandemic in recent weeks. It’s the holiday season, and ordinarily, this is when businesses – big and small – are ramping things up. On Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo expressed optimism about ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Can news organizations survive the Coronavirus Pandemic? (podcast)

Daily Debrief: Can news organizations survive the Coronavirus Pandemic? (podcast)

Earlier this year we talked with Steve Keeler from Cayuga Community College. It was mid-April and the economy had only been shut down for a few weeks. However, it was clear that the media landscape was going to change. In fact, it ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Superintendent Pirozzolo says Auburn schools’ finances could be big challenge (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Superintendent Pirozzolo says Auburn schools’ finances could be big challenge (podcast)

One day after we talked with Auburn Enlarged City School District Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo about the return to class after the Thanksgiving break, he informed families that the junior high would be fully-remote through Tuesday, December 8th. The cause? Contact tracing on ... MORE
WEEKEND DEBRIEF: COVID fines, cluster zone effectiveness, local government struggles (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: COVID fines, cluster zone effectiveness, and more (podcast)

It has only been a few days, but plenty has happened in the Finger Lakes. Josh Durso and Ted Baker discuss the biggest headlines of the last week in a special evening edition of The Weekend Debrief. Topics up for discussion include: ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Has the micro-cluster strategy actually worked if COVID cases are on the rise? (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Has the micro-cluster strategy actually worked if COVID cases are on the rise? (podcast)

This week Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that parts of Rochester and Syracuse would enter Orange Zone designation. It’s part of New York State’s Coronavirus micro-cluster mitigation strategy. It means focusing economic restrictions — like pausing non-essential business activity — to specific zip ... MORE