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#450: Newark Police Chief Richard Martin
#450: Newark Police Chief Richard Martin
Newark Police Chief Richard Martin says it's been a surreal experience 'coming home' to serve as the community's law enforcement leader. It's been 22 years since Martin worked for the police department in the place he calls home, but the time was right. "It's been surreal," Martin said recently appearing on Inside the FLX. "[I] felt it was time for change." The longtime law enforcement veteran spent more than a decade with the Rochester Police Department, as well as several years in academic, research, and administrative roles.  On this edition of Inside the FLX, Martin talks about the moments that led to his decision, as well as his goals for the department. Check out the full-episode below, or on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or the iHeartRadio app.
23:26
November 22, 2022
Is the Montezuma Wetlands at risk due to climate change?
Is the Montezuma Wetlands at risk due to climate change?
This week on Inside the FLX we take a look at a damning environmental report released by Audubon. It shows just how much enviro-tourism hotspots like the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge could be impacted if climate change is not stopped. Montezuma Audubon Director Chris Lajewski discusses the implications of the report and what's next.
22:35
November 15, 2022
HABs in the Finger Lakes: What does Bitcoin mining have to do with it?
HABs in the Finger Lakes: What does Bitcoin mining have to do with it?
What's up with the fight against HABs in the Finger Lakes? Last month, an announcement about a Nine Element Plan in the Seneca-Keuka Watershed to address phosphorus runoff made headlines. But it isn't the kind of flashy environmental news that gets a lot of attention. Especially in the Finger Lakes, where bitcoin mining, landfilling, and other issues frequently get the lead.  Today on episode #449 of Inside the FLX we catch up with Peter Mantius, an environmental politics reporter who founded The Water Front. His coverage, which is published on FingerLakes1.com through an exclusive partnership, goes in-depth on important issues like HABs, and this '9E' plan. He also discusses the latest news surrounding Greenidge Generation, a power plant turned bitcoin mining facility along Seneca Lake.
22:11
November 05, 2022
Ontario County Democratic Committee talks outreach in rural FLX
Ontario County Democratic Committee talks outreach in rural FLX
On this episode of Inside the FLX it's all about political committees and the work they do. John Hurley from the Ontario County Democratic Committee joined Josh Durso to talk about the work committee members do, and how important it is for voters to be engaged. It's challenging -- connecting voters, candidates, and the issues they care about. But it's work that folks like Hurley take very seriously. 
09:13
November 05, 2022
What's next in the village of Newark?
What's next in the village of Newark?
Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor talks about recent tragedy in village, future of DRI projects, and additional developments in downtown Newark. This is episode #447 of Inside the FLX.
15:43
November 02, 2022
Chris Lajewski on migration update, birding and hunting, hurricanes and flight path impact
Chris Lajewski on migration update, birding and hunting, hurricanes and flight path impact
Host Ted Baker welcomes Chris Lajewski of the Montezuma Audubon Center into the FL1 studio for his monthly appearance. Fall is here but is still a beautiful time for the Audubon Center in Savannah. Chris informs us of hurricane season and how that impacts flight paths of birds.  Also, with school being back in session, Chris informs us about school field trips and what they have to offer at the Audubon Center. Chris then talks about how to practice safe birding techniques during hunting season.
25:17
September 27, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Ray Ciancaglini hosts a benefit dinner for the Geneva Fire Department
INSIDE THE FLX: Ray Ciancaglini hosts a benefit dinner for the Geneva Fire Department
Many people know Ray Ciancaglini from his Second Impact Foundation, devoted to raising awareness of and preventing head injuries in young athletes.  Ray knows the issue firsthand, after suffering permanent damage from consecutive blows to the head as a professional boxer. He tours the country, talking to student-athletes about the importance of treating head injuries. He also gives talks on good character. This summer, Ray held a Take Your Role Model to the Game night at a Geneva Red Wings game at McDonough Park. There, he met brand new Geneva Fire Chief Del Parotta, and Ray found out the department needs up-to-date firefighting gear. Ray will host a benefit dinner to help the department purchase that gear on October 6 at Belhurst Castle, with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. There will also be a raffle of sports memorabilia and other donated items.  Tickets are $50. Get them from Chief Parotta, Dana's Time Out, Sons of Italy, Baroody's Cigar Store, and Pedulla's Liquor Store.
09:29
September 26, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; non-profits get ARPA funds, drinking water HABs, building rehabs.
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; non-profits get ARPA funds, drinking water HABs, building rehabs.
In this episode, we talk with Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason and get our weekly City Council recap. The council finalized the distribution of $1.25 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds for city non-profit organizations: ABC Cayuga $50,000 Booker T. Washington Community Center $84,100 Calvary Food Pantry $50,000 Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes $20,000 Cayuga Home for Children $36,000 Cayuga Counseling Services $70, 279 Cayuga County Community Health Network $60,000 Cayuga County Habitat for Humanity $45,000 Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency $50,000 Chapel House $50,000 E. John Gavras Center $76,400 East Hill Family Medical $87,000 Edward T. Boyle Center $65,000 Seymour Library $44,500 SS Peter and John Soup Kitchen $21,000 Merry-Go-Round Playhouse $14,050 Salvation Army $50,000 Unity House $13,598 YMCA/WEIU $26,000 Receiving ARPA direct benefit recovery funds were: ABC Cayuga $29,000 Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes $20,000 Cayuga Counseling Services $40,000 Cayuga County Habitat for Humanity $25,000 Chapel House $5,000 E. John Gavras Center $12,000 Mozaic $40,000 Nick's Ride 4 Friends $21,000 Edward T. Boyle Center $15,000 The council approved the submission of a Restore NY grant application for 22 E. Genesee St. The council approved the sale of a property at 197 State St. The property was acquired in 2019 through a tax foreclosure. Housing Vision Consultants will purchase the property and will invest approximately $5.6 million to create 16 one-bedroom apartments and common living space. Appointed to the Public Arts Commission were Arthur Hutchinson, Janie MicGlire, Sara Douglas, Nicki Schwarz, and Sam Giannettino. Hutchinson's Harriet Tubman mural will be unveiled in downtown Auburn Saturday. We also discussed the latest concerning the high level of HABs found in the city's drinking water from Owasco Lake.  The city is using a power-activated charcoal system to treat the water.
15:33
September 23, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: FLCC launches mobile apps to help students succeed
INSIDE THE FLX: FLCC launches mobile apps to help students succeed
In this episode, we talk with Sarah Whiffen, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs. FLCC has introduced a pair of mobile apps to help students get the help and services they need, and to make them aware of services they might not know about. Finger Lakes Community College implemented new mobile-friendly applications to enhance student outreach and support during the pandemic: a chatbot service and online medical and mental health services. The goal is to identify students before their struggles turn into crises and prevent them from missing classes or leaving entirely. Initial results show students are taking advantage of these tools. TimelyCare FLCC implemented TimelyCare in fall 2021, providing free unlimited telehealth and emergency mental health support. All matriculated (meaning enrolled in a degree or certificate program) full and part-time students are covered. Students covered this fall, who continue in the spring semester, will have coverage through the summer of 2023. Telehealth: The wait for service is 10 minutes or less, designed to keep students out of urgent care, and doctor’s offices. Mental health: Unlimited Talk Now service for emotional crises with a licensed social worker and up to 14 scheduled mental health counseling visits per year. Results: During the 2021-22 academic year, 280 students posted 1,000 visits. Fifty-seven percent were for mental health care.  So far in 2022-23: 363 students have registered to use the service. EdSights chatbot The college launched the EdSights chatbot service in January 2022 that uses artificial intelligence to identify struggling students. Students need to opt-in to get messages from the chatbot; 98 percent have done so. How it works: Students can text the chatbot, programmed to respond to 350 questions provided by staff (Example: When does the library close?) In addition, the chatbot sends texts to all students to assess their needs, first by asking how they are doing and asking students to respond to a multiple choice answer. Based on their response, the chatbot asks further questions to narrow down the specific problem. (Example: If a student reports things aren’t going well, the chatbot asks if the problem is academic, financial, emotional, etc.) Results: Surveys sent out by the chatbot have an average 35 percent response rate, meaning just over 1 in 3 students are telling FLCC how they’re doing in a text format..
13:25
September 23, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca County Cooperative Extension
INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca County Cooperative Extension
On today's edition of Inside the FLX, host Ted Baker is joined by three staff members at the Seneca County Cooperative Extension in the new FingerLakes1.com studio! Ted is joined by Mo Tidball, Candace Riegel, and the CCE's newest intern, Diana Munoz. Ted and the CCE talk about many topics including the Farm to School Program and the highlighted foods of apples and corn.  Pumpkin Days is fast approaching, and you will be able to find the CCE at Seneca County farmer's markets in October handing out pumpkins.  CCE classes continue, including fermented food like kombucha.
25:12
September 21, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor; economic development, the DRI, working together
INSIDE THE FLX: Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor; economic development, the DRI, working together
In this episode, we talk with Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor. He will be our guest on the third Wednesday of each month with the latest news from the village. How the renaissance of Newark has come about over the last several years. The latest on DRI projects The importance of infrastructure work such as culvert work and wastewater treatment plant upgrades for economic development. The possibility of building a fitness park and improvements along the Erie Canal waterfront. The popular village pumpkin carving contest. The work of the Community Collaboration and Public Safety Committee. A new rescue truck for the Fire Police.
13:59
September 21, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Library book sale almost here and an authors' forum in October
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Library book sale almost here and an authors' forum in October
In this episode, we talk with Spike Herzig and Deb Brewer from the Foundation for the Geneva Public Library, the library's fundraising arm. The foundation has raised nearly $200,000 over the years for library materials and programs. The fall sale is in the Community Room at the library. Pricing: Friday 9/30 to Monday 10/3: ​Hard Cover/Trade Books ​Mass Paperbacks Kids & Teen Books All Audiovisual ​Puzzles $2.00 $1.00 for 5 0.25¢ 0.50¢ 0.50¢ Tuesday 10/4 to Wednesday 10/5: DISCOUNT DAYS ​ Hard Cover/Trade Books ​Mass Paperbacks Kids & Teen Books All Audiovisual ​Puzzles $1.00 0.25¢ for 2 0.25¢ for 2 0.25¢ 0.25¢ Thursday 10/6: BAG SALE Fill-a-Bag $5.00 Friday 10/7: BAG SALE Fill-a-Bag $2.00 Sale Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 7:00pm Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
06:27
September 21, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Joining a Scouts BSA unit, the four programs of Scouts BSA, a Cub Scout Mom shares her experiences
INSIDE THE FLX: Joining a Scouts BSA unit, the four programs of Scouts BSA, a Cub Scout Mom shares her experiences
In this episode, we talk with Stephen Hoitt, Scout Executive, Seneca Waterways Council, and Cub Scout Mom Christine Freeman with Pack 67 in Victor. We talked about the four programs of Scouting, Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts), Venturing, which is outdoor adventure-based, and Exploring, which is career-based. We discussed finding a unit near you at https://beascout.scouting.org/ and about joining night events at units throughout the Finger Lakes. Christine shared her experiences watching the growth of her son and daughter through Scouting.  We talked about how Scouts take more responsibility for running their units' meetings as they grow older.
19:05
September 20, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: My Hands Warm Your Heart; Melody Johnson collects outerwear for women, gives it her own special touch
INSIDE THE FLX: My Hands Warm Your Heart; Melody Johnson collects outerwear for women, gives it her own special touch
The last time we talked with Melody Johnson, it was about her "Melody's" co-working space in downtown Auburn and her work mentoring young women entrepreneurs. This time, we discuss "My Hands Warm Your Heart." Melody is seeking donations of new hats, gloves, and scarves for distribution to women in need by the Auburn Rescue Mission and this year, for the first time,  by the People's Church in Syracuse. But she doesn't stop there. Melody's other business is Divine Coverings, a design business.  She takes the outerwear she receives and adds a little dazzle to make them one-of-a-kind items. You can donate items in the Auburn area to the Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn 13021 by October 15.
06:16
September 19, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: HWS President Mark Gearan; his time at Harvard, returning to Geneva, the future of higher education and "radical empathy"
INSIDE THE FLX: HWS President Mark Gearan; his time at Harvard, returning to Geneva, the future of higher education and "radical empathy"
In this episode, I visited with Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Mark Gearan at his office in Coxe Hall. We discussed his transition from heading the Peace Corps to higher education in the '90s, his first stint at HWS, his move to Harvard in 2017 to become President in Residence, and his work at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.  We talked about his old job becoming available again when President Joyce Jacobsen decided to concentrate on teaching and writing a book, how HWS has changed in his five years away and the challenges facing higher education, particularly those facing liberal arts schools.  We also discussed the connections HWS has built with the Geneva community and the Geneva school system. We talked about our increasingly divisive politics. Gearan said it's a time for what he called "radical empathy."  It was a wide-ranging conversation. I hope you enjoy it. I thank President Gearan for his support and friendship over the years.
28:38
September 19, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Upcoming events at the Seneca Meadows Education Center and Wetlands Complex
INSIDE THE FLX: Upcoming events at the Seneca Meadows Education Center and Wetlands Complex
In this episode, we talk with Mark Benjamin from Seneca Meadows, and Mitchell Rigano, educator at the Education Center and Wetlands Complex. Upcoming events include: FALL NATURE JOURNALING Sat 9/24 from 11-12:30 at the Wetlands Preserve. Welcome Fall with personal time with journals in our preserve. Bring back your journal from our Spring Nature Journaling event or join us for your first time! Acorn Designs journals will be provided to record your observations and reflections. RADIO TRACKING BIRD MIGRATION WITH THE MOTUS WILDLIFE TRACKING SYSTEM Sat 9/24 at the Education Center.  Did you know a Blackpoll Warbler is so efficient that it gets the equivalent of 720,000 miles to the gallon? Learn how scientists track migration patterns for birds and how this data is useful for studying birds. TALES FROM THE OAK Sat 9/24 from 2-3:30 at the Education Center. Walk as a group to our stately oak tree on Oak Pass. Stories will be read aloud as we sit in the vicinity of this giant elder. FALL TROMP THROUGH THE LEAVES Sat 10/8 from 11-1 at the Wetlands Preserve. Tromp? Yes, tromp. Shuffle your feet through leaves as they rustle about. Enjoy a stroll in the preserve as a group. OPEN HOUSE Sat 10/15 from 11-1 at the Education Center. Join us for free ice cream (while supplies last) and visit with a live falcon! Also during the open house, there will be kids' activities and nature exhibits with Audubon educator Mitch Rigano. Free. No registration is required.
09:53
September 19, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Cancer Community Rochester Heroes Ball honors those who support cancer patients and their families
INSIDE THE FLX: Cancer Community Rochester Heroes Ball honors those who support cancer patients and their families
In this episode, we talk with Cancer Community Rochester CEO Jim Love about the Heroes Ball on October 7 at Woodcliff Hotel and Spa. Friday, October 7, 2022 Woodcliff Hotel & Spa – event tent 5:30 – 9:00 pm Cocktail Reception 7:00 – 9:00 pm Program & Awards 9:00 – 10:00 pm  – Music and Dancing Entertainment by Cool Club & The Lipker Sisters The event has a "FRIENDS" theme.  Cancer Support Community Rochester has evolved over the past several decades as it delivers high-quality programs and support services to those affected by cancer. Established in 1959, the agency was originally named Cancer Action.  In 2000, the agency was re-branded as Gilda’s Club Rochester, in honor of the famed comedienne who died of cancer in 1989.  The objective was to create an even more informed and healthier population.  This collaboration with a national network of cancer support organizations enabled us to offer an even wider variety of programs, including much-needed social and emotional support to those living with cancer and their family members. Today, our newly-named (as of October 2021) Cancer Support Community serves over 5,000 people annually.  Gilda’s spirit lives on as members both give and receive support and encouragement through our unique programs and events.  We offer over 1,000 free programs each year to those whose lives have been impacted by cancer. Each of the 50 Cancer Support Community affiliates across the country, including Cancer Support Community Rochester, maintains individual not-for-profit status, which assures that 100% of your donations stay right here in the Rochester community. Our Cancer Support Community affiliation also provides each affiliate with research and statistical information, programs, materials, and a network of international cancer support expertise to provide the very best experience for our participants and their families. We talked with Jim about the event, the work of the organization, and its name change last year from Gilda's Club Rochester. Get ticket information here.
09:07
September 18, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; keys to the city, Park Ranger retiring, skate park construction delayed
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; keys to the city, Park Ranger retiring, skate park construction delayed
In this episode, it's our weekly visit with Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason and City Council recap. Two keys to the city were presented by Mayor Quill connected with the Kate and Harry Freeman International Underground Railroad Month Proclamation.  The first was to Pastor Ted Freeman, Jr.  Second was to National park Service Ranger Kim Szewczyk. Ranger Szewczyk is retiring at the end of the year. 2 public hearings were held.  The first was for the Restore NY Communities Initiatives Grant Application for 22 E. Genesee Street. The second was for the city of Auburn Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2022 Program Year Amendment. Because no contractors are available to start work on the Casey Park skate park this year, and CDBG funds must be spent in the year they are allocated, that portion of this year's grant will be used for sidewalk repair. Superintendent of Public Works Mike Talbot and representatives from CNY Sports made a presentation on the 2022 Department of Parks and Recreation Summer Event and Recreational Programs.
15:02
September 16, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn; collecting occupancy tax, workforce classes coming to Yates County, EV charging station
INSIDE THE FLX: Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn; collecting occupancy tax, workforce classes coming to Yates County, EV charging station
In this episode, we visit with Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn and get a recap of the latest County Legislature meeting. Finance: - Broadband Project construction - Occupancy Tax compliance software purchase - Delinquent Parcel auction Government Operations: - Yates County participating in NYS security services Human Services: - Veterans' drivers needed - Workforce Development & FLCC classes offered at Yates County - Public Health COVID clinics Public Safety: - Res. 349 9/18-24 Sheriff's week - Updates on Communications Project Public Works: - Updates on Highway/Emergency Management/Public Health building - EV Charging station
19:42
September 15, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti; preliminary budget, cost estimate for charging station, working with Cornell students
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti; preliminary budget, cost estimate for charging station, working with Cornell students
In this episode, we talk with Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti and get a recap of this week's Town Board meeting. The Supervisor has submitted his proposed budget to the Town Board. A special meeting must be held to schedule a public hearing at the board's October 11 meeting. There will be a 3% increase in town water rates, primarily due to the increased cost of chlorine and other chemicals used to treat the water.  A resident wrote a letter to the board questioning why certain town fees are imposed. There will be a trail work day on September 25 at the Kashong Conservation Area. Volunteers are welcome. The town is considering improvements at Kashong including picnic tables and an osprey nest. The town may also sell Kashong t-shirts as a fundraiser.  The town has been chosen to work with the Cornell Design Connect program next spring. Students provide municipalities with low-cost advice in their areas of expertise and gain real-world experience. The county is holding a mattress recycling day in Geneva and Canandaigua on September 24. The county has installed signage at the town recycling center to make it clearer what materials should be put in which bins. The fix-it clinic and free stuff day were rained out and rescheduled for this Sunday. NYSEG has estimated it will cost about $65,000 to install two electric vehicle charging stations at the Town Hall. NYSEG will cover $60,000 of that cost.
13:31
September 14, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Cookies Untapped, a Girl Scout cookie and NY craft beer pairing event October 7 in Syracuse
INSIDE THE FLX: Cookies Untapped, a Girl Scout cookie and NY craft beer pairing event October 7 in Syracuse
In this episode, we talk with Jaime Alvarez with the Girl Scouts NYPENN Pathways Council, covering 26 counties in central New York and northern Pennsylvania.  The council holds its first-ever Girl Scout cookie and craft beer pairing event on October 7 at the Collegian Hotel & Suites, 1060 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. Tickets are $65 at https://www.gsnypenn.org/cookiesuntapped. Each Girl Scout Cookie will be perfectly paired with a delicious New York State craft beer sampling selected by A.W. Wander, Upstate’s craft beer destination. Doors open and the silent auction begins at 5:30; pouring starts at 6. The event includes the opportunity to try the new Raspberry Rally flavor before it's available to the public. The event ticket includes a tote bag, collectible tasting glass, light fare, and all cookie-beer pairing samples. Guests will also enjoy live music by Keep Up, an assortment of items (Girl Scout Cookies, restaurant gift cards, spa gift baskets, and more) in the silent auction, raffles throughout the evening, and a cash bar. Plenty of free parking is available. Attendees can book limited accommodations at the discounted rate of $139 for the night. Call the Collegian Hotel & Suites at 315.701.4312 and mention code Girl Scouts Untapped. We talked about the five skills girls learn through cookie sales, Girl Scouting emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, and troop signup season, which is underway, as well as how adults can support the NYPENN Pathways Council.
07:41
September 13, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Finger Lakes Works FAME program, matching employers and employees
INSIDE THE FLX: Finger Lakes Works FAME program, matching employers and employees
In this episode, we talk with Rick Plympton and Lynn Fried from the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, also known as Finger Lakes Works. We discussed the Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers' Enterprise or FAME program. The program helps manufacturers find workers with the proper training for today's manufacturing jobs. From the FAME website: We work with dedicated professionals who specialize in workforce development to understand what it takes to attract and grow the workforce talent in advanced manufacturing. The end result in this investment is a bright, motivated, informed, skilled mind that contributes to the advancement of the sector. FAME builds minds that make it. Our regional stakeholders include: Advanced Manufacturing Companies Regional Educators Economic Development Leaders Workforce Planners and Leaders Job Seekers Students We discussed how labor markets have changed since the COVID-19 pandemic and the changing attitudes toward work among younger people, as well as how manufacturing has evolved, and how employers' needs have changed. 
21:48
September 09, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; zoning change tabled, redeveloping an apartment building, adding Patrol Officers in the schools
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; zoning change tabled, redeveloping an apartment building, adding Patrol Officers in the schools
In this episode, it's our weekly City Council recap with Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason. Tonight we have our final Music on the Mall downtown on State Street, 7-10 p.m. with the band Qwister Tomorrow, Saturday, September 10 is Tomatofest in downtown Auburn. September 8, 2022, Auburn City Council meeting recap: Tabled Ordinance #2 of 2022 Amending Chapter 305 of the City of Auburn Code Entitled "Zoning" All the following resolutions passed unanimously:  Council Resolution #95 of 2022 Supporting the Redevelopment of the Olympia Terrace Apartment Complex  Agreement Resolution #96 of 2022 Authorizing the  Execution of a Payment in Lieu of Tax (PILOT) Agreement By and Among the  City of Auburn, Olympia Terrace Housing Development Fund Company, Inc., and Olympia Terrace Limited Partnership and Authorizing the Conveyance of the Property (as Defined Herein) by the Auburn Housing Authority  Council Resolution #97 of 2022 Requesting a Public Hearing to Support Restore Grants   Council Resolution #98 of 2022 Requesting a Public Hearing on the Program Year 2022 CDBG Annual Action Plan Amendment  Agreement Resolution #99 of 2022, Authorizing A  First Amendment To the Agreement With the Auburn Enlarged City School District For Student Resource Officers and Special Patrol Officers 
12:57
September 09, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck; Sheriff's challenge at the Glen, fentanyl, DWIs going up
INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck; Sheriff's challenge at the Glen, fentanyl, DWIs going up
In this episode, it's our monthly visit with Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck. An update on the canned food challenge between the Sheriff's Department and Auburn police and Auburn Community Hospital. The food will be donated at this weekend's Tomatofest in au. On October 13 the Sheriff will be joining numerous Sheriffs from across the state in a friendly competition at Watkins Glen Raceway to raise money for our Sheriff’s Summer Camp for kids on Keuka Lake.   School is in session. With this comes concerns related to school bus safety, speeding in school zones, and pedestrian safety. We continue to see a significant increase in driving while intoxicated or impaired offenses – alcohol/drugs as well as substance abuse in our community.  Fentanyl continues to be a leading cause of overdose death and counterfeit pills containing fentanyl are becoming readily available across the country and are making their way into our community. One pill can be fatal. On Saturday, September 3 Acting Cayuga County  District Attorney Brittany Grome – Antonacci and the Sheriff held a public safety community outreach event in Fair Haven. We met with community members to discuss public safety issues. Nothing major of concern – primarily traffic and parking concerns. The population within our jail has increased significantly over the past two months. Nearly 160 inmates in our jail currently.
16:34
September 08, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Spike Herzig, Geneva Public Library Foundation; got books? Donate them to the fall book sale
INSIDE THE FLX: Spike Herzig, Geneva Public Library Foundation; got books? Donate them to the fall book sale
In this episode, we talk with Spike Herzig with the Foundation for the Geneva Public Library.  The Foundation is the fundraising arm of the library. It’s raised nearly $200,000 over the year for library programs and materials. If you have books to donate, call the library and you can make arrangements to have your books picked up. The sale is from Friday, September 30 to Friday, October 7 in the Community Room at the library. Prices get lower as the sale progresses. On Sunday, October 2, everyone who comes in gets a free book, no purchase necessary. In two weeks, we'll talk with Spike and Deb Brewer and get more details about the sale. Click here if you want to get involved with this or future sales.
07:49
September 07, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Middlesex Heritage Groups hosts Seneca Heritage Day
INSIDE THE FLX: Middlesex Heritage Groups hosts Seneca Heritage Day
In this episode, we talk with Win Harper from the Middlesex Heritage Group. The group will host Seneca Heritage Day Saturday, September 3 from 2-4 p.m. at the historic Overacker Schoolhouse at the corner of Route 364 and North Vine Valley Road in the town of Middlesex. Peter Jemison, formerly with the Ganondagan Historic Site will give a talk titled "Who owns the past? We are still here."  Bill Crouse and the Allegany River Dancers will perform in authentic Seneca regalia, and there's free ice cream.  Win also recounted the famous Seneca legend of Bare Hill.  Funding for the event is provided by the Mitchell Community Family Leadership Fund, the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association, and the town of Middlessex.
11:30
September 02, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: CNY Tomatofest preview with Gilda Brower
INSIDE THE FLX: CNY Tomatofest preview with Gilda Brower
In this episode, we talk with Gilda Brower, who’s been involved with the CNY Tomatofest in Auburn for 25 of its 37 years. This year's event is set for Saturday, September 10 in Auburn. Tomatofest raises money and collects food donations for ten food pantries in Cayuga County. The event includes family and children's activities, music and dance, craft vendors, and displays by local non-profit groups. Onondaga Coach is sponsoring a raffle. The first prize is a "steamboats and stallions" six-day tour of Kentucky. Admission to Tomatofest is free. Saturday night, Auburn Public Theater is hosting "CNY Rising Stars," featuring three groups of young musicians from the area, Glass Image, Continuum, and Sydney Irving and the Mojo.  We discussed the challenges of feeding the hungry in Cayuga County, especially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and this year's canned food challenge between the Cayuga County Sheriff's Department and Auburn Community Hospital.
11:04
August 31, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lavin of the Boys and Girls Club of Geneva
INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lavin of the Boys and Girls Club of Geneva
Host Ted Baker is joined in studio by Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Geneva, Chris Lavin. With back to school around the corner, Chris and Ted discuss the before and after school programs that the Boys and Girls Club offers. Also, they discuss how the Boys and Girls Club feeds hundreds of people daily.   They also discuss a new program that the Boys and Girls Club is offering, The First Thousand Days. Chris describes the program and how the program will affect the Club.   For more information, please visit https://bgcgeneva.org.
32:54
August 30, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Christine Pullen, Kate Ott from Ontario County Public Health on school vaccinations
INSIDE THE FLX: Christine Pullen, Kate Ott from Ontario County Public Health on school vaccinations
In this episode, we talk with Christine Pullen and Kate Ott with the Ontario County Department of Public Health about getting kids vaccinated for school. We discussed what first-time parents of school-age kids should know, which vaccines are needed when, and what to do if you don't have a family doctor. We also talked about whether they have seen any vaccine reluctance among parents in the wake of the national debate about the COVID-19 vaccine and got an update on what New Yorkers should know about Monkeypox and Polio.
11:57
August 29, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; new radios for firefighters, street work progress, a grant for bridge repair
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; new radios for firefighters, street work progress, a grant for bridge repair
In this episode, it's our weekly Auburn City Council recap with City Clerk Chuck Mason. · The Auburn Fire Department applied for the FY2021 Assistance to Firefighters Grant for the purchase of new emergency portable radios. The grant has been awarded $219,122.72 in Federal funding for the project. This amount, along with the City’s 10% match of $21,912.25, brings the project total to  $241,035.00. This was the full amount the Fire Department requested. · Update on the 2022 Annual Road Improvement Program from City Engineer Bill Lupien. · Council unanimously approved Grant Resolution #93  of 2022 Authorizing the Application to the U.S. Department of Transportation for the 2022 Bridge Investment Program Grant · No City Council meeting on Thursday, September 1, 2022
10:15
August 26, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lajewski of the Montezuma Audubon Center
INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lajewski of the Montezuma Audubon Center
Chris Lajewski joins Ted Baker in the studio for his monthly appearance on Inside the FLX. Chris will discuss the latest activity at Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah. Now that we are in the final 30 days of summer, Chris details how the Audubon Center prepares for the season change.  Ted asks Chris about some of the latest unique findings Chris has run into on the property.
21:37
August 23, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Public Library Foundation fall book sale
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Public Library Foundation fall book sale
In this episode, we talk with the Foundation's Spike Herzig about the changes coming to this year's sale. Timeframe:  We have cut the total days of the sale from eleven to eight days beginning Friday, September 30 and finishing on Friday, October 7. We are once again opening for four hours on Sunday, October 2 from 10:00 am to 2:00  pm. And in an effort to entice attendance we will be giving away a free item, no purchase necessary on that Sunday. Rate Structure:  Here are the prices day by day: Friday, Sep 30 Full prices Saturday, Oct 1 Full prices Sunday, Oct 2 Full prices plus a free book Monday, Oct 3 Full prices Tuesday, Oct 4 Discount pricing Wednesday, Oct 5 Discount pricing Thursday, Oct 6 Bag day @ $5 per bag Friday, Oct 7 Bag day @ $2 per bag Sale Staffing:  The sale will begin each day (except Sunday) at 9:00 am and close at 7:00  pm.  In order to relieve the library staff from having to collect funds during the bag sale, we will staff both bag sale days and collect the funds in the community room. 
07:26
August 14, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Canandaigua Kiwanis Club bike rodeo at Bristol Mt.
INSIDE THE FLX: Canandaigua Kiwanis Club bike rodeo at Bristol Mt.
In this episode, we talk with Canandaigua Kiwanis Club member Kim Sandic.  Kiwanis Club of Canandaigua, in partnership with Bristol Mountain, will hold its first-ever Bike Rodeo on Sunday, August 28 from 1 to 4 pm at Bristol Mountain, 5662 Route 64 in Canandaigua! The free event is designed for children who are entering pre-kindergarten through sixth grade and will feature equipment safety checks, basic bicycle safety skills, music and bike decorating. All event participants will be entered to win a bike. A parade will take place at the end of the event where children will compete for the coveted prize of best bike decorations. Food and drink will be available for purchase. There is no charge to participate in the Bike Rodeo. There will be no formal bike riding training – participants are expected to be able to maneuver their bikes on their own. For more information or if you have bike expertise and would like to help out, visit CanandaiguaKiwanis.org or contact event organizers Kim Sandic (585-455-2622) and Meg Fuller (585-455-4186).
08:48
August 13, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; public hearing on C-PACE, work at Tubman National Park, urban forestry
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; public hearing on C-PACE, work at Tubman National Park, urban forestry
In this episode, we visit with Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason and get a recap of Thursday's City Council meeting. A public hearing was held on the local law needed for Auburn businesses to be eligible for C-PACE funding to make energy efficiency improvements. There was a first reading of proposed changes to the city's zoning ordinances covering retail cannabis sales locations. Courtney Kasper from the Equal Rights Heritage Park discussed the celebration of the bicentennial of Harriet Tubman's birth and the Visit Auburn program, funded through the American Rescue Plan Act. Superintendent Ahna Wilson gave a presentation on renovations to the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park and the AME Zion Church. Dr. Walt Aikman presented a draft urban forestry plan to protect the city's trees. The ribbon cutting for the new State St. Plaza was held Friday afternoon. Saturday is Founders Day and Great Race day in Auburn 
18:51
August 13, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck; fair reverses gun decision, Peenstra joining as Undersheriff, visitation resuming at the jail
INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck; fair reverses gun decision, Peenstra joining as Undersheriff, visitation resuming at the jail
In this episode, we visit with Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck and discuss the latest news from the department and larger issues of law enforcement. Undersheriff Steve Smith is retiring at the end of the year. He'll be replaced by current Seneca Falls Police Chief Stu Peenstra. 30 years ago this week, Sgt. Vincent Spinelli was killed in the line of duty.  The State Fair reversed its decision and will allow off-duty law enforcement and anyone with a valid pistol permit to carry a weapon at the fair. Call volume within the road patrol division remains high this summer, up 20% in July over last year. The department has handled 139 overdoses this year. The Sheriff warns of the increasing presence of fentanyl mixed in with other drugs. There is now a 9-8-8 hotline for people to call if they are experiencing mental health problems. In-person inmate visitation will resume at the county jail Monday, August 15 for the first time since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Sheriff and Auburn Police Chief James Slayton have challenged Auburn Community Hospital to a canned good drive leading up to Auburn's Tomatofest on September 10. We'll have a Tomatofest preview with Gilda Brower later this month on Inside the FLX.
19:44
August 11, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn; money for home sewer upgrades, Phase 1A of broadband project, Greenidge CEO addresses legislature
INSIDE THE FLX: Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn; money for home sewer upgrades, Phase 1A of broadband project, Greenidge CEO addresses legislature
In this episode, we visit with Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn for a county legislature recap and the latest county news. What does it mean to become a "constitutional county?" The county will work with Keuka Housing on a Community Development Block Grant to repair or replace aging sewer systems in 15 homes. The legislature voted to increase the property tax exemption granted to military veterans. The contract was awarded for Phase 1A of the ReConnect broadband rollout project, the construction of the internet backbone. The county office building has new year-round hours, 8-4:30. The legislature joined other small counties in calling for changes to election laws that put a burden on smaller counties, such as the requirement to have a full staff available for early voting locations. Greenidge Generation CEO Dale Irwin addressed the legislature this week. An anonymous audit by the Coalition for Open Government found the county is in compliance with the state's Freedom of Information Law.
15:46
August 10, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti; expanding composting, water plant work, energy audits for residents
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti; expanding composting, water plant work, energy audits for residents
In this episode, we talk with Geneva Supervisor Mark Venuti and recap this week's town board meeting. The town will work with Blueprint Geneva and Growing Cycle, LLC to expand its curbside composting program.  The town amended its site plan code concerning the placement of trees in residential subdivisions. The cost of upgrades to the city's Marsh Creek pump station has gone up. The town has American Rescue Plan Act funds to help pay its one-half share of the cost. The town will also work with the city of Geneva and the town of Waterloo on an expansion of the town's wastewater treatment plant made necessary by increased development.  The town will work with HeatSmart Monroe-FLX to provide energy audits and other ways for residents to save on their energy costs. In so doing, the town will get points toward its Clean Energy Community status with NYSERDA. The town has submitted a Community Development Block Grant application on behalf of Real Eats, which has exceeded its employment goals to be eligible to receive the grant. The town board passed a resolution in memory of George Smith, who recently passed away. Smith served the town in several capacities over the years. The town will submit a grant application for a two-bay electric vehicle charging station at the town hall as soon as NYSEG makes a site visit. The town plans to purchase an electric vehicle for the code enforcement officer. Senior cleanout day will be Thursday, September 8. Fix-it day and free stuff day will take place on Sunday, September 11.
14:45
August 10, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn Founder's Day preview
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn Founder's Day preview
In this episode, we talk with Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason, Kim Bauso from the city Parks and Recreation Department, and Jesse Kline from the downtown Auburn BID about the Founder's Day celebration on August 11-13.  The main celebration is Saturday, August 13, but there are events at several locations in the city throughout the week.
12:46
August 07, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; a construction update, C-PACE funds for businesses, and grants for Hoopes Park and the Casey Park skate park
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; a construction update, C-PACE funds for businesses, and grants for Hoopes Park and the Casey Park skate park
In this episode, it’s our weekly visit with Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason and a recap of Thursday's City Council. This week: The opening of the State St. Event Plaza and its Wednesday night music series. An update on road and other construction projects. With five Thursdays in September, the council will not meet on September 1. The council set a public hearing for next Thursday on a local law to opt-in to the state's C-PACE funding program for businesses to make energy efficiency improvements. Auburn Community Hospital hopes to access some of the funds for its HVAC project. The council voted to accept a grant for improvements at Hoopes Park. The council also accepted a $40,000 grant from the Tony Hawk's foundation, known as the Skatepark Project, for work on the skatepark at Casey Park.
12:23
August 05, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Melody Smith Johnson on co-working, mentoring and the challenges faced by women of color
INSIDE THE FLX: Melody Smith Johnson on co-working, mentoring and the challenges faced by women of color
In this episode, we talk with Melody Smith Johnson, owner of Melody's, a new co-working space at 128 Genesee St. in downtown Auburn. We talked about her business background as an HR consultant and owner of Divine Coverings. We talked about the advantages of co-working for new businesses, both having an office infrastructure, and having other people to share ideas and challenges. She told me why it's important for her to be located on a busy street in the heart of downtown.  We discussed her many years of mentoring young people. Melody started the Beverly L. Smith Empowerment Initiative, named after her mother,  to give young women a chance to further their educations. We also talked about the racial attitudes of young people in light of the events and protests of the last few years.  Melody is doing great work. It was a pleasure to get to share it with you. I hope you enjoy the conversation.
12:49
August 04, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Lee Humphreys from Cornell explains the Internet of Things and how it's changing our lives for the better
INSIDE THE FLX: Lee Humphreys from Cornell explains the Internet of Things and how it's changing our lives for the better
In this episode, we talk with Dr. Lee Humphreys, chair of the Department of Communications at Cornell University. We talked about the Internet of Things. Cornell recently received a grant to create a statewide network of interconnected devices. She's been working with the town of Geneva on installing sensors in the town's water plant. Imagine roads that can tell us when they're slippery, a smart toilet seat that warns us we might be having health problems, and more. We talked about how the IoT began with smart household devices like refrigerators and smart thermometers, where the technology might lead us and how to keep it safe from hackers.
17:12
August 03, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lajewski of the Montezuma Audubon Center
INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lajewski of the Montezuma Audubon Center
Chris joins Ted in the studio for his monthly appearance on Inside the FLX. Ted and Chris talk about all things going on at the Montezuma Audubon Center. The summer months have brought amazing wildlife out and Chris will guide us on how to best see what the Audubon Center has to offer.   Chris will also inform us of ways we can get involved to help out. Visit https://ny.audubon.org/montezuma for more details!
23:14
August 02, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; Maxwells get key to city, energy improvement funds for businesses, National Night Out
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; Maxwells get key to city, energy improvement funds for businesses, National Night Out
In this episode, it's our weekly Auburn City Council recap with Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason. Key to the City delivered to Maxwell’s Grocery Store by Mayor Quill and City Council members. Local Law #2 of 2022: Creating Economic Development Tools Chapter of the Municipal Code and making C-PACE Funding available  - 1ST READING. This was followed by a presentation from the Energy Improvement Corporation (EIC), Open C-PACE Financing to City Businesses by Sarah Smiley, Director of Municipal Membership for EIC. Auburn Police Department is hosting National Night Out Block Party, Tuesday, August 2, 2022, from 6 – 9 pm at the Equal Rights  Heritage Center and Lincoln Street downtown. State Street Live concert series starts August 3,  2022, with the band the Nuclear Ukelele Trio from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the new State Street Plaza.
08:19
July 29, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Bill Roege of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association
INSIDE THE FLX: Bill Roege of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association
Host Ted Baker welcomes Bill Roege of the Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association on the newest live edition of Inside the FLX. Ted and Bill discuss the importance of protecting Seneca Lake and what you can do to help.   Bill informs us about harmful algae bloom and what we can do to protect Seneca Lake from it. Also, how you can contain runoff and help the ecosystem of the Lake. For additional information, please go to https://senecalake.org/
25:04
July 28, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Aileen McNabb-Coleman, Cayuga County Legislature; no gas tax cap, but a heating fuel cap, future of economic development and money for parks
INSIDE THE FLX: Aileen McNabb-Coleman, Cayuga County Legislature; no gas tax cap, but a heating fuel cap, future of economic development and money for parks
In this episode, we talk with District 6 Legislature Aileen McNabb-Coleman. The legislature decided against a gas tax cap but will cap the tax on home heating fuel. It appears the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce and Community Economic Development Agency will go their separate ways, dissolving the partnership that was known as Cayuga Strategic Solutions. We talked about Emerson Park and the Sterling Nature Center. Some money has been made available for infrastructure improvements at Sterling.
09:36
July 27, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; State St. Plaza ready for music, work on the parking garage, a green grant application and more
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; State St. Plaza ready for music, work on the parking garage, a green grant application and more
In this episode, it's our weekly visit with Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason. Among City Council actions taken Thursday night: · Summer events update · NEW State Street Live Music Series announced (see attached) All resolutions passed unanimously: · Agreement Resolution #80 of 2022, Authorizing an Agreement with Wegman's Food Markets, Inc. for Parking · Agreement Resolution #81 of 2022, Authorizing a  Temporary Easement Agreement and an Indemnity and Hold Harmless  Agreement with Community Computer Services Inc. · Agreement Resolution #82 of 2022, Authorizing a  Collective Bargaining Agreement Between the City of Auburn and the  Auburn Assistant Fire Chief's Association, Local 4021 · Grant Resolution #83 of 2022 Authorizing a Green  Innovative Grant Program Application to New York State Environmental  Facilities Corporation ·Agreement Resolution #84 of 2022 Authorizing Change Order #1 to PEAK  Construction Group, LLC for the Public Safety Building Project
12:18
July 22, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Lyme Disease on the increase in Yates and Ontario Counties, what you can do to avoid it
INSIDE THE FLX: Lyme Disease on the increase in Yates and Ontario Counties, what you can do to avoid it
In this episode, we talk with Chelsea Bailey with Yates County Public Health. There's been an increase in Lyme Disease cases in Yates and Ontario Counties this summer. Chelsea says awareness and prevention are the keys. Check yourself carefully for the tiny deer ticks whose bite can cause Lyme disease.  Learn how to make yourself a less inviting target for ticks and how to make the area around your home less tick-friendly. Watch for the rash that can signal Lyme disease. Learn the best way to remove a deer tick if you find one on your body. Yates County Public Health has been handing out tick removal kits at public events this summer.
08:51
July 21, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX| Mo Tidball of the Seneca County Cooperative Extension
INSIDE THE FLX| Mo Tidball of the Seneca County Cooperative Extension
Host Ted Baker is joined in studio by Mo Tidball and Candace Riegel of the Seneca County Cooperative Extension. Ted, Mo and Candace discuss the renewal of the Farm to School program. According to the CCE website, the Farm to School program “connects schools with local farms and food producers to strengthen local agriculture, improve student health, and promote regional food systems awareness”. All four school districts in Seneca County were awarded grants. Ted, Mo and Candace also discuss the upcoming Seneca County Fair and what role the CCE will play in it. The fair begins on Wednesday, July 20th at the Seneca County Fairgrounds in Waterloo.
23:46
July 19, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Brian Muldrow, CNY Sports Management on the Auburn summer rec program and teaching the right lessons about sports
INSIDE THE FLX: Brian Muldrow, CNY Sports Management on the Auburn summer rec program and teaching the right lessons about sports
In this episode, we talk with Cayuga County Legislator Brian Muldrow, who's with CNY Sports Management Group. The company is running the summer recreation program at three Auburn city parks and playgrounds. CNY also runs sports leagues, emphasizing instruction and good sportsmanship over winning. 
11:32
July 17, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason, protecting drinking water, the level of Owasco Lake and free downtown parking
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason, protecting drinking water, the level of Owasco Lake and free downtown parking
In our weekly visit with Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason, we discussed: Summer fun in the city this weekend and next week, music, movies, and the Harriet Tubman bicentennial. A drinking water source protection plan being developed by the city and Labella Associates. How the city monitors and maintains the level of Owasco Lake. The future of free two-hour parking downtown. There are concerns over abuse of the system.
19:07
July 15, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck on getting another SRO, the summer marine patrol, help for addicted inmates and more
INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck on getting another SRO, the summer marine patrol, help for addicted inmates and more
In this episode, we talked with Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck. The Sheriff appeared before a county legislature committee to discuss adding a School Resource Officer in the Moravia School District. June was a busy month, with over 1,700 calls for service. We talked about the work of the 9-1-1 dispatchers who handle many of those calls. We discussed the Supreme Court's rejection of New York's concealed carry restrictions and the gun debate raging across the country. The Sheriff says law enforcement should have a greater voice in crafting gun laws and he says the focus should not be on restricting the rights of legal gun owners. He says very few gun crimes are committed by owners of legally registered weapons. We talked about the marine patrol. Four boats patrol Owasco and Cayuga Lakes and Lake Ontario, with a focus on educating boaters on safe operation. The department is instituting a state-mandated Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program for jail inmates with addictions. The department is looking to hire both part-time security officers for the County Courthouse and other county buildings and full-time Deputies. The deadline to apply for the full-time slots is August 3. The department will host a medication take-back event on July 27 at the Cato Fire Department from 4-6 p.m.
18:49
July 14, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti, a plan for handling stormwater, the county landfill and the internet of things
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti, a plan for handling stormwater, the county landfill and the internet of things
In this episode, we visit with Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti and get caught up on the latest town news and actions taken by the Town Board at this week's meeting. A local law to bring town building codes into alignment with new state requirements. Putting together a municipal stormwater management toolkit. An engineers' study found minor damage to the Slate Rock Rd. bridge. The latest on a survey of town of Seneca residents about the future of the county landfill. Working with Cornell experts on the "internet of things" and how it might help the town. Real Eats celebrating its grand opening this week.
16:07
July 13, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn, room tax extension passed, more services for veterans, progress on the broadband rollout
INSIDE THE FLX: Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn, room tax extension passed, more services for veterans, progress on the broadband rollout
In this episode, we talked with Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn on actions taken by the County Legislature at its meeting this week, including: Extension of the four percent occupancy tax. Much of the revenue goes to tourism promotion. A contract with the Veterans One-Stop Center of WNY for veterans' services. A public hearing on August 8 to consider increasing the property tax exemption granted to veterans. A contract to purchase the remaining fiber for the broadband rollout and a contract to be awarded this week for Phase 1A of the construction. Approval of the capital budget for $19 million worth of projects throughout the county. Another round of COVID-19 vaccine clinics being conducted by the County Health Department.
14:34
July 12, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Ed Helinski of the Auburn Rotary Club
INSIDE THE FLX: Ed Helinski of the Auburn Rotary Club
Host Ted Baker welcomes Ed Helinski of the Auburn Rotary Club to the studio for a live edition of Inside the FLX. Ed speaks about the Rotary's upcoming event Party in the Park which takes place on July 23 and 24 at Deauville Island on Owasco Lake. There will be several different musical acts performing throughout the weekend as well as vendors for local businesses.   Admission is $5 for adults and kids under 12 are free of charge. For additional details, please visit https://www.auburnrotarybbq.org.
25:28
July 12, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Rock legend Tommy James on touring at 75, recording for a mob-owned record company, and making rock history
INSIDE THE FLX: Rock legend Tommy James on touring at 75, recording for a mob-owned record company, and making rock history
23 gold records, nine platinum albums, 32 Billboard chart hits, 100 million records sold, and over 21 million plays on the radio. That's the legacy of Tommy James, who will appear with the Shondells Friday, July 15 at the Vine at del Lago Resort and Casino. In this far-ranging conversation, we discuss Tommy's start in his hometown of Niles, Michigan, how he had an accidental hit in Pittsburgh, and his record deal with Roulette Records, a mob-controlled record company that robbed him of tens of millions of dollars but gave him creative freedom as an artist he would not have gotten from any other record label. We talked about the songwriting influences that led to rock and roll classics like "Mony Mony", "I think we're alone now", "Draggin' the line", and his move toward more psychedelic-influenced songs like "Crimson and Clover" and "Crystal Blue Persuasion." Tommy's songs have been covered by numerous artists over the years. In 1987, Tiffany's version of "I think we're alone now" went to number one, only to be replaced at the top of the charts by Billy Idol's version of "Mony Mony." Thank you, Tommy, for the conversation. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
24:15
July 09, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason, street paving to begin, work at the water plant, summer fun
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason, street paving to begin, work at the water plant, summer fun
In our weekly City Council recap with Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason: Bids have been awarded for repaving of E. Genesee and John Sts. Work will begin next week. Bids have been awarded for improvement work at the city water filtration plant. A settlement was reached in an assessment dispute over the Lattimore Hall property at 81 Genesee St. Harriet Tubman bicentennial events continue throughout the summer. Casey Park Pool is open, the summer concert series is underway and Monday movies begin July 11.
18:40
July 08, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: United Way of Cayuga County Day of Caring
INSIDE THE FLX: United Way of Cayuga County Day of Caring
In this episode, we talk with United Way of Cayuga County Executive Director Kathryn Dennis and Marketing and Campaign Coordinator Julisa Stone. The Day of Caring is August 4th. Volunteer teams will fan out to as many as 20 locations in the county to do projects. United Way is soliciting both projects that need to be done and volunteers to do them. The event began last year at the suggestion of Nucor Steel.  Prior to the Day of Caring, United Way is conducting a personal care drive for hygiene and other items that will be distributed to food pantries and similar organizations throughout Cayuga County.
13:04
July 05, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lajewski on the Pied-billed grebe, bird excursions, volunteer opportunities
INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lajewski on the Pied-billed grebe, bird excursions, volunteer opportunities
Host Ted Baker was joined live in the studio by Montezuma Audubon Center Director Chris Lajewski for the Tuesday morning edition of Inside the FLX.  Summer is officially in full swing and that means plenty to do outdoors.  Ted and Chris discuss the Pied-billed grebe which can be found locally including at the Montezuma Audubon Center.  Chris tells us about volunteer opportunities in July which involve pulling water chestnuts out of the waterways.  Water chestnuts not only clog up waterways for boaters and kayakers but also alter the habitat for local water life.  Chris also lets us know about hydrilla and updates where it stands locally.  There are plenty of other events at the Audubon Center.  Chris fills us in on kayaking trips along the Erie Canal and Clyde River.  Bird excursions on the Sam Patch boat out of Pittsford take place every Friday with Chris telling us about the species of bird and wildlife along the trip.  Chris lets us know about Moth Night coming up at the center.  Before he leaves, Chris provides an update on last month's golf tournament for the Montezuma Audubon Center.
17:29
July 05, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Krossin' Keuka
INSIDE THE FLX: Krossin' Keuka
In this episode, we talk with Keuka Comfort Care Home Director Donna Nielsen about the Krossin' Keuka fundraising swim for the home.
13:08
June 27, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
In this episode, it’s our weekly recap of the Auburn City Council meeting.
07:26
June 24, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Take Your Role Model to the Game
INSIDE THE FLX: Take Your Role Model to the Game
In this episode, we visit McDonough Park in Geneva for Take Your Role Model to the Game night, sponsored by Ray Ciancaglini's "The Second Impact" and the Geneva Red Wings.
22:37
June 24, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Half Marathon
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Half Marathon
In this episode, we talk with Sarah Heieck, organizer of the Geneva Half Marathon on August 14.
09:12
June 23, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Penn Yan Airport solar lighting test
INSIDE THE FLX: Penn Yan Airport solar lighting test
In this episode, we talk with Ryan King from the FAA and Yates County Legislature chair Leslie Church about the first-in-the-nation test of a solar lighting system at the Penn Yan Airport.
11:52
June 22, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: David Cirencione talks primary for Ontario County Sheriff
INSIDE THE FLX: David Cirencione talks primary for Ontario County Sheriff
Host Ted Baker is joined live in the studio by Ontario County Sheriff Candidate David Cirencione. The two discuss Cirencione’s campaign, the issues facing the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office- as it seeks new, long-term leadership, and what’s next for policing in general.  David is a 20-year veteran of the Sheriff's Office and currently serves as a Lieutenant overseeing the Criminal Investigation Division.   The Republican primary will be held on June 28th.
25:51
June 21, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Pancreatic Cancer Association of Western NY
INSIDE THE FLX: Pancreatic Cancer Association of Western NY
In this episode, we talk with Mary Pettinaro and Savannah Contestible from the Association about pancreatic cancer, why it’s difficult to detect and about the upcoming fundraising golf tournament.
10:57
June 19, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Lodi Supervisor Kyle Barnhart
INSIDE THE FLX: Lodi Supervisor Kyle Barnhart
In this episode, we discuss the letter sent by the Seneca County Board of Supervisors to Governor Kathy Hochul calling for the denial of air permits for the Greenidge Generation cryptocurrency facility on Seneca Lake.
18:28
June 18, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
In our weekly visit with the City Clerk, we discuss the city's Juneteenth celebration, a moratorium on new smoke shops, a new group to run the Taste NY Market at the Equal Rights Heritage Center and more.
15:05
June 17, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn
INSIDE THE FLX: Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn
In this episode, we discuss the passage of a redistricting plan, a new employee incentive that's paying off, broadband rollout, a first-in-the-nation lighting test at the Penn Yan airport, and more.
14:56
June 16, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti
In this episode, we discuss the local law extending the ability to hold meetings by teleconference, changes to the town's building codes and more.
16:37
June 15, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Silvio Palermo Ontario County Sheriff Candidate
INSIDE THE FLX: Silvio Palermo Ontario County Sheriff Candidate
Ted Baker is joined in the studio Tuesday morning by Silvio Palermo. Silvio is running for the elected sheriff position in Ontario County. Ted and Silvio discuss his background in law enforcement including the many roles and positions he has held in his career. They'll talk about Silvio's goals for the position and what he hopes to accomplish if elected. Silvio has a multilayered plan that he and Ted will talk about.  Silvio's plan includes community and office goals as well as transparency goals. He also discusses key issues like the opioid epidemic, domestic violence and constitutional rights.  Silvio and Ted will talk about what makes Silvio the ideal candidate in the race for Ontario County Sheriff and further goals he has such as the budget, technology and SRO programs.
20:43
June 14, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
In our weekly visit with the City Clerk, we discuss the first "Rock the Top" concert of the season tonight atop the downtown parking garage, presentations from Nick's Ride 4 Friends, the Cayuga County Street Outreach program, the summer rec program in the parks, and the latest on the renovation of the Schines Theater downtown.
14:44
June 10, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Scott Comegys
INSIDE THE FLX: Scott Comegys
In this episode, we talk with the Democratic and Working Families candidate for Assembly in the 130th District about gun control, creating a sustainable economy, education, health care, and more.
21:47
June 09, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck
INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck
In our monthly visit with the Sheriff, we focus on the recent shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas and the lessons we can learn from them, particularly when it comes to school safety.
21:07
June 09, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor
INSIDE THE FLX: Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor
In this episode, we talk with Mayor Taylor about his decision to seek re-election, the DRI process and his hopes for the village in another term.
20:45
June 08, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: HeatSmart FLX South
INSIDE THE FLX: HeatSmart FLX South
In this episode, we talk with Campaign Manager Erica Herman about the program that helps homeowners, businesses, non-profits, and governments become more energy-efficient and save on their heating and cooling bills.
11:31
June 08, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Scouts BSA summer camps
INSIDE THE FLX: Scouts BSA summer camps
In this episode, we talk about summer camp season with Stephen Hoitt, Scout Executive with the Seneca Waterways Council and Aaron Vikemyr with Camp Cutler near Naples.
13:52
June 06, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
In this episode, we discuss the passage of the city budget, Pride Month celebrations in the city, and the upcoming opening of Casey Park Pool. 
16:32
June 06, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca Lake Watershed Steward Ian Smith
INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca Lake Watershed Steward Ian Smith
In this episode, we talk to Ian about the final draft of the 9 Element Plan for the Seneca and Keuka Lake watershed being sent to the state for approval, and about the Crooked Lake Canal project to create a buffer zone between the lakes.
13:30
June 02, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Justin Spelman Eagle project
INSIDE THE FLX: Justin Spelman Eagle project
In this episode, we talk to Eagle Scout candidate Justin Spelman about his Eagle project to build a flagpole and seating area at Overacker's Cemetery in Middlesex.
04:37
June 02, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Jaime Alvarez, Girl Scout cookie sales
INSIDE THE FLX: Jaime Alvarez, Girl Scout cookie sales
In this episode, we talk with Jaime Alvarez from the NYPenn Pathways Council on a challenging cookies sales season.
07:29
May 31, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Kenan Baldridge discusses NYS Senate campaign
INSIDE THE FLX: Kenan Baldridge discusses NYS Senate campaign
Kenan Baldridge is running for New York State Senate.   The Democrat, and former Rose Town Supervisor, will be in-studio discussing his campaign, new legislative maps, as well as the future of the district that makes up the largest chunk of the Finger Lakes region.   Baldridge will challenge incumbent Republican Pam Helming.
27:31
May 31, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
In this episode, we discussed the return of the Auburn Memorial Day parade on Monday and actions taken by the City Council at this week's meeting.
11:22
May 27, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lajewski of the Montezuma Audubon Center
INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lajewski of the Montezuma Audubon Center
Montezuma Audubon Center Director Chris Lajewski joins host Ted Baker for his monthly appearance on Inside The FLX. Chris provides an update on how Spring is progressing at the Audubon Center in Savannah.    Chris and Ted describe the events the Audubon Center will be hosting this season and how others can get involved. Chris always speaks about the different types of wildlife you should expect to see at Montezuma and the different tours they provide! If you have any questions about the property, please visithttps://ny.audubon.org/montezuma.
22:47
May 24, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Boating Safety Week
INSIDE THE FLX: Boating Safety Week
In this episode, we get some tips and the latest laws from Ira Goldman with America's Boating Club.
21:12
May 21, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Ira Goldman
INSIDE THE FLX: Ira Goldman
In this episode, we talk with boating safety expert Ira Goldman.
21:12
May 20, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
In this episode, we talk with the City Clerk about this week's Auburn City Council meeting.
20:31
May 20, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: HEALing Communities Study
INSIDE THE FLX: HEALing Communities Study
In this episode, we talk with project Director Monika Salvage about the program designed to tackle the problem of substance abuse in Auburn and Cayuga County.
16:05
May 20, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck
INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck
In this episode, we discuss Mental Health Awareness Month and Motorcycle Awareness Month, an increase in drunk driving arrests, new hires and more.
16:09
May 14, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason on Operation Enduring Gratitude and EMS and Police Weeks
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason on Operation Enduring Gratitude and EMS and Police Weeks
In this episode, it's our weekly visit with the City Clerk, who talked about the Operation Enduring Gratitude sendoff and City Council proclamations.
10:12
May 13, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Don't be a "D" student
INSIDE THE FLX: Don't be a "D" student
In this episode, we talk with Sarah Smolinski with the Seneca County Substance Abuse Coalition and Lauren Zimmerman-Meade from Students Against Destructive Decisions about the Don't be a "D" student week of educational events in Seneca County schools.
09:58
May 13, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn
INSIDE THE FLX: Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn
In this episode, we discuss the county's latest redistricting plan, more opioid settlement money coming in, a tower lease agreement with Cayuga County as part of a $5 million dollar communications upgrade, a fiber purchase for the county-wide broadband rollout, and more.
14:14
May 12, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: HWS Community Donation
INSIDE THE FLX: HWS Community Donation
In this episode, we talk with Katie Flowers and Peter Budmen from the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva about collecting items left behind by students and donating them to community organizatons.
10:48
May 12, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti
In this episode, we discuss the upcoming public hearing on ag commerce zoning, cybersecurity for water facilities, a chance for residents to save money with solar power, the town fix-it clinic, and more.
15:20
May 11, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Ovid food pantry
INSIDE THE FLX: Ovid food pantry
In this episode, we caught up with Pastor Rob Mellgard and Aja McKenzie from Fidelis Care at the monthly Ovid food pantry distribution at South Seneca High School.
10:41
May 11, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca County Cooperative Extension's Ave Bauder and Rachel Williams
INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca County Cooperative Extension's Ave Bauder and Rachel Williams
Joining host Ted Baker in the studio for Inside the FLX is Ave Bauder and Rachel Williams from the Seneca County Cooperative Extension.  Ave is the Executive Director of the Seneca County Cooperative Extension, and Rachel is the 4-H Youth Development Issue Leader.  Ave, Rachel and Ted discuss the Cooperative Extension's plans for Celebrate Commemorate.  Celebrate Commemorate honors Waterloo's history of being the birthplace of Memorial Day.  They also will discuss Reuse Swap Day in Lodi.  Reuse Swap Day is on Saturday May 21 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Lodi Fire Hall.  Ave and Rachel will also provide updates to other events taking place through the Seneca County Cooperative Extension.
27:19
May 10, 2022
THE PINTCAST: Derek and Stacey Edinger from Brewery Ardennes
THE PINTCAST: Derek and Stacey Edinger from Brewery Ardennes
In this episode, I talk with Derek and Stacey about how Derek went from homebrewer to microbrewery owner, how they found the former sheep barn that houses the brewery, about Belgian-style beer and the hearing coming up on a proposed zoning change in the town of Geneva that might threaten their ability to hold events. 
16:37
May 08, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
In this episode, we discuss the City Council's proclamation of Historic Preservation Month, National Travel and Tourism Week, the awarding of the bid for the 2022 road improvement program, work moving forward on the Lake Avenue Bridge, and more.
15:12
May 08, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Foster parenting
INSIDE THE FLX: Foster parenting
In this episode, I visit with Laura Edwards, Case Manager with the Ontario County DSS Foster Homefinding Unit and Mandy Friend, who is a foster parent.
14:59
May 04, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Vanessa Fajans-Turner for Congress
INSIDE THE FLX: Vanessa Fajans-Turner for Congress
On a special edition of Inside the FLX, congressional candidate Vanessa Fajans-Turner joins host Ted Baker in studio.  Vanessa is running in the newly redrawn 22nd district in New York as a Democrat.  A product of Central New York, Vanesa is native of Ithaca.  Ithaca will now lay in the newly redrawn 22nd district which will also include portions of Cayuga, Schuyler, Seneca and Tompkins counties.  Ted and Vanessa will discuss her decision to run in the newly redrawn 22nd district.  Vanessa will also share her backstory and how her trailblazing experiences led her to this point.  She will talk with Ted about the biggest issues within the newly redrawn 22nd district including agriculture, climate, the economy and education.  Vanessa will also talk with Ted about some of her other interests outside of her congressional campaign and their impact on her within the campaign.
36:50
May 03, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
In this episode, we discuss final budget presentations to the City Council, security at City Hall and reigning in the city's cat population.
10:28
April 29, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Melissa Nesbit, Seneca Housing
INSIDE THE FLX: Melissa Nesbit, Seneca Housing
In this episode, we talk about the lack of affordable housing and what the agency does to combat the problem, including the construction of new housing for veterans and the Section 8 program.
09:48
April 29, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Aileen McNabb-Coleman
INSIDE THE FLX: Aileen McNabb-Coleman
In this episode, we talk with the District 6 Cayuga County Legislator about the proposal to shrink the legislature from 15 to 11 members, a new Director for Cayuga Strategic Solutions, American Rescue Plan Act funding, a new County Operations Officer and the opening of Emerson Park for the season.
09:48
April 28, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Lake Friendly Living for Watershed Resiliency
INSIDE THE FLX: Lake Friendly Living for Watershed Resiliency
In this episode, we talk with Maura Toole from the Lake Friendly Living Coalition about their month-long series of educational and awareness events during May.
16:50
April 27, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lajewski of the Montezuma Audubon Center
INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lajewski of the Montezuma Audubon Center
Ted Baker is joined by Montezuma Audubon Center Director Chris Lajewski in studio.  Chris and Ted discuss the spring season events planned on the property, latest wildlife news in the area and what birds and wildlife you can expect to see on the center grounds in Savannah right now.
23:22
April 26, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Mission Zero
INSIDE THE FLX: Mission Zero
In this episode, we talk with organizers Jan Regan and Richard Cox about the Mission Zero environmental awareness event Saturday, April 30 at the Geneva Community Center.
12:10
April 25, 2022
Inside the FLX: Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck
Inside the FLX: Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck
In this episode, we talk with the Sheriff about the NY State Sheriff's Institute membership drive and summer camp, a drug take-back event, a Red Cross blood drive, employment opportunities in the Sheriff's Department and more.
11:53
April 24, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Jess Farrell
INSIDE THE FLX: Jess Farrell
In this episode, we talk with the former chair of the Geneva Police Review Board about Justice Doran's decision invalidating the board, the City Council's decision not to challenge the ruling, what she hoped the board might be able to do and what the future might hold.
15:37
April 23, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
In our weekly visit with the City Clerk, we discuss the water quality report issued by Director of Municipal Utilities Seth Jensen, the approval of a bond issue for capital projects, funding for firefighter training, a state grant for work at the wastewater treatment plant and the process of putting together the new city budget.
12:14
April 22, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Geoffrey Starks
INSIDE THE FLX: Geoffrey Starks
In this episode, we visit with Geoffrey Starks at the Cayuga Museum of History and Art, where he's the Director of Development and Outreach. This is the 100th anniversary of the invention of sound on film. The Museum has gotten a grant to hire a curator for the Theodore Case Research Lab, where the work of creating sound on film was carried out.
29:39
April 22, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Rotary Club Garden Party
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Rotary Club Garden Party
In this episode, we visit with Geneva Rotarians Hellen Kelley and Kelsey Journell about the Rotary Club's Service Above Self Garden Party at Rose Hill Mansion May 12.
09:06
April 21, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Public Library Director Pauline Shostack
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Public Library Director Pauline Shostack
In this episode, we discuss why Pauline came to Geneva, the role of emerging technologies and the bright future she sees for the library.
15:04
April 18, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Kim Skellie
INSIDE THE FLX: Kim Skellie
In recent episodes, we've been getting reaction to the recently-passed state budget from various segments of business and industry. This time, we get reaction from the ag community. Our guest is Kim Skellie from El-Vi Farms in Newark.   EL-VI Farms is a multi-family partnership that milks about 2000 cows and grows feed for the animals on about 3300 acres of land. They employ just under 50 team members. They take pride in caring for our people, animals, and land in a sustainable way. We got Kim's take on the ag components of the budget and talked about the challenges and rewards of dairy farming.
13:25
April 17, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Alcohol-to-go in the state budget
INSIDE THE FLX: Alcohol-to-go in the state budget
In this episode, I talk with Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Paul Zuber from the Business Council of NY State about why the organization supports the proposal, opposition from liquor wholesalers and liquor stores and why the Business Council thinks the state's alcoholic beverage laws need to be dragged into the 21st Century.
29:35
April 16, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
In our every Friday visit with the City Clerk, we discuss a bond issue for capital projects and equipment and the supply chain issues that lead to a two year lag between ordering some vehicles and receiving them. Also, departmental budget presentations, our first look at how the new city ambulance service has been doing and federal grant money for a collaborative project between the Schweinfurth Art Center and the Cayuga Museum.
13:14
April 15, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Scouts BSA
INSIDE THE FLX: Scouts BSA
In this episode, we talk with Seneca Waterways Council Scout Executive Stephen Hoitt about 21 Stories for Scouts, the annual fundraising event during which supporters of Scouting rappel off the Kodak tower in downtown Rochester. Joining us are Sabrina Bhalla, Life Scout with Troop 6060 in Victor, who will take part for the second time, and her Mom, Christina Bhalla, Scoutmaster for Troop 6060, who will be watching from the ground.
11:36
April 14, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti
In this episode, we discuss the tabled vote on a change to the zoning code that would have better defined "agricultural commerce," the approval of a Planned Unit Development for a regenerative agriculture project, the state's rejection of a speed limit decrease on Route 14, the town getting a lower rate for electricity, the unveiling of the Seneca-Keuka Lake 9 Element Plan on April 25, a cooperative water project with the town of Seneca, the return of the popular fix-it clinic on April 30 and more.
17:18
April 13, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn
INSIDE THE FLX: Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn
In this episode, we discuss the impact of the state budget on counties, specifically, the return to counties of tax money previously kept by the state, a gas tax holiday, still no agreement on County Legislature redistricting, a Sheriff's Association drive to help Ukraine and celebrating County Government Month in April.
14:36
April 13, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Thrive to Survive 5K
INSIDE THE FLX: Thrive to Survive 5K
In this episode, we talk with Jen Harris of Thrive to Survive, a Geneva-based organization that provides resources for adults battling cancer. Their sunrise 5K is back on the Seneca Lakefront in Geneva on May 14.
09:17
April 11, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Paul Griswold of Upstate Fiber
INSIDE THE FLX: Paul Griswold of Upstate Fiber
On this edition of Inside the FLX, Ted Baker is joined by Paul Griswold of Upstate Fiber Networks.  Ted and Paul talk about Upstate Fiber Networks' beginnings as a small, family-owned telephone company to the present day where they now offer fiber-based services to over more than 100,000 households and what lies ahead for the company.
31:34
April 08, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
In our weekly visit with the City Clerk, we talk about the City Council's first look at the proposed budget, a change order for the parking garage construction, an increase in water rates for the first time in six years and the return of the Easter Egg hunt at Hoopes Park this weekend.
16:51
April 08, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Frank D'Orio, Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association
INSIDE THE FLX: Frank D'Orio, Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association
In this episode, we talk with Frank about Seneca Lake Pure Waters' recruitment drive. Volunteers can work on or in the water as a stream monitor, a member of the HAB team or the brand new fisheries team, or behind the scenes in event planning, fundraising, public relations and more.
14:17
April 08, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Ed Helinski, Auburn Rotary Hoopes Park Egg Hunt
INSIDE THE FLX: Ed Helinski, Auburn Rotary Hoopes Park Egg Hunt
In this episode, we talk with Auburn Rotarian Ed Helinski about how the egg hunt was in danger of ending after 70 years and how the Auburn club and some civic-minded individuals came together to save it.
09:12
April 07, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Foundation for the Geneva Public library book sale
INSIDE THE FLX: Foundation for the Geneva Public library book sale
In this episode, we talk with Spike Herzig and Deb Brewer about the twice annual sale to raise funds for the library.
06:56
April 04, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca Community Players
INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca Community Players
Ted Baker is joined in studio for today's edition of Inside the FLX by members of the Seneca Community Players.  President Eric Jansen and Fundraising Chair Katie Hockey join Ted to talk about the latest plans for the group and discuss their 50th season ahead.
32:37
March 29, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Andrea Paul, YatesINSYGHT
INSIDE THE FLX: Andrea Paul, YatesINSYGHT
In this episode, we talk with YatesINSYGHT Program Manager Andrea Paul. YatesINSYGHT is a program that brings together 40 social service agencies to tackle the problems facing children and families in Yates County.
27:24
March 26, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
In our weekly visit, we talk with the City Clerk about the State of the City address at Thursday's City Council meeting, the unveiling of the design plans for the new Casey Park skate park, the approval of the city's five year capital plan, a presentation from Dr. Adam Effler and the Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council and an update on the downtown parking garage renovations.
13:35
March 25, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Canandaigua Kiwanis Chef's Challenge
INSIDE THE FLX: Canandaigua Kiwanis Chef's Challenge
In this episode, I talk with Canandaigua Kiwanians Kat Purbec and Kim Sandic about the event, May 1 at King's Party House. We talked about sponsorship and product donation opportunities and about the children-focused service projects Canandaigua Kiwanis takes part in.
14:56
March 24, 2022
Inside the FLX: Seneca Falls Performing Arts Center
Inside the FLX: Seneca Falls Performing Arts Center
Board President Mary McDonald and Treasurer/Marketing Chair Mary Sarratori talk about plans for a new Performing Arts Center in the former Congregational Church at 35 State St. in Seneca Falls that formerly housed the House of Concern food pantry.
13:48
March 23, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lajewski of the Montezuma Audubon Center
INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lajewski of the Montezuma Audubon Center
Center Director of the Montezuma Audubon Center Chris Lajewski joins Ted Baker in studio Tuesday morning for an all new Inside the FLX.  Chris and Ted discuss the month of March at the center, what events and programs are planned for April and touch on the latest sightings on property in Savannah.
24:25
March 22, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Nonie Flynn
INSIDE THE FLX: Nonie Flynn
In episode, we talk with the Yates County Administrator about the proposal to adopt weighted voting based on population in the county legislature, an update from the NY State Association of Counties on the proposed state budget, Natural and Recreational Resource Protection grant money, getting more broadband for county residents and a Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony March 29.
12:31
March 20, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Aileen McNabb-Coleman
INSIDE THE FLX: Aileen McNabb-Coleman
In this episode, we talk with Cayuga County Legislator Aileen McNabb-Coleman about the proposal to hire a professional county administrator and about a couple of upcoming events.
06:03
March 20, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
In this episode, we discuss a marketing plan for Auburn attractions, money available for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the upcoming design meeting for the Casey Park skate park and the next step in dealing with a nuisance smoke shop.
12:04
March 18, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Geoffrey Herd
INSIDE THE FLX: Geoffrey Herd
In this episode, the Director of the Geneva Music Festival talks about the benefit concert this Saturday night, the virtual auction and plans for this year's festival.
07:52
March 15, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca County Cooperative Extension Farm-to-School, Home Gardening Kits and Avian Flu
INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca County Cooperative Extension Farm-to-School, Home Gardening Kits and Avian Flu
Ted Baker is joined in studio by members of the Seneca County Cooperative Extension on this in-studio Tuesday edition of Inside the FLX.  Home Horticulture Educator Patti Paine, Senior Agriculture Economic Specialist Judy Wright and Nutrition Educator Candace Riegel stop in to talk about the Farm-to-School program, how to get a home gardening kit and a warning about Avian Flu.
23:31
March 15, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Glenna Colaprete
INSIDE THE FLX: Glenna Colaprete
In this episode, we visit with Glenna Colaprete. She owns Glenna's CBD, with locations in Rochester and at Eastview Mall and also teaches about growing cannabis as a Professor in the horticulture program at FLCC.
15:19
March 13, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck
INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck
In this episode, the Sheriff talks about Heroes Ride with Us. Students at Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES created magnets in memory of Cayuga County veterans who died. They'll be placed on the back of patrol vehicles. The Sheriff also talked about his upcoming report to the county legislature on the community policing plan, issued a scam alert, talked about a high number of overdoses and the investigation that led to the arrest of the Auburn High School Resource Officer.
10:44
March 12, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
In our weekly visit, we discuss Thursday night's kickoff of the Harriet Tubman bicentennial, including the memorial service at the AME Zion Church, a chance for Auburn residents to sign up for solar power and save, plans for the future of the city's water fund, a recap of the first Brave Brews festival and the word that it will return next year.
14:18
March 11, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Scouts BSA Pinewood Derby
INSIDE THE FLX: Scouts BSA Pinewood Derby
in this episode, we discuss building and racing Pinewood Derby cars with Stephen Hoitt, Scout Executive with the Seneca Waterways Council and adult leaders Brian Shevlin and Adam Bull from Pack 67 in Victor.
16:18
March 11, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Universal Pre-K Coming Soon To Seneca Falls Families
INSIDE THE FLX: Universal Pre-K Coming Soon To Seneca Falls Families
What's all the excitement around Universal Pre-K in Seneca Falls? On this episode of Inside the FLX district officials outline the new program available for families, as sign-ups get underway. A grant paved the way for the universal pre-K program to get started- and now teachers and administrators alike hope that it sets the district up for long-term success.
20:23
March 10, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Supervisor Mark Venuti
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Supervisor Mark Venuti
In this episode, the Supervisor discusses the plan for water plant improvements, upcoming property reassessment, work on the box turf field and more.
13:10
March 10, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Alison Esposito
INSIDE THE FLX: Alison Esposito
In this episode, we meet Congressman Lee Zeldin's running mate on International Women's Day at the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls.
10:31
March 09, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: STATE SENATOR PAM HELMING
INSIDE THE FLX: STATE SENATOR PAM HELMING
In this episode, the Senator calls for suspension of the state's nearly 50 cents per gallon gas tax in the wake of rapidly rising prices.
07:49
March 08, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Public Library book sale
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Public Library book sale
Deb Brewer and Spike Herzig from the Foundation for the Geneva Public Library tell us how to donate books for the April sale.
07:54
March 07, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: FLCC nursing program expansion
INSIDE THE FLX: FLCC nursing program expansion
In this episode, nursing professor Susan McCarthy talks about the new Sands Center for Allied Health and what it means for the future of educating nurses at FLCC.
10:41
March 06, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Maureen Ballatori
INSIDE THE FLX: Maureen Ballatori
In this episode, we visit with Maureen Ballatori of Metro Collective, an online community for those who used shared workspaces.
14:09
March 05, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
In this episode, the Cold War veterans' tax exemption has been made permanent, the City Council voted to accept a state grant for the Casey Park skate park, appointments to two board, the Brave Brews festival this weekend and the kickoff the Tubman bicentennial next week.
12:47
March 04, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Brian Murray and Xochitl Torres Small from the USDA
INSIDE THE FLX: Brian Murray and Xochitl Torres Small from the USDA
On this edition of Inside the FLX: Officials from the USDA Rural Development of New York join Ted Baker to talk the state of agriculture in New York as well as nationwide.   Guests include:  Brian Murray – State Director for USDA Rural Development in New York Xochitl Torres Small – Under Secretary for USDA Rural Development
23:32
March 03, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: New York State Dairy Ambassador Gabby Taylor of Newark
INSIDE THE FLX: New York State Dairy Ambassador Gabby Taylor of Newark
In this episode, we talk to Gabby Taylor of Newark, the first ever NY State Dairy Ambassador.
06:48
March 02, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Karel Titus, Lodi Food4All Pantry
INSIDE THE FLX: Karel Titus, Lodi Food4All Pantry
In this episode, we talk with Karel Titus about the pantry, its mission and volunteers and their concerns for the future.
13:29
March 01, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lajewski of the Montezuma Audubon Center
INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lajewski of the Montezuma Audubon Center
.Chris Lajewski stops by the studio and joins Ted Baker for his monthly visit on Inside the FLX. The Center Director of the Montezuma Audubon Center talks about the latest programs going on, how the month of February was and the latest sightings on property in Savannah.
27:31
March 01, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Tracy Murphy, Historic Palmyra
INSIDE THE FLX: Tracy Murphy, Historic Palmyra
In this episode, we talk about the aftermath of the November 3 fire that damaged the Alling Coverlet Museum, the progress toward rebuilding, the other four museums of Historic Palmyra, ghosts and how you can support the mission of preserving Palmyra history.
16:48
February 26, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
In this episode, we discuss last night's City Council work session. The council plans to provide expanded homeless services in partnership with Chapel House. There was a presentation on the city's 2022 Strategic Recovery & Capital plan and also a look at the street repair and construction program for this summer.
13:55
February 25, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Jim Cecere, Vinifera
INSIDE THE FLX: Jim Cecere, Vinifera
In this episode, Jim Cecere tells us about Vinifera wine bar, a place in downtown Geneva where you can enjoy wines from many Finger Lakes producers, all in one place.
04:38
February 24, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Lodi Supervisor Kyle Barnhart
INSIDE THE FLX: Lodi Supervisor Kyle Barnhart
In this episode, we talk with the Lodi Supervisor about the effort to build a new town hall, his vision for the town, political divisions and moving toward a better town of Lodi.
15:29
February 24, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Mark Byassee and Tim Hay of Finger Lakes Cannabis Co.
INSIDE THE FLX: Mark Byassee and Tim Hay of Finger Lakes Cannabis Co.
Ted Baker was joined by Mark Byassee and Tim Hay of Finger Lakes Cannabis Co. for this edition of Inside the FLX.  Ted spoke with Mark and Tim about the background of their company and their business background, what drew them starting a business based around cannabis and the process so far of starting the company.
30:29
February 22, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
In this edition, we talk about the possibility of shutting down an Auburn smoke shop, a tax break for Cold War veterans, relief for small landlords and an appointment to the Auburn IDA Authority board.
09:54
February 18, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn
INSIDE THE FLX: Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn
In this episode, great budget news, a COVID-19 update and plans for the 2023 Yates County bicentennial.
11:19
February 17, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Maureen Loyal and Jim Modera of Finger Lakes Health
INSIDE THE FLX: Maureen Loyal and Jim Modera of Finger Lakes Health
Ted Baker is joined in studio Maureen Loyal and Jim Modera of Finger Lakes Health for this edition of Inside the FLX.  Maureen is the Director of Rehabilitation for Finger Lakes Health and Jim is a Physical Therapist.  They join Ted to discuss their backgrounds and the offerings of what is available at Finger Lakes Health.
29:24
February 15, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Cornell farm overtime study
INSIDE THE FLX: Cornell farm overtime study
In this episode, I talk with Cornell Professor Christopher Wolf, co-author of a study on the potential effect of lowering the overtime threshold for farm workers from the current 60, to 40 hours.
11:51
February 14, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Help send Natalie Schrader to NYLF
INSIDE THE FLX: Help send Natalie Schrader to NYLF
In this episode, we meet Marcus Whitman student Natalie Schrader, who wants to be a State Trooper. Natalie wants to attend the National Youth Leadership Foundation conference at George Mason University in Washington, DC this summer. Her teacher, Shawna Turco, has set up a Go Fund Me page to help.
05:40
February 13, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Pioneer Library System books by mail
INSIDE THE FLX: Pioneer Library System books by mail
In this episode, we talk with Suzanne Macaulay from the Pioneer Library System, known to many as OWWL, for Ontario Wayne Wyoming Livingston about their new books by mail system. Patrons can have up to six books at a time mailed to them for free.
09:05
February 13, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: A donor makes summer camp more affordable and we meet the latest girl Eagle Scout
INSIDE THE FLX: A donor makes summer camp more affordable and we meet the latest girl Eagle Scout
In our monthly Scouting discussion, Seneca Waterways Scout Executive Stephen Hoitt tells us about a donor who is underwriting some of the cost for campers at Camp Cutler in Naples. Also, we meet Rebecca Bober, who began in the Venturing program, then earned the rank of Eagle. We talk about her love of the environment and how it figured into her Eagle project.
13:12
February 12, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck
INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck
In this episode, we talked about the effort to find matching funds to provide body-worn cameras for road patrol officers, a study of fatal accidents that found the number one cause is distracted driving, a decrease in COVID-19 cases at the county jail, an upcoming recruiting open house and more.
21:52
February 12, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
In our weekly City Council recap, Police Chief James Slayton updated the council on the raid of a smoke shop last week that was allegedly selling illegal products, a presentation on the zoning aspects of the state's marijuana legalization law and a presentation from the city's outside auditor, who said city finances are in good shape.
11:42
February 11, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Supervisor Mark Venuti
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Supervisor Mark Venuti
In this episode, Supervisor Venuti tells us why the town of Geneva has to vote to override the tax cap, even though it doesn't have a town tax. Also, a Planned Unit Development on Route 14, a grant to pay for sidewalks on Carter Rd., work at the water treatment plant and the renewal of an agreement to share resources with the county and other towns.
11:17
February 10, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn Police Chief James Slayton
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn Police Chief James Slayton
In this episode, I talk with the Chief about his department getting body-worn cameras and the Victim Assistance Program, which gives crime victims the help they need while freeing officers to get back on the street.
07:37
February 09, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lavin of the Geneva Boys and Girls Clubs
INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lavin of the Geneva Boys and Girls Clubs
On this week's in-studio edition of Inside the FLX, Ted Baker is joined by Chris Lavin.  Chris is the Executive Director of the Geneva Boys and Girls Clubs.  Chris and Ted discuss the latest going on with the organization, as well as their latest offerings to the community.
31:52
February 08, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Canandaigua Kiwanis Classic Antique Show and Sale
INSIDE THE FLX: Canandaigua Kiwanis Classic Antique Show and Sale
In the episode, I talk with show organizer Marianne Gallagher from the Kiwanis Club and show vendor Cheryl Van Denburg.
05:49
February 08, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Ian Smith
INSIDE THE FLX: Ian Smith
In this episode, Ted talks with Seneca Watershed Steward Ian Smith about the nine element plan for the Seneca-Keuka watershed, the threats facing the lakes and what we can all do to help.
13:23
February 07, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
This week, I talk with Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason about Black History Month and the bicentennial of the birth of Harriet Tubman, the approval of funding for the Community Development Block Grant program, body-worn cameras for Auburn police and a grant for a study of the Auburn Police Department's Victim Specialist program.
11:17
February 04, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: The Geneva Winter Arts and Film Festival
INSIDE THE FLX: The Geneva Winter Arts and Film Festival
In this episode, we talk with Geneva BID Executive Director Michael Mills about the first downtown Winter Arts and Film Festival, beginning Saturday, February 5.
09:23
February 03, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Canandaigua City Councilor Sim Covington
INSIDE THE FLX: Canandaigua City Councilor Sim Covington
In this episode, I talk with Sim Covington, Chief Diversity Officer at Finger Lakes Community College and the first black man to serve on the Canandaigua City Council.
24:04
February 02, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Talking COVID with Finger Lakes health department leaders
INSIDE THE FLX: Talking COVID with Finger Lakes health department leaders
On a special edition of Inside the FLX, Ted Baker spoke with Mary Beer the Ontario County Public Health Director, Scott King the Interim Seneca County Public Health Director, Kathleen Cuddy the Cayuga County Public Health Director with Health Educators Deanna Ryan and Sara Christensen the Yates County Public Health Director.  Ted and these local health department leaders discuss COVID-19 as we near the two-year anniversary of the start of the pandemic locally.
43:11
February 01, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Aileen McNabb-Coleman
INSIDE THE FLX: Aileen McNabb-Coleman
In this episode, I talk with Cayuga County District 6 Legislator Aileen McNabb Coleman about her time as chair, the possibility of Cayuga County being split into two Congressional Districts, needed renovations to the county office building, the tabling of a measure on mask mandate enforcement, putting together a plan to spend American Rescue Plan funds and more.
11:17
January 31, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Arthur Wheaton supply chains
INSIDE THE FLX: Arthur Wheaton supply chains
In this episode, I talk with Arthur Wheaton from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University about how the products we buy make it to store shelves and why increasingly these days, they don't.
10:43
January 30, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
In this episode, more money for drug abuse treatment and prevention from an opioid lawsuit settlement. The City Council approved a resolution asking the Governor to declare that EMS workers are essential health care workers and to include money for EMS services in the state budget, plus, the Council held a public hearing on this year's Community Development Block Grant action plan.
12:06
January 28, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Sustainable grape growing
INSIDE THE FLX: Sustainable grape growing
In this episode, we talk to Whitney Beaman with the NY Wine and Grape Foundation about their sustainability program and the search for a Sustainable Vineyard Inspector to oversee the program.
09:23
January 26, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Mobile sports betting and problem gambling
INSIDE THE FLX: Mobile sports betting and problem gambling
Ted talks with Jenna Hotaling, Team Leader with the Finger Lakes Problem Gambling Resource Center, a program of the NY Council on Problem Gambling about the threat of increased problem gambling now that mobile sports betting is allowed in NY.
07:34
January 25, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lajewski of the Montezuma Audubon Center
INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lajewski of the Montezuma Audubon Center
Chris Lajewski, the Center Director of the Montezuma Audubon Center, joined Ted Baker in studio on Tuesday morning.  Chris talked about snowshoeing, including the ability for everyone to rent snowshoes and adventure around the property.  Chris also tells us what birds you can see out right now, as well as the events they have scheduled for February.
23:45
January 25, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
Ted Baker's weekly conversation with the Auburn City Clerk, focusing on last night's City Council meeting.
11:24
January 21, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Morgan Kowalski
INSIDE THE FLX: Morgan Kowalski
Morgan is the President of the Athena A.C.E. Association. She discusses the Athena A.C.E. scholarship, awarded annually to a woman whose education was interrupted for whatever reason.
06:20
January 18, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Mo Tidball and Candace Riegel of the Seneca County Cooperative Extension
INSIDE THE FLX: Mo Tidball and Candace Riegel of the Seneca County Cooperative Extension
Ted Baker is joined in studio by Mo Tidball and Candace Riegel of the Seneca County Cooperative Extension.  Mo and Candace are nutrition educators.  They'll provide an update on the Farm to School program and the new Creating Healthy Schools and Communities grant that was awarded to Seneca County.
23:27
January 18, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
Ted Baker's weekly recap of the Auburn City Council meeting with the City Clerk.
10:40
January 14, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck
INSIDE THE FLX: Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck
Ted Baker talks with the Sheriff about running for re-election, bail reform, attitudes toward law enforcement and more.
21:52
January 13, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Dick Austin from Bella's Sicilian Ristorante
INSIDE THE FLX: Dick Austin from Bella's Sicilian Ristorante
Dick discusses how he adapted in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, not being afraid to take risks, keeping staff and the impact of the state's new ban on polystyrene take out containers.
22:13
January 12, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn
INSIDE THE FLX: Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn
The Yates County Administrator discusses the new weapons ban in county buildings, which includes an exception for concealed carry permit holders, the selection of the first woman chair of the legislature and an improving county fiscal picture which leaves her optimistic for 2022.
13:60
January 11, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason January 7, 2021
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason January 7, 2021
The Auburn City Clerk discusses the first regular City Council meeting of the new year
13:27
January 07, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Hans Walter-Peterson of Cornell Cooperative Extension
INSIDE THE FLX: Hans Walter-Peterson of Cornell Cooperative Extension
Ted Baker spoke with Hans Walter-Peterson, an Extension Viticulturist with Cornell Cooperative Extension.  He runs the Finger Lakes Grape Program.  Ted and Hans talk about the 2021 grape harvest, grower-winemaker relations, pest management and the future of the Finger Lakes wine industry.
28:11
January 04, 2022
INSIDE THE FLX: Jeff Shipley on Seneca County Tourism
INSIDE THE FLX: Jeff Shipley on Seneca County Tourism
Ted Baker is joined in studio by Jeff Shipley, President and CEO of the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce.  They discuss being the official tourism promotion agency for Seneca County, the challenges of being a big county when it comes to tourism and effects from the 2021 It's a Wonderful Life Festival.  Ted and Jeff also discuss 2021 and where the tourist came from, the rebound from 2020 and looking ahead to 2022 and what is in store for Seneca County tourism.
34:15
December 28, 2021
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason
Our weekly visit with the Auburn City Clerk and update on last night's City Council meeting.
11:59
December 24, 2021
INSIDE THE FLX: Community College enrollment