This week on The Debrief Podcast - Josh Durso and Ted Baker break down the latest headlines from around the region. The two discuss rent control advocacy across the state, a vacant Geneva City Council seat, access to high speed broadband (and the implications), as well as a veto power proposal that would give new power to voters.
This week on The Debrief Podcast - Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso debate the future of rural school districts, as a FingerLakes1.com exclusive shows significant declines in student enrollment across the Finger Lakes. The duo also discusses the latest from Geneva City Council's Tuesday session to find a Ward 6 Councilor; and the future of a veto power law, which would put more power in the hands of New York residents than ever before.
When Jim Meaney, founder of The Geneva Believer announced that he would be seeking the nomination to run for Geneva City Council's Ward 6 seat - there was very little surprise. However, weeks later he ended that campaign, returning to the work that led him to the decision that would be to run for City Council. Reporting on the City of Geneva.
This week on The Debrief Podcast we discuss that brief campaign with Meaney, and also address a number of important and timely headlines - like the recently confirmed slate of candidates for city council races this fall.
Geneva City Council has a vacancy to fill, one Town Supervisor candidate has exited the race in Seneca Falls, and Roger Misso enters the race to challenge Rep. John Katko. All of these stories and more will be discussed on this week’s Debrief Podcast presented by FingerLakes1.com. Josh Durso and Jackie Augustine are in-studio breaking it all down – including a controversial resolution, which was defeated by a 4-1 count on Tuesday in Seneca Falls.
This week on The Debrief Podcast Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso discussed a variety of issues including the latest on local elections, including the longterm viability of small, rural villages; as well as some controversial environmental issues. The duo also weighed in on the controversy around college admissions and the wealthy in the U.S.
FingerLakes1.com News Director Josh Durso and Finger Lakes Morning News Host Ted Baker sit down to discuss the latest storylines playing out across the region. The two discuss a pair of censured judges from Wayne County, a familiar contested race in Auburn, legislation to stop supervised injection sites across New York State, and much more.
Josh Durso and Jackie Augustine break down a number of headlines - including the implications of a new election schedule and calendar on races that have started, or will begin in just a couple weeks. The two also discuss how to fairly compensate elected officials, who is left on the outside when considering a run for office, and much more.
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It was a busy week in the FingerLakes1.com Newsroom this week, as the polar vortex provided more issues than simple 'chill'. On the Friday, February 1st edition of The Debrief Podcast - Josh Durso is joined by Ted Baker, host of Finger Lakes Morning News on WGVA, and WAUB to discuss all of the headlines that made their way through the region.
Topics discussed included:
- Red Jacket Orchards talks migrant employees, local workforce;
- Stan's restaurant announces abrupt closure citing financial strain;
- The failed tractor-trailer ban on state roads;
- A devastating fire, which highlights affordable housing needs in the Finger Lakes;
- A new program announced between SUNY schools and Amazon; and
- A number of resignations in Cayuga County.