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Sentencing issue raised in Schuyler, concerns around Wayne Central Board of Education, and changes to student loans .::. The Debrief Podcast 2/22/19

In less than a week petitions will begin circulating for candidates hoping to win elections this fall. While the change in election calendar and format has caught some off-guard – The Debrief Podcast gives some final takes before election season officially kicks off.

They also discuss a series of important, non-election issues including:

Controversial sentencing for one Schuyler County sex offender;
Concerns around the Wayne Central School District Board of Education’s effort to ouster two members;
A Senate proposal to drastically modify how student loans are paid back;
A cool new program for renters at Cornell University; and
Amazon’s now-dead effort to come to New York.

Watch the program below, or listen to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, or Stitcher by clicking here.


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Discussing upcoming elections, law changes with implication locally .::. The Debrief Podcast 2/13/19

Discussing upcoming elections, law changes with implication locally .::. The Debrief Podcast 2/13/19

Check out a special Wednesday Edition of The Debrief Podcast exclusively on FingerLakes1.com.

Jackie Augustin joins Josh Durso to break down the latest headlines, which include local election changes – such as the start of petition passing in a couple weeks, and the legislature’s sexual harassment hearings. The duo also break down the ever-present discussion about splitting up New York State into two, separate states.

Check it out below on YouTube, or listen to the podcast on your favorite podcasting app – like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Tune-In, or countless others by visiting The Debrief’s homepage over at anchor.fm/the-debrief-podcast.

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Discussing Bloomfield fire, Red Jacket Orchard migrant workers, and Stan’s closure .::. The Debrief Podcast 2/1/19

Discussing Bloomfield fire, Red Jacket Orchard migrant workers, and Stan’s closure .::. The Debrief Podcast 2/1/19

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.

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Cuomo signs big changes into law, Geneva gets back to basics, and ethics in politics .::. The Debrief Podcast 1/25/19

This week on The Debrief Podcast a number of state measures, that have either been proposed or signed into law are discussed. Josh Durso and Jackie Augustine look at the biggest issues that lie ahead for New York State as they move toward a number of progressive legislative pieces.

Here are the stories, topics, and questions discussed on this week’s program:

Cuomo signs early-voting into law on Thursday
The LLC loophole gets closed … or does it?
Cuomo proposes banning mugshots and police reports
Teacher evaluations changing in New York
Cuomo signs Reproductive Health Act into law
Fallout continues from proposal to gut AIM
– What should happen to the assets of convicted politicians?
– Geneva getting back to basics of Comprehensive Plan

Watch the program LIVE below, or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or on the TuneIn App:

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