Understanding what’s at stake this Election Day .::. The Debrief Podcast 10/19/18

What’s the latest on local, regional, and state elections?

Voters are only a few weeks away from #Decision2018; and while a lot of focus has been on national issues – some seriously close races have been forming over the last several months. Some of those have even been local.

This week on The Debrief Podcast FL1 News Director Josh Durso is joined by Finger Lakes Morning News host Ted Baker to break it all down. His voice has become a staple in local radio, being heard on several stations in the Finger Lakes. Listen to him daily from 6 – 9 am on WFLR, WGVA, and WAUB.


Cuts in Seneca Falls, lawsuit filed in Canandaigua, and tragedy in Schoharie .::. The Debrief Podcast 10/10/18

This week on the newly re-launched Debrief – hosts Josh Durso and Jackie Augustine talk about the changes coming to the now-weekly program exclusively on FingerLakes1.TV and FL1 Radio – as well as the latest headlines in the Finger Lakes.


This week the duo will discuss:

What’s next in Seneca Falls? Cuts to services, a sharp increase in property taxes, or a new host agreement with Seneca Meadows?

Understanding the landfill debate past- and present
What’s next after Memorandum of Understanding fails to pass?
Lazzaro calls for slashing SF Police, Vince’s Park from 2019 budget

Can Kirchgessner campaign survive? Allegations levied by ex-wife of a candidate for New York State Senate.

Ithaca Times report highlights accusations, police reports

Family of Sandy Guardiola file $50M wrongful death lawsuit in Canandaigua. They say another lawsuit could be coming after employer accused of harassment.

Details of the harassment allegations and wrongful death suit

Penn Yan beats out Seneca Falls and Newark for $10M Downtown Revitalization prize.

What’s next for winners and losers?

Devastating accident in Schoharie impacts local communities, but is legislative change needed?

Everything we know so far about the deadliest transportation accident since 2009

FLX Welcome Center, Plastic Straws, & Racial Bias in Policing .::. The Debrief Podcast 9/18/18

As fall approaches, the election season is heating up. Primaries are over, and there is plenty to discuss on this week’s edition of The Debrief Podcast.

Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso break down the following headlines:

Primary results across New York State (New York Times)
Controversy and fallout surrounding investigation into FLX Welcome Center (Geneva Believer / News10NBC)
Canandaigua officials consider banning plastic straws (News10NBC)
Racial bias in local policing (D&C)
How does the City of Geneva deal with foreclosures? (Finger Lakes Times)

Watch the program exclusively on FingerLakes1.TV below, or check out the audio-only version available later today.


Primary preview, new county manager, and missing work .::. Debrief Podcast 9/5/18

On the latest edition of the Debrief Podcast Josh Durso and Jackie Augustine tackle a wealth of topics, including those highlighted below the video window.


Governor’s debate excludes Upstate New York; and broadcast issues take center stage

Seneca Co. names Mitch Rowe as ‘Interim Manager’

Sen. Tom O’Mara gets paid as a lawyer by communities he represents

Officials voice concerns over Ontario supervisor missing meetings

– Seneca Falls employee gets significant raise amid concerns about residency