This edition of Our Finger Lakes History deals with one of the giants of American history, Harriet Tubman, with an emphasis on the last 50 years of her life spent living in Auburn, NY. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable tells of the circumstances that led to the development of Tubman as an American icon and that led her to Upstate New York where she continued her fight for freedom and equality until her death in 1913.
Ann Heizmann of Meadeville Farm is in-studio to talk about this weekend’s Mardi Gras carnival at St. Mary’s Church in Auburn and her aspirations to grow chocolate on the shores of Seneca Lake. Heizmann joins Sydney Rogers & Jim Sinicropi to preview the weekend ahead along with some great local photos from the past several days in the Finger Lakes for this week’s edition of FLX Weekly.
19-year-old Auburn native Nick Sbelgio played the national anthem on electric guitar in front of 32,000 fans at the Carrier Dome prior to Saturday night’s Syracuse Orange game against Duke. Today he joins Sydney Rogers and Jim Sinicropi in-studio to talk about the experience.
William Seward, of Auburn, NY, was the most influential political figure who ever called the Finger Lakes region home. Learn his story that led to his ascension to the Governor of New York State and ultimately Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Jackson.
William H. Seward was one of the foremost politicians of 19th century America and his incredible legacy, and all his stuff, is on display at the Seward House Museum in Auburn. Seward made his mark as being a strong opponent of slavery while serving on the public stage as a New York state senator, governor and a U.S. Senator. He lost the Republican nomination for president to Abraham Lincoln, who then appointed Seward secretary of state in a cabinet that was a team of rivals. On this episode of Our Finger Lakes History, Walter Gable takes a close look at the history of his Auburn, NY home which is now a museum that pays homage to Auburn’s most famous resident.
Meet Dan Lovell of Auburn and his children Olivia, Delaney and Daniel. Hear about Dan’s open heart surgery, the impact that had on his family and why Dan is grateful for his children and why they are grateful for each other as siblings.
Wayne Ellison Jr. joins us to look ahead to the March 10 Swap Meet at Paradise Speedway. We talk with Tim Clark about the upcoming Capital City Carnage event, and then we finish with Jim Olin, with Finger Lakes Speedworld. The annual Mall Show will feature the Hall of Wreckers, welcoming demolition derby entries to the popular indoor racing and motorsports expo in Auburn, NY
On Episode #96 of the Inside the FLX Podcast Josh Durso was joined by Stephanie DeVito, Executive Director of the Auburn Downtown Business Improvement District. She talked about some of the changes that have taken place in downtown settings broadly, as well as some of the specific efforts taken in Auburn.
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