Tag Archives: Ted Baker

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.


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.


Police staffing concerns, NY’s population loss, and Facebook flounders .::. The Debrief Podcast 12/20/18

As the Finger Lakes closes in on Christmas – Josh Durso is joined by Ted Baker of Finger Lakes Morning News, who is heard daily on WGVA and WAUB to break down the week’s biggest headlines.

Stories discussed on the podcast:

– Contract negotiations in Wayne County for deputies;
– Job Ghosting and who’s to blame;
– Facebook’s loss of major players on their network;
– Debate over policing in Ithaca;
– The Yates County Legislature;
– Latest on DRI in Auburn as housing/inclusion concerns raised; and
– New York’s loss in population, and lower unemployment.


Cuomo blasts media, cashless tolls on Thruway, and Depot contamination .::. The Debrief Podcast 11/23/18

On Friday’s edition of The Debrief Josh Durso was joined by Ted Baker, host of Finger Lakes Morning News on WGVA and WAUB – where the duo discussed a number of recent headlines from around the Finger Lakes.

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Election Week Headlines, Results & Local Implications .::. The Debrief Podcast 11/9/18

On Episode #35 of The Debrief Podcast Ted Baker, of Finger Lakes Morning News, joins Josh Durso in-studio to talk about the latest Election Week headlines, some results with local races, and what comes next for a divided electorate.

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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.


Home Stretch .::. Upstate Hoops Podcast

Recap an eventful week in Wayne-Finger Lakes Section V varsity basketball as the three leagues come down to the final week and a half of the regular season. We discuss this year’s coach of the year candidates and reveal our updates W-FL Power Rankings and Girls Super Six.

Super Sunday Edition .::. Upstate Hoops Podcast

Join Jim Sinicropi, Matt Verkey and Mike Alessio on a special Sunday morning edition of the Upstate Hoops Podcast to discuss all the action at the top of the Wayne-Finger Lakes and as they reveal this week’s updated FL1 Sports W-FL Power Rankings and Girls Super Six. Also, a look at each sectional classification to gauge the Wayne County and Finger Lakes league’s chances.

FL1 Sports Mid-Season Roundtable .::. Upstate Hoops

A full mid-season roundtable discussion on a special extended Sunday morning edition of the Upstate Hoops Podcast featuring FL1 Sports’ Matt Verkey, Mike Alessio, Kevin Korzeniewski and Jim Sinicropi. Topics include evaluations of all the W-FL teams as the season hits the mid-way point and the announcement of the newly updated FL1 Sports Wayne-Finger Lakes Power Rankings and Girls Super Six. Can Red Creek capture the Wayne County title for the first time in school history? Can Pal-Mac, Penn Yan or Mynderse mount a challenge to Newark in the Finger Lakes East? Will the Big Green Machine of Naples be able to fend off Dundee in the West?

Ted Baker of FL Radio Sports .::. Upstate Hoops

A weather shortened week still left for plenty of action in high school gymnasiums across the Wayne-Finger Lakes leagues this week. In a new weekly segment, Ted Baker of Finger Lakes Radio Sports joins the show to talk about the action he called during the week. We also preview the girls teams, give our Players of the Week and reveal the latest edition of our W-FL Power Rankings.