Sunday Conversation with Josh Durso

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Diving deeper into politics, news, education, social issues, and more with one-on-one conversations from the heart of the Finger Lakes.

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Ep. #27: Roger Misso for Congress in 24th District

August 17th, 2019


Roger Misso, a Red Creek native, says he's running because there wasn't time to waste. The Democrat is among the field of challengers, vying for support in the 24th Congressional District to challenge Rep. John Katko, …

Ep. #26: Battling Environmental Threats on Seneca Lake

August 11th, 2019


While officials are working overtime across the state to understand harmful algal blooms, or HABs, a variety of other water quality issues are …

Ep. #25: The Army Fights All Year

August 3rd, 2019


The Salvation Army is much more than just a thrift store, or seasonal campaign that's as identifiable as any in the world. While a lot of folks think …

#24: Ryan Wallace on Solar Home Journey in the Finger Lakes

July 27th, 2019


Lake Tunnel Solar Village is nearly full. That was the news we learned this week, as Ryan Wallace and Lake Tunnel Solar Village announced that 19 of …

#23: Filling the Gaps

July 20th, 2019


This week Josh Durso sits down with Emilie Sisson, of the Finger Lakes Rural Health Network discussing her work raising awareness and community education in rural parts of the region. Specifically, Sisson walks …

#22: Will Vaccines Kill Or Divide Us?

July 11th, 2019


Vaccines are complicated. Recently, there have been a lot of questions about them. When New York State ended religious exemptions for vaccinations - doctors began getting even more questions about their safety, …

Episode #21: Three Bears Go To The Library

July 3rd, 2019


This week on a special Independence Day edition of Sunday Conversation - two of South Seneca's strongest advocates step into the studio to talk about the Edith B. Ford Memorial Library, The Three Bears Complex, Downtown …

Episode #20: Policing Heats Up

June 22nd, 2019


Earlier this year Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck was in-studio discussing his first month on the job following an uncontested election last …

Episode #19: The Leadership Change

June 14th, 2019


What does the future of education look like in Seneca Falls? This year the Seneca Falls Central School District is undergoing a leadership change. …

Episode #18: What happens if we run out of cops?

June 7th, 2019


This week Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike discusses the challenge recruiting police officers and deputies in this modern, troubled era for law …

Episode #17: Poverty Grows as Population Shifts

June 1st, 2019


This week's Sunday Conversation dives into the work that one organization is doing to make communities in Cayuga and Seneca County better. It's not an easy task - but it's one that Diane Draheim and Marie Montgomery …

Episode #16: Attention Future Journalists

May 26th, 2019


What does the future of media - in all forms - look like in the years to come? To answer that question, we sit down with one of the individuals who is educating and developing the next-generation of talent. Steve …

Episode #15: Bucking Trends

May 19th, 2019


Downtown Newark is exploding with growth. Mayor Jonathan Taylor says that growth and progress is happening thanks to perseverance of current, and past elected leaders. South Main Street has experienced the most-apparent …

Episode #14: Going Back To Work

May 11th, 2019


Workforce development is that thing happening in the background that a lot of people take for granted in their local community. People are looking for jobs; and despite some of the narrative surrounding the Finger Lakes …

Episode #13: Brothers in Blue

April 29th, 2019


It's not often that brothers share a career path. In this case, while not precisely the same - Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson and Brighton PD …

Episode #12: Red Cross Still Needs Blood

April 27th, 2019


It was a busy year for the American Red Cross - Finger Lakes Chapter in 2018. This year has been no different, as volunteers and staff work harder …

Episode #11: Finger Lakes' Fragile Environment

April 20th, 2019


Throughout the winter, Peter Mantius spent his days reporting on some of the most-important environmental issues facing the Finger Lakes region. Doing so with more than 20 years of experience - Mantius broke the story …

Episode #10: He's Running

April 13th, 2019


He's running for re-election, a plethora of new laws have adversely impacted the way law enforcement do their job in the Finger Lakes, and that election calendar has been bumped up due to changes in Albany. It's been a …

Episode #9: Billions Spent in NYS

April 6th, 2019


Last week a $175.5 billion spending bill was passed.  Some lawmakers believe that bill, which was packed with a number of consequential pieces of legislation - is proposed that way intentionally by the majority.  "This …

Episode #8: Exploring Upstate

March 31st, 2019


Exploring is one of the most-essential functions of human existence. Our curiosity is often sparked by the thing that's unknown, or the things we know less about. It's the pursuit of knowledge, information, and other …

Episode #7: "Scream Louder Than The Pessimists"

March 23rd, 2019


Steve Griffin, CEO of the Finger Lakes Economic Development Center has been working in Yates County for more than a decade. And last year Penn Yan won the $10 million prize connected to the Downtown Revitalization …

Episode #6: Fixing Representation

March 17th, 2019


An increasingly small number of people are 'satisfied' with the way government works. That's never been more true at the local level, where voters …

Episode #5: Millennials and Social Media

March 9th, 2019


A recent New York Times piece looked at young people and their affinity for 'hustle culture'. Is it healthy? Is it creating a generation of workers …

Episode #4: Contract Negotiations

March 2nd, 2019


Wayne County Sheriff Bary Virts discusses the challenges of running a department that's mid-contract negotiations, and also coping with the widespread shortage of law enforcement prospects. He also tackles some of the …

Episode #3: Geneva's Believer

February 16th, 2019


When Jim Meaney founded the Geneva Believer - his goal was to inform city residents of the inner-workings of government. Over the years he has covered a string of important, relevant issues; and most-recently his …

Episode #2: Changes in K12

February 16th, 2019


Stephen Parker Zielinski has served as Superintendent of South Seneca Central School District for enough years to learn a lot about students, …

Episode #1: Marijuana Could Boost Upstate NY Economy

February 9th, 2019


This week, longtime Victor Town Supervisor and Ontario County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Marren sits down for an exclusive, in-depth conversation about local issues, ramifications of statewide changes, and the …

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