Inside the FLX Podcast presented by FL1 News

Inside the FLX Podcast presented by FL1 News

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Josh Durso interviews newsmakers from the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York


Steve Bulger from U.S. SBA on PPP, future of small businesses .::. Inside the FLX #237
May 15
The U.S. Small Business Administration has been working hard over the last two months with local, regional, and national lenders to get hundreds-of-billions of dollars out to small businesses that desperately need it. As part of the Paycheck Protection…
Wells College President Jonathan Gibralter talks future, possible closure .::. Inside the FLX 5/13/20
May 13
Last week Wells College President Dr. Jonathan Gibralter published a stunning letter, which left the college- and regional community in shock. It simply said: If students cannot return on-campus this fall – Wells College will not survive. He assumed the…
NYSEG, RG&E President Carl Taylor talks pandemic response, operations .::. Inside the FLX 5/11/20
May 13
While New York State Gas and Electric, or NYSEG, and Rochester Gas & Electric, or RG&E, have received a lot of headline attention for their charitable contributions to local and regional food banks – their response to the Coronavirus Pandemic has been…
Conversation with Steve Keeler from Cayuga Community College .::. Inside the FLX #234
May 2
Earlier this week we featured a ‘Daily Debrief’ taking on questions about the future sustainability of local journalism. It’s a topic we have broached numerous times, and one that’s become even more relevant during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Economic…
Discussing the future of rural schools in Upstate NY .::. Inside the FLX #232
Apr 26
South Seneca Superintendent Stephen Parker Zielinski is looking at ways to keep his district whole after this pandemic. It’s already become clear that a major funding loss is en route. So, the district is working to understand what comes next. Here is our…
Discussing the future of work in the Finger Lakes .::. Inside the FLX #233
Apr 26
The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, or Finger Lakes Works for short, is contending with some of the biggest questions the region faces moving forward. In particular, they are wrestling with questions about workforce makeup following the pandemic.…
Peter Mantius talks Environmental Headlines .::. Inside the FLX #231
Apr 23
Today on Inside the FLX a conversation with Peter Mantius. He founded The Water Front Online, which is dedicated to reporting on environmental issues in the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Western New York, and Upstate New York at-large. This week, Mantius…
Conversation with Leslie Danks Burke .::. Inside the FLX #229
Apr 5 • 30 min
When Leslie Danks Burke set out to run for New York State Senate in the 58th District she could not have imagined what this campaign would look like. Even the most-astute politicians have been thrown for a loop by the Coronavirus pandemic. Traditional…
Conversation with Jeff Ludwig of The Seward House Museum .::. Inside the FLX #228
Apr 4 • 18 min
The Seward House in Auburn, New York is an historic landmark. It’s a space that serves a major role in local history, as well as American history. The Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 has made running a museum and local landmark a challenge, but those who…
Michael Kracker of Unshackle Upstate .::. Inside the FLX #226
Mar 12 • 27 min
Michael Kracker has been leading the business advocacy group Unshackle Upstate for several years. He’s been a guest on Inside the FLX before, and this week, he’s in the FingerLakes1.com Studio for another conversation. On Episode #226 Kracker discusses…
Casey McDonald for Congress .::. Inside the FLX #224
Mar 8 • 28 min
Romulus resident Casey McDonald announced his candidacy last year. However, he’s been patiently campaigning, talking with residents throughout the region about issues most important to them. Mounting a challenge to an incumbent Congressman can be a…
Cindy Wade discusses campaign for NYS Assembly .::. Inside the FLX #222
Mar 5 • 26 min
Former Canandaigua City Councilor Cindy Wade has entered the race for the 131st District. The Republican is looking to succeed longtime Assemblyman and former Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, who announced his retirement earlier this year. On Episode…
A Conversation with Vinnie Esposito .::. Inside the FLX #218
Feb 27 • 34 min
This week on Inside the FLX a conversation with Vincent Esposito, Finger Lakes Regional Director for Empire State Development. He’s in-studio ahead of a state of the state update, which he gave in Seneca Falls. The discussion focused on economic…
Scott Comegys for New York State Assembly .::. Inside the FLX #217
Feb 25 • 33 min
On episode #217 of Inside the FLX it’s a closer look at another New York State Assembly contest in the Finger Lakes. This one, which is shaping up in the 130th District, where Democrat Scott Comegys is looking to challenge Republican Brian Manktelow, an…
Jeff Shipley for New York State Assembly .::. Inside the FLX #216
Feb 22 • 29 min
Jeff Shipley is running for New York State Assembly. The president and CEO of the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce announced his candidacy on February 18th and since then, has been actively campaigning ahead of the petition signing process. Shipley…
Dr. Scott Noren talks campaign for NY-23 .::. Inside the FLX #214
Feb 20 • 41 min
On Episode #214 of Inside the FLX it’s a conversation with Congressional Candidate Dr. Scott Noren. He says political parties and affiliation should not be the primary driving force in the electoral process – rather representation should take center…
Geneva City Supervisor Lou Guard .::. Inside the FLX #213
Feb 17
Ontario County is battling odors from the landfill located along 5&20, but that’s hardly the only issue impacting life in the middle of the Finger Lakes. This week on Inside the FLX, we go in-depth on some of the most-pressing issues with Supervisor Lou…