Caitlin Whyte

Caitlin joins WXXI after working down the street at Stephens Media Group where, she co hosted a children's radio show, "Saturday Morning CarTunes" on WARM 101.3 and worked as a traffic reporter for various affiliates.

Prior to that, she lived in Western Alaska where she worked for KNOM in Nome.  When she was not engrossed in all things Iditarod, Caitlin served as the community and education spot producer and hosted the weekday morning program.

Originally from Rochester, Caitlin graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a B.S in Audio/Radio Production and Broadcast Management. She is excited to make the jump to public radio and host Weekend Edition.

 

Bridging the internet access gap in the Finger Lakes is the focus of a summit Monday in Geneva.

The Finger Lakes Digital Inclusion Coalition is meeting to discuss how a lack of internet access at home can affect communities in the region.

Lauren Moore is the executive director of the Pioneer Library System and says access is an issue of internet not reaching some rural communities, and one of cost.

If you’re a federal employee willing to open up your home to visitors, Airbnb wants to help you make some extra cash.

Any executive branch employees who share their home for three nights, anytime over the next three months will get paid an extra night from Airbnb, up to $110.

This also applies to people who host “experiences” which are things like tours of the city, hikes, shopping trips and more.

Liz DeBold Fusco is the Northeast Press Secretary at Airbnb.

Job seekers now have a new tool for finding local work.

The website ShiftDiff, is a locally focused job search site, listing only career opportunities across the Finger Lakes region.

Amorette and Raheem Miller created the site. Amorette says looking for a job is hard and takes a lot of effort, and believes the process could have been more streamlined

The University of Rochester has named a new president.  On Monday morning, UR announced that Sarah Mangelsdorf, currently the provost at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, will succeed interim President Richard Feldman.

The results of a vote of "no confidence" in Monroe Community College President Anne Kress was the hot topic at a well-attended College Board of Trustees meeting Monday afternoon.

It was standing room, as well as sitting room, only, as a sea of people in red "Union Strong" shirts and signs filled any space to hear Faculty Association President Bethany Gizzi and Faculty Senate President Amanda Colosimo speak before the Board of Trustees meeting.

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