trail mix http://innovationtrail.org en Much ado about malarkey, and a bunch of stuff http://innovationtrail.org/post/much-ado-about-malarkey-and-bunch-stuff <p>Welcome to the Innovation Trail's Friday Trail Mix.&nbsp;</p><p>Not much fodder in the VP debate.</p><p>Some attempt to interrogate the GOP characterization of the "90 billion dollars in green pork", a reference to the underperforming green jobs stimulus package.</p><p>And Congressman Ryan did refer to U.S. energy independence by the end of the decade. Good Morning.</p><p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 03:48:20 +0000 Matthew Leonard, Editor 2096 at http://innovationtrail.org Sen. DeFrancisco: We haven't heard the end of Destiny USA http://innovationtrail.org/post/sen-defrancisco-we-havent-heard-end-destiny-usa <p>Good morning and good Thursday. Here's your Trail Mix to start the day.</p><p>One politician is still preaching against the tax breaks for the Destiny USA mall.</p><p>The Assembly takes up proposed Thruway toll hikes.</p><p>Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Thu, 06 Sep 2012 11:09:09 +0000 Ryan Delaney, WRVO 2005 at http://innovationtrail.org Sen. DeFrancisco: We haven't heard the end of Destiny USA Mitt Romney, empty chair, take center stage at RNC http://innovationtrail.org/post/mitt-romney-empty-chair-take-center-stage-rnc <p>Good Morning! Here's your pre- Labor Day Trail Mix:</p><p>If you're hitting the road this holiday weekend, <a href="http://economywatch.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/30/13572464-isaac-pushes-gas-prices-still-higher-for-holiday-weekend?lite" target="_blank">expect higher gas prices</a>.</p><p>Was Mitt Romney overshadowed by an empty chair at the RNC?</p><p>Plus, where does New York state's best tasting water come from?</p><p><b>Politics</b></p><p>Mitt Romney gave his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention last night in Tampa, vowing to defeat President Obama and turn the economy around (<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/31/us/politics/romney-vows-to-deliver-country-from-economic-travails.html?_r=1&amp;hp" target="_blank">Jeff Zeleny, New York Times</a>).</p><p>But many commentators say Romney was somewhat overshadowed by Clint Eastwood's speech, which has been described as <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/31/clint-eastwood-obama_n_1845375.html" target="_blank">bizarre</a>, <a href="http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/80498.html?hp=f1" target="_blank">rambling</a>, and <a href="http://bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2012/08/31/clint-eastwood-earns-bad-reviews-for-weird-rnc-speech/vJQee8sf57zbl0d9m8DNQJ/story.html" target="_blank">weird</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>In case you missed it, here is Eastwood talking to an empty chair with an imaginary President Obama:</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/oTucyyBRMHY?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" height="272" width="440"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 14:16:40 +0000 Marie Cusick, WMHT 1998 at http://innovationtrail.org We all love yogurt as county-run nursing homes stare down the barrel http://innovationtrail.org/post/we-all-love-yogurt-county-run-nursing-homes-stare-down-barrel <p>Good morning. Let&#39;s round out a busy week on the Innovation Trail with the Friday Mix.</p><p>Kodak stock up slightly following federal judge decision on two patents.</p><p>Governor Cuomo basically thinks that yogurt is awesome!</p><p>DOT announces $400,000 spend on Rochester downtown conversion project.</p><p>New York Association of Counties warns of impending crisis in County-run nursing homes.</p><p>The Economic Policy Institute a little more optimistic about the second half of 2012.</p><p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 13:57:06 +0000 Matthew Leonard 1947 at http://innovationtrail.org We all love yogurt as county-run nursing homes stare down the barrel New York able to convince fiber optic company to stay in Albany http://innovationtrail.org/post/new-york-able-convince-fiber-optic-company-stay-albany <p>Good morning. The weekend is nearing, but we march on with a Thursday Trail Mix.</p><p>A fiber optics company is staying in Albany, despite having suitors.</p><p>NASA&#39;s Mars rover is carrying a little piece of Rochester with it.</p><p>And: Elmira is getting back on its feet after last week&#39;s tornado. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:13:50 +0000 Marie Cusick, WMHT 1944 at http://innovationtrail.org New York able to convince fiber optic company to stay in Albany