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.

 

A celebration of science will be held through a series of events in downtown Rochester Saturday.

This year’s March for Science stems from last year’s march by the same name that was a call to action to unite as a diverse, non-partisan group advocating for trust in the field.

A job fair was held Tuesday for individuals looking for work after moving here from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

The agency the fair after a popular resume workshop they held last week.

President and CEO of Ibero, Hilda Rosario Escher said their goal was to give those seeking work an easy opportunity to meet with local employers.

Love Beets is expanding their operations at Eastman Business Park.

Managing Director Daniel Cross said over the next 26 months they will be creating 100 new jobs in middle and high skill level fields.

"Engineering, mechanics but also going back into our supply chain in terms of our bet growing. So looking at trainings skills in agronomy, potentially the use of technology and how we're farming and working with growers."

Other jobs will include exploring the use of drones and digital technology for mapping fields as well as calculating crop yield and output.

After a battle for lower assessments on two of his own properties, Tom Golisano is setting out to help Upstate New York homeowners fight for fair property taxes.

The local philanthropist and businessman says the process is flawed in many ways. Homeowners have the burden of proving their homes are assessed correctly, and can only vote in the municipalities where their primary residence is.

Some top Apple investors are calling on the company to take more action in protecting children from the risks of digital addiction.

Together, the California's teacher pension fund and Jana Partners investment group own about $2 million in Apple stock. They say Apple should have more setting options to regulate how children interact with their devices.

Michael Scharf is the Chief of Child and Adolescent psychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center.

He said both companies and parents should be monitoring children’s smartphone and social media use.

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