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.

 

The annual Rochester Venture Challenge is looking to help the next big start up.

Jim Senall is the President of High Tech Rochester, the company who coordinates the competition. He says while entrepreneurship can range from consulting firms to coffee shops, what they’re looking for is an idea with high growth potential.

Transportation's role in transforming the future of the city was the topic of a panel discussion at Rochester Rotary's first meeting Tuesday afternoon.

A number of guest speakers discussed ways to increase and enhance transportation services, suggesting more buses, faster routes and introducing van pool and ride-share services.

Demographics were discussed by RGRTA CEO Bill Carpenter, mainly how to get younger people to use buses more.

Each year the FIRST Lego League competition has a different theme.

This year was all about “Animal Allies”, and encouraged participants to explore interactions between humans and animals, and how they can work together in a more cohesive away. A regional championship was held Sunday at the University of Rochester.

The championship is a 4 part competition. One part has the teams completing a research project based on the theme.

Colton Adiletta and his team from Bay Trail Middle School talked about their shark repellant idea.

The Finger Lakes region was a top performer at this year’s Regional Economic Development Awards, receiving $80.5 million from the state.

Mayor Lovely Warren celebrated the award with co-chairs of the Finger Lakes Council Anne Kress and Danny Wegman Thursday evening.

Warren noted that while they are excited to use some of the money to create advanced technology and manufacturing jobs in the area, their focus is also on poverty reduction.

Seven out of ten. That’s the number of families who are having difficulty making ends meet despite being employed in Rochester.

That statistic comes from the latest United Way ALICE report, an acronym standing for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.

Stephanie Hoopes, the director of the ALICE Project and the lead researcher in the New York report says it’s important to realize poverty isn’t just about the extremes.

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