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.

 

Taxi drivers from across Rochester gathered at city hall Friday afternoon in response to the possibility of Uber and Lyft ride-hailing services coming to New York State.

Protestors say the apps would destroy full time professional driving jobs for the 300 taxi drivers already working in Rochester.

Ismael Medina is one of those drivers. He’s been driving in Rochester for 4 years and says our city doesn’t use cabs enough to be able to support everyone who would drive if Uber came in.

Some area middle school and high school girls spent their Saturday learning about science, technology, engineering and math.

The "Girls Soaring in STEM Fair" at the Rochester Institute of Technology aimed to encourage young women to pursue careers in a variety of STEM fields, which are typically dominated by men.

The fair hosted over 30 demonstrations put together by RIT's Women in Technology, Women in Science, Women in Computing and Women in Engineering groups.

Freelancers seeking a spot to plug in and work can try Freelance Fridays at the Rochester Brainery.

Danielle Raymo owns the community classroom and event space, and says as a freelancer herself, it can sometimes be a bit isolating.

"People find themselves out at coffee shops and what not because its just nice to be around people. Theres that water cooler talk just like, "How's your day going?" And just being able to share those thoughts, which you don't necessarily have if you're a freelancer and you're working at home by yourself."

It was standing room only, as hundreds gathered at the Workers United building on East Avenue in Rochester and flooded into the hallways in support of the Affordable Care Act.

President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to overturn and replace the Affordable Care Act and majority Republicans in Congress have begun the process of repealing.

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.

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