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.

 

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.

A coalition of area labor leaders and restaurant workers will be holding a press conference Monday to denounce the proposed federal regulation allowing employers to control workers' tips.

Zakary Skinner is a local restaurant worker said the issue isn’t with pooled tipping, which he believes isn’t necessarily a bad practice; its the idea that tips would be distributed at an owners discretion.

"Right now there is at least some process where we have control over those tips so we have a right to those tips. And this will kind of put it up to the employers."

The Special Committee of the University of Rochester Board of Trustees announced Wednesday that their investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against professor Florian Jaeger won't be complete until Early January.

The report was originally supposed to be completed by the end of this year.

The Special Committee said it has been advised by Mary Jo White, the former US attorney commissioned to conduct the investigation about the delay, and that she and her team say the will issue their report no later than January 12th.

An open letter has been signed by a number of professors outside the University of Rochester condemning the administration for its response to allegations of sexual harassment.

Over 200 professors from universities and colleges both in the United States and abroad have signed a letter to the UR board of trustees saying, "In the present circumstances, they cannot in good conscience encourage students to pursue educational or employment opportunities at the University of Rochester." 

Zagster may be expanding to Pittsford.

The village has been working on reclaiming the streets for all users, not just cars.

Pittsford Mayor Bob Corby says there is an interest from residents in being mobile in other ways.

"All across the country, study after study has shown that younger people, younger professionals, millenials prefer to live in walkable environments where they can get outside the car and experience the physical environment."

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