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.

 

Young preservationists from all across the rust belt gathered in Rochester to discuss the preservation movement.

The Rust Belt Take Over was hosted by the Landmark Society's Young Urban Preservationists (YUPs). Over 3 days, groups toured Rochester and shared stories of preservation in their cities.

Caitlin Meives is the co-founder of the YUPs in Rochester and said this meet up happens every year.

Eight unique gardens that focus on harmony with nature and creating a habitat for wildlife are featured on the Genesee Land Trust’s Backyard Habitat Tour Saturday.

Standards for habitat included providing food, water, shelter and a place where wildlife can raise a new family.

Gay Mills, Executive Director of the organization says they hope to encourage people to create more sustainable green space in their backyards and gardens.

A cold, cloudy day was no match for the hundreds of science advocates rallying at the March for Science at Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Park Saturday morning.

The Rochester march was part of a worldwide call to action to unite as a diverse, non-partisan group calling for science that upholds the common good.

Rob Rolleston attended the rally wearing a lab coat, he is a data scientist and said facts need to be separate from politics.

"Science matters, truth matters, facts matter. And we're seeing an assault on the ability to actually have reasonable discussions."

Rochester's only food co-op, Abundance Food Co-op celebrated the grand opening of its new location in Rochester on Saturday.

The day kicked off with a parade of about 150 of their owners walking from their previous location on Marshall Street, to their new store at 571 South Avenue.

Abundance spokesperson Chris Whitebell said with the new, bigger space, they’ll be able to offer a wider variety of products, a hot food menu and seating area, as well as function as a gathering space.

The Rochester Institute of Technology is looking for the next great game.

Submissions open Monday for the first ever New York State Game Dev challenge.

The competition is an opportunity for students enrolled in New York State colleges and universities, as well as indie developers above the age of 18 residing within the state to bring their game ideas to production.

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