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.

 

Restaurant workers stood in the courtyard of the Village Gate on Labor Day afternoon to announce a citywide campaign against sexual harassment in their workplaces.

Mohini Sharma organized the event with MetroJustice, saying it’s unacceptable that this type of behavior can sometimes be "considered part of the job" by some managers.

"That can be anything from being hit on, comments about their appearance, being asked for their number incessantly, being touched, being grabbed."

  

Rochester fast food workers joined nationwide Labor Day strikes, demanding union rights and a $15 minimum wage. 

Outside the McDonald's on Monroe Avenue, fast food workers and labor supporters gathered in solidarity with the movement.

Fast food workers won a significant victory three years ago, when it was announced New York State would incrementally raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021, but some say this needs to happen sooner. 

A new report from the New York State Comptroller’s office highlights the economic profile of the Finger Lakes region

Speaking from the Wine and Culinary Center in Canandaigua, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli presented the findings based on the nine county area.

The report confirmed some numbers that weren’t all that surprising unfortunately. The City of Rochester has one of the lowest median household income rates at just over $30,000 a year, and more than half of the children in many rural areas and the City of Rochester live in poverty.

A group of students from East High got to watch live as their science experiment made it's way towards the International Space Station.

With clear weather and all systems go, the Space-X CRS-12 rocket took off at approximately 12:31pm Monday afternoon from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, carrying projects from 21 schools across the United States and Canada, as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program.

The Bill Gray’s Iceplex in Brighton is getting an upgrade.

The $2.2 million expansion will feature additional retail and locker room space, as well as a Lattimore physical therapy and sports rehabilitation center and a fitness center.

General Manager of the Iceplex Chris Woodworth says the additions will help them continue to host the over 30 major ice hockey tournaments they bring to the area each year.

"Through the improvements and through the amenities and the service we provide, we've been able to establish relationships with some large tournaments."

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