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Caitlin Whyte

Weekend Edition Host

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.

 

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Thousands of people gathered at rallies and marches in the Rochester area on Saturday as part of a global effort to raise awareness of women’s rights and other civil rights, a day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The largest event, in Washington, D.C., may draw around 500,000 people. A number of Rochester area people were at the Washington event including Imani Olear.

“The message, xenophobia or misogyny is not acceptable within this culture, within our country and even more so, within our faith," she told WXXI News.

A reception held at the Memorial Art Gallery Monday kicked off a year of events celebrating the centennial of women’s right to vote in New York.

The evening was hosted by The University of Rochester's Susan B Anthony Center, the National Susan B Anthony Museum and House and the American Association of University Women.

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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.

A crowded room of supporters filled the Workers United Union Hall on East Avenue Saturday morning as former Rochester Police Department Chief James Sheppard officially announced his candidacy for the Mayor of Rochester.

In his announcement, Sheppard did not shy away from addressing his issues with some of Mayor Lovely Warren's actions.

"When's the last time this administration has stood up to acknowledge a homicide? A double homicide? A triple homicide? A quadruple homicide? A mother and daughter dying as a result of arson? A young man shot in a downtown hotel?"

Members of various organizations including the Monroe County Democratic Committee and Rochester for Obama gathered to watch the President’s farewell speech and take a look back at his work during the last eight years.

Ken Preston is the founder of Rochester for Obama and said he’s been working and campaigning since the beginning.

"All this time since the president became president we've been making calls, knocking on doors, anything to get his points out to the public."

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.

City hall was buzzing Tuesday evening as applicants lined up to apply for jobs at del Lago Resort and Casino's job fair.

Mayor Lovely Warren said the city was excited to partner with the gaming facility to give residents the access to stable jobs.

She said even though the resort its self isn’t in Rochester, these jobs will have a positive impact on the city.

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.

New York was one of the first states in the country to pass legislation giving women the right to vote 1917, three years before the 19th amendment was passed.

Deborah Hughes is the executive director of the Susan B Anthony house and says the centennial is not only exciting because of the state’s history, but also because of its local ties.

"Rochester has such a fascinating history related to women’s suffrage because this was really the home and headquarters for the National American Women’s Suffrage Association when Susan B Anthony was the president."

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This isn’t the traditional yoga class you’re thinking of. There’s no soft music or candles. In fact, there are no walls or ceilings.

We're outside in Corbett’s Glen Park in Penfield, for the first HikYoga class of the year.

Started by Nicole Kazimer in August of 2015, HikYoga classes take place at a variety of area parks, even in the winter. 

During the course of each hike, they try to stop at least 3 times, venturing off the trails to do a bit of guided yoga.

Kazimer says bringing the practice outside of a studio, helps people open up a bit.

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