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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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Two arrests were made Friday in connection to Rochester Police Officer Jeremy Nash getting shot in the line of duty last year.

As a result of investigation, Tykyal Glover, 16, of Rochester was arrested and charged with Assault in First Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree

17 year old Kamiu Blake was charged with Attempted Assault in the First Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree.

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Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Rochester Red Wings President Naomi Silver commemorated the official filing of the new lease at Frontier Field.

The lease, announced on February 12th, was unanimously approved by County Legislature the next evening and was signed by Dinolfo on February 28th.

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Some environmental science undergraduates are working to bring more green space to the Joseph Avenue neighborhood in Rochester.

The landscape architecture program at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry has teamed up with The Nature Conservancy and the Joseph Avenue Business Association for the project.

It’s looking at ways to make better use of the large amount of vacant lots in the neighborhood.

Emanuel Carter is a professor at ESF overseeing the project, he says even the smallest green spaces are important to urban areas.

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Championship golf is making its way to Rochester once again.

The 80th KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship will be held at Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford in May 2019.

The premier event for male golfers age 50 and older was held in Pittsford once before in 2008.

Director of the Championship Bryan Karns says whenever they opportunity arises; they take advantage of the chance to play again in Rochester.

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A job fair was held Tuesday for individuals looking for work after moving here from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

The agency the fair after a popular resume workshop they held last week.

President and CEO of Ibero, Hilda Rosario Escher said their goal was to give those seeking work an easy opportunity to meet with local employers.

Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation

The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation has launched the Built to Play Initiative to provide more opportunities for kid-driven play across Western New York and Southeast Michigan.

Spokesperson for the Wilson foundation, Jim Boyle, says a need for more safe, outdoor play options for youth in both rural and low-income neighborhoods was a key finding in the State of Play reports released in June 2017.

A group of 30 people from Rochester is on their way to France this weekend to celebrate the legacy of Susan B. Anthony.

Rochester's sister city of Rennes, France is dedicating a square in their city to Anthony.

Deborah Hughes, President of the Susan B. Anthony House says people don’t realize Anthony also had a global role in women’s rights, helping establish the International Women’s Council, which also started International Women’s Day.

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Monroe County and Monroe Community College are teaming up once again to host "Inspire Monroe," a new targeted career exploration fair.

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo joined MCC President Anne Kress to announce the fair, which will focus on careers in three in-demand industries: advanced manufacturing, health care and information technology.

Kress says these are fields with thousands of jobs open in the area, but many people don’t think they’re accessible.

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Another public information session was held Wednesday evening to discuss the future Irondequoit Community Center.

A portion of the old Irondequoit Mall or Skyview on the Ridge is being set aside for the new center.

Town Supervisor Dave Seeley says over 1,300 people filled out a survey online with input, and they’ve hosted a number of focus groups and public sessions, eager to get community opinion on the development.

Some residents want to see a more traditional space like a YMCA, but others are looking for more.

University of Rochester

The University of Rochester Faculty Senate has passed two resolutions regarding professor Florian Jaeger and allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

Members of the Senate censured Jaeger's behavior, saying that it resulted in "significant harm to students, the affected department and the broader University community." And that they "pledge to take a leadership role in ensure that the recommendations of the White report are implemented."

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