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Kelly Walker

Morning Edition Host

Kelly Walker started his public radio career at WBAA in West Lafayette, Indiana in 1985 and has spent some time in just about every role public broadcasting has to offer. He has spent substantive time in programming and development at KWMU in St. Louis, WFIU in Bloomington, Indiana, and Troy Public Radio in Alabama before his arrival in Geneva, New York. In addition, his work has been heard on many other public radio stations as well as NPR. Kelly also produces The Sundilla Radio Hour, which airs Sundays at 1 p.m. on Finger Lakes Public Radio and is distributed to public radio stations all over the country through PRX.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges


Dr. Gregory Vincent officially assumed his duties as president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges Monday. I spoke with President Vincent in his office yesterday. As is often the case in a radio interview, I asked him to give me his name and his title at the beginning of the recording. I could not help but ask how it felt to introduce himself as the 27th president of Hobart College and 16th president of William Smith College.

 

Today, Wednesday, July 19th at 5:30 p.m., the Nancy Curvin Playground Players perform in Lakefront Park in Geneva. The ensemble is a joint venture of the Geneva Theatre Guild and Geneva Recreation Department. Since 1998, the group has brought together high school actors in the summer to perform for children and senior citizens. This year, Luis Figueroa, a student at Hobart and William Smith Colleges is directing the group, which has chosen a new take on a familiar story.

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David Shaw of The Finger Lakes Times has reported extensively on the controversial and often contentious issue of the Seneca Meadows Landfill. He joined us in studio to bring us an update.

David's previous reporting on the Seneca Meadows Landfill:

Proposed solid waste regulations would affect local landfills

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A crowd gathered in Declaration Park at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls Saturday morning. It was a rally in support of transgender civil rights organized by the We Exist Coalition of the Finger Lakes.

 

New York State Assemblyman Harry Bronson led the crowd in a chant at the conclusion of over an hour of speakers sharing their own stories. They included transgender individuals of a variety of backgrounds and ages as well as the parent of a transgender child.

 

City of Geneva, NY

Steve Buchiere joined us again this week courtesy of the Finger Lakes Times. We talked about how recent developments around the contamination of City of Geneva residential neighborhoods have been handled by the City. We also discussed the responses from residents and local activist groups.

Recent reporting and opinion on the Foundry issue from the Finger Lakes Times.

 

Governor Cuomo was in Geneva Friday afternoon to announce the winning projects in the city’s $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative.

 

“Twelve projects that are innovative, that are feasible, and are going to transform Geneva.”

 

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For some Geneva residents, summer has long meant days spent on a stretch of Seneca Lake shoreline. That tradition was suddenly interrupted this year by no trespassing signs. The Finger Lakes Times’ Steve Buchiere has reported on the story. You can find a link back to his original report on Jennings Beach at the Finger Lakes Times website.

 

The Geneva Music Festival presents the duo New Morse Code tonight on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. New Morse Code is percussionist Michael Compitello and festival co-founder cellist Hannah Collins. They specialize in new works and often challenge and expand the sonic possibilities of their instruments. For this year’s festival, they’re bringing two new works, one of which they commissioned from composer Christopher Stark. “The Language of Landscapes”

 

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Downtown Geneva has established itself as a destination for dining and drinks in recent years. But, on any given night, it’s not uncommon to find live music as well in Microclimate Wine Bar or The Linden Social Club or Lake Drum Brewery. Kashong Creek Craft Cider at the corner of Linden and Castle Streets is hosting live music nearly every night of the week. Owner Dan Bissell says it didn’t start that way.

 

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The Geneva Music Festival is underway with performances happening at venues across the Finger Lakes. The festival opened last Thursday night with the Cavani String Quartet. The next morning, they were performing again.

 

The group gave two performances for the students at North Street School. It’s the school the festival’s artistic director Geoffrey Herd attended.

 

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