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Discover The Finger Lakes
Click links below to listen to Michael talk with past guests about travel in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York.

Complete Shows:
 10-19-2019  Featuring Mark Washo, founder of Startup Summit 2019 in Rochester on Thursday, October 24 from 3-5:45pm at Geva Theater.

Individual Interviews:
Mark Washo, founder of Startup Summit 2019 in Rochester on Thursday, October 24 from 3-5:45pm at Geva Theater.(Oct.'19)

Sam Kastner of Iron Vine Studio and Scott Osborn of Fox Run Vineyards, (Feb.'19)

Tracy & Marita Wallace of Lake Tunnel Solar Village, and
Ryan Wallace of the Solar Home Factory. (Feb.'19)

Michael Fitzgerald, author of The Devil's Pipeline, and two previous fiction books in that series, The Fracking War & Fracking Justice. (Jan.'19)

Jenna Knauf, co-founder of Roc Holiday Village, which will be open Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays from Dec. 1-23 next to the skating rink at Manhattan Square Park.(Nov.'18)

Olivia Kim, who is looking for volunteers to work on the series of Frederick Douglass statues that will highlight stops on a walking tour in Rochester.(Aug.'18)

Tony Sylor, Organizer of the American Rock Salt Race Series & Gran Fondo.(June '18)

Jesse Beardslee and Jennie Scarbrough of Hector Handmade. Jesse's venture Themis & Thread will be celebrating her 5th anniversary with food trucks and music on May 27th from 11-2pm at Hector Handmade.(May '18)

Nick Reynolds, Managing Editor of Ithaca's community newspaper, the Ithaca Times and (Jan. '18)

Dick Kane, artist and teacher for several decades at the Creative Workshop of the Memorial Art Gallery. (Jan. '18)

Rachael Baldanza, Curriculum Director for the Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery. (Jan. 18)

Deb Zakrzewski, owner of Zak's Avenue gift shop in the South Wedge.(Nov. '17)

Jack Kauffman, CEO/Producer of Wildstorm, LLC and creator of new documentary about the Finger Lakes, Uncorked Potential (June '17)

Amanda DiRobella, Editor-in-Chief of (June '17)

Dani & Todd Eichas, owners of New Vines Bed & Breakfast. (April '17)

Shana Lydon, General Manager of Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport, now located at 1239 University Avenue. (April '17)

Mindy MacLaren, founder of The Irene L. Gossin Nature Preserve (March '17)

Terry Schmitz of Broccolo Tree & Lawn Care, about his work with the Finger Lakes Museum. (March '17)

Doug Tallamy, author of "Bringing Nature Home." (March '17)

Scott Page, owner/founder of Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport, and the key person behind the August 13 Rochester Twilight Criterium. (Aug. '16)

Nigel P. Kent, photographer who is part of a three person show at Gallery 96 in Bushnell's Basin through August 31. (June '16-aired on wine show)

Josh Durso, Lead News Editor for (March '16)

Phil Szal, Founder of Rochester Pedal Tours (July '15)

Terry Schmitz, General Manager of Broccolo Garden Center discussing the green roof they installed at Irondequoit Square last year. (July '15)

Johannes Selbach, Owner of Selbach-Oster in the Mosel of Germany.(Feb.'15)

Denise Heischman, Director of the Mill Art Center in Honeoye Falls' Lower Mill. (Nov.'14)

Tamara Stopinski, owner of Talulah's Fancy & Friends Gift Shop in Honeoye Falls' Lower Mill. (Nov.'14)

Olivia Kim, sculptor & Natalie Rogers of Garth Fagan Dance, (Nov.'14)

Ock Hee, owner of Ock Hee's Gallery in Honeoye Falls (Nov.'14)

Scott Grove, artist, sculptor, and furniture maker specializing in wood veneer (Oct.'14)

Thomas Pellechia, author of Timeless Bounty - Food & Wine in New York's Finger Lakes.(Oct.'14)

Rose O'Keefe, author of Special Delivery - From One Stop to Another on the Underground Railroad. (Oct.'14)

Benjamin Woelk and Alex Freeman of the Slow Road project.(Oct.'14)

Karen Hill, Executive Director of the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn.(May '14)

Kathy Walker, Executive Director of the Willard Memorial Chapel in Auburn (May '14)

Eileen McHugh, Executive Director of the Cayuga Museum of History & Art, and the Case Research Lab. (May '14)

Natalie Stetson, Director of Development at the Seward House Historic Museum in Auburn. (May '14)

Donna Lamb, Executive Director of the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn. (May '14)

Chef William Cornelius and Norrie Cornelius of Chef William Creations. (April '14)

Pete Wayner of The Little Theatre. (Feb.'14)

Melissa Marszalek
of the Genesee Country Village & Museum.(Feb.'14)

Annette Lutz of Waterloo Container and Glen Silver of Concerned Citizens of Seneca County., (Oct.'13)

Mark Stash, Publisher of Life in the Finger Lakes magazine (Sept.'13)

Kristin Bridges, Marketing Director for the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn (Sept.'13)

Christine Worth, of Wayne County Tourism and highlighting the 15th Annual Apple Tasting Tour Challenge through the end of October. (Sept.'12)

Cyndi Weis, owner of Breathe (Pittsford, Webster, and on East Avenue at the Hutchison House). (May '12)

Rune Hilt,
chef/owner of the Red Dove Tavern in Geneva. (Feb. '12 wine show)

Holly Howell, co-founder of a series of culinary tours in the Finger Lakes.  There are lots of wine tours, but these day-long excursions will include cheese makers, farms, breweries, and much more.  For details on future tours, (8/2011)

Rob Hernick of Finger Lakes Promotions which is releasing FLX t-shirts and hats, (8/2011)

Richard Butler of USRowing, along with Lydia Boddie-Rice, one of the founders of Rochester's Cross Currents Minority Rowing - one of the nation's only minority adult crew teams.  (12/2010)

Ed Klorman, co-founder of the Canandaigua Lake Music Festival, Aug. 21-30, 2009.

John Ingle, owner of Heron Hill, one of the founders of the first Riesling Festival - A Mile of Family Fun, coming to Canandaigua on August 15-16.

John Ingle, entire interview including discussion of Heron Hill's tasting room being included in Travel & Leisure's Top Ten Most Spectacular Tasting Rooms in the World.

Sharon Sakson, author of Paws & Effect, The Healing Power of Dogs.  Sharon writes while staying at the Vagabond Inn in the Finger Lakes (Naples), which encourages people to bring their dogs with them.

Brian Nagle from the Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford, with an overview of their 2009 season which begins May 16. (May '09)

Bob Russell, Executive Director of The Little Theatre Film Society, (Jan. '09)

Denett Pimkowski, Head Carriage Driver for Granger Homestead, (Jan. '09)

Bill Ferguson, Artistic Administrative Liaison for the Garth Fagan Dance Company (Nov. '08)

Mark De Cracker of Peppermint Cottage Bed & Breakfast (Nov. '08)

Sal Pietropaolo of Downtown Canandaigua, (Nov. '08)

Steve DeFrancesco, Winemaker at Glenora Wine Cellars. (Nov. '08)

Suzanne Schenk of the of the Granger Homestead with a preview of the 2nd Annual Christkindl Market (Oct. '08)

Dave Hulburt, GM of Baycreek Paddling Center (July '08)