Innovation Conversation: Will You Stay or Will You Go?

Innovation Conversation: Will You Stay or Will You Go?

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Innovation Trail looks at what New York is doing to retain young professionals.

WXXI’s Innovation Trail hosted an hour-long talk show at the We Live NY Summit at Cornell University on Friday, March 25, 2011. Devoted to showcasing young leaders in New York, the Summit attracted more than 500 young professionals interested in networking and learning more about how to build their careers in the state. The radio program, part of Innovation Trail’s ongoing Innovation Conversation series, focused on what New York and its towns and cities can do to retain young professionals. Innovation Conversation: Will You Stay or Will You Go? airs on AM 1370/FM-HD 91.5-2 on Friday, April 1 at 12 noon and again at 7 p.m.

During the show, host Crystal Sarakas of WSKG is joined by three panelists for a revealing conversation with We Live NY Summit attendees. Panelists included: Jeremy Cooney, chair of the Summit and a Rochester-based attorney and consultant on communications issues with non-profits; Dominic Frongillo, Deputy Town Supervisor, Town of Caroline; and Omar Sanders, Financial Analyst with the Binghamton Economic Development Office. The program is a co-production of WSKG in Binghamton and WXXI.

In addition to airing on AM 1370, Innovation Conversation: Will You Stay or Will You Go? can be heard on WRVO-FM on Friday, April 1 at 1 and 7 p.m., WNED-AM on Friday, April 1 at 1 p.m., and on WSKG-FM on Tuesday, April 5 at 1 and 7 p.m. It is also available on’s New York NOW podcast feed.

Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the Innovation Trail is a collaboration among five upstate New York public media outlets led by WXXI, and including WNED (Buffalo), WRVO (Syracuse/Oswego), WSKG (Binghamton) and WMHT (Albany). The Innovation Trail provides in-depth reports about the innovative technologies, businesses, and policies that are helping rebuild the region’s economy. You can see the Innovation Trail’s reporting at