Innovation Trails Asks "What Do You Make?"

Innovation Trails Asks "What Do You Make?"

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 9:45am - 10:00am

A special eight-part radio series where local innovators share with listeners what they make.

WXXI’s Innovation Trail, a news team dedicated to reporting on the innovation economy across upstate New York, recently invited attendees of BarCamp Rochester and TEDxRochester to record stories about their innovative work and what they make. Selected stories will air as two-minute pieces during an eight-part radio series, Innovation Trail Asks What Do You Make? The series premieres Thursday, December 1 at 9:45 a.m. during Morning Edition on WXXI-AM 1370, and will run Thursday mornings through January 26, 2012.

More than three dozen stories were collected, and eight were chosen for the radio series. In addition to the radio series, clips from selected stories can be heard at

BarCamp Rochester, held in October 2011, is an ad-hoc gathering that gives attendees a chance to present on, talk about, and interact with the issues and ideas. TEDxRochester, held in November 2011, is an annual event where some of Rochester’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about.

The Innovation Trail, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), is a collaboration of 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

Innovation Trail Asks What Do You Make? is made possible in part by Advanced Motion Systems.