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The WBFO News staff provides an in-depth look at news and happenings in the Buffalo area.



Published: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMT

Last Build Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:29:08 GMT

Copyright: 2010 WBFO
 



Theatre Talk:

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMT

WBFO'S Theatre Talk takes us to several venues. This week local theatre critic Anthony Chase tells us about Poor Behavior at LA's Theatre Company in California.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/989993/mp3/news/podcast/260/989993.mp3




Preservation Conference boosts city's image

Sun, 23 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The National Preservation Conference in Buffalo wraps up this weekend, and the event could not have worked out better for the city.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/990774/mp3/news/podcast/260/990774.mp3




Press Pass: Latest poll for county executive & Occupy Buffalo

Mon, 17 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The Occupy Wall Street movement has spread across the country, including Western New York, with Occupy Buffalo populating Niagara Square.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/990165/mp3/news/podcast/260/990165.mp3




Neglia returns from star-like treatment in Argentina

Mon, 17 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Ballet dancer Sergio Neglia has returned from his native Argentina where he performed a tribute in honor of his late father at the Colon Theatre.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/990152/mp3/news/podcast/260/990152.mp3




Prescription drug abuse reaches epidemic levels

Mon, 17 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

This Friday the U-S Attorney's Office will host a first-of-its-kind Prescription Drug Summit.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/990145/mp3/news/podcast/260/990145.mp3




Mayor recognizes National Fire Prevention Month

Sun, 16 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

October is National Fire Prevention Month and firehouses throughout the city are hosting open houses to help home owners prevent devastating fires.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/990117/mp3/news/podcast/260/990117.mp3




Solidarity becomes focus for Occupy Buffalo

Sun, 16 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Occupy Buffalo adopts Principles of Solidarity, aligning them with the Occupy Wall Street effort.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/990116/mp3/news/podcast/260/990116.mp3




Theatre Talk

Fri, 14 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

WBFO'S Theatre Talk takes us to several venues.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/989994/mp3/news/podcast/260/989994.mp3




Each side claiming victory in county executive debate

Fri, 14 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

That each side is claiming victory is no surprise considering the candidates in the race for Erie County Executive agreed on little during Thursday night's televised debate on WNED-TV.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/989990/mp3/news/podcast/260/989990.mp3




Buffalo's unemployed discouraged with job market

Fri, 14 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Some of Buffalo's unemployed residents are getting discouraged with the local job market.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/989988/mp3/news/podcast/260/989988.mp3




Erie County Lawmakers Propose Making Cyberbullying a Crime

Thu, 13 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

If two Erie County lawmakers have their way, using cell phones, the internet and other electronic means to bully someone would be a crime. WBFO's Michael Mroziak was in Erie County Hall as a new bill was proposed to make cyberbullying illegal.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/989912/mp3/news/podcast/260/989912.mp3




Cross-border prescription drug ring busted

Thu, 13 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Federal and local law enforcement uncovered a cross-border prescription drug ring.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/989984/mp3/news/podcast/260/989984.mp3




Ready for Runs for Heroes

Thu, 13 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

First responders gathered Tuesday afternoon at E.C.M.C. to encourage area residents to participate in this Saturday's "Western New York Runs for Heroes" five-K run and fun-walk at Delaware Park.


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Another suicide at Holding Center

Thu, 13 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

A murder suspect incarcerated at the Erie County Holding Center hanged himself in his jail cell Wednesday afternoon.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/989833/mp3/news/podcast/260/989833.mp3




Sabres show off new facilities in advance of home opener

Wed, 12 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The Buffalo Sabres play their first home game of the NHL's 2011-2012 regular season Friday night.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/989799/mp3/news/podcast/260/989799.mp3




Mattina Health gets new operator

Wed, 12 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

There will be a new operator for the Mattina Community Health Center on Niagara Street to serve the city's West side.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/989824/mp3/news/podcast/260/989824.mp3




Healing of city of trees five years after October Surprise

Wed, 12 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Five years ago, October 12, 2006, a freak storm moved through the Buffalo region. It was a storm that began with windy, rainy weather.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/989632/mp3/news/podcast/260/989632.mp3




Occupy Buffalo sends message to major corporations & banks

Tue, 11 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

As the Occupy Wall Street protests continue into a fourth week, Occupy Buffalo is growing in strength.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/989667/mp3/news/podcast/260/989667.mp3




Grant announced to help improve local science education

Tue, 11 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

A local project formed six years ago to change how science is taught in schools is getting a grant from the National Science Foundation to expand.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/989614/mp3/news/podcast/260/989614.mp3




Citizens group fights foreclosures in NYS

Tue, 11 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

As protests heat up across the nation by the organization Occupy Wall Street, another citizens group is fighting against JP Morgan Chase on foreclosures.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/989530/mp3/news/podcast/260/989530.mp3




Parking needs grow around Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Tue, 11 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

As the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus continues to grow, so does the need for more parking. An effort is underway to expand a planned parking facility.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/989529/mp3/news/podcast/260/989529.mp3




Visit Buffalo Niagara launches Allentown video

Mon, 10 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Visit Buffalo Niagara continues moving forward with its "Buffalo.For Real TV" Webisode series.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/989355/mp3/news/podcast/260/989355.mp3




Amherst man appears on NBC's Sing-Off

Mon, 10 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

An a capella group that emerged from the University of Rochester was selected to be on the NBC television show Sing-Off.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/989354/mp3/news/podcast/260/989354.mp3




Press Pass: Bullying in the suburbs

Mon, 10 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

In this week's Press Pass, WBFO's Joyce Kryszak and Buffalo News Suburban Editor Bruce Andriatch talk about some of the tough questions being asked about bullying.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/989329/mp3/news/podcast/260/989329.mp3




Statler hosts first wedding reception under new management

Mon, 10 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The Statler Towers renewed its vow to one of Buffalo's most beloved traditions Saturday. The Terrace room re-opened for its first wedding reception in nearly two years.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/989324/mp3/news/podcast/260/989324.mp3




Occupy Buffalo protest draws crowd to Niagara Square

Sun, 09 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Protestors gathered in Niagara Square on Saturday to speak out against the concentration of power and wealth on Wall Street.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/989351/mp3/news/podcast/260/989351.mp3




Causes behind storefront car crashes

Fri, 07 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

National statistics show that thse alarming storefront crashes are not uncommon across the country.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/989243/mp3/news/podcast/260/989243.mp3




Theatre Talk: The Lion King & more

Fri, 07 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The Lion King opened this week at Shea's Performing Arts Center in downtown Buffalo


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/989241/mp3/news/podcast/260/989241.mp3




State Assemblyman discusses state efforts to counter bullying

Fri, 07 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

After an Erie County legislator suggested New York State could improve upon its current anti-bullying laws, WBFO asked a local member of the State Assembly what Albany is doing to address the issue.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/989127/mp3/news/podcast/260/989127.mp3




Hamburg native Peter Case featured in Troubadour Blues

Thu, 06 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

At a time when the music industry is all about American Idol and auto-tune, Tom Weber decided to search out a more authentic kind of music. Troubadour Blues premieres next week at the Buffalo International Film Festival.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/988805/mp3/news/podcast/260/988805.mp3




Erie Couny lawmaker honors local anti-bullying effort; calls for tougher state laws

Wed, 05 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

An Erie County Legislator is praising an ongoing anti-bullying program in West Seneca West Middle School as a source of inspiration as she asks fellow lawmakers to urge tougher state legislation.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/988948/mp3/news/podcast/260/988948.mp3




UB students join statewide protests

Wed, 05 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Students held protests on SUNY and CUNY campuses Wednesday.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/988930/mp3/news/podcast/260/988930.mp3




Still no charges in bullying case

Wed, 05 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

No charges have been filed yet in the bullying case of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer of Williamsville, but the investigation continues.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/989034/mp3/news/podcast/260/989034.mp3




Renewed hope for Ford's Woodlawn Stamping plant

Wed, 05 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Ford Motor Company will invest hundreds of millions of dollars in the Woodlawn Stamping Plant if a tentative labor agreement is approved by Union members.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/988875/mp3/news/podcast/260/988875.mp3




Gow School leader talks about programs & bullying

Wed, 05 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

A local school specializes in teaching teenage boys how to overcome dyslexia.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/988800/mp3/news/podcast/260/988800.mp3




Buffalo Bills player surprises local teacher

Tue, 04 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

A big surprised arrived Tuesday morning for a school teacher in Kenmore.


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"60 Minutes" correspondent Pitts tells local students: dream big

Tue, 04 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

An acclaimed television journalist appearing at Buffalo's Riverside High School surprised students with details of his own tough upbringing.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/988759/mp3/news/podcast/260/988759.mp3




Applications to help revitalize the region

Tue, 04 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Business owners packed the Allen Hall theatre on UB's South campus Monday afternoon.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/988688/mp3/news/podcast/260/988688.mp3




Operation Red Carpet to welcome visitors

Tue, 04 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy received a $50,000 grant to support its "Operation Red Carpet" planting effort.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/988686/mp3/news/podcast/260/988686.mp3




City auctions foreclosed properties

Mon, 03 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The city of Buffalo held it's tax foreclosure auction at the Buffalo Convention Center.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/988684/mp3/news/podcast/260/988684.mp3




Press Pass: Food trucks vs. restaurants

Mon, 03 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The arrival of food trucks in Buffalo created quite a buzz, especially for those who were familiar with similar businesses in other cities.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/988495/mp3/news/podcast/260/988495.mp3




Film featuring Buffalo's Guaranty building

Mon, 03 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

In a couple weeks the National Trust for Historic Preservation will come to learn about Buffalo's iconic architecture.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/988406/mp3/news/podcast/260/988406.mp3




Wegmans recalls potentially tainted fruit

Sun, 02 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Wegman's Food Markets, Incorporated is issuing a recall of pre-cut cantaloupe distributed in Erie and Niagara Counties.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/988448/mp3/news/podcast/260/988448.mp3




County comptroller critical of Collins budget

Fri, 30 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Erie County Comptroller Mark Poloncarz is blasting the County Executive's proposed spending plan.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/988394/mp3/news/podcast/260/988394.mp3




Zoo gets donation for animal artic exhibit

Fri, 30 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The Jacobs family and Delaware North Companies presented a $250,000 donation to to the Buffalo Zoo Friday morning.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/988392/mp3/news/podcast/260/988392.mp3




Erie County Executive issues proposed budget

Fri, 30 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Erie County Executive Chris Collins has prepared a spending plan of slightly more than $1 billion that holds the line on taxes, but calls for 155 layoffs.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/988364/mp3/news/podcast/260/988364.mp3




Theatre Talk:

Fri, 30 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

American Repertory Theatre of WNY has extended Floyd Collins, the story of the greatest cave explore ever known.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/988235/mp3/news/podcast/260/988235.mp3




Common Council hears opinions on food trucks

Thu, 29 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The Buffalo Common Council, which will soon consider a proposed amendment to the city code that sets new regulations for food trucks, heard opinions today on the increasingly popular businesses.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/988151/mp3/news/podcast/260/988151.mp3




Amherst doctor indicted in fatal DWI hit-and-run

Thu, 29 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

An Erie County Grand Jury indicted an Amherst doctor accused of striking an 18-year-old woman with his car after a night of drinking, then leaving the scene.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/988234/mp3/news/podcast/260/988234.mp3




State bill aimed at reducing local Medicaid burden

Thu, 29 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Local and state officials from across Western New York introduced bipartisan state legislation that would provide unprecedented mandate and property tax relief.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/988085/mp3/news/podcast/260/988085.mp3




Roswell turns "pink" for breast cancer awareness

Thu, 29 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Breast Cancer awareness is symbolized by the color pink.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/988078/mp3/news/podcast/260/988078.mp3




Distinguished educator coming to Buffalo School District

Thu, 29 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The State Education Department will be appointing a "distinguished educator" to the Buffalo Public School District.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/988076/mp3/news/podcast/260/988076.mp3




Hochul talks bridges, FEMA in Lewiston

Wed, 28 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

A local Congresswoman is urging her peers to support plans by the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission to expand the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, while critizicing Congressional Republicans for their stance on federal disaster funding during the recent government spending debate.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/988014/mp3/news/podcast/260/988014.mp3




Local postal workers rally for their jobs

Wed, 28 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

U.S. Postal workers rallied together at the Niagara Square Postal Station on West Genesee Street late Tuesday night.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/987951/mp3/news/podcast/260/987951.mp3




Senator Schumer urges new safety for youth football helmets

Wed, 28 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer appeared in Cheektowaga Tuesday to promote proposed legislation that would increase safety on high school football fields.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/987949/mp3/news/podcast/260/987949.mp3




WNY misses out on nano-tech and green energy projects

Wed, 28 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Two announcements out of Albany Tuesday left Western New York out of the equation for planned investment in the state. WBFO's Joyce Kryszak talked with New York State Senator George Maziarz, chair of the Senate Energy Committee, to get his reaction.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/987872/mp3/news/podcast/260/987872.mp3




Co-inventor of pacemaker dies

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The man who was the co-inventor of the first successfully implanted pacemaker died.


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State secures high tech investors

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

New York State has secured major investments of $4.4 billion over the next five years.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/987866/mp3/news/podcast/260/987866.mp3




Buffalo Bills players encourage kids to "Play 60," live healthy

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

More than a dozen members of the Buffalo Bills greeted hundreds of Buffalo students, leading them in a rally to choose a healthier lifestyle, including more exercise and more nutritious food.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/987860/mp3/news/podcast/260/987860.mp3




Erie County banking on positive free press

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Thanks to some of its greatest assets, Erie County is getting ready to enjoy some positive free press for a change.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/987780/mp3/news/podcast/260/987780.mp3




Congresswoman Slaughter frustration with government scramble

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Western New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter is tried of federal lawmakers playing beat the clock to make sure there is not a government shutdown.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/987773/mp3/news/podcast/260/987773.mp3




Bullying case spurs proposed legislation

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Western New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter called the recent case of bullying that lead to the suicide of a Williamsville teen an "outrage".


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/987772/mp3/news/podcast/260/987772.mp3




Rallying to save Postal Service

Mon, 26 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

U.S. Postal workers across the country will be holding a "Day of Action to Save America's Postal Service" Tuesday.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/987613/mp3/news/podcast/260/987613.mp3




Preparing for National Preservation Conference

Mon, 26 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The National Preservation Conference opens October 19th in Buffalo.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/987552/mp3/news/podcast/260/987552.mp3




Press Pass: Brown branding & noisy vehicles

Mon, 26 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer is no longer the City Hall beat reporter. Meyer recently accepted a retirement buy-out.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/987549/mp3/news/podcast/260/987549.mp3




Student's life celebrated during mass of remembrance

Sun, 25 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

A mass of Christian burial was held on Saturday for Williamsville North freshman Jamey Rodemeyer who committed suicide last week.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/987555/mp3/news/podcast/260/987555.mp3




Inauguration of 15th UB President

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Ceremonies were held Friday to inaugurate Satish K.Tripathi, PhD, as its 15th president of the University at Buffalo.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/987550/mp3/news/podcast/260/987550.mp3




Theatre Talk: Recap of Buffalo's theatre scene

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

A round up of the fall theatre scene across the Buffalo region.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/987418/mp3/news/podcast/260/987418.mp3




Child & family counseling offers advice on teen bullies

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Child and Adolescent Treatment Services says bullying is a form of abuse.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/987393/mp3/news/podcast/260/987393.mp3




Investigation into bullying of Williamsville teen

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Amherst Police are trying to determine if some students could face potential charges in the bullying of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/987390/mp3/news/podcast/260/987390.mp3




Renovated Buffalo public school rededicated

Thu, 22 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Students at Buffalo's D'Youville Porter School #3 began their school year by arriving in a new and improved facility with work recently completed in the classrooms and on the building itself.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/987279/mp3/news/podcast/260/987279.mp3




Emotional & psychological abuse of teen bullying

Thu, 22 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Bullying has become a buzz word across the Buffalo Niagara region this week following the tragic death Sunday of a Williamsville North High School freshman.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/987226/mp3/news/podcast/260/987226.mp3




Buffalo Spree reviews education issues

Thu, 22 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

As September marks the "back to school" season, Buffalo Spree Magazine features some articles about education.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/987225/mp3/news/podcast/260/987225.mp3




Lady Gaga Tweets about death of Williamsville teen; Amherst Police investigate death

Wed, 21 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Pop star Lady Gaga is talking about the suicide of 14 year old Jamey Rodemeyer of Williamsville on her Twitter page.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/987227/mp3/news/podcast/260/987227.mp3




Give 4 Greatness distirbutes arts & cultural donations

Wed, 21 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Nearly four dozen arts and cultural groups received checks Wednesday from a fundraiser started to help organizations that lost their arts funding in the Erie County Budget.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/987119/mp3/news/podcast/260/987119.mp3




Bills owner Ralph Wilson recovering from broken hip

Wed, 21 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson is home recovering from a broken hip.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/987041/mp3/news/podcast/260/987041.mp3




Buffalo bards unite with 100 Thousand Poets for Change

Wed, 21 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

This Saturday poets from Buffalo and all over the world will gather in their communities to promote social and political change.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/986973/mp3/news/podcast/260/986973.mp3




Buffalo gears up for more than 10,000 conventioneers

Tue, 20 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Buffalo is gearing up to host four conferences at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in October.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/986999/mp3/news/podcast/260/986999.mp3




Ralph & Mary Wilson give UB $1 million

Tue, 20 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson has made a generous contribution to the University at Buffalo.


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"Don't ask, don't tell" policy ends

Tue, 20 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The military's long standing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy has ended.


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WNY Coalition calls for public health response to industrial fires

Tue, 20 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

On the day of yet another industrial fire, the Clean Air Coalition of Western New York held a rally Tuesday in front of the Rath Building to protest the Erie County Health Department's lack of involvement following the Niagara Lubricants fire in July.


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UB Exhibit to reveal secrets of Louisa May Alcott's life

Tue, 20 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The UB libraries will launch a special exhibit later this month featuring the works of Louisa May Alcott, author of the beloved children's book Little Women. But UB scholars tell us that Alcott was no little woman and her life was no children's book.


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New UB Humanities series examines "Fluid Culture"

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The growing threat to our Great Lakes waters has spurred a year-long lecture series at UB featuring some of the world's leading experts on the politics of water.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/986706/mp3/news/podcast/260/986706.mp3




Catholic elementary all years reunion

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Anyone who ever attended one of the Catholic elementary schools throughout the Buffalo Catholic Diocese is encouraged to attend an all years reunion this Friday.


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Scholars series moves to Hallwalls

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The illegal use of prescription drugs has given rise to a whole new "war on drugs" here in Buffalo and around the country. That will be the timely topic of the first lecture this Friday in the Scholars at Hallwalls series.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/986696/mp3/news/podcast/260/986696.mp3




Electric string workshops for Ken-Ton music students

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Some music students in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District will have a special opportunity to learn and play from some big name musicians.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/986743/mp3/news/podcast/260/986743.mp3




Press Pass: New 144th Assembly leader

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The political atmosphere is heating up across the region as voters decided a series of primary battles last week, and some vacated seats were filled through special elections.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/986688/mp3/news/podcast/260/986688.mp3




Dredging toxic material from Buffalo River

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The long-awaited clean up of the Buffalo River and Great Lakes is underway. It is a story WBFO News contributor Ray Marks first told us about last fall.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/986682/mp3/news/podcast/260/986682.mp3




Press Pass: New 144th Assembly leader

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The political atmosphere is heating up across the region as voters decided a series of primary battles last week, and one vacated seats were filled through special elections.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/983704/mp3/news/podcast/260/983704.mp3




Music is Art a success in Delaware Park

Sun, 18 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The ninth annual Music is Art festival was moved to Delaware Park, and the new surroudings proved to be a success.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/986641/mp3/news/podcast/260/986641.mp3




Medaille opens Student Success Center

Fri, 16 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Medaille College celebrated the grand opening of their Student Success Center Friday.


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Most Americans disapprove of Congress

Fri, 16 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Many Americans are not happy with the job congressional leaders are doing in Washington.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/986596/mp3/news/podcast/260/986596.mp3




Buffalo Curtain Up spotlight falls on theatre dynasty

Fri, 16 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Friday night is the 30th season of Curtain Up, and another bountiful season of theatre in Buffalo. And a bounty of talented local actors will bring those productions to life. Believe it or not, some of that bounty is concentrated in one family.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/986424/mp3/news/podcast/260/986424.mp3




Buffalo's central post office considered for possible closing

Thu, 15 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday that it may close more than 250 mail processing facilities around the country.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/986436/mp3/news/podcast/260/986436.mp3




Williams final day as school leader

Thu, 15 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Buffalo is saying farewell to city Schools Superintendent James Williams.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/986439/mp3/news/podcast/260/986439.mp3




City Human Resources nominee says she is qualified

Thu, 15 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

The woman selected by Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown to replace the city's fired human resources director is just one step away from being officially hired.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/986432/mp3/news/podcast/260/986432.mp3




Local pediatrician says Bachmann's HPV comments were wrong

Thu, 15 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Republican Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann caused a stir when she stated that 12-year-old girls are being forced by the government to receive the Human Papillomavirus vaccine.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/986341/mp3/news/podcast/260/986341.mp3




New Buffalo Schools leader begins first day on job

Thu, 15 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Friday marks the first day on the job for newly named Buffalo Schools Superintendent Amber Dixon.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/986293/mp3/news/podcast/260/986293.mp3




Common Council members ponder next move in ice rink controversy

Thu, 15 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Common Council members whose districts include three public ice rinks met with local hockey and skating club leaders to discuss proposed rental prices, following Mayor Brown's veto of an approved hourly rate increase.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/986288/mp3/news/podcast/260/986288.mp3




Buffalo firefighter team prepared for collapses post-9/11

Thu, 15 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT

As we move beyond the tenth anniversary of 9/11, a group of Buffalo firefighters continues using special training they received post-9/11.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/.jukebox/media/wbfo/986274/mp3/news/podcast/260/986274.mp3