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India Walton and Byron Brown answer questions from seven WBFO reporters in two one hour specials.Moderated by WBFO News Director Dave Debo, the programs will air throughout the week, starting Sunday, Oct. 24 at 6pm on WBFO. Listen at 88.7 FM on a radio or stream it on the mobile app, smart speaker, or here at wbfo.org.
India Walton answers questions from seven WBFO reporters in this one hour election special focusing on Buffalo's mayoral election.The reporters asked questions about their approach to improving the lives of people with disabilities and about issues of equity when it comes to race and gender. They asked about Buffalo's economy and businesses, the health and wellness of our city’s people, and the growing population of older adults.Moderated by WBFO News Director Dave Debo, the programs are available here on our website and will air throughout the week, starting Sunday, Oct. 24 at 6pm on WBFO. Listen at 88.7 FM on a radio or stream it on the mobile app, smart speaker, or here at wbfo.org.
Byron Brown answers questions from seven WBFO reporters in this first of two one hour election specials.The reporters asked questions about their approach to improving the lives of people with disabilities and about issues of equity when it comes to race and gender. They asked about Buffalo's economy and businesses, the health and wellness of our city’s people, and the growing population of older adults.Moderated by WBFO News Director Dave Debo, the programs are available here on our website and will air throughout the week, starting Sunday, Oct. 24 at 6pm on WBFO. Listen at 88.7 FM on a radio or stream it on the mobile app, smart speaker, or here at wbfo.org.
From India Walton's upset victory in the Democratic Primary, to Mayor Byron Brown's write-in campaign, WBFO has extensive coverage of the Buffalo mayoral race ahead of the Nov. 2 election.
Providing Support for Buffalo Toronto Public Media
Buffalo Toronto Public Media, along with partners Say Yes Buffalo and the Buffalo Police Athletic League, is hosting a virtual event to share segments from the documentary and spark conversations on the life of Muhammad Ali and intersections of religion, sports, race, and other social issues.
WBFO Arts & Culture Desk
- Theater Talk: AMERICAN SON opens new season at Ujima Theater with intense family drama
- Preserving Leslie Feinberg's Buffalo
- Academy Award-winning producer returns to Buffalo State
- Theater Talk: TOOTSIE is a total hoot (tix available!); Brazen Faced Varlets step up ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT; ARTIE AWARDS will be Nov. 1!
WBFO Business & Economy Desk
WBFO Disabilities Desk
- WNY advocate launches letter-writing campaign to increase caregiver staffing for New Yorkers with disabilities
- $300K grant will help UB create training for professors on teaching neurodiverse students
- WNYers testify on caregiver shortage impacting disability community: 'Real unmet needs'
- 'I worry that he won't survive this virus': Williamsville family says school mask mandate will protect the life of their son, who has Down syndrome
WBFO Health & Wellness Desk
WBFO Mental Health Initiative
WBFO Racial Equity Project
- M&T Bank to offer guidance, grants to multicultural small businesses
- An honest conversation about race with Nanette Massey
- Wrongful indictment against Buffalo Five members dismissed in State Supreme Court
- Hochul signs law to end sending New Yorkers back to prison on minor parole violations, immediately releases nearly 200 inmates
WBFO Older Adults News Desk
- Hochul apologizes to families of nursing home residents who died of COVID-19
- UB study finds no higher rate of breast cancer in older women who drink caffeinated coffee
- WNY has second-lowest nursing home staff vax rate of any region in the state, as mandate approaches
- Judge rules Erie County’s Ruthie’s Law is ‘unlawful’ after lawsuit by nursing homes
WBFO Women's News Desk
New York News
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government has reached a deal with the drug maker Pfizer to deliver a COVID-19 vaccine for kids, once it’s approved by Health Canada. The deal comes as Canada approved a standardized proof of vaccination, or vaccine passport.
An arrest has been made in connection with an arson fire at an East Side community center construction site.
New York State Republican Committee Chair Nick Langworthy’s state-wide Just Say No tour made its stop outside the Erie County Board of Elections in downtown Buffalo Thursday. Langworthy, State Senator Rob Ortt and Assemblyman William Barclay oppose several proposals on the ballot for the upcoming election.
For the next month, the state's independent commission on reapportionment will be touring the state, listening to the public views on how districts for Congress and the state legislature should be drawn up in the wake of the 2020 Census. On Wednesday, they were at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.
Albany-based fuel cell manufacturer Plug Power held groundbreaking ceremonies on a new hydrogen fuel production facility in the Genesee County town of Alabama Wednesday.
The Erie County Department of Health has issued its weekly COVID-19 update, and for the first time since July, the number of cases declined from the previous week.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has announced over $13.7 million in federal funding to improve water infrastructure in New York's rural areas.
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