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WBFO Brief May 10, 2021

On the WBFO Brief today, our weekly look at Buffalo’s contribution to the PBS American Portrait project profiles Juwaria Dahir, a Somali refugee making Buffalo Home. Also, New York state is looking at sealing certain criminal records and expunging the records of others, and Albany correspondent Karen DeWitt says the legislature is expected to consider a bill within the next weeks. We also hear from long-haul truck drivers across New York State, and all the troubles they have with getting vaccinated- either because of resistance or strict quarantine and travel rules that are impacting the industry. And Erie County’s health clinics have been focusing on COVID-19, but now that they are resuming some of their other work and finding dramatic increases in some sexually transmitted diseases.

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