© 2024 Western New York Public Broadcasting Association

140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202

Mailing Address:
Horizons Plaza P.O. Box 1263
Buffalo, NY 14240-1263

Buffalo Toronto Public Media | Phone 716-845-7000
WBFO Newsroom | Phone: 716-845-7040
Your NPR Station
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

WBFO Brief June 10, 2021

In today’s WBFO Brief, hear our Thursday visit with former American Medical Association, Dr. Nancy Nielsen MD on COVID, and the “delightful” sight of people doing more things together. The quote of the morning however comes from Niagara Falls Ontario Mayor Jim Diodati who says for tourism industries, the closed U.S./Canadian border is “Like cutting off their oxygen, it’s devastating”.

Meanwhile, hospitality is not the only job concern- we have reports on job seekers in Niagara County, and efforts to battle poverty with some expanded services in southern Erie County.

On the ostensible last day of the legislative session in Albany, reporter Karen DeWitt checks in with what will and won’t be accomplished before they adjourn. And hear from folks gathered not so bright but definitely early to watch the eclipse of the sun from the roof of the Buffalo Museum of Science this morning.

Latest Episodes
  • Catch up on the day's news on the WBFO Brief podcast.
  • Holly Kirkpatrick takes a closer look at Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown's proposed property tax increase. Jay Moran speaks with violinist Henri Muhammad.
  • Catch up on the day's news on the WBFO Brief.
  • Encampments on university and college campuses are happening across the border as well. Dan Karpenchuk reports.
  • Police in Canada have arrested three men, all Indian nationals, in connection with the killing of a Canadian Sikh activist nearly a year ago. Dan Karpenchuk reports.
  • Catch up with the day's news on the WBFO Brief.
  • Hear from Grant Ashley as he reports from the protests at UB.
  • Tim Kennedy is heading to Congress after New York's Special Election. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is proposing major increases in spending and taxes.
  • The Ontario government is cracking down on the use of cellphones and vapes in schools.
  • Catch up on the news of the day on today's WBFO Brief.