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WBFO Brief Aug. 6, 2021

On today’s WBFO Brief, hear Assembly judiciary committee member Phil Steck say “at this point I think it is hard to imagine that impeachment is not one of (the charges warranted).” Albany correspondent Karen DeWitt reports on the speedy investigation timetable that is pressing in on Gov. Cuomo, with many urging him to resign. And if it’s Friday, it’s Theater Talk and today local auditions abound, including news that Shea’s Buffalo is producing a show of their own.

Also the Buffalo Urban League pressing for revitalization of Jefferson Avenue, PUSH Buffalo and other activist groups are speaking out on the need for more grassroots input into the city’s plans for spending COVID relief and clergy in Niagara Falls are organizing against street violence.

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