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WBFO Brief Aug. 20, 2021

In today’s WBFO brief, a longtime fixture in the Niagara Falls economy is shutting down its remaining manufacturing operations; Buffalo Police are turning to billboards and cash rewards to solve numerous homicides; a GOP gubernatorial hopeful comes to Buffalo to discuss Albany corruption; Western New Yorkers express their concern for Afghan refugees and bringing them to safety; local community activists push for the advancement of the Green New Deal; WBFO’s Emyle Watkins tells us about linking COVID vaccinations to people living with disabilities; the City of Toronto requires city workers to be fully vaccinated by the end of October; Peter Hall and Anthony chase bring us this week’s edition of Theater Talk.

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  • Get prepared today's Solar Eclipse on today's WBFO Brief.
  • Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is publicly acknowledging the likelihood of a tax increase for city residents. Theater Talk with Peter Hall and Anthony Chase.
  • Stefon Diggs traded to the Houston Texans and other sports updates. Buffalo City Court judge to work though over 700 cases of lead poisoning. Discussions on the Kensington Expressway project continue. Buffalo prepares to welcome visitors for the upcoming solar eclipse.
  • Another group of local workers join the Organized Labor Movement as 40 employees at Evergreen Health file to unionize, and NYS prisoners will be on lockdown for the solar eclipse on Monday.
  • Today is Let's Go Day, and Jay Moran speaks with the series' guide Chrisena.
  • Catch up on the day's news on today's WBFO Brief.
  • More details have emerged regarding the rescinded offer for Buffalo State University's new president. Gov. Kathy Hochul has conceded that the state's new budget will be late. Theater Talk with Peter Hall and Anthony Chase.
  • Gov. Kathy Hochul made it official that the new state budget will not be passed before the illegally mandated deadline of April 1. Curator Tiffany Gaines spoke with Jay Moran about the AKG exhibit "Before and After Again".
  • Catch up on the day's news on the WBFO Brief.