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WBFO Brief Jan. 21, 2022

Theater Talk leads off with topics ranging from Sidney Poitier on Broadway to The Ricardos on TV, and “Waiting for Godot” at Irish Classical. Also questions before confirming a new state health commissioner, Buffalo-area restaurants coping without plastic clamshells, and a lawsuit against Buffalo Schools for not complying with an autistic student’s ADA rights.

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