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Buffalo, What's Next? | The Healing Arts and Teaching STEM.

Today, Jay Moran with Shirley Verrico from the Buffalo Arts Studio about how arts in the community, some of their programs and the emotional connections that art can play in healing. Then Thomas O’Neil-White talks with Malik Stubbs, a youth mentor who works with young men of color in the “Breaking Barriers” program, and is engaged in teaching STEM at the Delavan Grider Community Center.

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  • In our weekly “Producers’ Picks” episode we bring you highlights of recent important interviews with: Shondra Brown, author, “The Black Professional’s Guide: How to Navigate White Privilege in the Workplace.”, A talk on DEI for small business with Shia Arnold, Principal, Nurah and Associates, Otillie Woodruff, President; Denise V. Cobbs, Vice-President and Social Justice Chair Pamela Stephens-Jackson from the Buffalo chapter of AKA sorority- on-service.
  • Organizer Ed Koban talks about the Native American Music Awards, mental health, and more. Then, Hamadi Ali and Dao Kamara from the Providence Farm Collective share their stories of farming, culture, and community- touching on how they give back on the East side, and how they themselves need help to keep the collective growing.
  • Erie County Legislature Chair April Baskin talks of the community benefit agreement for a Buffalo Bills stadium, touches on educational opportunity and college readiness, and the community needs that linger after the Tops shooting.
  • In our weekly “Producers’ Picks” episode we bring you highlights of recent important interviews with: Daysi Ball, Director, Hope Center, Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers (BFNC) on senior needs-and leadership development, Terry Alford, Executive Director, Michigan Avenue African American Heritage Corridor reflects on the recent PBS program “Making Black America” and looks at unseen social networks in Buffalo and Tesha Parker, founder, “Rooted in Love” on community needs.
  • Today a look at hunger and poverty. Catherine Schick from Feed More WNY will talk about the face of local poverty, John Strazzobosco, the author of "Ninety Feet Under: What poverty does to people" will discuss his findings, and courtesy of Marketplace, we will look at one particular Feed More effort on Buffalo's East side.
  • Jennifer Parker will be with us to talk about entrepreneurship, minority and women owned business, mentorship, business development, and community. And then performer and artist Drea d’Nur -- the founder of Feed Buffalo -- talks about “Reimagining Black Death: A Requiem for Our Suffering” It’s a soundscape experience that begins and lands on love, exploring ancestral modalities of sound, movement and remembrance, that permits us to be present with our grief, our feelings and with one another.
  • Today Chandra Redfern, executive Director, Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers, looks at human services delivery in WNY, and community needs since 5/14. Then Tiffany Lewis, of Confident Girl Mentoring Program, talking about that program and the dearth of mentoring programs for young women.
  • Exactly six months since the Tops Market shootings, we pause to look at the lives lost, and the activism they inspired since May 14. First a series of remembrances on each of the ten who were killed in the Tops Shooting, including a look at the loss- but also the activism their deaths inspired. Then, Mark Talley- who lost his mother Geraldine in the shootings - talks with Dave Debo about the journey he has made from grief and mourning to making a change in the community with his wife Roshneke and his organization Agents for Advocacy.
  • In our weekly “Producers’ Picks” episode we bring you highlights of recent important interviews with: Andrea Ó Súilleabháin from the Partnership for the Public Good, speaking on the need for a broad Community Benefits Agreement related to the new Buffalo Bills stadium and more public discussion of it, Paul Perez from Home Headquarters, Clean Sweep and other activism on financial discipline, activism, youth engagement and more, and Francisco Vasquez, former President/CEO, Child and Family Services Buffalo with an identity story of life in Buffalo, with Mexican roots.
  • Today we look at two unique service programs. Daysi Ball, director of the Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers' Hope program talks about her work with seniors. Then Dr. Myron Glick MD, CEO Of Jericho Road Community Health Center shares stories of his work and the expanding VIVE La CASA Center housing facility for refugees and immigrants.