© 2022 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
Available On Air Stations

What does Buffalo need? Community members chime in as 2019 comes to a close

WBFO.jpg
WBFO
/

It’s the end of a decade. Over the course of the year, WBFO asked members of the community what does Buffalo need? It all depends who you ask.

You can hear the full responses of what some Western New York community members say Buffalo needs below.

Thursday Night Terrors Creator Peter Vullo wants to see Buffalo work together to make it more welcoming:

wdbn-peter_vullo.mp3
Peter Vullo on what Buffalo needs

Taking ownership of the community you live in was mentioned by several people.

Fruit Belt Resident Denice Barr:

dennice_barr_wdbn.mp3
Fruit Belt Resident Denice Barr on what Buffalo needs

PUSH Buffalo Organizer John Washington:

john_washington_wdbn.mp3
PUSH Buffalo Organizer John Washington on what Buffalo needs

Public Accountability Initiative Senior Research Analyst Rob Galbraith:

rob_galbrath--_what_does_buffalo_need.mp3
Public Accountability Intiative Senior Research Analyst Rob Galbraith on what Buffalo needs

Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo wants to look at Buffalo as a wider entity:

joe_lorigo.mp3
Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo on what Buffalo needs

Erie County Health Commissioner Gale Burstein would like to see a more robust transportation system:

gale_burstein--_what_does_buffalo_need.mp3
Erie County Health Commissioner Gale Burstein on what Buffalo needs

Matt Lasher is co-founder of 21_Connect, a non-profit based in Buffalo focused on educating the community about individuals with Down syndrome:

matt_lasherwdbn.mp3
Co-founder of 21_Connect Matt Lasher on what Buffalo needs

John Baker of the Western New York Urban Arts Collective would like to see more historical recognition:

john_baker_wbn.mp3
John Baker of the Western New York Urban Arts Collective on what Buffalo needs

Buffalo Game Space Board of Directors Vice President Chris Langford, unsurprisingly, would like to see more locally made games:

what_does_buffalo_need-_chris_langford_of_buffalo_game_space.mp3
Buffalo Game Space Board of Directors Vice President Chris Langford on what Buffalo needs

Nick Lippa leads our Arts & Culture Coverage, and is also the lead reporter for the station's Mental Health Initiative, profiling the struggles and triumphs of those who battle mental health issues and the related stigma that can come from it.
Related Content
  • As 2014 draws to a close, we look back at some of the most memorable stories of the year in the Western New York community. WBFO's Eileen Buckley produced…