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WBFO Brief

The WBFO Brief podcast brings you the award-winning reporting from the newsroom of WBFO, Buffalo Toronto Public Media's NPR station, each weekday morning. To get up to the minute news, tune into WBFO on your radio (88.7 in Buffalo, 88.1 in Jamestown, 91.3 Olean), stream us online at wbfo.org, with the WBFO mobile app or with your smart speaker.

  • A stolen Kia is involved in yet another crash. NYS budget includes $250 million for the University at Buffalo to expand the use of artificial intelligence across New York State with Empire A.I. Surplus Grape Juice finds a profitable market in the federal government. NYS budget takes a focus on retail theft. 19-year-old Niagara Falls man to spend the next 30 years in prison for involvement in multiple shootings. ECMC emphasizes the importance of organ, eye, blood, and tissue donation for National Donate Life Month. The City of Buffalo honors the anniversary of the first women's professional tackle football game played in Buffalo at All-High Stadium back in 1970.
  • The budget that is already two weeks late is expected to be even later because of a cyber attack. Jay Moran visits the TornSpace Theater for an outdoor door.
  • State Assembly Speaker says that Governor Kathy Hochul's announcement on the spending bill was "premature". Hear from an accessibility tool that allows people who are blind or have other vision disabilities to experience the eclipse.
  • Governor Kathy Hochul announced that a tentative $237 billion budget deal has been reached 15 days after the spending plan was due.
  • Holly Kirkpatrick speaks with New York State Inspector General Lucy Lang.
  • The New York State budget is now 10 days late. We hear from Albany correspondent Karen Dewitt. Theater Talk with Peter Hall and Anthony Chase.
  • The City of Buffalo is condemning the building that houses the Hostel Buffalo Niagara on Main Street. WBFO speaks with photographer Teo David at his gallery and studio on Allen Street.
  • An eclipse proposal! New York State lawmakers will meet to pass another spending extender.
  • Follow-up on the Total Eclipse that happened across Western New York and Ontario.
  • Get prepared today's Solar Eclipse on today's WBFO Brief.