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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.

  • An NYS trooper is facing manslaughter charges in connection with the February 2022 shooting death of a man in downtown Buffalo, dignitaries including Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking of a new stadium Monday, and advocates are pressing for bills they say will help reduce climate change as the legislative session is set to end later this week.
  • The Buffalo Catholic Diocese asking for court approval to have 37 of its properties reevaluated, and the official groundbreaking for the new stadium for the Buffalo Bills will begin this morning.
  • Buffalo cyclists will have a new place to maintain and repair bicycles, Sheas Buffalo will get 1.2 million dollars in grant funding from New York State as part of the budget's "Alive Downtown Initiative", and get ready for the Artie Awards with Theater Talk.
  • The city of Buffalo has a new ADA coordinator, nurses are demanding a new contract that addresses safety and nurse recruitment problems, and Gov. Kathy Hochul and legislative leaders are only agreeing on one issue with just a week left in the legislative session.
  • A teen is arrested after dragging an officer while trying to escape in a stolen car, and supporters of a bill that would legally give terminally ill patients the option to end their lives, were at the State Capitol yesterday to make a last-minute pitch.
  • The controversy over leadership at Nardin Academy apparently reached a climax yesterday, and advocates for a measure that would reduce plastic packaging by half say their bill is gaining momentum.
  • The return of UWBEC's Day of Caring, new legislation in the House under consideration called HTC-GO, and we have Theater Talk.
  • A makeshift memorial is emerging outside the Utica Street Metro Station in honor of a woman many Buffalonians knew as "Claire". Concerns over a possible national default are rising amidst dragging negotiations over raising the debt ceiling.
  • Local employers are coming to terms that the region doesn't have enough workers. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says an unknown number of asylum seekers will be coming to the region from New York City. Gov. Kathy Hochul is caught in a political dispute between NYC Mayor Eric Adams and President Joe Biden over how to deal with the influx of migrants into New York State.
  • Cuts to overtime to Buffalo police and firefighters are part of the common council's changes to Mayor Byron Brown's spending proposal. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and NYC Mayor Eric Adams are calling on President Joe Biden to waive a rule that says migrants have to wait six months before they can apply to get a job.