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WBFO Brief June 2, 2023

On today's WBFO Brief:

  • 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".
  • Get ready for the Artie Awards with Theater Talk.
Latest Episodes
  • The city of Buffalo will soon be greener thanks to a federal grant secured by Sen. Chuck Schumer. Thomas O'Neil-White talks with filmmaker Doug Ruffin ahead of the premiere of his new film about Buffalo. Theater Talk with Peter Hall and Anthony Chase.
  • COVID is on the rise, and the CDC has recommended that everyone 6 months and older get an updated vaccine. The Color Purple Musical opens at Shea's 710 Theater tonight.
  • The massive project to remake the Kensington Expressway is closer to reality. Attorney General Tish James is calling on the National Weather Service to send emergency alerts to cell phones about blizzards and ice storms.
  • More security measures will be taken by Buffalo Public Schools in response to a Friday night fight during a football game at All-High Stadium. Gov. Kathy Hochul says she will try to appeal a court ruling that struck down the state's ethics panel saying its structure was "unconstitutional."
  • It's National Suicide Prevention Week. Jay Moran speaks with former public radio broadcaster Budd Bailey about the history of the Buffalo Bills.
  • BPS Superintendent, Board of Education members, elected officials, and district staff will take a bus tour this morning as classes begin. Theater Talk with Anthony Chase and Peter Hall.
  • Niagara Falls Police are investigating a Tuesday night stabbing. D'Youville University will use a multi-million dollar grant in an effort to address the region's lack of health providers. Authorities say three stolen vehicles valued over a half-million dollars have been recovered.
  • NFTA officials say limits will be placed on Buffalo student bus passes to limit the outbreak of afterschool fights. Amanda Gorman will be a part of UB's Distinguished Speaker series. An asylum seeker accused of rape is now facing charges.
  • Classes begin today in many local school districts. Buffalo School District begins Friday. 211 VETS is working with the city of Buffalo to identify the needs of veterans living on the East Side.
  • Jay Moran talks with Stu Boyer ahead of Friday Night Lights airing on WBFO to cover high school football. Theater Talk with Peter Hall and Anthony Chase.