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  • Some attendees openly wept as the city of Buffalo became the first in the nation to have a war memorial specifically to honor Black veterans.
  • Canada will not renew its last COVID-19 border restrictions when they expire at the end of this week, meaning visitors will soon be able to enter the country without showing proof of vaccination.
  • Activist and Medaille University Criminal Justice Professor Orlando Dickson joins Thomas O’Neil-White to talk about using public Land for public benefit, police oversight and tenant bill of rights on Buffalo, What's Next?. Then Warren Galloway, chairman of the African American Veterans’ Monument committee describes this weekend’s dedication ceremonies and some of the poignant moments when the nation’s only memorial of its kind was unveiled on Buffalo’s waterfront.
  • Today we have details on a flood watch for Erie and Chautauqua counties, and a look at delayed money that Kaleida Health needs in state aid, as it heads into contract talks with two labor unions that have already authorized a strike. Also, Albany correspondent Karen DeWitt reports on a nit of a pushback from Republican Lee Zeldin, responding to Gov. Hochul's charges that he wants to roll back abortion protections in New York State. And from Toronto, Dan Karpenchuk reports on the changes at the border that are expected today to eliminate vaccination requirements and use of the ArriveCan app.
  • Miami overcame what was quickly dubbed the “butt punt” by shutting down Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills twice in the final minutes, improving to 3-0 with a 21-19 victory that ended with Allen desperately trying to spike the football on the edge of field goal range.
  • The Republican candidate for governor, Lee Zeldin, said Friday that even though he is opposed to abortion rights, he respects the views of those who disagree with him and would not make big changes in the state’s abortion rights laws.
  • Our Friday “Producer Picks” segment this week is an encore of a wide-ranging discussion Jay Moran had earlier with Prof. Michael Niman from SUNY Buffalo State.
  • If it's Friday, it's Theater Talk- today with Anthony and Peter looking at this past week's season opener "Curtain Up" event. Also, WBFO's Jay Moran has an in depth look a the Buffalo Humanities Fest and Karen Dewitt reports on a debate in Albany over Gov. Kathy Hochul pledge's to be involved in only one debate this year, while Republican opponent Lee Zeldin wants many. And hear about Buffalo's first-in-the-nation memorial monument for African American Veterans, the move to have parents drive kids to school, and another nurses union is in contract talks
  • For 30 years, Theater Talk has been appointment listening on WBFO, featuring the insights of theater critic and historian, Anthony Chase, who joins Peter Hall for a five-minute weekly broadcast at 6:45 and 8:45 Friday mornings on 88.7 WBFO with a podcast available on wbfo.org. As part of BTPM (Buffalo Toronto Public Media), their beat is primarily Buffalo theater, but Broadway, The Shaw Festival, The Stratford Festival, are covered as other relevant art forms are touched on, including ballet and opera.
  • With about six and a half weeks until Election Day, the two candidates for governor of New York still have not both agreed to a single debate.