20 episodes

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.

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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.

    WBFO Brief Dec. 3, 2021

    WBFO Brief Dec. 3, 2021

    One month ago, India Walton had just lost her race for Buffalo Mayor. This morning, hear her talk of that and what’s next. Also the medical director of Buffalo Schools and Governor Hochul both talk about the Omicron variant of COVID, and if it’s Friday—It’s Theater Talk.

    • 24 min
    WBFO Brief Dec. 2, 2021

    WBFO Brief Dec. 2, 2021

    A little less than one week before the ballots are counted, hear from Buffalo-area workers pushing for a labor union at a Starbucks. Go inside Buffalo’s oldest continuously operating manufacturer. Hear about a looming decision on overtime hours for farm workers, and from school districts struggling with Native American mascots

    • 18 min
    WBFO Brief Dec. 1, 2021

    WBFO Brief Dec. 1, 2021

    New US Attorney Trini Ross speaks on social justice, and WBFO’s Emyle Watkins looks at the debate over masking in the Erie County legislature. Also what the US Supreme Court abortion debate could mean in NYS

    • 9 min
    WBFO Brief Tues. Nov 30, 2021

    WBFO Brief Tues. Nov 30, 2021

    Another Democrat is now running for Governor, the current one is slowly working on some new COVID rules and Buffalo can once again claim a world record form the 11-day Power Play

    • 16 min
    WBFO Brief Nov. 29, 2021

    WBFO Brief Nov. 29, 2021

    A look at the growing problem of maternal morbidity. Also New York legislators want a bigger bolder climate change agenda. And watching the Omicron COVID variant, WNY hospitals are changing their visitation rules.

    • 15 min
    WBFO Brief Nov. 26, 2021

    WBFO Brief Nov. 26, 2021

    Hear a Black Friday shopping discussion with Buffalo's Burt Flickinger, a nationally known retail consultant and the managing director of Strategic resource Group in NYC

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

ordamn ,

Good WNY coverage

Good round up of area news, reports from the actual journalists in the field seem even handed and are usually quite interesting!

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Hometown News

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