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 Friday August 5, 2022

    WBFO Brief Friday August 5, 2022

    If it's Friday, it's Theater Talk— today with Anthony and Peter at The Shaw Festival and Shakespeare in Delaware Park. Also, WBFO's Tom Dinki on the latest in talks between Kaleida Health and their labor unions. WBFO's Mike Desmond has a look at the disconnect between COVID in the community and what'sbeing reported in health statistics statistics, and Gov. Kathy Hochul is speaking out (again) on bail reform.

    • 16 min
    WBFO Brief Thursday August 4, 2022

    WBFO Brief Thursday August 4, 2022

    Today we have many voices from a contentious public hearing on the city's proposed new council districts— that included a shouting match in which Mayor Bryon Brown misgendered an audience member several times. Also, Albany correspondent Karen DeWitt looks at the expansion of who can deliver vaccines against Monkeypox in a state that has about a quarter of the nation's cases.

    • 10 min
    WBFO Brief August 3, 2022

    WBFO Brief August 3, 2022

    Hear NYS Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett talking about monkeypox and the new statewide emergency. Also Jay Moran takes you behind the scenes for rehearsals at Inclusive Theater of Buffalo's one act play festival. MusicalFare cancels the remaining performances of "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder", and Elderwood pays a fine after federal prosecutors accused them of billing irregularities.

    • 11 min
    WBFO Brief Tuesday August 2, 2022

    WBFO Brief Tuesday August 2, 2022

    The latest on the 9-88 crisis hotline, a new method of getting urgent mmental health and suicide counseling, similar to 9-11. Also good polling numbers for statewide Democratic party incumbents, and the push for flight safety years after the crash of Flight 3407 in Clarence.

    • 12 min
    WBFO Brief Aug. 1, 2022

    WBFO Brief Aug. 1, 2022

    A mandatory gun buyback begins in Canada and Toronto correspondent Dan Karpenchuk explains how the program works. Also the 8th anniversary of Buffalo's Slow Roll, Kaleida workers on the job without a contract and Rochester says farewell to a murdered police officer.

    • 11 min
    WBFO Brief Friday July 29, 2022

    WBFO Brief Friday July 29, 2022

    If it's Friday— It's Theater Talk, today with Anthony and Peter reviewing shows after recent trips to Stratford Ont, and NYC. Also, former University at Buffalo men’s basketball players have found a wayto honor the victims of the Jefferson Avenue Tops Market shooting during their play in The Basketball Tournament airing on ESPN. Also new laws and initiatives for paratransit users, a pushback against monkeypox dis-information, and how once again bail reform has become a big issue in the NY governor's race.

    • 24 min

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