In a summer when Brazil took center stage as host of soccer's World Cup, South America's largest country is receiving a week's worth of attention at the Chautauqua Institution. WBFO's Mark Scott reports on "Brazil: Rising Superpower" in this week's Chautauqua Preview.
Starting this fall kindergarten will be mandatory for Buffalo Public School children. It is among the many education issues the city School District is tackling under new leadership. In this week's Press Pass conversation WBFO'S Eileen Buckley sits down with Buffalo News education reporter Tiffany Lankes who discusses how mandatory kindergarten could improve a student's future school performance. Lankes also shares a document called Buffalo School Vision plan.
Catholic Health and Sisters of Charity Hospital recognized the work of the Pink Pillow Project and the Twin City Quilters Guild Friday. The groups are responsible for making mastectomy pillows to give to Breast Cancer patients across western New York.
The fallout continues over whether Governor Cuomo’s top aid interfered with an ethics commission probe, with some now saying that Attorney General Eric Schneiderman could have done more to protect the integrity of the investigations and whether any actual crimes were committed.
The state is ramping up its effort to provide local residents with the tools they need to help their family and neighbors during emergencies. A special training class is being held in Buffalo Saturday.
One of Governor Cuomo’ s political opponents is calling on Governor Cuomo to hold an explanatory press conference, and another is demanding that Cuomo to resign after an in depth account in the New York Times reports that the governor’s top staff repeatedly interfered in an ethics commission investigation.