Amazing life-saving medical procedures and research are happening in Buffalo's Medical Corridor. Medical innovation and radical changes to healthcare procedures are underway through the combined forces of the Jacobs Neurological Institute, Gates Vascular Institute and the Clinical and Translational Research Center.
Reform groups are focusing attention on Governor Cuomo’s anti corruption commission’s recommendations to beef up the anemic State Board of Elections but say they have not given up hope of public campaign financing for state wide races.
More and more schools are providing healthier food options for students. One private Catholic school in Buffalo launched a sustainable program this past fall in its dinning hall. WBFO's Eileen Buckley visited Nardin Academy during a lunch break to find out how the school is cooking from scratch.
There is an innovative new exhibit at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo titled "Shiver," created by Buffalo native and City Honors graduate Colleen Ludwig. Buffalo Spree editor Elizabeth Licata talks about that and shares some holiday cheer in this week's Press Pass with WBFO's Mark Scott.
Around 40,000 Canadian soldiers were deployed to Afghanistan, serving alongside Americans and other nation's troops. Some returned only to eventually become homeless, a situation that has drawn the attention of officials in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Everyone has heard references to bail on TV and movies or when there is news coverage of a crime. On this week's edition of You & The Law, Buffalo City Court Judge Jeanette Ogden talks about who gets bail and how it's set.
Nelson Mandela will continue to inspire emerging democracies. That is the consensus of many around the world in the wake of Mandela's death Thursday at the age of 95. WBFO News reached University at Buffalo Professor Claude Welch at his home for his thoughts on Mandela and his legacy.
Dozens and dozens of chemicals have been dumped into the Buffalo River over the last 100 years. But a collaborative cleanup effort along the River is now halfway through the second phase. WBFO's Eileen Buckley watched as a section of City Ship Canal off Fuhrmann Boulevard was being dredged Thursday afternoon.
Across the country Thursday, protestors were out calling for higher pay for workers in fast food restaurants. That movement was joined in Buffalo with protests near several fast food restaurants at Main and Utica.
An educational forum took place at Jamestown High School Wednesday night. Hundreds of teachers and parents from across western New York got their chance to address concerns about Common Core testing standards with New York State Education Commissioner John King.