Brian Meyer

WBFO News contributor
Local
8:50 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Press Pass: Central Terminal future, restoration and beyond

Central Terminal.
Credit WBFO News file photo

Major restoration of Buffalo's historic Central Terminal is underway.  For years devoted citizens have worked to preserve the East Side landmark.  This week in our Press Pass conversation WBFO'S Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer discuss the millions of dollars still needed for restoration and what the future could hold for the Terminal and nearby neighborhood. 

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Press Pass: The legacy of Buffalo’s Theater District

Various theater programs from Buffalo's Theater District.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

As the second largest city in New York State, Buffalo has one of the most diverse theater communities outside of New York City. From Broadway hits to small, community-style theater, you can find it all in downtown’s Theater District. In this week's Press Pass conversation, WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer discuss how Buffalo has developed a distinguished theater legacy.

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Politics
8:58 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Press Pass: Transformational redevelopment for Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster.
Credit WBFO News file photo

Any type of sustainable economic development has consistently passed over the City of Niagara Falls.  But Mayor Paul Dyster says there are eight big projects in the works and insists there will be changes to boost tourism. 

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Health
8:00 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Press Pass: Kaleida's future leadership

Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Kaleida Health is now operating under new leadership. The board of directors recently voted out CEO James Kaskie and named Erie County Medical Center CEO Jody Lomeo to run Kaleida in the interim.

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Local
5:00 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Press Pass: HARBORcenter’s infusion of economic development

HARBORcenter construction in full swing.
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

The large cranes that line downtown Buffalo are a sign of true economic development and progress the city hasn't witnessed in decades. In this week's Press Pass conversation, WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer discuss HARBORcenter and how it is a catalyst of future growth in downtown's Canalside area. 

Local
9:20 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Press Pass: 'Change in tone' in the Catholic Church

Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone has responded to the new dialog recently issued by Pope Francis. In this week's Press Pass conversation, WBFO's Eileen Buckley talks with Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer about his recent In-Focus interview with Bishop Malone.

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Local
9:42 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Press Pass: Time to strengthen tourism

Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

Major development projects are underway in Buffalo and in Niagara Falls. In this week's Press Pass conversation, WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer discuss how economic development could spur tourism in the Cataract City.

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Business
10:45 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Press Pass: New leader at Buffalo Niagara Partnership

Dottie Gallagher-Cohen took over as president and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership in June.
Credit WBFO News file photo

There is a new leader at the helm of one of the region's largest business organizations. Dottie Gallagher-Cohen took over as president and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership in June after long-time leader Andrew Rudnick retired.

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Business
5:00 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Press Pass: Redevelopment of Horsefeathers

Revitalizing Horsefeathers on Buffalo's West Side.
Credit Photo from Horsefeathers Website

While new construction for major projects is underway in downtown Buffalo, some nearby neighborhoods are also in need of revitalization. 

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Business
5:00 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Press Pass: Proposed waterfront football stadium

Brian Meyer, Buffalo News in WBFO studio

A major effort is underway to entice the Buffalo Bills to build a brand new stadium on the city's waterfront. In this week's Press Pass conversation, WBFO'S Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer discuss the proposal that calls for a year-round facility featuring a retractable roof. But land ownership needs to be cleared as a first hurdle for such a project.

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Local
9:00 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Press Pass: ECMC growth & Buffalo's blue economy

Brian Meyer, Buffalo News in WBFO studio
WBFO News file photo

This week in our Press Pass conversation, WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer discuss advances made at the Erie County Medical Center. They also tell us what the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper says is the"blue economy."  Eileen and Brian begin their conversation with ECMC's plans to open a brand new nursing home this month on the Grider campus replacing the former home in Alden.


 

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Local
5:00 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Press Pass: First Night & staying downtown

Independent Health Foundation's First Night in Buffalo
Photo from Indepndent Health Foundation Website

First Night festivities begin at 5 p.m. Monday at the Buffalo Niagara Convention.  The event is designed for families to celebrate the New Year.

WBFO'S Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer on Press Pass

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Business
10:31 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Press Pass: step-by-step city development

Inside the redeveloped Statler
WBFO News photo by Mike Desmond

Buffalo businessman Mark Croce continues the huge task of working to renovate the Statler Towers on Delaware Avenue.  It's one of many revitalization projects underway in the city.   WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer discusses Croce's progress in this week's Press Pass conversation.

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Local
9:27 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Press Pass: Affordable Care Act

Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer in WBFO & AM-970 studio
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Now that the Affordable Care Act has been deemed constitutional, it is expected to set off plenty of debate in the political arena. 

In this week's Press Pass conversation WBFO & AM-970'S Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer talk about the reaction that is underway over the new healthcare law.

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Cultural
5:00 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Press Pass: Michigan Street African American Heritage

Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer in WBFO & AM-970 studio
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

For several years efforts have been underway to create a cultural tourism site in an area now called the Michigan Street African American Corridor in Buffalo. 

WBFO & AM-970’S Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer discuss why it has taken so long to finalize the site which holds deep, rich historic significance in African American history in this week's Press Pass conversation. 

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Politics
9:24 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Press Pass: 145th Assembly candidates debated the issues

Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer
WBFO News file photo

Voters in the 145th State Assembly District will be heading to the polls Tuesday for a special election.

Two democratic candidates from South Buffalo area vying to fill the seat left vacant by former Assemblyman Mark Schroeder -- South District Common Council member Michael Kearns and Chris Fahey, staffer to Congressman Brian Higgins. 

Both recently participated in a Webcast debate hosted by the Buffalo News.  Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer joined his colleague political reporter Bob McCarthy asking the questions.

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Local
5:00 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Buffalo Museum of Science exhibit challenging visitors to become armchair investigators

CSI: The Experience
WBFO News photos by Brian Meyer

If you like solving mysteries, the Buffalo Museum of Science is challenging visitors to become armchair investigators.  A traveling exhibit --  based on a hit television series -- lets people put their forensic science skills to the test. 

WBFO News contributor Brian Meyer recently visited the exhibit called "CSI: The Experience".   The  Science Museum will host "CSI: The Experience" through April 29. The exhibit is a collaboration between CBS Consumer Products and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.  

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Local
9:26 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Press Pass: Signage could be considered self-promotion for elected leaders

Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer in WBFO studio
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

 As a number of new political leaders took office this year, some publicly-owned property was repainted with new names.  For instance, signs were reprinted when Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz began his new administration.  It is a topic recently examined in-depth by the Buffalo News. 

This week in our weekly Press Pass conversation -- WBFO'S Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer discuss how signage could be considered self-promotion for elected leaders.

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Local
5:00 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Groundhog Day! The man who cares for Dunkirk Dave

Groundhog
WBFO News photos by Brian Meyer

The calendar says February 2nd and that marks the annual weather predictor day known as Groundhog Day.  

Next to Puxatwanney Phil -- Dunkirk Dave is the second longest weather predictor in the world -- and he is right here in Western New York. 

WBFO News contributor Brian Meyer traveled to Dunkirk to meet Dave and his handler for this special Groundhog day report.

And a footnote to Brian's story, Bob Will and Dunkirk Dave were featured January 30, 2012 in a front page article about Will's work with groundhogs in the Los Angels Times. 

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Local
5:00 am
Thu January 26, 2012

Geocaching: Scavanger hunt with some intriguing twists

Druscilla Lis (left) & Laura McCumber (right) Geocaching
WBFO News photos by Brian Meyer

When you hear the term Geocaching, are you prompted to your scratch your head?

Think of it as a scavanger hunt with some intriguing twists.

WBFO contributor Brian Meyer takes a closer look at the geocaching craze and can provide some answers.

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Buffalo City Mission
5:00 am
Wed December 14, 2011

Putting a face on the problem of homelessness

Photo provided by Buffalo City Mission

We hear the phrase “home for the holidays” quite a bit around this time of the year.  While the term might stir up warm and fuzzy feelings for some people, it rings hollow for those who don’t have a place to call home. 

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Local
11:00 am
Thu November 10, 2011

Exploring space in Allegany, New York

Inside the Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center in Allegany, NY
WBFO News photo by Brian Meyer

Calling all aspiring astronauts. There's a way to explore space while keeping your feet planted on Earth. 

It's not a new video game.  It's a unique hands-on learning center in Allegany, New York.

Thursday night, astronaut Scott Parazynski will be a keynote speaker at a dinner that casts a spotlight on the center. WBFO News contributor Brian Meyer takes us on a tour of the space center.

You can learn more about the space center by going on-line to www.drclc.org. 

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Local
5:00 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Up, up and away!

Hot air balloon
WBFO News photo by Brian Meyer

It's a pursuit that shows up on many people’s bucket lists… A hot air balloon ride.

WBFO contributor Brian Meyer and Buffalo News colleague Dawn Bracely recently took to the skies high above Chautauqua County.  Meyer reports on the journey.  

You can view a video report on the hot air balloon ride on the Buffalo News Website at video.buffalonews.com.

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