Jay Moran

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Local
6:56 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Scholars@Hallwalls series begins Friday

Professor Jonathan Katz heads the doctoral program in Visual Studies in the Department of Art at the University at Buffalo.
Credit photo from the University at Buffalo

The Scholars@Hallwalls lecture series begins this Friday with a talk provocatively entitled “Art, Sex and the Sixties.” Presenting the talk is UB Professor Jonathan Katz, who goes deep on a variety of issues, including politics and sexuality.

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Politics
6:15 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Tensions easing between state and county Democrats

After years of little productive contact, Erie County Democratic Party Chairman Jeremy Zellner appears to be on favorable terms with the Cuomo Administration. Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy says the work of  local Democrats provided a Primary Day boost to Cuomo's running mate Kathy Hochul.

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Sports
9:32 am
Fri September 12, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Preparing for the home opener

Calling it "generational electricity," Matt Sabuda says anticipation for Sunday's Buffalo Bills home opener may be at an all-time high. During "Beyond the Playbook" on WBFO's Morning Edition, Sabuda discussed the announcement that the Bills will be sold to Terry and Kim Pegula.

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Local
10:10 am
Thu September 11, 2014

'The Roosevelts: An Intimate History' debuts Sunday on PBS

Education Specialist Mark Lozo hopes visitors experience the drama of 1901 at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site.

The latest film project from Ken Burns, "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," debuts at 8pm Sunday on WNED-TV. The seven-part, 14-hour documentary is expected to draw attention to Buffalo's connection to famous family: The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site.

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Art/Theater
1:05 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Torn Space Theater brings 'STOREHOUSE' to Silo City

Writer/director Dan Shanahan adds boxing to the many elements utilized in his production of "STONEHOUSE."
Credit Photo by Jay Moran/wbfo news

Accolades and large crowds accompanied "Motion Picture," the site-specific piece produced for Silo City in 2013 by Torn Space Theater. Producers hope to replicate that success this weekend with "STOREHOUSE."

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Press Pass
5:30 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Press Pass: The politics of a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz bucked prevailing opinion recently when he challenged the NFL's assertion that the Buffalo Bills need a new stadium. In this week's Press Pass on WBFO, Jim Fink of Business First discussed the delicate politics connected with the issue.

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Local
9:30 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Traditions continue at Wyoming County Fair

For many regulars, the Wyoming County Fair is also known as the "Pike Fair."
Credit Jay Moran/WBFO

An hour's drive southeast of Buffalo, the Wyoming County Fair continues through Saturday in the tiny village of Pike, New York, its location for over 65 years.

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Local
9:56 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Lucille Ball Comedy Festival begins today

Images of Lucille Ball are at every turn in Jamestown this weekend.
Credit Jay Moran/WBFO

It didn't take long to sell out Jay Leno's headline appearance this Saturday as part of the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. Organizers hope that enthusiasm spreads to the many events that make up the five-day festival which begins today in Jamestown.

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Press Pass
10:22 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Press Pass: The sunny side of Jamestown

Credit WBFO File Photo

On the same day a major heroin bust was announced in Chautauqua County, WBFO's Press Pass visited with two members of the Jamestown Gazette. The news didn't diminish their enthusiastic message.

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Local
9:25 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Ibsen's 'The Master Builder' being staged at Silo City

Credit WBFO File Photo

Artists from near and far continue to be drawn to the possibilities of Silo City, the collection of grain elevators along Buffalo's waterfront. That trend continues this weekend with a staged reading of The Master Builder by Henrik Ibsen.

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The Great Outdoors
9:27 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Glamour camping spreads out in WNY

A 16 acre lake is part of the 750 acres that make up The Woods at Bear Creek.
Credit Photo courtesy of The Woods at Bear Creek

It's called "glamping," or glamour camping, and its growing popularity has prompted one local businessman to make a major investment in a Cattaraugus County property.

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Local
10:14 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Press Pass: A focus on Genesee County

WBFO's Press Pass went on the road this week to Genesee County for a conversation with Howard Owens of The Batavian.com, a six-year-old community news site whose success has drawn national attention.

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Politics
10:14 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Buffalo News' Bob McCarthy examines recent political departures

Buffalo News political reporter Bob McCarthy

Steve Casey's resignation on Tuesday as Buffalo Deputy Mayor comes just days after George Maziarz announced he would not seek re-election to the state Senate this fall. Buffalo News political reporter Bob McCarthy says the moves will bring major changes to the local political landscape.

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Local
5:30 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Weekend's Taste of Buffalo features lawn fete elements

With hundreds of thousands of people attending each year, The Taste of Buffalo remains the area's largest summer festival.

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Local
5:30 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Press Pass: Cuomo turns cool on new stadium

WBFO's Jay Moran speaks with Business First's Jim Fink on this week's Press Pass.
Credit File photo

Governor Cuomo made news on several fronts during his visit to Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo last week. Sparking the most speculation were his thoughts regarding the possibility of a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills. "I think he's being very realistic," said Jim Fink of Business First during WBFO's Press Pass.

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Local
5:46 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Press Pass: Shedding light on the SolarCity announcement

WBFO'S Jay Moran with Business First reporter Jim Fink.
Credit WBFO News file photo

Before last week's announcement that it was being purchased by SolarCity, Silevo had planned on setting up a manufacturing facility at the former site of Republic Steel in South Buffalo. In this week's Press Pass, Jim Fink of Business First shares some thoughts on the promise that the SolarCity takeover will bring even more jobs to Buffalo.

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Local
5:46 am
Tue June 10, 2014

UB venturing to Yellowstone this summer

Credit photo courtesy of Joe Allen

When Joe Allen leads his classes of UB students through Yellowstone National Park, the iconic grizzly bear is not one of his top worries. "More than likely we will have closer encounters with bison. When we're there, the bison are in the rut. The males are very amorous and very competitive. They walk wherever they want."

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Local
11:20 am
Fri June 6, 2014

D-Day special airs tonight on WBFO

In a massive technical undertaking, a Buffalo radio production captured the recollections of five Western New York natives who took part in the D-Day invasion. The production, "D-Day: A Look Back," was heard for the first time on then-Buffalo radio station WEBR in 1964 on the 20th anniversary of the invasion. The piece airs again Friday at 9 p.m. on WBFO.

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Local
11:00 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Sightings on the rise as bears seek essentials

Another bear sighting was reported in the town of Lancaster on Monday. The sighting along Genesee Street added to what is a growing list of bear encounters over recent days.

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Local
9:16 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Skyway bike ride rolls this Saturday

May is Bike Month, a proclamation that prompted GO Bike Buffalo to organize an ambitious series of events aimed at promoting cycling. Executive Director Justin Booth says they saved the biggest event for the last day of the month. "We're going to be doing a bicycle ride over the Skyway, the Buffalo Skyride."

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Local
12:30 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Majority leader calls on Social Services commissioner to resign

Erie County legislators are responding to new information regarding the May 14 death of 8-year-old Jacob Noe, the child whose mother has been charged in connection with his death. The legislature's majority leader is now calling for Social Services Commissioner Carol Dankert-Maurer to resign.

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Local
11:05 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Heavy rains drench Southern Tier

Several roads are closed in Chautauqua County this morning after a band of thunderstorms poured heavy rains onto the region overnight. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch through 8pm for Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties.

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Environment
10:41 am
Fri May 16, 2014

If Our Water Could Talk Part V: The Future

Buffalo's Canalside along the Buffalo River downtown
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

After decades of missteps, Buffalo is finally experiencing a renaissance along the waterfront. All this week, WBFO has explored life along the Buffalo River. In our final installment of If Our Water Could Talk, WBFO's Jay Moran and Eileen Buckley explore how the city waterfront is now the catalyst inspiring future economic development being called 'Rust to Blue.'

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Local
8:35 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Political humorist Mark Russell returning to Buffalo for library fundraiser

Credit WBFO File Photo

With a non-stop news cycle spotlighting the occasionally bizarre behavior of public officials, a political satirist like Buffalo-born Mark Russell is never lacking for material. Russell appears this Sunday in a fundraiser for the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

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Environment
10:00 am
Wed May 14, 2014

If Our Water Could Talk Part III: Fish & Wildlife

These fishermen say they routinely catch steelhead in this part of the Buffalo River.
Credit Jay Moran/wbfo news

With its origins in the hills of Wales and Java, the Buffalo River, like most streams, begins in the highlands before flowing downhill into another body of water. Lake Erie serves as the mouth of the Buffalo River, providing the waterway with its unique character.

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Environment
9:40 am
Tue May 13, 2014

If Our Water Could Talk Part II: Success Stories

On a recent, less-than-ideal, Saturday afternoon, some hearty kayakers and fishermen were making full use of the Harlem Road/Buffalo River boat launch site. The scene would not have been imaginable a half-century ago.

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Art/Theater
12:08 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh in Golda's Balcony

Tovah Feldshuh has some fun posing with WBFO'S Morning Edition host Jay Moran following their in-studio interview.
Credit WBFO News photo by Misty Harris

It's rare we get the chance to interview stars in person, but WBFO'S Jay Moran had the privilege to sit down in our studio with Tovah Feldshuh.  She is a four-time Tony Award nominee. Tovah Feldshuh is in Buffalo to perform her one-woman show, GOLDA'S BALCONY at 710 Main Theatre.  It's four-show run began Thursday  night and continues Friday night at 8 and runs through this Sunday.  The play's central character is Golda Meir, the former Prime Minister of Israel from 1969 through 1973.

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Focus on Education
9:28 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Buffalo News reporter analyzes results of school board election

Buffalo News Education reporter Sandra Tan's recent appearance for WNED/WBFO interviews on the WNED-TV set for school board candidate interviews.
Credit WBFO News photo

Buffalo voters made a fundamental change Tuesday in the Buffalo Board of Education by tossing out the current majority and putting in place a new one which will take office July 1. In unofficial returns, voters elected three at-large members, retaining school board President Barbara Seals Nevergold and electing former Buffalo Sabres managing partner Larry Quinn and Patricia Bowers Pierce.

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Focus on Education
11:28 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Charter school to occupy former Holy Angels building

Credit File photo

A North Buffalo educational institution will find new life as the Charter School of Applied Technologies takes over the building that once housed the former Holy Angels Academy.

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Local
8:26 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Press Pass: Buffalo School Board elections

Business First reporter Jim Fink joins Jay Moran for Press Pass.
Credit WBFO News file photo

"This is the election of the year," said Jim Fink of Business First, referring to the May 6 Buffalo School Board elections. During WBFO's Press Pass, Fink called the elections "a defining moment for Buffalo."

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