Jay Moran

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Sports
7:36 am
Mon November 10, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': A rough game for Bills fans

Buffalo Bills
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The Buffalo Bills 17-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs leaves the Bills in a very difficult position when it comes to the playoffs. 


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Politics
9:05 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Election 2014: Bob McCarthy offers insight into last night's results

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The 2014 Election is in the books.  WBFO's Jay Moran talked with Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy about the winners, losers and what to expect going forward.


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Politics
8:15 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Political insight into Election 2014

Election Day 2014 will bring an end to several heated contests here in Western New York and across the state.  Political Analyst Michael Haselswerdt looks at the governor's race and the battle over the 60th State Senate Seat among other challenges.

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Sports
8:42 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Matt Sabuda tackles stadium issue in "Beyond the Playbook"

Buffalo Bills
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Football Analyst Matt Sabuda took advantage of the Bills' bye week to discuss the issue of a new stadium and why the Bills need to change their "culture" to be successful.

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Sports
8:35 am
Fri October 31, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook' examines the second half of the Bills season

"Beyond the Playbook"
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The Buffalo Bills are 5-3 halfway through the season as they hit their bye week. WBFO's Jay Moran and commentator Matt Sabuda look ahead at what the team needs to do as they head into the second half of the season in this week's "Beyond the Playbook."

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Sports
7:00 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Local college hoops teams pay tribute to Buffalo Braves

With Columbia blue as the main color, Canisius College will wear uniforms that resemble the uniforms worn by the Buffalo Braves for road games from 1973-1978.
Credit photo courtesy Matt Lozar, Canisius College

Plans were announced Wednesday for the first Big 4 Basketball Classic on Saturday, November 29, at First Niagara Center. Planners may have scored with fans by designing special throwback uniforms that feature the colors of the Buffalo Braves.

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Sports
7:33 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Beyond the Playbook: Bills win final game under Wilson ownership

A big week for the Buffalo Bills, coming off a win over the lions yesterday and heading into the NFL ownership vote Wednesday.  WBFO's Jay Moran goes "Beyond the Playbook" with Matt Sabuda:


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Politics
5:45 am
Wed October 1, 2014

McCarthy: Perry brings key support to Astorino

An appearance by Texas Governor Rick Perry in Buffalo provided a boost to a Tuesday fundraiser for Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate in the New York gubernatorial race. "This is a significant event that took place here," said Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy during a conversation today on WBFO.

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Science/Technology
6:39 am
Mon September 29, 2014

WNY native plays lead role in Mars mission

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David Mitchell, a 1980 graduate of St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, serves as NASA's lead project manager for  the MAVEN mission, which recently made its way into an orbit around Mars. Mitchell took time last week to share some insights with WBFO News.

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Sports
7:42 am
Fri September 26, 2014

'Beyond the Playbook': Bills connect with the Texans

The Buffalo Bills visit the Houston Texans Sunday, with both teams sporting 2-1 records. As Matt Sabuda points out in WBFO's "Beyond the Playbook," some other remarkable connections exist, including an unusually close relationship between the head coaches.

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Health
8:15 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Bills, Independent Health issue community wellness challenge

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The Buffalo Bills and Independent Health have teamed up for an initiative that challenges Western New Yorkers to adopt healthier lifestyles.

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Local
5:47 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Buffalo Humanities Festival begins Friday

The first Buffalo Humanities Festival runs this Friday and Saturday with an impressive, long list of events at the Albright-Knox, Buffalo State College and the Burchfield Penney.

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Press Pass
8:03 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Press Pass: Regional retail wars

Jim Fink of Business First joins WBFO each month for "Press Pass."

Bass Pro is finally making its way to the region, though not in downtown Buffalo. In WBFO's "Press Pass," Jim Fink of Business First says the outdoor retailer will locate in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It's one of many local moves  in what is becoming an active retail sector.

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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

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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

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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.
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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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