Jay Moran

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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.

Listen to WBFO's Jay Moran speaking with Tovah Feldshuh in our studio's about her performance as Golda Meir, the former Prime Minister of Israel, on stage now at 710 Main in downtown Buffalo.

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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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Local
9:44 am
Thu April 24, 2014

UB symposium recalls genocide in Rwanda

The late Alison Des Forges was considered an expert on the genocide in Rwanda.

An impressive gathering of local and world-renowned speakers have made their way to the University at Buffalo's North Campus today for an international symposium, "The Rwandan Genocide: Twenty Years Later." The event was organized by the Alison Des Forges Memorial Committee.

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Local
8:46 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Dyngus Day celebration comes to downtown Buffalo

Retired Judge Ann Mikoll has been presiding over Dyngus Day celebrations for 54 years.
Credit Photo courtesy of WNED's Eileen Elibol

Buffalo's evolving love affair with Dyngus Day is a story in itself, with more celebrations emerging each year at bars, halls and restaurants throughout the area. This year, a Dyngus Day celebration that dates back over 50 years will be moving to a downtown location for the first time.

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Local
8:53 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Bisons open the 2014 baseball season today

Sunshine bathed Coca-Cola Field just hours before the first pitch of the 2014 season.
Credit Photo courtesy of Ben Wagner

The Buffalo Bisons begin another season of baseball at Coca-Cola Field. At the ballpark early this morning,  team announcer Ben Wagner told WBFO News, "Everything is getting a thumbs up  and we are ready for baseball!"

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Local
7:58 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Press Pass: The future of the Bills, downtown developments

WBFO's Jay Moran is joined each month by Business First reporter Jim Fink on Press Pass.

In the days since the death of Ralph Wilson, speculation has mounted regarding the future of the Buffalo Bills. "Everybody take a step back," says Jim Fink of Business First. On WBFO's Press Pass, Fink shares his views on what to expect for the Buffalo Bills.

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Environment
10:45 am
Tue March 11, 2014

'Story of Stuff' creator speaking in Buffalo tonight

Environmentalist Annie Leonard is speaking tonight at UB.
Credit storyofstuff.org

Environmental activist Annie Leonard, who created the popular animated documentary "The Story of Stuff," brings her message of sustainability to Buffalo Tuesday night. 

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Local
5:11 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Wildlife journalist carries message to Buffalo

Photojournalist Paul Nicklen often goes to extremes to report on his wildlife subjects.
Credit Photo courtesy of Paul Nicklen.org

The National Geographic Live series comes to the stage at Buffalo's Kleinhans Music Hall Tuesday evening at 7:30. with wildlife photographer Paul Nicklen sharing the images he has gathered through years of close natural encounters in some of the most extreme habitats around the globe.

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Local
9:55 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Press Pass: School Board elections drawing many candidates

Larry Quinn announcing his run for school board.
Credit WBFO News photo by Mike Desmond

Former Buffalo Sabres Managing Partner Larry Quinn announced last week that he will run for the Buffalo School Board, adding to the expanding list of candidates for three at-large seats. "It's a snapshot of the growing frustration" with Buffalo schools, says Jim Fink of Business First.

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Local
5:00 am
Thu February 13, 2014

On 5th anniversary, some 3407 families ready to turn the page

Flight 3407 family members.
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

The Families of Continental Flight 3407 invited Western New Yorkers to join them in Clarence Center Wednesday  night as they mark the fifth anniversary of the 2009 crash that claimed 51 lives.

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Business
5:46 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Higgins tops list of region's movers and shakers

Credit bizjournals.com/buffalo

Business First is out with its list of the most influential people in Western New York. Rep. Brian Higgins tops this year's Power 250 list.

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Local
9:55 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Press Pass: The future of One Seneca Tower

The future of the former HSBC Tower is still a question mark
Credit File photo

While the name has changed from HSBC Tower to One Seneca Tower, the vacancy problems continue for the city's tallest building. That topic was addressed during WBFO's Press Pass with Jim Fink of Business First.

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Local
11:36 am
Mon January 13, 2014

McCarthy: Gabryszak exit leaves district unrepresented in Assembly

Gabryszak's former Assembly desk in Albany, NY.
Credit WBFO News photo by Karen DeWitt

From initial public allegations to Sunday's resignation, the story of Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak's fall from public office covered less than a month.

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