Jay Moran

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10:39 am
Fri August 23, 2013

'Motion Picture' showing this weekend at Silo City

Silo City event in Buffalo
Credit WBFO News photos provided William J. Ingalls

Much of Buffalo, it seems, is falling in love with its grain elevators. That passion will be on display again  this weekend at Silo City when Torn Space Theater presents its performance installation "Motion Picture."

A preview of "Motion Picture," the performance installation produced for Silo City by Torn Space Theater.

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Local
6:00 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Student scientists spend summer researching in Buffalo

Maidelisse Olivieri-Betancourt, right, researched for UB' SURE Program. She lives in Puerto Rico.
Credit Dr. Terry Connell, UB

Once again, students from across North America worked through the summer months conducting research in Buffalo biomedical labs. In early August, their work was displayed for review at Biomedical Research Day.

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Local
12:40 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Walk strides to raise food allergy awareness

EpiPen used for sever allergic reactions
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

It is believed one in 13 children has a food allergy, a ratio that is on the rise. The FARE Walk for Food Allergy at Delaware Park on Saturday morning is looking to raise awareness to the problem.  

WBFO's Jay Moran reports on the walk for food allergies.

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Local
9:22 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Park picnic honors late actor, benefits the arts

Neil E. Garvey
Credit Photo from Neil E. Garvey Foundation for the Arts Website

Organizers are hoping a for a repeat success at the second annual "A Midsummer Night's Picnic," the Friday event at Delaware Park that benefits the Neil E. Garvey Foundation for the Arts.

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Art/Theater
9:38 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Saul Elkin reflects on Shakespeare in Delaware Park

Saul Elkin in Shakespeare in Delaware Park.
Credit Photo from Shakespeare in Delaware Park Website

Shakespeare in Delaware Park continues its 38th season Friday evening when "Measure for Measure" opens at 7:30 p.m. It is the second production of the season, following the presentation of "Hamlet," which brought large crowds to the park.  WBFO's Jay Moran sat down with Saul Elkin, Founder and Artistic Director of Shakespeare in Delaware Park, to talk about the productions and the history of the summer tradition.

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Local
9:17 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Press Pass: Planting the seeds for a new convention center

WBFO's Jay Moran and Business First's Jim Fink
Credit File photo

With the current Buffalo Niagara Convention Center approaching its fourth decade of operation, a move is afoot to improve, or perhaps replace, the aging facility.  In WBFO's Press Pass, Jim Fink of Business First says the upgrade has been a priority for County Executive Mark Poloncarz.

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Local
1:21 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

New movie 'Copperhead' features work of local screenwriter

Director Ron Maxwell, producer Susan Bishop and screenwriter Bill Kauffman teamed to make "Copperhead."
Credit phot from film website

While Western New York has enjoyed several connections to the film industry, Friday's national release of the film "Copperhead" surely will be the first time a movie features a screenplay from a resident of the Genesee County town of Elba.

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Education
10:04 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Could Buffalo voters decide future city school budgets?

Buffalo Board of Education voting in May 2013 on the school district budget
Credit WBFO News file photo

State Senator Mark Grisanti says he hopes to spark change in the Buffalo School District at a critical time. On Tuesday, the Senate passed a bill, introduced by Grisanti, that would allow city residents to vote on the school budget.

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School Budgets
11:32 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Clarence voters reject budget, so do voters in handful of districts

Voters in six area school districts rejected spending plans on Tuesday.  The margin of defeat was decisive in Clarence where 58-percent voted against a plan to increase taxes by nearly ten percent.

WBFO'S Jay Moran interviews Tim Kremer, Executive Director of the New York State School Boards Association for a review of school district voting.

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Politics
11:49 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Buffalo mayor's race expected to widen

Though most consider Bernie Tolbert an underdog in the race for Buffalo mayor, Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy believes the former FBI agent brings some solid credentials to the campaign.

WBFO'S Jay Moran & Buffalo News political reporter Bob McCarthy discuss mayoral race.

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Politics
9:23 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Brown hails achievements as another contender eyes mayoral race

Bernie Tolbert stands with President Obama
Credit Photo from Bernie Tolbert's Facebook page

Though he has yet to officially announce his candidacy in Buffalo's mayoral race, Bernie Tolbert is generating waves of reaction on the local political scene. 

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Local
2:02 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Plans for new Niagara Falls rail station chugging along

The new International Railway Station would replace the current Amtrak station at the corner of 27th Street and Lockport Road.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

The Niagara Falls City Council has approved the next step in the $25 million plan to construct an International Railway Station.

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Local
10:29 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Event examines ACA's impact on med students

Dr. Phil Glick
Credit Photo from Glick's Twitter page

When Dr. Philip Glick gathers for early morning Grand Rounds Thursday, he will be engaging with UB medical students, residents, faculty and practicing physicians. But they won't be reviewing the particular ailments of a current patient, or the latest health science research. Instead, they will examine the Affordable Care Act. 

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Local
7:18 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Press Pass: WNY's most influential people

Carl Paladino
WBFO News file photo

Business First created a buzz when it placed developer Carl Paladino at the top of its list of the area's most influential people. In this week's Press Pass, Jim Fink provides background into how his magazine compiled the list. 

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Politics
10:13 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Collins says Obama missed mark on economy

President Obama's State of the Union

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Address Tuesday night to the nation.  But republicans are not completely embracing his proposals. 

WBFO'S Jay Moran talks with Republican Congressman Chris Collins

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Local
10:29 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Former Vatican representative discusses Benedict's resignation

Father George Coyne
Credit Wikimedia Commons

With 20 years as the director of the Vatican Observatory and as a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Father George Coyne offers a personal understanding of Pope Benedict and his surprise resignation.

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Local
4:16 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

DOT official says examination of Skyway removal underway

Credit File photo

It appears that Albany is listening to local calls for the removal of the Skyway.

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Local
9:51 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Wintry mix slows morning commute

Freezing rain covered roads across metro Buffalo Monday
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A warm front brought a mix of snow, freezing rain and rain into Western New York early Monday morning making the commute to work and school slow and slick.

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Local
11:12 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Ice wine in the making

Harvesting grapes for ice wine demands that pickers await the coldest weather before taking to the vineyards. With that standard in view, a mostly volunteer crew of 15 assembled before dawn this morning to begin gathering nearly four tons of grapes from an Orleans County field.

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Local
9:54 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Coldest temperatures in three years

Temperature reading Tuesday morning in Buffalo
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Western New York's winter weather appears ready to live up to its severe reputation over the coming days. 

WBFO's Jay Moran talks with Bill Hibbert, Meteorologist at the National Weather Service

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Local
9:57 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Brown builds campaign treasury

Byron Brown's Mayoral win
WBFO News file photo

With an Albany fundraiser this week adding to his million dollar campaign treasury, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown appears ready to run for a third term in November.

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Local
10:53 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Diamond shoppers increasingly seeking "ethical" gems

From coffee to clothing, "Fair Trade" shopping offers consumers a chance to make a difference with their purchases. That practice also includes an expensive luxury item.

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Local
10:16 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Holiday Guys return to MusicalFare

Holiday Guys
Photo from MusicalFare Theatre

A scan of December theater listings serves as a reminder of the holiday season. MusicalFare Theatre offers a unique seasonal show, "The Holiday Guys in Happy Merry Hanu-Mas."

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Local
8:31 am
Wed November 28, 2012

UB professor examines Madoff scandal

By perpetuating the largest financial fraud in American history, the name Bernie Madoff has become synonymous with the term Ponzi scheme. Along with a handful of co-conspirators, Madoff stole an estimated $18 billion from individuals and entities who believed their money was legitimately invested.

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Local
12:15 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Health advocacy group says local chicken is tainted

A new billboard near the intersection of Southwestern Boulevard and McKinley Parkway is warning consumers about the cleanliness of the chicken they eat.

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Local
10:32 am
Mon November 26, 2012

BBB warns: watch for Cyber Monday scams

Cyber Monday
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Today is Cyber Monday, the day analysts believe will be the busiest online shopping day of the year.  Over $1 billion in online sales are expected as workers return to their computers from the long holiday weekend.

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Local
11:23 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Thousands gather for 117th annual Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot winners Jacklyn Rzepecki from Rochester, MI (28:17) and Jed Christiansen from Greenville, PA (24:01)
Credit Kathy Romanowksi/YMCA

For most, the 117th annual Turkey Trot was not a race. While some challenged at the front of the pack along the eight kilometer course, the majority moved down Delaware Avenue at a much slower pace.

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Local
8:54 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Press Pass looks at the Skyway and Fort Erie

Jay Moran & Business First reporter Jim Fink
WBFO News file photo

Add Jim Fink of Business First to the growing list of those calling for removal of the Skyway from the Buffalo waterfront.

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Politics
9:22 am
Wed October 17, 2012

McCarthy gives high grades to Hochul-Collins debate

A veteran of many panels at area political debates, Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy believes Tuesday night's debate between Kathy Hochul and Chris Collins was one of the best he has witnessed.

McCarthy was among the panelists at the studios of WNED-TV who posed questions to the candidates in the race for the 27th Congressional district.

As McCarthy sees it, both candidates were very clear in their positions and avoided many of the platitudes that bring little value to political discussions.

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Local
11:48 am
Wed October 10, 2012

McCarthy traces the money in 27th Congressional race

In his weekly Morning Edition conversation with WBFO News, Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy said nearly $2 million in outside money has flooded into the district and onto the airwaves in the form of political ads.

"Some of these groups are not obliged to report their contributors," McCarthy said. "It opens up a whole new world for money in politics."

While many outside observers are crying foul over the emerging practice, insiders feel otherwise.

"As far as those people (political campaigns) are concerned, it's good."

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