WBFO http://news.wbfo.org en Buffalo teen lives out dream to be a chef http://news.wbfo.org/post/buffalo-teen-lives-out-dream-be-chef <p>A Buffalo student suffering from severe juvenile arthritis had a chance to live out her dream of becoming a chef.&nbsp; In this Focus on Education report WBFO'S Eileen Buckley learns that despite a difficult disease, the teenage girl recently graduated from School 89 in Buffalo and is now ready to enter Hutch Tech as a freshman this fall.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:11:50 +0000 Eileen Buckley 43932 at http://news.wbfo.org Buffalo teen lives out dream to be a chef Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes You Just Drive One http://news.wbfo.org/post/sometimes-you-feel-nut-sometimes-you-just-drive-one Three recent college graduates are getting paid to take a road trip. The one catch? They have to drive a giant peanut while they do it.<p>The giant Nutmobile is part of a brand campaign by Planters, the snack food company. They've hired the grads as brand ambassadors to drive it around the country. After all, it takes teamwork to maneuver a 27-foot-long, yellow peanut in shopping mall parking lots. But if you think handling the vehicle sounds tough, there's more.<p>"Today, I get to walk in the shoes of a 98-year-old American icon," says Megan Kreuger, one of the Nutmobile's drivers. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:39:00 +0000 editor 43931 at http://news.wbfo.org Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes You Just Drive One Buffalo developing new plan for bikes http://news.wbfo.org/post/buffalo-developing-new-plan-bikes-2 <p>The last time City Hall put together a master plan for cycling in Buffalo was in 1998. A kickoff meeting to develop a new plan is set for tonight at 6 at 640 Ellicott Street. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:14:49 +0000 Mike Desmond 43930 at http://news.wbfo.org Buffalo developing new plan for bikes Astorino blasts Cuomo over ethics investigation http://news.wbfo.org/post/astorino-blasts-cuomo-over-ethics-investigation <p>Governor Cuomo's handling of his Moreland Act commission is providing ammunition for his Republican opponent, Rob Astorino. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:35:41 +0000 Mike Desmond 43926 at http://news.wbfo.org Astorino blasts Cuomo over ethics investigation For Iraqis In Crisis, Dividing The Country Seems A Poor Solution http://news.wbfo.org/post/iraqis-crisis-dividing-country-seems-poor-solution The muscular farmer sits in the basement kindergarten of the church, perched on a tiny chair intended for a child. He and his family are spending the holiday here, after being forced to flee from extremists.<p>"Our village is more than 300 years old," Ahmed Ali says of Shreikhan, near Mosul, "and we never had any such problems."<p>For most Muslims around the world, Eid is a time for gifts, feasts and visiting relatives. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:26:00 +0000 Alice Fordham 43925 at http://news.wbfo.org For Iraqis In Crisis, Dividing The Country Seems A Poor Solution N.H. Promises To Let D.C. Residents Buy Booze There http://news.wbfo.org/post/nh-promises-let-dc-residents-buy-booze-there <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=N.H.+Promises+To+Let+D.C.+Residents+Buy+Booze+There&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAwODM4NDIzMDEzMjM4NzEyMDkwNThkNQ004)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:25:00 +0000 editor 43924 at http://news.wbfo.org Venezuelans Celebrate Chavez With A Focus On His Handwriting http://news.wbfo.org/post/venezuelans-celebrate-chavez-focus-his-handwriting <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Venezuelans+Celebrate+Chavez+With+A+Focus+On+His+Handwriting&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4OTAxNzAzMDEzMjc0MTc2MzA5ZDZlMw004)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:35:00 +0000 editor 43923 at http://news.wbfo.org What Ray Rice's 2-Game Suspension For Assault Says About The NFL http://news.wbfo.org/post/what-ray-rices-2-game-suspension-assault-says-about-nfl <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=What+Ray+Rice%27s+2-Game+Suspension+For+Assault+Says+About+The+NFL&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:56:00 +0000 editor 43922 at http://news.wbfo.org On NASA's Birthday, Mars Rover Sets A Mileage Record http://news.wbfo.org/post/nasas-birthday-mars-rover-sets-mileage-record <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=On+NASA%27s+Birthday%2C+Mars+Rover+Sets+A+Mileage+Record&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNzgwMzIyMDEyMTQ4NzkxNDM0OWYxYg004)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:56:00 +0000 editor 43920 at http://news.wbfo.org Crews Are Containing Western Wildfires, But More Bad Weather's Ahead http://news.wbfo.org/post/crews-are-containing-western-wildfires-more-bad-weathers-ahead <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Crews+Are+Containing+Western+Wildfires%2C+But+More+Bad+Weather%27s+Ahead&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjcyMDE0MDEyNzUzOTU1NTMzNmE5NQ010)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:55:00 +0000 Nathan Rott 43921 at http://news.wbfo.org LA Judge Rules Sale Of Clippers Can Move Ahead http://news.wbfo.org/post/la-judge-rules-sale-clippers-can-move-ahead A Los Angeles judge has issued a preliminary ruling against embattled LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. The judge decided that Sterling's wife, Shelly, was within her rights to agree to an earlier $2 billion sale of the team. Dan Woike has been reporting on the story for the <em>Los Angeles Register</em>. He speaks with Audie Cornish about the ruling. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:55:00 +0000 editor 43919 at http://news.wbfo.org Margot Adler, A Venerable And Beloved NPR Voice, Passes At 68 http://news.wbfo.org/post/margot-adler-venerable-and-beloved-npr-voice-passes-68 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Margot+Adler%2C+A+Venerable+And+Beloved+NPR+Voice%2C+Passes+At+68&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Longtime NPR correspondent and author Margot Adler has died at the age of 68. Margot had received treatment for endometrial cancer, but the cancer had spread. She leaves behind a son and a legacy of stories she pursued the irrepressible curiosity and delight. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 43918 at http://news.wbfo.org It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks http://news.wbfo.org/post/its-boom-times-pop-shops-mobile-shopping-clicks Fast-rising mobile technology is making buying stuff with a tap of an app easier than ever, and shifting the way we shop. What were once permanent, brick-and-mortar stores, where shoppers look at items in a physical space, are now often pop-ups first — shops that last for a limited time only.<p>Pop-up shops are temporary retail spaces that spring up in unused premises. Leases can last as short as a single day, when brands use the spaces for a promotional event instead of testing out a market.<p>"As long as they can change it back, they can do whatever they want," says Joe LaPadula. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:56:00 +0000 Elise Hu 43915 at http://news.wbfo.org It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks In Colo., An Effort To Ease Court Confusion Over Same-Sex Marriage http://news.wbfo.org/post/colo-effort-ease-court-confusion-over-same-sex-marriage The Colorado attorney general has asked the state's Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages. As Colorado Public Radio's Megan Verlee reports, he's trying to have the matter both ways — dropping his opposition to lawsuits against the state's gay marriage ban, while still pushing the courts to continue enforcing it. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 Colorado Public Radio. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:27:00 +0000 editor 43916 at http://news.wbfo.org After 5 Weeks Of Haggling, Congress Inks Bipartisan VA Bill http://news.wbfo.org/post/after-5-weeks-haggling-congress-inks-bipartisan-va-bill <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=After+5+Weeks+Of+Haggling%2C+Congress+Inks+Bipartisan+VA+Bill&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:25:00 +0000 Quil Lawrence 43917 at http://news.wbfo.org From 'Star Trek' To LGBT Spokesman, What It Takes 'To Be Takei' http://news.wbfo.org/post/star-trek-lgbt-spokesman-what-it-takes-be-takei Many fans know George Takei from his role as Mr. Sulu on the 1960s show <em>Star Trek</em>. But in the past decade, he has drawn followers who admire him because of who he is — not just who he has played. Now, the new documentary <a href="http://tobetakei.com/">To Be Takei</a> may interest more people in Takei's life.<p>Takei's personal story offers insights into a couple of key chapters of American political and cultural history.<p>After Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, Takei and his family were among the 127,000 Americans of Japanese descent forced into internment camps. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:44:00 +0000 editor 43913 at http://news.wbfo.org From 'Star Trek' To LGBT Spokesman, What It Takes 'To Be Takei' Jenny Lewis' 'The Voyager' Is An Album To Spend Time With http://news.wbfo.org/post/jenny-lewis-voyager-album-spend-time <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Jenny+Lewis%27+%27The+Voyager%27+Is+An+Album+To+Spend+Time+With&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>TERRY GROSS, HOST: <p>This is FRESH AIR. Our rock critic Ken Tucker has a review of the new album by Jenny Lewis called "The Voyager." Lewis began her career as a child actress. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:30:00 +0000 Ken Tucker 43914 at http://news.wbfo.org Cuomo says he didn't interfere with corruption panel http://news.wbfo.org/post/cuomo-says-he-didnt-interfere-corruption-panel <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo fielded questions for the first time Monday about alleged interference with the Moreland Commission, an ethics panel he created in July 2013 and shut down earlier this year. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:25:06 +0000 Chris Caya & Omar Fetouh 43911 at http://news.wbfo.org Cuomo says he didn't interfere with corruption panel In Times Of Transition, Get Practical About Your Finances http://news.wbfo.org/post/times-transition-get-practical-about-your-finances <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=In+Times+Of+Transition%2C+Get+Practical+About+Your+Finances+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Now we're going to talk about matters of personal finance as we have mentioned, this is the last week of our program and that means many of us are finding ourselves in transition. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:22:00 +0000 editor 43910 at http://news.wbfo.org Iyanla Vanzant: Clarity, Forgiveness Key To Tackling Big Transitions http://news.wbfo.org/post/iyanla-vanzant-clarity-forgiveness-key-tackling-big-transitions <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Iyanla+Vanzant%3A+Clarity%2C+Forgiveness+Key+To+Tackling+Big+Transitions&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. As we begin our final week on the air, we are checking in with some of our favorite guests who've been on during the past seven years, and one of them is Iyanla Vanzant. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:22:00 +0000 editor 43909 at http://news.wbfo.org NPR CEO Appreciates The Unique Sound Of Future's 'Look Ahead' http://news.wbfo.org/post/npr-ceo-appreciates-unique-sound-futures-look-ahead <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=NPR+CEO+Appreciates+The+Unique+Sound+Of+Future%27s+%27Look+Ahead%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Finally today it's time for the regular feature we call in Your Ear. These past few weeks we've been bringing you the favorite music of members of the TELL ME MORE team. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:22:00 +0000 editor 43908 at http://news.wbfo.org Press Pass: Mandatory kindergarten & 'Vision Plan' for Buffalo schools http://news.wbfo.org/post/press-pass-mandatory-kindergarten-vision-plan-buffalo-schools <p>Starting this fall, kindergarten will be mandatory for Buffalo Public School children. It's among the many education issues the city school district is tackling under new leadership. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:48:00 +0000 Eileen Buckley & Tiffany Lankes 43833 at http://news.wbfo.org Press Pass: Mandatory kindergarten & 'Vision Plan' for Buffalo schools Chautauqua Preview: Brazil -- Rising Superpower http://news.wbfo.org/post/chautauqua-preview-brazil-rising-superpower <p>In a summer when Brazil took center stage as host of soccer's World Cup, South America's largest country is receiving a week's worth of attention at the Chautauqua Institution.&nbsp; WBFO's Mark Scott reports on "Brazil: Rising Superpower" in this week's Chautauqua Preview. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:47:59 +0000 Mark Scott 43846 at http://news.wbfo.org Chautauqua Preview: Brazil -- Rising Superpower Canalside hosts "The Story of Buffalo" http://news.wbfo.org/post/canalside-hosts-story-buffalo <p>Two centuries ago, Buffalo began to develop around the Commercial Slip and the mouth of the Buffalo River. That origin is being explored in a play being staged in the same area at Canalside.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:47:11 +0000 Mike Desmond 43907 at http://news.wbfo.org Canalside hosts "The Story of Buffalo" The Ice Cream Sandwich That Wouldn't Melt http://news.wbfo.org/post/ice-cream-sandwich-wouldnt-melt <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=The+Ice+Cream+Sandwich+That+Wouldn%27t+Melt&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMDgzMzYwMDEyOTc4NzE4NzJkZTAzYw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And our last word in Business Today is indestructible ice cream. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:12:00 +0000 editor 43905 at http://news.wbfo.org New disability signs replace outdated image, language http://news.wbfo.org/post/new-disability-signs-replace-outdated-image-language <p>Nearly 24 years after the singing of the national Americans with Disabilities Act, a new law updating accessibility signage has been enacted in New York state. Advocates say its just the first step towards improving the lives of people with disabilities. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:52:49 +0000 Chris Caya 43903 at http://news.wbfo.org New disability signs replace outdated image, language Crews continue cleanup of Commercial Slip debris http://news.wbfo.org/post/crews-continue-cleanup-commercial-slip-debris <p>Visitors to the Commercial Slip at Canalside can look into the slip and see floating logs and branches and boards and timbers floating. It's part of a constant battle between maintenance crews and Mother Nature. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:37:40 +0000 Mike Desmond 43906 at http://news.wbfo.org Crews continue cleanup of Commercial Slip debris Crowds flock to annual Garden Walk http://news.wbfo.org/post/crowds-flock-annual-garden-walk <p>The colors exploded far beyond just plain green over the weekend, as crowds filled the West Side for the 20th annual Garden Walk Buffalo. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:25:05 +0000 Mike Desmond 43904 at http://news.wbfo.org Crowds flock to annual Garden Walk Israelis Broadly Support Military's Operation In Gaza http://news.wbfo.org/post/israelis-broadly-support-militarys-operation-gaza <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Israelis+Broadly+Support+Military%27s+Operation+In+Gaza&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMDgzMzYwMDEyOTc4NzE4NzJkZTAzYw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>The U.N. Security Council overnight called for an immediate, unconditional, humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:09:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 43902 at http://news.wbfo.org Calif. Gets A Lesson In Succession: 4 Governors In 4 Days http://news.wbfo.org/post/calif-gets-lesson-succession-4-governors-4-days <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Calif.+Gets+A+Lesson+In+Succession%3A+4+Governors+In+4+Days&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Californians are getting a lesson in succession as the state gets four governors in four days. Governor Jerry Brown headed for Mexico yesterday on a trade mission. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:09:00 +0000 editor 43901 at http://news.wbfo.org