The Buffalo Zoo provides our local community with is an educational opportunity to learn about wild animals and reptiles, their habitats and how they live. But for one University at Buffalo student -- she's been given a special chance to monitor the polar bears behavior up close.
The month of November has been declared Native American Month, a time set aside to recognize the significant contributions of America's first citizens. But as WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports, one local Native American says it is not enough in dealing with the current struggles of those living on native territories.
Since 2004, upstate New York has taken 90 percent of all refugee resettlements in the state. This is the first part of the Innovation Trail reporting series looking at how upstate New York's refugee population is influencing the region's economy.
Niagara University welcomed the fifth annual Friendship Dinner of Buffalo's Turkish Cultural Center to the Castellani Art Museum Monday night, with a theme of Embracing the World through Education and Service.
A Buffalo State graduate student's work is part of a special exhibit opening Friday night at the Steel Plant Museum of Western New York. The project is in honor of the former Bethlehem Steel Administration Building in Lackawanna, which was recently torn down.
Stories of Buffalo's Italian-Americans will be revealed this weekend when a brand new film premiers. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley met with one of the writer and producers of the film, Joey Giambra of Buffalo, to discuss the creation of "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow".
Travel down some of Buffalo's streets these day and you're likely to find brightly colored murals on building facades. It's all part of what Buffalo Spree editor Elizabeth Licata says is "the year of the mural." She joins WBFO's Mark Scott on this week's Press Pass to talk about public art.
For more than 100 years, studying the writings of poet Emily Dickinson involved combing through books, poems, manuscripts and letters. That has all changed with a new scholarly collaboration between some of the world's great academic institutions.
Two pioneers of their respective professions died in recent days -- one a photographer, the other a sportscaster. Photographer Ettore Porreca and sportscaster Bill Mazer are being remembered for their remarkable careers.
Improving opportunities for girls living in a remote village in northern Tanzania is the goal of the Girls Education Collaborative. A fundraising event by the local organization will be held this Friday. WBFO's Eileen Buckley spoke with the collaborative's executive director about working to educate girls living in a Tanzanian faith-based community.
The popularity of food trucks in Buffalo continues to be a big draw. The co-owner of Lloyd Taco Trucks has reached into the local immigrant and refugee population for new employees. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says Lloyd's hired some employees who come from Burmese.
The Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State is preparing for a permanent -- outside installation called the Front Yard. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley was at the site as crews prepared to erect 28-foot stainless steel towers.
In the last 20 years, Dunkirk native and Fredonia State College graduate Wendy Corsi Staub has written 80-books. Her most recent is a look at social media set in the Southtowns. It's called "The Good Sister". WBFO's Mike Desmond recently met with Corsi Staub about her book and writing career.
The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame inducts the Class of 2013 Thursday evening at the Tralf Music Hall downtown. Among the inductees is former WBFO Blues host Jim Santella, who is being honored with the Media Award. WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked with Santella about the honor.
A collaboration and celebration of artwork and artists will be sprinkled throughout Buffalo through November. The exhibition "My Future Ex" focuses on temporary relationships between people, materials and places.
The October issue of Buffalo Spree features a look at Western New York writers. The magazine's editor, Elizabeth Licata, says the Internet has opened up new opportunities for writers. She joins WBFO's Mark Scott on this week's Press Pass.
What began as author Dave Dyer's search for a member of his own family turned into a hunt for more information about a forgotten local business scandal. In his book "Steel's: A Forgotten Stock Market Scandal from the 1920". Dyer explores the history of the L.R. Steel Company -- once a prominent booming local enterprise. WBFO'S Mike Desmond spoke with Dyer about his book.
The Peacemaker is extending its stay at Buffalo’s Canalside. The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) said the tall ship will remain at the city’s waterfront in downtown Buffalo through the weekend and additional tours will be offered.
One of Buffalo's famed mansion's is turning 100 years old. The Clement Mansion houses the American Red Cross headquarters on Delaware Avenue. WBFO's Eileen Buckley says a centennial celebration is planned for September 21 & 22.
September 11, 2013 marks the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and a flight that crashed in Pennsylvania. Here in Western New York -- several ceremonies and events were held. Outside the American Red Cross building on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo flags have been placed across the lawn.