Making Buffalo Home is a WNED|WBFO multi-year project looking at the impact immigrants and refugees are having in our community. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports, a local company is not only employing refugees, it's also helping them learn English.
Habiba Mohamed was born in a refugee camp in Kenya to parents from Somalia. She nows lives in Buffalo and is excited to record her family's story at the StoryCorps Buffalo mobile tour stop. Mohamed was among a studio full of people who attended a special StoryCorps listening event Thursday night at WNED|WBFO.
They came from more than two dozen nations around the world. Following a Thursday morning ceremony at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, 53 people are now officially citizens of the United States of America.
Upstate New York cities take in around 90% of all current refugee resettlements in the state. All this week, The Innovation Trail is taking a look at how that diverse population has weaved its way into the region’s changing economy.
The third annual TEDxBuffalo conference attracted more than 350 people this year. The event is modeled on the global Technology, Entertainment, Design conference format, but focused on issues relevant to Buffalo.