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With Western New York still in the grasp of the coronavirus pandemic, a newly-resettled refugee family is getting into the spirit of the City of Good Neighbors. For Buffalo Toronto Public Media’s Making Buffalo Home initiative, WBFO’s Kyle Mackie reports on how an Afghan couple sparked a business venture that’s making face masks and generating income for refugee women.

What is Buffalo Toronto Public Media?

Feb 4, 2020

As you browse our websites, you may have noticed a new look and name today for the stations we operate. 


Dealing with mental illness at a young age comes with many challenges. One of them can sometimes be getting parents on board to help receive treatment. That was one of several topics of discussion on WNED—WBFO’s Facebook live event Thursday night titled ‘Living with Mental Illness at 22’.

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It's Kid Fest weekend at the WNED studios downtown. Day two hours are noon to 4:00pm.

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You have probably heard us explaining the future of public broadcasting is uncertain with the threat of federal funding cuts. The PBS Board of Directors is meeting Friday in Buffalo. WBFO Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley spoke with Paula Kerger, president and CEO of PBS, about the state of public broadcasting.  

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Sunday wrapped up the second and final day of this year's WNED-TV’s KidFest. Children had the opportunity to meet famous PBS Kids characters like Clifford the Big Red Dog, Super Why, Arthur and other favorites as well as enter contests and win prizes. The event also featured a giant green screen in the WNED studio where kids could hop into episodes of their favorite PBS Kids shows.

WNED to launch 24/7 PBS Kids channel

Jan 25, 2017
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WNED-TV will launch a new 24-hour PBS Kids channel and live stream Monday, January 30. WBFO Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says the educational programs will help low-income families across the region who cannot afford to send children to preschool.  

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Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly and his family have made no secret that their religious faith has helped them deal with his cancer diagnosis and other challenges, but most importantly, it helped them deal with their son Hunter's struggle with and ultimate death from Krabbe Disease.

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Ahead of the gubernatorial debates, protestors gathered outside of the WBFO-WNED studios.  The crowd was heavy with ant-fracking, pro-clean energy mantras, and just as weighted with chants for Second Amendment rights – those mostly aimed at Governor Cuomo.

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Before the gubernatorial candidates started volleying debate points, citizens were volleying protest slogans.  Outside of the WBFO-WNED studios, shouts for second amendment rights – mostly aimed at Governor Cuomo – were just as loud as chants against fracking for natural gas.

Bill Raffel, a music host on WNED 94.5FM and a communications professor at Buffalo State, died Monday (October 13, 2014) after a lengthy illness.  He was 47.

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The final design plan for Buffalo's Outer Harbor should be ready in about a month. The next step will focus on how to pay for the plan.

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Planners are closer to a final design for Buffalo's Outer Harbor. A Wednesday night meeting at the WNED studios gave the public a glimpse of what to expect.

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Details have been released about an education forum in Buffalo with State Education Commissioner John King and Regents Chancellor Emeritus Robert Bennett.