WNED|WBFO and The Buffalo News are collaborating to present a series of in-depth, individual interviews with candidates for the Buffalo Board of Education.  This year’s election has attracted significant interest from the community with over a dozen candidates expressing interest in the race.  The Buffalo Public School District is under pressure to improve failing schools and boost its graduation rates. It is one of the most contentious times for school leadership, as Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown faces intense criticism from stakeholders, overseeing 34,000 school students. The outcome of the Buffalo School Board election could change the balance of power and determine the fate of Superintendent Brown’s leadership.
 
The upcoming May 6 election is for the three Member at Large seats.  Each is for a five-year term. For more information about voting and upcoming elections, visit the Erie County Board of Elections website at elections.erie.gov.

The candidate interviews were conducted by the following WBFO and The Buffalo News reporters:

Eileen Buckley
Senior Education Reporter
WBFO-FM

Tiffany Lankes
Education Reporter
The Buffalo News
Deidre Williams
Education Reporter
The Buffalo News

Mary Pasciak
Education Reporter
The Buffalo News
Sandra Tan
Education Reporter
The Buffalo News

 

The program will air on WNED-TV leading up to the election and the interview segments will be available on wbfo.org and buffalonews.com

Listen to the interviews.

 

WNED-TV airdates:

Friday, May 2 from  8 – 10 p.m. 
Sunday, May 4 from 2 – 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 4 from 11 p.m. – 1 a.m.

 


Funding for this program has been made possible in part by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Published in Outreach & Education
Sunday, 22 December 2013 00:00

Making A Difference

2015 Nominations now open!!

You can nominate someone for the next production of “Making a Difference” right now. 

Fill out a nomination form online now 

or request a paper nomination form by emailing  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or calling (716) 845-7000, ext. 251.

 

In January of 2014, WNED | WBFO Buffalo-Toronto launched an initiative to recognize everyday citizens of Western New York who are committed to making a positive impact in their communities. “Making a Difference” was created to capture the stories of true champions who dedicate their time to worthy causes, emphasize the importance of volunteerism and encourage others to step in and lend a helping hand. The response was overwhelming, as over 300 nominations were received for this recognition. 

The premiere of “Making a Difference,” airs Monday, February 2 at 9 p.m. on WNED-TV, and highlights eight very deserving individuals. Radio spotlights will also air throughout February on WBFO-FM 88.7.


“Making a Difference” is funded in part by First Niagara Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable foundation committed to supporting organizations that make a difference in our communities.

 

 

 

 

Funding for  provided by
Published in Slideshow - Home Page
Monday, 18 November 2013 20:39

Productions Landing Page

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WNED-TV TO AIR FOLLOW-UP PROGRAM ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE
“Tragedy and Hope: A Call to Action” aims for interaction and outreach..

BUFFALO, N.Y. – As a follow up to the broadcast of Tragedy and Hope – Stories of Painkiller Addiction, WNED-TV will air Tragedy and Hope: A Call to Action” on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 9 p.m. live from the WNED studios.

Published in Press Room

Follow regional wine trails, exploring history, natural beauty and quality wines along the way.

Published in Individual Shows