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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 17:54


"Schools at a Crossroads: Interviews with Buffalo School Board Candidates" airs Friday, May 2 at 8 p.m.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – WNED ǀ WBFO Buffalo-Toronto and The Buffalo News are collaborating to present a series of in-depth, individual interviews with candidates for the Buffalo Board of Education. "Schools at a Crossroads: Interviews with Buffalo School Board Candidates" will air Friday, May 2 at 8 p.m. and be rebroadcast Sunday, May 4 at 2 p.m. 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.


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 a five-year term.

The collaboration between WNED ǀ WBFO and The Buffalo News will include interviewers from both media outlets, all of whom have been contributing reporters on the topic of education. Only candidates certified by the Board of Elections and whose name appears on the ballot will appear in the program. Funding for this program has been made possible in part by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.



Facebook: WNED ǀ WBFO and The Buffalo News are collaborating to present "Schools at a Crossroads: Interviews with Buffalo School Board Candidates" airing Friday, May 2 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m. on WNED-TV.

Twitter: @WNEDTV ǀ @WBFO and @TheBuffaloNews present interviews with Buffalo School Board candidates on 5/2 and 5/5 on @WNEDTV.

Through WNED-TV, ThinkBright and Well/WORLD TV, Classical 94.5 WNED and WBFO-FM 88.7, member-supported WNED ǀ WBFO Buffalo-Toronto provides high quality programming and services to local, regional and national audiences that enlighten, inspire, entertain and educate Western New York and Southern Ontario communities. Additional information about WNED ǀ WBFO can be found at wned.org.


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About Radio

Classical 94.5 WNED-FM is the area’s 24-hour classical music service. The station harbors an ongoing broadcast and production relationship with the Grammy award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. The new series “Young Performers” features the most accomplished, young regional musicians who are achieving positive and cultural contributions through music.

WBFO-FM 88.7 continues to produce award-winning news that makes it one of the top news stations in the area. The station is dedicated to providing the best in local news coverage to compliment national and world coverage from NPR and the BBC. Unique programming on the WBFO-FM 88.7 includes “Innovation Trail,” “Theatre Talk,” as well as Jazz and Blues music, and the station regularly files reports for NPR.

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