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Screenings and Events

Explore BT Public Media's roster of upcoming events, learn about our Signature Events like Antiques Home Show & WBFO's Buffalo Blues Bash, and see highlights from past events.

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Volunteer

Join the many volunteers who help make Buffalo Toronto Public Media come alive through station promotion, community outreach and fundraising activities.

Buffalo Toronto Public Media in the Community

Buffalo Toronto Public Media has a strong dedication to serving the Western New York and Southern Ontario communities. Below are some highlights from key events such as the Buffalo Pride Parade, Bob Ross Paint Night, Porchfest, Juneteenth, NXNE, Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me at Shea's, and more!

Wait, Wait... don't Tell Me | Live From Shea's Performance Arts Center

WATCH | Buffalo Toronto Public Media - Sizzle Reel

Buffalo Toronto Public Media engages our communities through captivating digital media, learning opportunities, unique events, and enlightening programming. From dramas and documentaries on WNED PBS, to trusted news and information on WBFO, beautiful music on WNED Classical, and the latest and greatest hits on WBFO The Bridge, Buffalo Toronto Public Media is here to serve and entertain our region.

BTPM celebrates Black History Month

BTPM Celebrates Black History Month

To observe Black History Month, and as part of its commitment to celebrate the diversity of America all year long, Buffalo Toronto Public Media offers documentaries, specials, stories, features, and resources that explore the richness and complexity of the African American experience through on-air content on WNED PBS, WNED Classical, WBFO, WBFO The Bridge, and online. Black history is American history, it honors our past, present, and future. 

February 13- 19

Overdose Epidemic

Buffalo Toronto Public Media is raising awareness of the opioid epidemic through special events, reports, and programs. The week of February 13th will kick off a special collaborative effort to examine New York State’s addiction and overdose crisis Overdose Epidemic programming will draw attention to this public health crisis and raise awareness of services available in local communities for those impacted by addiction. 

February 25

New Performance Space Open House

Come see the new BTPM Performance Space in the WNED Classical library!  We’re holding an open house Saturday, February 25th from 10am - 2pm, and we hope you can join us for this free event. 

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Saturday, February 4 at 1:30pm

Now We’re Cooking! | Live Broadcast

WNED PBS is turning up the heat with the premiere of Buffalo Toronto Public Media’s new local program, “Now We’re Cooking!” There is a “buffet” of ways to watch this live local special! You can join our live studio audience, watch on WNED PBS and the WNED PBS mobile app, or stream it on our website or the Buffalo Toronto Public Media YouTube page!  

Student Podcast Challenge | Grades 5 - 12

We're inviting students from around the country to create a podcast and compete for a chance to have your work featured on NPR!
Students from 5th grade through college are eligible to participate, but the rules vary depending on your grade. Make your voice heard — become a part of NPR's Student Podcast Challenge!

WNED Classical Blog

Introducing Classical Snack

Classical Snack is a new feature here at WNED-Classical. The goal is to provide tidbits of information about classical music that might enhance your listening experience. Each installment of Classical Snack will be a fun-sized treat - like a little candy bar given out at Halloween. They’ll take no more than two or three minutes to digest. Look for a new Classical Snack on the third Friday of each month.

And the winner is . . . 

The 2022 WNED Classical Top 100 Revealed

The votes have been tabulated and the 2022 WNED Classical Top 100 has been revealed! 

WNED PBS Original Productions Win Awards

Two WNED PBS original productions were recognized for their excellence statewide and nationally. “Compact Science,” a digital educational series that launched in 2021, received a Communicator Award, a Telly, and a New York State Broadcasting Association award, and “Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits” won a Communicator Award and a Telly.

Download Our Apps

Enjoy the WNED PBS, WNED Classical, WBFO, and WBFO The Bridge, apps, now available on Apple and Android smart phones and tablets! The BTPM apps have everything you love most about our  stations. Features include live streaming, local and national news coverage, the ability to search playlists easily for your favorite pieces of  music , video on demand, and much more. Fan of all our stations? Each app flips seamlessly to our other services. Our apps give you the very best public media has to offer. Download them for free to your smart phone and tablet in the iTunes or Google Play store today!

 

 
 

Introducing the amplify BTPM PODS mobile app

The amplify  BTPM PODS app puts great local content in one place. Our hope is that people from Western New York and Southern Ontario will use the app to stay connected with audio produced right here in our region. The free app features BTPM podcasts alongside curated podcasts from talented creators from Western New York and Southern Ontario. We explore history, culture, arts, travel, and lifestyle programming from the best independent podcast producers in the region. 

WATCH AND EXPLORE
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Kleinhans’ Gift to Buffalo | Streaming Now

Learn the story of how a generous gift from Ed and Mary Kleinhans, whose love of music, Buffalo, and each other, led to the building of a world-class concert hall. Hear from historians, musicians, architectural scholars, and community members who have connections to the building. Learn about the design, the architect, and how this concert hall and civic auditorium has become a community asset where family is celebrated and memories are made.  

YouTube Series

Compact Science | New YouTube Series

Compact Science is an engaging new YouTube series from WNED PBS and the Buffalo Museum of Science that explores the wonders of science. Host Sarajane Gomlak Green investigates the geology of Niagara Falls, discovers the chemistry at work in sponge candy, learns how density is the key to lake-effect snow, and more. If you’re curious about the world around you, there’s a lot to explore and Compact Science will be your guide. 

Geared towards children (grades K-6), their families, and anyone with a curiosity of the world around them, each episode frames a scientific concept with a signature regional connection that celebrates the science and history of the Western New York and Southern Ontario region.

New episodes will be released every other Tuesday at noon beginning March 30 through May 25, 2021. The videos will also be available here on our website along with instructions for the viewer challenge experiments that can be performed at home or in a classroom. 

Compact Science is funded by The Joy Family Foundation.

Oasis Under Glass | 3-Part Digital Series | WATCH NOW

Oasis Under Glass | Buffalo's Botanical Gardens

WNED PBS, in collaboration with the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, presents a new three-part digital video series, Oasis Under Glass - Buffalo’s Botanical Gardens. Hosted by Tafik Muhammad, this series tells the story of the Botanical Gardens throughout its history and reveals expansion and renovation plans that will continue to serve the people of Western New York for generations to come.

Buffalo Toronto public media Digital ProJect

Making Buffalo Home

An, in-depth Buffalo Toronto Public Media engagement initiative to raise awareness of how immigrants and refugees shape our community.

WBFO's Mental Health Initiative

WBFO's Mental Health Initiative

Mental Heal Initiative

Through radio reports, digital content, Facebook Live events and other community conversations, WBFO aims to normalize the conversation about mental illness.

WBFO's Racial Equity Project

WBFO's RAcial Equity Project

Racial Equity Project

Even as our region experiences an economic resurgence, we continue to grapple with problems involving racial inequity. WBFO explores this issue on air and online.

Watch Now

Relationship Abuse: The Pandemic Within COVID

While the pandemic has not caused abuse, it has exacerbated abusive situations. Measures to keep the community safe, including shut downs and stay-at-home orders, have worsened vulnerabilities of individuals and families in violent and abusive situations.

PBS Food

PBS Food

PBS FOOD unites cooking shows, blogs and recipes from all your PBS favorites including Julia Child, Jose Andres, Martha Stewart, Jaques Pepin and Lidia Bastianich.

Reading Rainbow Live

Introducing Reading Rainbow Live

Your favorite childhood show is returning to entertain and educate a new generation of bookworms. Reading Rainbow Live is a fun, interactive experience that utilizes technology to invite viewers into the screen to connect with our cast of Rainbows and each other. 

Value Public Media

Trusted. Valued. Essential.

Resolve to Protect Public Media. From helping kids get ready to learn to keeping us informed on local issues, public media outlets are making a difference in communities nationwide

Content Series on Caregiving

A project from the ralph c. wilson jr. Foundation

Tight Knit

Tight Knit explores the complexity and joy inherent in providing care for an older family member, looking at the lives of caregivers through podcast episodes and documentaries.

Buffalo Toronto Public Media Celebrates the Centennials

BTPM Celebrates the CENTENNIALS

$1 Million in Awards to Honor Local Change Makers

BT Public Media salutes the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo for helping to ignite change in WNY for 100 years! The Centennials were created to mark this milestone.


Rewire

Two Cents

The Art Assignment

America From Scratch

Above the Noise

Sound Field

Nourish

Good Gumbo

Monstrum

It's Lit!

The Origin of Everything

Say It Loud

Crash Course Government and Politics