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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.

Volunteer

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

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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.

Artists & Activists Showcase | Today's Equity Challenges vs 18th Century Thinking

Buffalo Toronto Public Media is partnering with the Buffalo & Erie County Library and The Buffalo History Museum for a community engagement initiative around Benjamin Franklin.  BENJAMIN FRANKLIN is a new two-part documentary directed by filmmaker Ken Burns airs on WNED PBS on April 4 and 5, 2022. This community engagement initiative will encourage people to look more deeply into Franklin– his writings, experiments and life, in an effort to promote dialogue about the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Community members are encouraged to create and submit political cartoons, art pieces, short writings, and poetry related to the theme: "Today's Equity Challenges vs. 18th Century Thinking."

Buffalo Toronto Public Media | Mental Health Awareness Month 

Mental Health Awareness Month

May – National Mental Health Awareness Month – is dedicated to providing the public with educational and support resources they can use to better understand mental illness, find support or seek help.  Buffalo Toronto Public Media understands that mental health is a key part of your day-to-day life and we want to take a deeper dive into mental health awareness and provide programs and resources. 

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. 

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

Horizons Gallery

Horizons Gallery

Horizons Gallery

Located in the foyer of WNED PBS Studios, Horizons Gallery proudly showcases the work of student and professional artists from Western New York and Southern Ontario.

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!

WATCH AND EXPLORE
Black History Month

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.

TRAILBLAZERS | A CENTURY OF EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN | WNED PBS

A Celebration of Trailblazing Women

Join WNED PBS’s 2020 summer-long celebration of women trailblazers in honor of the women’s vote centennial, featuring multi-platform content.

During this time of uncertainty, Buffalo Toronto Public Media is here for you!

Buffalo Toronto Public Media

What You Should Know About the Novel Coronavirus

News, information and coverage from WBFO, NPR and PBS concerning the COVID-19 international pandemic

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