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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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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

Overdose Epidemic | Aging Together| Student Mental Health Matters

Thanks to special funding set aside in the state budget, public media stations in New York have come together to raise awareness about specific issues that impact our communities throughout the state. People can access thousands of hours of content through broadcast or on-demand content that provides resources and information about the opioid and overdose epidemic, aging and senior isolation, and student mental health.

Ovedose Epidemic

Buffalo Toronto Public Media is raising awareness of the opioid epidemic through special reports and programs. This special collaborative effort examines New York State’s addiction and overdose crisis. Overdose Epidemic programming draws attention to this public health crisis and raises awareness of services available in local communities for those impacted by addiction.  

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Working in collaboration with the New York State Office for the Aging, Buffalo Toronto Public Media is proud to collaborate with public media stations across New York state on a multi-platform project addressing social isolation among older adults through news coverage, shared personal stories, modeling healthy relationships, building community, and providing resources for seniors that reduce isolation and build resiliency. 

Student Mental Health

Student Mental Health Matters touches on topics as wide-ranging as adverse childhood experiences, stress and self harm, suicide prevention, and the role of social media.  Student Mental Health Matters brings together public media across the state to focus on a single issue across multiple platforms—broadcast television, radio, educator resources on PBS LearningMedia, online streaming, social media, live events, and more. 

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.

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Celebrating 40 Years

Reading Rainbow

In celebration of 40 years of Reading Rainbow, we will be sharing 40 FULL EPISODES of Reading Rainbow on our YouTube channel! 

For a limited time only, enjoy full episodes of the original series. Episodes will be made available to stream on YouTube one at a time, released every Tuesday and Thursday - through February 2024. 

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WNED Classical Blog

Classical Snack

Classical Snack is a monthly 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. 

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. 

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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.  

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WATCH | Reading Rainbow Stories

The Reading Rainbow Stories collection is now available on YouTube,, and PBS LearningMedia! Watch stories from the original series you know and love with a stunning, high-definition, new look. 

We invite you to watch and listen as cherished books are read. On PBS LearningMedia you'll find accompanying activities are theme-based, stemming from the featured book, and may include questions for discussion, art projects, or writing prompts. And you'll find family activities!

YouTube Series

Let's Go! | New YouTube Series 

Let’s Go!, an original series from WNED PBS offers adventure to young, curious learners through behind-the-scenes virtual field trips. Come along with our host Chrisena as she interacts with experts and visits exciting sites throughout Western New York. With Chrisena as your guide, Let’s Go! is perfect for educators, kids ages 7-11, their caregivers, and anyone who loves to explore!

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.

The videos are on the Compact Science YouTube Channel and are available 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.

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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.

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.


Two Cents

The Art Assignment

America From Scratch

Above the Noise

Sound Field


Good Gumbo


It's Lit!

The Origin of Everything

Say It Loud

Crash Course Government and Politics