Making Buffalo Home
WBFO Reports

Muslim Picnic: 'They can see that they are not alone.'

At this picnic in Martin Luther King Jr. Park many women were in hijabs, the hot dogs were halal and the books on sale were English translations of the Koran.

More than $250,000 donated to support Congolese asylum seek

Jericho Road Community Health Center provided an update about how the Vive Shelter on Buffalo’s East Side is coping with the influx of nearly 100 new Congolese asylum seekers.

Back to school in July for these adult English learners

Somewhere between 1,500 and 2,000 people study English through the district’s adult education division every year, and they come from all over the world.

"A Show of Hands"
Making Buffalo Home

Watch | "A Show of Hands" with Artist, Htein Lin

As part of WNED|WBFO's Making Buffalo Home project, this video features Aung Myat Thu, one of several former Burmese political prisoners who now call Buffalo, NY home and were willing to add their hands to Htein Lin's growing exhibit "A Show of Hands."

A pipe organ composer from Taiwan, found a home in Buffalo

Dr. Peilun Vicky Chang has played pipe organ at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church for 16 years now. The internationally renowned musician and composer has come a long way.

Author Sophie Knab with her latest book

Wearing the Letter P

Sophie Knab tells the story of her mother and other Polish women who were taken from their families and their country and sent away to forced labor camps in Nazi Germany.

Morning Edition |Immigration's Impact on U.S. Jobs

How do immigrants really affect the U.S. economy? Ethan Lewis, a labor economist at Dartmouth College, cuts through the rhetoric in a conversation with NPR's Steve Inskeep.


Making Buffalo Home is a two-year, in-depth WNED | WBFO engagement initiative to inform and raise awareness of immigration for our entire community. The project aims to help the region develop a better understanding of the shared opportunities and challenges we face together as long-time residents and new immigrants and refugees.

Making Buffalo Home is funded by Rich Products Corporation and Rich Family Foundation.