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Regional/local affairs program from WBFO.

Regional/local affairs program from WBFO.
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Buffalo, NY

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WNED

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Regional/local affairs program from WBFO.

Language:

English


Episodes

Commentary: A Northern View of the Confederate Flag in Tampa

7/1/2008
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As the nation celebrates Independence Day this Friday, listener-commentator Bruce Fisher says it's time for the Confederate flag to be permanently retired from public display in this country.

Commentary: Banko Recalls Chilling Experience with Russert

6/25/2008
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Tim Russert's death continues to bring a flood of memories and stories about the now legendary broadcaster. Some of those stories go back to his roots in South Buffalo, long before his career in broadcasting. Commentator and fellow South Buffalo native Steve Banko tells us about his memories as Russert's first boss.

Commentary: Remembering Tim Russert

6/18/2008
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A private funeral service will be held in Washington Wednesday for Buffalo native and broadcast journalist Tim Russert. Listener-Commentator Christina Abt says Western New Yorkers felt connected to Russert because of his love of home, family and country.

Commentary: The Customer Is King

6/17/2008
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American Axle continues to have a presence in the Buffalo area following the recent ratification of a new contract by the company's workers. But listener-commentator Anthony Ogorek says the loss of the Tonawanda forge plant as part of the agreement is yet another example of the changing face of manufacturing.

Commentary: Coffee with a Conscience

6/3/2008
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As you listen to the pleasant sound of that songbird outside your window this morning, listener-commentator Christopher Hollister says your choice of coffee may have an impact on that bird's ultimate survival.

Commentary: Will Spring Bring Renewal This Year?

5/13/2008
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Spring is a time for renewal and optimism. Listener-Commentator Bernadette Ruof says she won't let the troubles we face this spring deter her spirit of renewal.

Commentary: The Orwell Awards

4/29/2008
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Hello. It's time again to honor the political hypocrites in our midst with this year's George Orwell Awards, inspired by Animal Farm and 1984. Even as we speak the golden piglets wallow in the mud in the ceremonial pig pen, just waiting to sully the hands of the eminently deserving.

Commentary: Tired

4/22/2008
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Tuesday is the presidential primary in Pennsylvania. The outcome may be very important to the Democratic candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton. But listener-commentator Paul Wieland says he's opting out of the presidential campaign and the war in Iraq.

Commentary: Waterboarding

4/15/2008
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Anyone who has ever accidentally inhaled a bit of water at the beach or in the backyard swimming pool knows that waterboarding is torture. I find it stunning that anyone could think otherwise.

Commentary: Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

4/8/2008
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It's always nice to be vindicated, something that Listener-Commentator Christina Abt she experienced years after she criticized an American corporate icon.

Commentary: Labeling Voting Groups

4/1/2008
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Throughout this presidential campaign, political pundits have proclaimed that the working class supports Hillary Rodham Clinton or that young, college educated people are backing Barack Obama. But listener-commentator Carole McNall cautions against making such broad generalizations.

Commentary: Private Contractors in Iraq

3/18/2008
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This week marks the fifth anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq. Listener-Commentator Paul Reitan has offered a number of commentaries on the war since it began. Today, he expresses his concern about the use of private contractors in Iraq and just who they're accountable to.

Commentary: Presidential Oratory

3/4/2008
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Presidential primaries are being held Tuesday in Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island and Vermont. There's been a lot of talk in recent days about the words of the candidates and the speeches they deliver. Listener-Commentator Bruce Fisher looks back at some masterful orators.

Commentary: Honor the Peacemakers

2/26/2008
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A new federal courthouse is being built in downtown Buffalo. Some are saying it should be named after such Buffalo area war heroes as "Wild Bill" Donovan or Matt Urban. But listener-commentator Steve Banko suggests naming the courthouse after someone who was devoted to peace.

Commentary: A Very Special Teacher

2/19/2008
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Many of us have that special teacher we remember from our youth. Listener-Commentator Amy Ludwig VanDerwater said her sixth-grade teacher continues to influence her life in many ways.

Commentary: A Better Way of Selecting Our Presidents

2/4/2008
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It's Super Tuesday. Primaries are being held in two dozen states, including New York. But listener-commentator Gary Earl Ross says there has to be a better way to elect our presidents.

Commentary: Test of Memory

1/15/2008
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As the U-S population ages, the number of people we encounter who are suffering from Alzheimer's Disease increases. Listener-Commentator Lisa Forrest, a college librarian, shares the story of her recent encounter with a woman who wanted help for her "memory test."

Commentary: Keeping Those New Years Resolutions

1/8/2008
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The new year is already a week old. And for many of you, your New Year's resolutions have already been broken. For those of you still holding on to them, listener-commentator Tony Billoni has some advice.

Commentary: Chris Collins Era Begins

1/2/2008
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Wednesday is the first day on the job for new Erie County Executive Chris Collins. Listener-Commentator Anthony Ogorek assesses Collins' recent election and his prospects for turning around county government.

Commentary: What's It All About?

12/27/2007
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It's been many years since Listener-Commentator Cheryl Fisher was in Law School. She recently returned to speak to students in her role as president of the Bar Association of Erie County -- an experience that she says reminded her about what the law is all about.