The Public Good on WUFO AM 1080, Tuesdays at 1pm
PPG now has a radio show, the Public Good, each Tuesday from 1:00 to 1:30 pm on WUFO AM 1080. Each week will feature a PPG Partner or other person working toward the public good and discuss some of the region’s hottest issues. Hosted by PPG co-director Sam Magavern. Listen on your radio or at www.wufoam.com.
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Tuesday, September 2: Guests from Subversive Theater will preview their new production of John Steinbeck’s classic tale, The Grapes of Wrath. Listen to director Gary Darling and actors Diane Cammarata (Grandma Joad) and Tim Raymond (Grandpa Joad), along with banjo player Kathleen Godwin, as they perform an excerpt and talk about the play — set in the Great Depression — and its relevance to today’s issues of poverty and equal justice.
Tuesday, September 9: Jessica Bauer Walker of the Community Health Worker Network will discuss health in schools.
Tuesday, September 16: Susan Attridge, City of Buffalo Recycling Coordinator will discuss recycling in Buffalo.
Tuesday, September 23: Scott Gehl of Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) will discuss housing discrimination.
The Public Good is brought to you in part by the law firm of Lipsitz and Ponterio, the only law firm in Western New York representing former coke oven workers in claims for cancer of the lung and other organs resulting from exposure to coke oven emissions.
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August 26: Baba Eng of Prisoners are People, Too explains the concept of restorative justice and how it can be implemented here in Buffalo. Click here to view the video.
August 19: Franchelle Hart, executive director of Open Buffalo, will discuss more about this civic initiative taking shape in Buffalo. Click here to view the video.
August 12: Dr. Devonya Havis of Canisius College’s Philosophy Department shares information on the East Side Immersion Program. Click here to view the video.
August 5: Gary Phillips and Derek King of 21st Century Park on the Outer Harbor discuss the advantages of a park first approach to developing the Outer Harbor. Click here to view the video.
July 29: Tonnalee Batchelor and Tuona Batchelor, president and vice president of T. Batchelor Geriatric Advisory Group discuss ways to best prepare for aging and healthcare. Click here to view the video.
July 1: Emma Smalley, Laura Sweat, and Emani Pollard of the Good Neighbors Federal Credit Union discuss their efforts to established a neighborhood financial institution on Buffalo’s West Side. Click here to view the video.
June 24: Father Harry Grace, Pastor Anthony Brown, and Jackie Gerald of VOICE-Buffalo discuss the reinstatement of Erie County’s Conditional Release Program and its advantages for incarcerated individuals and the community as a whole. Click here to view the video.
June 17: Doug Funke and Lynn Magdol of Citizens for Regional Transit share information about the benefits of taking public transit and their recommendations for improving Buffalo’s public transit system. Click here to view the video.
June 10: Rev. Stan Bratton from the Network of Religious Communities discusses working for equality across religious lines. Click here to view the video.
June 3: George Scott of the Colored Musicians Club discusses music and equality. Click here to view the video.
May 27: Carol Murphy of Harvest House Ministry Center discusses the various programs offered there. Click here to view the video.
May 20: Tim Ashton and Broady Richardson discuss Project Slumlord. Click here to view the video.
May 13: Dale Zuchlewski, executive director of the Homeless Alliance of WNY gives a preview of Hands Across Buffalo. Click here to view the video.
May 6: Professor Teri Miller of SUNY Buffalo Law School speaks on Lessons from Attica: Improving New York’s Corrections System. Click here to view the video.
April 29: Judge McLeod from Youth Court and Umar Adeyola from H.E.A.R.T. discuss juvenile justice. Click here to view the video.
April 22: Neighborhood Legal Services Consumer Advisory Group discusses their recommendations for improving the Erie County Department of Social Services. Click here to view the video.
April 15: Beverly Crowell and Tivona Rinoni of GOBike Buffalo discuss safe bike routes to school. Click here to view the video.
April 1: Beverly Newkirk of It Takes a Village discusses her organization’s work in the community. Click here to view the video
March 25: Dr. Henry Taylor of the Center for Urban Studies discusses revitalizing the Perry Neighborhood.
March 18: Eva Doyle, columnist for The Criterion discusses the history, current state, and future of community newspapers in Buffalo. Click here to view the video
March 11: Ba Zan Lin of the Burmese Community Support Center discusses the Burmese community in Buffalo and issues relating to language access. Click here to view the video.
March 4: Andy Reynolds from the Coalition from Economic Justice and Ellen Kennedy of Citizen Action talk about the JOBS Act – how to ensure that corporations receiving money from the state of New York use it to create quality jobs for local residents. Click here to view the video.
February 25: Umar Adeyola, founder of the HEART Foundation, explains the Raise the Age campaign – asking New York to stop trying juveniles accused of minor crimes as adults. Click here to view the video.
February 18: Barbara Leggett and Jen Fee from Explore and More discuss their plans for a children’s museum on Buffalo’s waterfront, and how to keep kids entertained and learning during a long Buffalo winter.
February 11: Jason Kulaszewski from Young Citizens for ECC talks about their campaign to have the new health sciences center located on ECC’s downtown campus, not in the northern suburbs. Click here to view the video.
February 4: Robert Lowery from the Boys and Girls Club discusses how to improve the lives of Buffalo’s youth, including innovative approaches to kids suspended from school. Click here to view the video.
January 28: Joy McDuffie of WNY Law Center and Jennifer Mecozzi Rivera of PUSH Buffalo discuss issues related to bank foreclosures and how they are affecting our communities. Click here to view the video.
January 21: Franchelle Hart of 1199 SEIU talks about the plans for Open Buffalo’s Worker Center and its role in supporting worker equity. Click here to view the video.
January 2: Michael Zak and Henry Raess of GroOperative talk about their plans to launch a worker-owned, indoor vertical farming co-operative in Buffalo and the benefits of becoming a member of a worker-owned co-operative business. Click here to view the video.