Open Buffalo has taken over the airwaves this summer on the Partnership for the Public Good’s weekly radio show, The Public Good, to talk about some of the most pressing issues facing our community.
A half-hour talk radio show on WUFO 1080 AM, airing on Tuesday afternoons, the show is a conversation between leaders, mentors, artists, and residents throughout the city.
In our Stories section, all of these conversations are available to watch or hear as we discuss issues such as education, living wages, open government, equal opportunity, and equal justice.
Guests this past season have included:
- August 13: Sam Magavern and Kyla Jaquish of PPG and Open Buffalo talk about the research that Open Buffalo has done to get the public’s opinion about what would make Buffalo a better place.
- August 6: Franchelle Hart of 1199 SEIU and the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists talks about issues that face low-wage workers, the fast food movement strike, and race and gender in the labor movement.
- July 30: Morgan Jamie Dunbar, John Washington II, Corey Becker, and Marshay Miller of Buffalo Save the Kids talk about the school to prison pipeline and the importance of helping today’s youth for a better tomorrow.
- July 23: Emily Oaks and Kathleen Heim of the Service Collaborative of Western New York discuss the importance of AmeriCorps programs that serve Buffalo’s non-profits and public schools.
- July 16: Ras Jomo discusses the importance of teaching African American youth about their history, potential for youth in Buffalo’s future, and the importance of preparing today’s youth for tomorrow’s opportunities.
- July 9: Sam Radford of the District Parent Coordinating Council (DPCC) talks about parent involvement in the Buffalo Public School system, the inequalities of some Buffalo Public Schools, and what can be done to lessen these equalities.
- July 2: Shane Depree-Fry and Heather Rusell of the Verve Dance Studio speak about the art of B-Boying and hip-hop culture, their annual competition, and the importance of self expression through art.
- June 25: James Bean, Marlow Wright, Jim Anderson of 100 Black Men discuss mentoring youth.
- June 18: Michael Hill of the Langston Hughes Institution talks about the operations of the institution, the history of art inspiration in African American culture, and the process of moving their location.
- June 11: David Blackburn of Niagara University talks about the upcoming Networking in Higher Education conference, disparities in today’s educational system, and ways to better Buffalo.
- June 4: Sara Jablonski of Food For All talks about the benefits of the SNAP program and common obstacles to applying.
- May 21: Dave Bauer of Sustainable Earth Solutions talks about a number of projects he is working on including his Young Adult Environmental Leadership program, sustainability consulting, and the Designing to Live Sustainably poster competition.
- May 14: David Lage and Sarah Maurer of ArtFarms talk about the benefits of art structures on the East Side of Buffalo.
- May 7: Najlah Habib, Demetrius Sanders, Yessica Amezquita, Sherman Webb of Leaving Our Legacy talk about sexual health and sexual education in Buffalo Public Schools.
- April 30: Reverend James Giles of Back to Basics Ministries talks about the drug policy, gang prevention and issues surrounding them.
Information about future shows is available on PPG’s website. Have an idea for a show or interested in being a guest? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.