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12 Ideas for a Better Buffalo-NiagaraDecember 2, 2022, 12-1:30 pm

Sam Magavern, Senior Policy Fellow, Partnership for the Public Good, And a Team of University at Buffalo Law Students

PPG partners are working on a wide array of state and local policy initiatives to help make Buffalo-Niagara more just, equitable, and sustainable.  Learn about 12 laws, policies, or initiatives that can make a difference in this presentation by Sam Magavern and a team of law students.

The Buffalo Syllabus - A Love Letter to Black Buffalo: J Coley, Tiana U. Wilson, and Dr. Robert Mays of the Black Buffalo Syllabus Collective on The Public GoodNovember 22, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Anna Blatto

Join us on The Public Good. This week we’re joined with several of the creators of #BuffaloSyllabus: J Coley, Tiana U. Wilson, and Dr. Robert Mays.  Following the May 14 white supremacist terrorist attack at Tops on Jefferson, J Coley, a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University …

Toni Stone: Ujima Co. Inc. on The Public GoodNovember 8, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good. This week, we're joined by guests from Ujima Company Inc discussing their upcoming play Toni Stone. Written by Lydia R. Diamond and directed by Phil Knoerzer, this sensational 2019 N.Y. Times critic's pick for Best New Play of the Season knocks it out of the …

Why do we need a Community Benefits Agreement?: Randy Hoak and Brian Nowak on The Public GoodOctober 25, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good. This week we're joined by Randy Hook, Hamburg Town Supervisor, and Brian Now, Cheektowaga Town Councilmember. They're discussing the Bills stadium deal and community reinvestment. Recently, Hamburg, Cheektowaga, Orchard Park, Amherst, and Buffalo recently passed …

Speaking to the Media: TV and Radio InterviewsOctober 19, 2022, 12:30-2 pm

Media Representatives

Learn how to share your story and message in interviews for TV and radio. 

#716PlayFair - the importance of Community Benefits: Kathryn Franco and Steve Halpern on The Public GoodOctober 18, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

This week on The Public Good, we're replaying an episode from April. Our guests are Kathryn Franco and Steve Halpern of the Buffalo Niagara Community Reinvestment Coalition.  Recently, the deadline for the Bills stadium deal has been extended. Part of this deal should include a Community …

Writing for the Media: Letters to the Editor, Op-Eds, and Press ReleasesOctober 12, 2022, 12:30-2 pm

Dawn Bracely and Elizabeth Licata

Learn how to effectively write for the media, with our tips on how to write good letters to the editor and opinion pieces. 

Jail Staffing: Nan Haynes and Nick Ramirez on The Public GoodOctober 11, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Colleen Kristich

Join us on The Public Good. This week, we're replaying an episode from last month on county jail staffing. We’re joined by UB law professor emeritus and activist Nan Haynes and Nick Ramirez, a public defender with Legal Aid. Our discussion will focus on Erie County jail staffing, a hot button …

Working with the Media: Get Your Story in PrintOctober 5, 2022, 12:30-2 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin, Geoff Kelly, Deidre Williams

Learn to effectively engage the media by building relationships and crafting your message. 

WNYCOSH Worker Trainings: Jaela Williams and Rachel Van Alstine on The Public GoodOctober 4, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Sarah Wooton

Join us on The Public Good. This week’s guests are Jaela Williams, Program Director, and Rachel Van Alstine, Staff Trainer, at the Western New York Council on Occupational Safety and Health (WNYCOSH). WNYCOSH provides worker safety and health trainings to thousands of workers in the …