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Claiming Our Outer Harbor ParkApril 21, 2021, 7-9 pm

Sam Magavern, Jay Burney

In recent years, Western New Yorkers have rediscovered Buffalo’s Outer Harbor: its natural beauty, ecological importance, and recreational opportunities. Local residents have spoken loud and clear: they want this fragile Great Lakes gem to be permanently protected, naturally restored, and …

Military Coup in Burma: Win Min Thant and Ya Mi Lin on The Public GoodApril 20, 2021, 10:30-11:30 am

Orlando Dickson

Join us on The Public Good! Our next guests are Burmese Community members Win Min Thant and Ya Mi Lin. They will discuss the Military Coup that took place in Myanmar/Burma on February 1st, 2021. Join us for this very emotional discussion of why the coup took place, who was responsible, and how the …

"Water in the Desert": Maria Ta, Gabrielle Lewis and Zanaya Hussein on The Public GoodApril 13, 2021, 10:30-11:30 am

Orlando Dickson

Our guests on the show this week are Maria Ta, Gabrielle Lewis, and Zanaya Hussein. Maria is Program Director at Ujima Theatre Company, Director of “Water in the Desert”, and a teaching artist with the Dunbar Academy Project. Zanaya is a writer for Just Buffalo, and Gabrielle is a …

Clean Slate Legislation: Zaki Smith and Katie Schaffer on The Public Good!April 6, 2021, 10:30-11:30 am

Orlando Dickson

Join us on The Public Good! Our next guests are Zaki Smith, Policy Entrepreneur for the Next 100 and Katie Schaffer, Director of Advocacy and Organizing at Center for Community Alternatives. They talk to us about the Clean Slate Law (Senate Bill S1553A - Assembly Bill A6399) which seeks to end the …

Brown Bag Teach In: CCIA for a Just TransitionApril 1, 2021, 12:30-1:30 pm

PUSH Buffalo, NY Renews

Join us for a lunchtime discussion on the ​recently introduced Climate and Community Investment Act (CCIA) (Senate Bill S4264A) with ​NY Renews and PUSH Buffalo.

The Climate and Community Investment Act: Luz Velez, Kelly Camacho, and Clarke Gocker on The Public Good!March 30, 2021, 10:30-11:30 am

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Our guests this week on The Public Good are PUSH Buffalo's Clarke Gocker, Kelly Camacho and Luz Velez! They talk about the Climate and Community Investment Act (CCIA) and the work being done state-wide for this bill to pass. The CCIA would help fund ​a just transition to a renewable energy …

Marijuana Regulation and Taxation: Jawanza Williams (VOCAL-NY) and Melissa Moore (Drug Policy Alliance) on The Public GoodMarch 23, 2021, 10:30-11:30 am

Orlando Dickson

Join us on The Public Good! Our guests this week are Jawanza Williams from Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY) and Melissa Moore from Drug Policy Alliance. We talk about the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, what it means for legalization, and dispel some myths and …

Equitable and Sustained Frontline Arts Funding: Heather Gring and Bryan Lee on The Public GoodMarch 16, 2021, 10:30-11:30 am

Orlando Dickson

Join us on The Public Good! Our guests this week are Frontline Arts Buffalo Members Heather Gring (Locust Street Arts Board Member and Archivist at the Burchfield Penney) and Bryan Lee (Curator, El Museo Gallery). Frontline Arts Buffalo advocates for artists and arts organization to ensure …

Public Land for Public Benefit: Jeanette Koncikowski and Gail Wells on The Public GoodMarch 9, 2021, 10:30-11:30 am

Orlando Dickson

Join us on The Public Good! Our guests on this week's installment of The Public Good are Jeanette Koncikowski, Executive Director of Grassroots Gardens, and Gail Wells, founder of Buffalo Freedom Gardens. “Using Public Land for Public Benefit” is one of PPG’s Community Agenda …

Transportation Justice and COVID-19 Recovery: NYS Senator Tim Kennedy on The Public GoodMarch 2, 2021, 10:30-10:30 am

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! We'll speak with New York State Senator Tim Kennedy on the recently adopted Driver's License Suspension Reform Act, a law that ends the practice of suspending a person’s driver’s license when they cannot afford to pay a traffic fine. We discuss why this was a …