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Talking Transit: Doug Funke on The Public GoodJuly 28, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! This week we talk with Doug Funke of Citizens for Regional Transit. We discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted inequities--how difficult it can be for those without vehicles to access jobs and basic needs such as food and healthcare. In our city and …

Buffalo Commons Public Research Fellow Workshop: Decolonizing Service LearningJuly 21, 2020, 12:30-2 pm

Dr. Devonya Havis and Dr. Melissa Mosko

What is the value of service learning in higher education? What power relations does service learning reproduce? What possibilities exist for service learning? What might shift if one decolonizes service learning?  

23 Buffalo Summer Projects: Cornell High Road Fellows on The Public GoodJuly 14, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! We'll hear fro four Cornell undergraduate students who are completing projects with a variety of PPG's community partners to progress Buffalo equitably in areas of food, lending, educational opportunities, and community engagement through Cornell ILR Buffalo …

Workshop: Buffalo Police Budget 101July 8, 2020, 12-1:30 pm

Brian Borncamp, Vanessa Glushefski, Marielle Smith, Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

In recent decades, cities across the US have dramatically increased their spending on policing, criminalization, and incarceration--often while decreasing funding for community services, infrastructure, and neighborhood priorities. According to one study, many cities allocate 20% to 45% of their …

Police Reform: Buffalo Police Advisory Board on The Public GoodJune 30, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! This week continues our series on police reform. On today's show, we talk with Danielle Johnson, Erin Carman, De'Jon Hall, and Mike Powell, members of the Buffalo Police Advisory Board. We discuss the Advisory Board's work since it was created in 2018 and especially …

Buffalo Commons Workshop: Buffalo's City Budget 101June 24, 2020, 12-1:30 pm

Brian Borncamp

Learn the process and timeline of who makes what decisions for Buffalo's budget. 

Buffalo Commons Workshop: Making Change in Buffalo: Learning from SuccessJune 18, 2020, 10 am-12 pm

Sam Magavern, India Walton, Jessica Bauer Walker, Justin Booth, Lou Jean Fleron

Learn from successful efforts in the past decade that have worked to make Buffalo more just and sustainable.

Police Reform: Miles Gresham on The Public GoodJune 16, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! This radio show begins our series focused on police reform. For the next few weeks, we'll take stock of changes being made by Buffalo and New York State and we'll discuss what's still needed to transform safety and justice in our communities. On today's show, we talk …

Buffalo Commons Virtual Workshop: Visualizing Data for Advocacy and ImpactJune 9, 2020, 12:30-2 pm

Dr. Aaron Krolikowski

Communicate information with visually appealing charts, graphs, and maps.