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CRT Public Meeting, The Case for Transit: For Equity, Economic Growth --- and the Planet!May 13, 2021, 5:30-7 pm

Douglas Funke, President of Citizens for Regional Transit, Thomas George, PE, NFTA Director of Public Transit and Hal Morse, PMP, Executive Director of the Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC)

As we await President Biden’s infrastructure investment plan, Doug will make the case for investing in public transit as a critical component for achieving equity, stimulating the economy, remaining competitive with other regions, and addressing climate change. Following Doug’s …

A Poet Laureate for Buffalo: Jillian Hanesworth on The Public GoodMay 11, 2021, 10:30-11:30 am

Orlando Dickson

Join us on the Public Good! We are lucky enough to have Buffalo's very own Poet Laureate Jillian Hanesworth. Jillian is Buffalo's first-ever Poet Laureate! We talk about what it was like for Jillian to help establish the position, the daily duties of a poet laureate, and what it's like to fill the …

Clean Slate/Syringe Decrim Town HallMay 10, 2021, 6-7:30 pm

Clean Slate Campaign, Evergreen Health, Partnership for the Public Good, Center for Community Alternatives, Free the People WNY, Students for a Sensible Drug Policy

Learn more about the fight for automatic expungement through the Clean Slate Act (S1553A/A6399), and decriminalizing syringes (S2523/A868) and buprenorphine (S2524/A612) during the statewide (virtual) town hall.

Policing, Race, and Equity in BuffaloMay 5, 2021, 12-1:30 pm

Miles Gresham, Tavier Peart, and Sam Magavern

The Buffalo region is the site of alarming racial disparities in criminal justice. In this workshop we will examine how systemic racism causes those disparities and learn about advocacy efforts to eliminate them, with special emphasis on issues of police oversight, law enforcement assisted …

The MRTA and its impacts on marijuana justice in Buffalo and NYS: Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes on The Public GoodMay 4, 2021, 10:30-11:30 am

Orlando Dickson

Join us on The Public Good! Our very special next guest is Hon. Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes, Majority Leader of the New York State Assembly. Majority Leader Peoples-Stokes joins us to discuss her historic leadership in passing the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), which legalized the use …

Police Letter to the AG Office: Buffalo Citizens for Council Accountability on The Public GoodApril 27, 2021, 10:30-11:30 am

Orlando Dickson

Join us on The Public Good! Our guests this week are Christina, Courtney, and Stephanie from Buffalo Citizens for Council Accountability. They discuss their complaint to the Attorney General’s Office on Buffalo’s Police Reform Agenda and its lack of resident input. We also talk about …

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 Hussain 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 Hussain. 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 …