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Every Tuesday at 10:30 am, PPG hosts a half-hour radio show, The Public Good, on POWER 96.5FM, WUFO AM 1080 and We discuss community issues with PPG partners, elected officials, and other local leaders. The show is also shared Tuesday afternoons on PPG's Facebook.


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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 …

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 …

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 …

Removing Police from Mental Health Responses: Whitney Walker and Kartika Carr of VOICE Buffalo on The Public GoodFebruary 23, 2021, 10:30-11 am

Orlando Dickson

Our guests this week are both from our partner organization VOICE Buffalo. Kartika Carr, Integrated Voter Engagement Lead Organizer, and Whitney Walker, MSW, Executive Director will talk with us about removing police from frontline response to mental health crises. The first of our 2021 Community …

Promoting Homeownership through the City Auction: Ahmad Nieves on The Public GoodFebruary 16, 2021, 10:30-11 am

Orlando Dickson

Join us on The Public Good! Our next show is part of our Community Agenda Series. Representing one of our ten 2021 advocacy priorities is Ahmad Nieves, a Founding Member of the Buffalo Information Sharing Collective. Mr. Nieves will talk with us about his efforts to encourage the City to …

Celebrating Winter Birds on the Niagara: Jay Burney on The Public GoodFebruary 9, 2021, 10-10:30 pm

Orlando Dickson

Join us on The Public Good! On today's radio show, Jay Burney, Special Projects Director for Pollinator Conservation Association, is with us to talk about the 3rd annual Birds on the Niagara festival ( It’s an international celebration of winter birds designed to …

Wage Theft is an Epidemic: Ian Hayes, Gabriel Burgos-Nieves, and Michael Dolce on The Public GoodJanuary 26, 2021, 10-10:30 pm

Orlando Dickson

Join us on The Public Good! We speak with workers who are suing Hotel Henry and Tempo Restaurant for wage theft. At least five employees from each establishment report not receiving wages, tips, and commissions, reporting lost wages over $1 million in total. Ian Hayes, Partner at the law firm of …