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Every Tuesday at 7 pm, PPG director Sam Magavern hosts a half-hour radio show, the Public Good, on POWER 96.5FM, WUFO AM 1080 and www.wufoam.com. Sam discusses community issues with PPG partners, elected officials, and other local leaders. After each show, a video interview with our guest is posted on our YouTube channel.

 

Upcoming Shows

Who Owns Land in Buffalo? Aaron Bartley on The Public GoodMay 21, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We’ll hear from Aaron Bartley, co-founder of People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH) who served as its executive director for 12 years and is now in a post-PUSH residency with Cornell in Buffalo and PPG. We’ll be discussing private versus …

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Eviction Study Preview: Orlando Dickson and Sarah Wooton on The Public GoodMay 14, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We’ll hear from Orlando Dickson, research associate, and Sarah Wooton, Policy Analyst, at Partnership for the Public Good. Over the past several months, Orlando and Sarah have been collecting data and stories for an upcoming report on evictions in …

Plymouth Crossroads: Jennifer McAndrew on The Public GoodMay 7, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Plymouth Crossroads Executive Director Jennifer McAndrew discussing their mission, where they are and who they serve, upcoming events, and ways you can help. She'll also be discussing some of Plymouth Crossroads' successes and more …

Criminal Justice Reforms and Local Issues: District Attorney John Flynn on The Public GoodApril 30, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Erie County District Attorney John Flynn. We'll be discussing criminal justice reforms progressing in New York State, as well as public safety and public health issues here in Western New York.

Criminal Justice Debt and Challenging Criminal Injustice: Keisha Williams, Jolanda Hill, and Karima Amin on The Public GoodApril 22, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Keisha Williams, attorney, and Jolanda Hill, paralegal, from the Western New York Law Center. They'll be discussing criminal justice debt and their upcoming event "Fines, Fees, & Bail: How Criminal Justice Debt Hurts the Poor."  And, …

Prohibit Source of Income Housing Discrimination: DeAnna Eason and Dan Corbitt on The Public GoodApril 16, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from DeAnna Eason and Dan Corbitt of Housing Opportunities Made Equal discussing the statewide effort to prohibit source of income discrimination in housing and other fair housing practices and policies in and around the …

Diesel-Electric Locomotives and Environmental Advocacy: Walter Simpson on The Public GoodApril 9, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We’ll hear from Walter Simpson, an energy activist, educator, professional, and author of several books including his most recent Diesel-Electric Locomotives: How They Work, Use Energy, and Can Become More Efficient and Environmentally

Western New York Independent Living - Local Advocacy: Todd Vaarwerk on The Public GoodApril 2, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We’ll hear from Todd Vaarwerk, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy at Western New York Independent Living (WNYIL). He'll be discussing WNYIL advocacy work, results from the recently released state budget, as well as local efforts such as accessibility …

NFTA Low Income Public Transportation Fare Reduction Advocacy: Bob Mahoney on The Public GoodMarch 26, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We’ll hear from Bob Mahoney, business representative at SEIU Local 200 United discussing recent advocacy work for reduced NFTA fares for low-income riders. Bob represents many low-wage employees who rely on public transportation to get to and from work, …

Frontline Arts Organizations and the Frontline Arts Buffalo (FAB) Forums: Heather Gring and Maria Ta on The Public GoodMarch 19, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Heather Gring, archivist at the Burchfield Penney Art Center and board member of Locust Street Art as well as Maria Ta, program director at Ujima Company discussing frontline arts organizations and the upcoming Frontline Arts Buffalo (FAB) …

Police-Youth Engagement: Megan Hurley, Sergeant Justin Haag, and Chief David Zack on The Public GoodMarch 12, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from PPG Policy Fellow Megan Hurley and Chief David Zack and Sergeant Justin Haag of the Cheektowaga Police Department discussing the Blue Bridges program. The program was created in late 2017 to bridge the gap between law enforcement …