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Every Tuesday at 10 pm, PPG hosts a half-hour radio show, The Public Good, on POWER 96.5FM, WUFO AM 1080 and www.wufoam.com. We discuss community issues with PPG partners, elected officials, and other local leaders. The show is also livestreamed Tuesdays at 1 pm on PPG's Facebook.

 

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Meet MOCHA: De'Jon Hall and David Sell on The Public GoodJanuary 5, 2021, 10-10:30 pm

Orlando Dickson

Join us on The Public Good! Have you heard of the MOCHA Center? Its been supporting LGBTQ people of color in our community since 1996. MOCHA offers social events and other programs focused on improving the health and wellness of LGBTQ people of color—in mind, body, and spirit. We'll be …

COVID-19 Conversation: Dr. Bruce Naughton on The Public GoodDecember 29, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Orlando Dickson

Join us on The Public Good! We will be speaking with Dr. Bruce Naughton, VP and Chief Medical Officer for Medicare at Univera Health. Dr. Naughton will provide expertise for a "COVID-19 Conversation" to talk stats, dispel myths, and educate us on the current outlook for Buffalo-Niagara.

Employment and MLK's Vision: Dayatra Hassan, Jomo Akono, and Wil Green on The Public GoodDecember 15, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Orlando Dickson

Join us on The Public Good! Our guests this week will be Dayatra Hassan, Buffalo Juneteenth Board member, Jomo Akono, Co-Founder of “Project Access to A-Free-Ka”, and Wil Green, Director of  School & Community Partnership at Canisius College. These leaders have arranged a …

Avoiding Footage Follies: Sarah Wooton and John Elmore on The Public GoodDecember 1, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Orlando Dickson

Join us on The Public Good! We'll speak with PPG Community Researcher, Sarah Wooton and the Minority Bar Association of WNY Justice Reform Taskforce Co-Chair, John Elmore on footage release policies for the Buffalo Police Department.  Best practices including prompt and free …

Participatory Budgeting for Buffalo: Kathryn Franco and Rebecca Newberry on The Public GoodNovember 24, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! We'll be learning about the process of participatory budgeting (PB) and how it can increase democratic participation in funding decisions by local entities including government. Our guests are Kathryn Franco from Buffalo Niagara Community Reinvestment Coalition and …

Concerns on Proposed Police Data System: Stephen Hart and Andrea Ó Súilleabháin on The Public GoodNovember 3, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Orlando Dickson

Join us on The Public Good! The City of Buffalo announced a proposed 3-year contract with SAS Institute to create a data analytics center and “use predictive modeling to determine best practices,” with “police training and practices” as the first use of the technology. On …

Police Reform: Taniver Peart, Colleen Kristich, and Orlando Dickson on The Public GoodOctober 27, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! This week's show continues our series on police reform. We talk with PPG staff members Tanvier Peart, Colleen Kristich, and Orlando Dickson all of whom work on issues of police reform for PPG and individually participate in the work of Buffalo Police Advisory …

Stitchin' Success: Dawne Hoeg on The Public Good!October 20, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! We'll be joined by one of our partner organizations, Stitch Buffalo, an inclusive space for Refugee and Immigrant women to create handcrafted goods and find economic empowerment; a textile art center for community members to gain and share skills in the textile …

Making Language Access Law: Steven Sanyu, Meghan Maloney de Zaldivar, and Colleen Kristich on The Public GoodOctober 6, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! On this week's radio show, we discuss advocacy to pass a county-wide language access law in Erie County. Listen in to learn what language access is and how we can ensure that language is not a barrier to residents' receiving public services or participating fully in …

Addressing Health and Climate through Housing: PUSH Green on The Public GoodSeptember 22, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! This Tuesday PUSH Green and PPG staff discuss the initial research of an ongoing evaluation of the PUSH Green home weatherization program. They have interviewed over 40 former PUSH Green participants to assess how the program, which makes homes more efficient and safe …