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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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McCarley Gardens: Kelly Camacho and Dennice Barr on The Public GoodMay 16, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Dejia James

In February 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul announced a $57 million commitment to upgrading McCarley Gardens, an affordable housing development just south of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. However, renovations did not go as expected for residents. Residents shared a variety of concerns, including …

Justice and the Arts - Cullud Wattah at Ujima Theater: Gabriella McKinley and Brian Brown on The Public GoodMay 9, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Dejia James

It’s been nine years since the Flint water crisis began in April 2014. Yet many Flint residents are still fighting for justice and restitution. “Cullud Wattah,” a play by Erika Dickerson-Despenza, tells the story of Marion and her family, who experienced lead exposure due to the …

Black Maternal Health Awareness Week and the BPPN: LuAnne Brown and Cheryl Clark on The Public GoodMay 2, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the United States has the highest maternal mortality rate among developed nations, and these rates are up to 3 times higher for Black and Native American women compared to non-Hispanic whites. The Biden Administration states addressing …

What’s New in Erie County: Chairperson April Baskin on The Public GoodApril 25, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Are you wondering what the Buffalo Bills Stadium Community Benefits Agreement looks like? Chairperson April Baskin of the Erie County Legislature will talk about why it’s so hard to win community benefits in our region, what benefits were achieved in the stadium deal – from construction …

Good Food Purchasing Program Benefits Everyone: Jess Gilbert and Loc Tran on The Public GoodApril 18, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Sarah Wooton

What is Good Food Purchasing? Jess Gilbert, Campaign Director of the Good Food Buffalo Coalition, and Loc Tran, Secretary of the Good Food Coalition Leadership Council and Program Manager at Grassroots Gardens, will explain how good food purchasing benefits communities and local economies and what …

Business for a Fair Minimum Wage: Brandi Barrett and Annie Adams on The Public GoodApril 4, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Our guests this week are two local business owners. Brandi Barrett is co-owner of Barrett and Benitez Development, a real estate development company focusing on equitable built spaces in cities. Annie Adams owns Second Chic, a boutique consignment shop with two locations, one in the Elmwood …

New Initiatives from Say Yes Buffalo: Gellenia Smallwood and Stephanie Peet on The Public GoodMarch 21, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Colleen Kristich

This week, we’re learning about two new initiatives offered by Say Yes Buffalo. Gellenia Smallwood, Senior Director of Early Childhood Services at Say Yes and Stephanie Peet, Director of Workforce Development, will discuss the Little Scholars Program, a program for 3-year-olds in the Buffalo …

Surplus Funds: Keisha Williams and Kate Lockhart on The Public GoodMarch 14, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Sarah Wooton

What happens when profits from a foreclosed property exceed what is owed on that property? In the past, the prior homeowner would get the remaining money, or surplus funds, returned to them. But this year, the City of Buffalo removed this policy and is keeping over $3.5 million in surplus funds …

Raising the Minimum Wage in New York State: Rusty Weaver on The Public GoodMarch 7, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

In PPG’s new report, “Raising the Minimum Wage: The Impact of Women, People of Color, and Immigrants in Western New York,” our guest Rusty, and Sam Magavern, Senior Policy Fellow at PPG, look at a New York State legislative proposal to raise the minimum wage and index it to …

Vacant Lots Task Force: Donna Latham-Edwards and Tim Chen on The Public GoodFebruary 14, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Sarah Wooton

Buffalo has thousands of city-owned vacant lots, especially on Buffalo’s East Side. What are the next steps for positive, community-oriented development for these lots? Donna Latham-Edwards, founder of the Impacted Families Project, and Tim Chen, Executive Director of Grassroots Gardens, are …