|5/23/13 "Life with AvaDent" - innovation in dental technology here in Buffalo!
An insider conversation with the imagineers and inventors of AvaDent, a digital platform to make a customized denture or full mouth rehab - a sure fire way to have that $1 million smile - think of AvaDent as the Microsoft and Apple of the digital dental world. Meet Andy Jakson, inventor and partner in Global Dental Sciences, J.J. Siepierski of Life Dental, and George Ackerman, recipient of the AvaDent denture, who now says he is living without the pain of his former state of personal dental circumstances and can enjoy singing in his church choir once more!
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|5/20/13 Colorful Conversation with artist, Matthew John Pasquarella.
A fun and insightful exchange with a hidden talent here in Buffalo. Matthew John's work graces the walls of some our most new and creative living spaces in downtown Buffalo. Here we talk about Matthew's upcoming exhibit that is taking place in Miami's trendy and fun Art Fusions Gallery in the city's Wynnwood Art Design District. Art Fusions Gallery focuses on introducing works created by emerging and mid-career artists that are intriguing selections of contemporary art and that are finding a place in today's art market.
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|10/28/12 "Hear Us Roar" a conversation with Deborah Lynn Williams, CEO of YWCA of Erie County and Sandra Jardin, Public Relations and Special Events Planner.
Learning more about "Hear Me Roar" the upcoming Friday, November 2nd special exhibit at Benjaman's Art Gallery on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo that features original artwork created by 40 different women visual artists from this region as a fundraising event to support the YWCA. Ann Bliss of Bliss Designs, a jewelry designer will also be among the showing artists.
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|10/22/12 Not Just Words - interview with multi-discipline artists, Pat Pendelton, J. Tim Raymond, Ann Goldsmith and Kathleen Betsko Yale
Quartet of artists talking about the upcoming Literary Month celebration in Artspace entitled "Not Just Words" that features a long list of area artists in a variety of disciplines. Open mic opportunities are available for those who wish to participate in this series that takes place beginning November 2 - November 19, 2012.
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|5/2/12 Wise and Wonderful - art and artists making it happen in our town with energy and support from Marcus L. Wise.
A conversation with local artist and entrepreneur, Marcus L. Wise, owner of Gallery 464 on Amherst Street in Buffalo and President of Emerging Leaders Arts Buffalo. Marcus shares his passion for "place making" for area artists and his strong belief in the impact that the arts have on our community, and helping artists both learn and earn from their creative endeavors.
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|3/21/12 An hour with Tim Clark, Commissioner of Buffalo's Regional Film Commission.
A fun insider's look at the many unique projects that come our way from the national and international film community and filmmakers from everywhere!
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|3/7/12 Promoting Peace in the World through the Buffalo-Kanazawa Sister Cities Program - a celebration of "East Meets West" and the 50th Anniversary of the Kanazawa-Buffalo friendship.
A conversation with Takako Michii, Ph.D who is the president of the Buffalo Kanazawa Sister Cities Committee, joined by Mark Lazzara of Lazzara and Associates, who is assisting in the special events that are part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Buffalo Kanazawa relationship, the 100th anniversary of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and the rebuilding of friendship between Japan and the United States after WWII and the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagaksaki.
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|12/17/11 Inside Buffalo International Film Festival, Inc.
A conversation with Edward Summer, Founder and President of Buffalo International Film Festival, Inc. and its various program components: the Buffalo International Film Festival, the Buffalo Film Society, and brand new plans for the New York State Movie Theater Corridor.
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|12/16/11 Welcome Back Mr. Fisher!
A conversation with Charley Fisher, former (and last) Buffalo Common Council Member-at-Large, and now President of the B.U.I.L.D. organization of Buffalo. Charley shares his vision and views on life here in Buffalo and Western New York.
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|12-8-11 Kickin' It with Antoine!
A conversation with local entrepreneur, community leader, publisher and former NYS Senator Antoine Thompson who offers his insights on the current state of affairs here in Erie County, and let's us in on his newest ventures.
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|11/12/11 Just Words - a very special literary arts series happening at Artspace in Buffalo
A conversation with readings featuring Artspace artists, Ann Goldsmith, Kathleen Betsko Yale, Pat Pendelton and J. Tim Raymond. This group of writers established a series of spoken word events to accompany the visual arts programming that has been the primary discipline to date. All of the Just Words events are free and open to the public.
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|11/13/11 Just Words Poetry Reading
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|9/9/11 Bringing the world to Buffalo! Celebrating New York State's Sister Cities and their positive impact on our community.
New York State Sister Cities Coordinator, Louise Simon Schoene, talks about New York State's Sister Cities Programs as well as Sister Cities International and their worldwide impact on our local economy, and the upcoming New York State Sister Cities conference on Saturday, September 24th, 2011 in Cheektowaga, New York.
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|8/31/11 100 Thousand Poets For Change Buffalo Style!
A conversation with poet, film, and video artist, Susan M. Hutton and poet, professor, David Landrey and their role in helping to bring 100 Thousand Poets for Change - the largest spoken word event in world history- to Buffalo.This extraordinary global event will focus on bringing healing and more humanity to the planet. Join us on September 24th on the Buffalo State College Campus - this event will last all day into the night.
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|5/12/11 The Multiple Sides of Art
A conversation with Gerald Mead, artist/educator, curator and collector. A lively and informative discussion that illustrates the spectrum of Jerry's evolution from an artist/educator to a curator and collector, as well as a local art historian and leading authority on Western New York art.
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|4/21/11 Poetry: Inspiration, humanity, and pushing beyond the boundaries.
A discussion and poetry reading with poets Lynn Ciesielski and Sandra Jardin as we celebrate National Poetry Month.
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|4/19/11 Show Me The Money Part 2 - Erie County
A candid discussion with Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant on the state of "No Funding" for more than 40 different arts organizations in Erie County and the likely lack luster future of arts funding from Erie County if we citizens don't demand more! Legislator Grant also discusses the pending reapportionment of legislative districts and the impact it will create at all levels of public representation.
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|4/15/11 Show Me the Money, Part 1 - City of Buffalo
A conversation with Delaware District Common Council Member Michael LoCurto who has sponsored a bill that would make $300,000 available to the local arts and cultural organizations in the City of Buffalo that lost their 2011 Erie County cultural funding.
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|3/31/11 Time to Give For Greatness - Support your local arts and cultural organizations
This broadcast is a personal opinion on the need to support the 47 different arts and cultural organizations that lost their funding in the 2011 County budget. A call to arms to participate in the Give For Greatness Campaign with a goal to raise $1 million by May 5, 2011.
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|3/23/11 Give For Greatness - an opportunity to change our community for the better!
A conversation with Jamie Moses, Artvoice publisher and creator of the Give4Greatness Campaign - a two-month fund drive with the goal of raising $1 million to support 47 different arts organizations in Buffalo and Erie County that were kicked out of Erie County's 2011 budget and left with zero dollars to support their work.
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|3/15/11 The Hopeful Wonders of the Wisteria Charter School Project
A conversation with Wisteria Charter School Co-founder Allita Steward, and plans to bring this innovative, holistic and humanistic educational program to children in the City of Buffalo. Wisteria is a proposed charter school that will be tuition free and will meet learning standards as prescribed by the New York State Education Department.
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|4/29/10 Earthly delightful words and personal conversation with Earths Daughters - poets/writers/visual artists whose efforts have resulted in Earths Daughters literary magazine being the longest operating feminist periodical in the country.
A grand finale reading for National Poetry Month by members of Earths Daughters - Kastle Brill, Ryki Zuckerman, Jennifer Campbell, Ansie Baird, and Janna Willoughby - daughter of the late poet, Robin Willoughby one of the founders of Earths Daughters. This is a unique and special reading by five wonderful women.
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|4/27/10 The Power to Change with Darleen Pickering Hummert, Co-founder and Artistic Director of Theatre For Change - an exceptional organization that uses the power of the arts to improve life.
Darleen shares stories about her coming into her life as an actor, director and writer and her evolution into becoming a community activist through her artistic endeavors.
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|4/18/10 “Remembering Lue”
A celebratory poetry reading at the Frank E. Merriweather Library in Buffalo, New York presented by The Buffalo Friends of Lucille Clifton in honor of Lucille Clifton’s life and achievements. Clfton is an award-winning poet and is noted as the most important poet to emerge from the Buffalo, New York.
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Molly Bethel (2:11) to listen or click here
Elaine Philip (1:30) to listen or click here
Celes Tisdale (5:13) to listen or click here
Vonetta Rhodes (8:57) to listen or click here
N'tare Gault (7:23) to listen or click here
Celeste Lawson (4:37) to listen or click here
Priscilla Hill (2:36) to listen or click here
Rain Bethel-Cooper (1:56) to listen or click here
Lonnie Harrell (4:30) to listen or click here
Leonard Bethell (1:33) to listen or click here
Beverly Young (1:16) to listen or click here
Robert Coles (2:10) to listen or click here
Antoine Thompson (2:32) to listen or click here
Mica Jackson (1:14) to listen or click here
|4/22/10 A Conversation with poet Jimmie Margaret Gilliam, an exceptional poet, teacher and advocate for literature and the arts
A deeply personal and gentle insight into Jimmie's evolution as a writer/poet and activist. A look at a few of the events that molded her values and inspired her creative work; a unique and special conversation!
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|3/22/10 Talking about a big Event at Apple's Haberdashery with Allita Lee, artist, designer, activist and entrepreneur.
An interview with area entrepreneur, Allita Lee, stylist and owner of Apple's Haberdashery fine vintage clothing and accessory salon in Buffalo's Tri Main Building. This interview focuses in on a very special happening Fri. March 26 and Sat. March 27 when Allita will host Baliza Ladies Clothing store from Columbus, Ohio that will feature new designer, luxury wear, fine leathers, and furs at discounted prices, along with Buffalo's own Moda Vintage. Proceeds from this event will go to a fund to support the young children of fallen firefighter, Jonathan Croom, who was also a visual artist and alum of the Buffalo Academy of the Visual and Performing Arts.
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|3/15/10 Diva Dialogue with Buffalo's own Diva, Mary Kate O'Connell, Founder and Artistic Director of O'Connell and Company now located in new digs on the North Campus of Erie Community College.
A lighthearted journey through the history of O'Connell and Company and its fifteen year presence on the Western New York theater scene, along with details about the company's many new artistic undertakings. O'Connell and Company is known for its musical productions as well as its philanthropic commitment to efforts that support the needs of women and children in WNY.
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|3/7/10 "From Page to Stage," with Kathleen Betsko Yale, a pioneer among contemporary women dramatists.
A conversation with playwright/screenwriter/actor/poet Kathleen Betsko Yale, a British-American working class writer sharing a little of her extraordinary life as an immigrant and beginnings as a theater artist. Betsko Yale, a former New Hampshire-ite, and New Yorker, has made Buffalo her home for the past twenty years. She appears routinely on local stages and has won national and local awards for her acting and writing.
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|2/16/10 Creating Success Everywhere You Go
An inspiring and encouraging conversation with Anna Maria Sinatra, life coach and founder of Sinatra Solutions - paving the way for a rewarding and fulfilling life.
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|2/5/10 Sweet For Service
A conversation with WNY AmeriCorps Executive Director, Mark Lazzara, and community activist, Louise Simon Schoene, NYS Volunteer Coordinator for Sister Cities International. Learning more about one of our community's most effective and prolific centers of volunteerism that delivers a full spectrum of services provided by and for people of all ages. WNY AmeriCorps helps with poverty, education, and home construction for those in need - they were one of several local organizations featured in the Sunday, Jan. 24th edition of Extreme Home Makeover.
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|1/19/10 Words with Cassandra "Dee" Cosby"
Conversation and poetry with community activist Dee Cosby on HIV AIDS and her thoughts on the current state of awareness. Reading from "Now Is As Good As Any Season To Hope This Red Rose Will Bloom."
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|12/11/09 Olmstead Parks Conservancy
It's about changing lives, the natural way. A discussion with Zone Gardener, Abi Echevarria, who shares with us the tremendous and positive ways The Olmsted Parks Conservancy changed his life, and the lives of many others in our community - and why we must support the work of the Olmsted Parks Conservancy. Abi started with the Olmsted Parks Conservancy as part of the Welfare to Work Program and through his assignment at the Parks was offered a regular position that has given him new hope and aspirations for his future.
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|11/10/09 Pen Power Discussion with literary artists Jerome Joseph Gentes and Diane M. Cammarata, Ph.D.
A glimpse into the motives and inspiration of two writers who decided to returned home to Buffalo New York after living for nearly two decades in major metropolitan cities - New York City and Sapporo, Japan. Both writers read from their original works. Also featured is music by Buffalo, Reggae artist, Neville Francis from his CD Love Somebody.
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|10/20/09 Hidden Heros in the arts and cultural community
A conversation with three local artists who have a long history of donating their art to human service, educational, medical and cultural causes and their thoughts on why they give to causes. Guests are Chary Robbins, Paul Morgan and Bret Runyon. Click here for the website for the Arts Council in Buffalo & Erie County. Send your thoughts and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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