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Friday, 28 February 2014 16:48

WNED ǀ WBFO INTRODUCES IN-DEPTH EDUCATION REPORTING INITIATIVE Featured

"Focus on Education" made possible by a two-year grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

BUFFALO, N.Y. – WNED ǀ WBFO Buffalo-Toronto is pleased to introduce "Focus on Education," an education reporting initiative created to document the issues and opportunities surrounding the local educational system and engage the community. "Focus on Education" will include in-depth radio reports on WBFO-FM 88.7, live event broadcasts on WNED-TV and a community engagement aspect.

"There are many serious issues and successes in the education systems," said Donald K. Boswell, WNED ǀ WBFO president and CEO. "This is a tremendous opportunity to dig deeply into those stories, hear all sides of a variety of challenges and opportunities, and encourage discussion and action."

"Focus on Education" will inform and engage the public about the challenges in the local education system, hold officials responsible to families, and document undertakings that have the potential to change the trajectory of education.

WBFO senior reporter, Eileen Buckley, will be covering the "Focus on Education" initiatives. A nearly 30-year news radio veteran, Buckley produces and reports on in-depth features and spot news stories during local segments of "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered." She has also provided National Public Radio with reports of stories of interest from the Buffalo Niagara region. Buckley was honored in 2013 with a "Pinnacle Award" from the Buffalo Broadcasters Association for 25 years of reporting excellence.

A complete list of "Focus on Education" radio reports is available online at wbfo.org.

These reports are part of American Graduate – Let’s Make It Happen! – a public media initiative to address the drop out crisis, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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WNED ǀ WBFO Media Contact:
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Through WNED-TV, ThinkBright and Well/WORLD TV, Classical 94.5 WNED and WBFO-FM 88.7, member-supported WNED ǀ WBFO Buffalo-Toronto provides high quality programming and services to local, regional and national audiences that enlighten, inspire, entertain and educate Western New York and Southern Ontario communities. Additional information about WNED ǀ WBFO can be found at wned.org.

About WNED-TV Productions

WNED-TV long ago established itself as an originator of television content for PBS; WNED-TV was the founder of the Emmy Award winning Reading Rainbow series and was the producer of the popular Mark Russell Comedy Specials for PBS. In recent years, WNED-TV has expanded its position by becoming a significant producer of original High Definition television and online content for local and national distribution. 

National productions broadcast on PBS include: The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain, The War of 1812, Underground Railroad: The William Still Story, Chautauqua: An American Narrative, Window to the Sea, The Adirondacks, The Marines, Niagara Falls, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo, and Elbert Hubbard: An American Original.

Many WNED-TV regional productions highlight historic and cultural treasures of Southern Ontario and Western New York. These include: A New Season for the Bisons and Blue Jays, Hockey: More Than a Game, Toronto’s Houses of Worship, Polonia, Buffalo’s Houses of Worship, Buffalo’s Voices of Steel and Western New York A to Z.