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Nov
05

iPost event to consider media under Trump

A lot has been made about President Trump’s attacks on the press, but politicians have been acting to thwart reporters and undermine the public’s right to know long before the president took office. The challenges confronting the press will be the topic of a Dec. 4 panel discussion at Big Ditch Brewing Co. hosted by […]

Jan
09

iPost event on Trump impact

Those fighting for social justice are understandably anxious on the cusp of Donald Trump’s inauguration as president. What’s in store and how should advocates of social justice respond? Investigative Post is hosting a panel discussion to consider those questions Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m., at Allen Street Hardware, 245 Allen Street. Editor Jim Heaney […]

Sep
15

Arbetter on Cuomo’s “pathology’ of self-interest

Susan Arbetter has built The Capitol Pressroom into an influential interview program with a daily audience of 100,000 listeners by practicing what she described Tuesday as “broccoli dipped in chocolate” journalism. Speaking to a near sell-out crowd at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Arbetter said her approach – tackling serious subjects with a dash of […]

Sep
15

Podcast: Arbetter on Cuomo, state politics

In this episode of Investigative Postcast, our new podcast, listen to some highlights of Jim Heaney’s conversation with Susan Arbetter, the award-winning host and producer of The Capitol Pressroom. Heaney interviewed Arbetter in front of a live audience at the Burchfield Penney Art Center on Tuesday. In this excerpt: Arbetter’s thoughts on Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the diminished power […]

Jun
28

Margaret Sullivan headlining iPost dinner

Investigative Post’s upcoming event season starts out with appearances by two prominent journalists, Margaret Sullivan of The Washington Post and Susan Arbetter of The Capitol Pressroom. Sullivan will be keynote speaker at Investigative Post’s inaugural benefit dinner Oct. 19 at the Hyatt Regency. Arbetter will discuss state politics and other issues Sept. 13 at the […]

May
26

Building a diverse pipeline for the trades

Pre-apprentice programs that prepare minorities to enter the building trades are critical to diversifying the construction workforce, a national expert said Wednesday at an event hosted by Investigative Post. Buffalo needs a “big pot of money” for apprenticeship programs bolstered by community groups that work together to promote diversity in the construction trades, said John […]

Mar
21

Higgins interview at iPost luncheon

U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins discussed a range of local, national and international issues in an interview March 9 with Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney. In perhaps his most noteworthy comment, Higgins gave poor to middling grades to local leadership for what he said is its aversion to risk taking.

Feb
16

Event explores how to make democracy work

Improving the quality of local politics and increasing civic engagement were the topics of debate on Feb. 10 as Investigative Post hosted a panel discussion as part of its “At Issue” event series. The panel agreed that Buffalo has abysmal voter engagement, but differed as to who or what is to blame. Voter turnout in last […]