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by Jim Heaney


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Q&A: Stephanie Simeon

Stephanie Simeon is executive director of Heart of the City Neighborhoods, a non-profit housing development corporation serving Buffalo’s Lower West Side. Simeon, 31, is a native of Brooklyn who moved to Buffalo to attend the University at Buffalo, where she earned an undergraduate degree in social science and master’s degree in urban planning. She serves […]


Q&A: Political reporter Bob McCarthy

Robert J. McCarthy is a 30-year veteran of The Buffalo News, the last 20 as political reporter. He’s covered a wide array of elections and candidates, including those for president, Congress, governor, the state legislature, mayor and county executive. In addition to his reporting, McCarthy writes a Sunday column and contributes to the Politics Now […]


Q&A: Muckraker David Cay Johnston

While the term is little used these days, David Cay Johnston might be best described as a muckraker for his work as an investigative reporter producing both award-winning newspaper stories and best-selling books. Salon in 2004 said Johnston “has cultivated a reputation for being the kind of reporter unafraid to speak truth to power. He […]


Q&A: Larry Quinn

Larry Quinn, once a boy wonder, turned 60 earlier this year. He’s a couple of years removed by his tenure as managing partner of the Buffalo Sabres and membership on the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. During his carrer, he served as development commissioner under Mayor Jimmy Griffin and later oversaw the construction of what […]


Interview: Larry Quinn

Quinn, a former development official and managing partner of the Buffalo Sabres, talks about the NHL lockout and what he termed the “misdirection” at Canalside. He also discusses a dubious distinction Buffalo holds among large cities.


Q&A: Underground press pioneer Paul Krehbiel

Paul Krehbiel is one of the pioneers of Buffalo’s alternative media. As a student at the University at Buffalo in the late 1960s, he helped found New Age, one of the city’s first “underground” newspapers. The paper was founded at the height of the Vietnam War, a time when Krehbiel and his collaborators at New […]


Q&A: David Rust of ‘Say Yes To Education’

Buffalo schools have a new superintendent, a new School Board president and a $190-an-hour consultant. But Say Yes to Education may hold the key to turning around the city’s troubled school district. David Rust is executive director of the non-profit organization, which will begin providing full tuition scholarships to all graduates of Buffalo public and […]


Talking education reform

David Rust, executive director of Say Yes to Education, talks about how the program, if successful, will boost high school graduation rates and increase the number of students going on to college. A transcript of the full interview will be posted Monday.