Investigations

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and analysis.

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by Jim Heaney

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by Dan Telvock

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and commentary

Dec
06

Telvock talks ECWA lead testing on WBFO

Dan Telvock discusses his report on how the Erie County Water Authority cut corners in its testing program for lead in the drinking water supplied to most local suburbs, and the agency’s response to the report. The interview aired Tuesday, Dec. 6, on WBFO’s Press Pass.

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Nov
28

Telvock’s ECWA report on Shredd and Ragan

Investigative Post reporter Dan Telvock was on the Shredd and Ragan show Monday morning to discuss his reporting on the Erie County Water Authority’s flawed testing program for lead in drinking water from the homes of its customers. The water authority responded to Investigative Post’s reporting with a campaign that included misleading statements and unsubstantiated claims. […]

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Nov
01

Porat talks police training on WBFO

Daniela Porat discusses her report on problems with how the Buffalo Police Department trains officers in the use of force. Interview aired Tuesday on WBFO’s Press Pass.

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Aug
25

Lead in water story on WBFO

Dan Telvock of Investigative Post reports on shortcomings in the city program to test drinking water for lead. Telvock found the program is beset with slipshod methods and puts more effort into testing predominantly white enclaves with few lead poisoning than in the inner-city neighborhoods where the problem is concentrated. Nevertheless, Mayor Byron Brown said […]

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Aug
23

Charlotte Keith discusses Buffalo Billion program on WBFO

On WBFO’s Press Pass, Investigative Post’s Charlotte Keith talks with Jay Moran about her recent story on a Buffalo Billion program at Daemen College that is not living up to the hype. The state committed $4.5 million to create a training program in film production at the college, which is partnering with a new visual […]

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Jul
12

Telvock talks radioactive hotspots with WBFO

On WBFO’s Press Pass, Investigative Post’s Dan Telvock discusses his reporting on the radioactive hotspots in and around the Niagara Falls area.

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Jun
08

Cuomo’s flawed model, Part 2

Jim Heaney, in a second story prepared for WBFO and other upstate NPR stations, details how the model being used to develop major economic development projects upstate thwarts transparency and involves other questionable practices. Part 1 aired Tuesday.

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Jun
07

Cuomo model no game changer

Jim Heaney, in first of two stories broadcast on WBFO and other major NPR stations across upstate, reports that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s model for revitalizing Buffalo and other major cities has several serious shortcomings. Is his model a game changer? Hardly. Heaney’s second story broadcasts Wednesday.

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