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AV Podcast: Episode 7

podcast_squarePodcast Episode 7: October 1, 2015

 

 

In this week’s show Pete talks with Hoopnosis’ Maria Rola about what it’s like to perform with fire, Julie Blackmon of Farmers and Artisans is food feature, and Lew Custode is in our local music spotlight.

 

 

Listen to Episode 7:


AV Podcast: Episode 6

podcast_squarePodcast Episode 6: September 23, 2015

 

In this week’s show Pete talks with comedian and HBO talk show host Bill Maher, who’s performing at Shea’s Performing Arts Center this weekend. Maher talks about his roots in standup comedy, and the politically correct culture we live in. We also have a ticket give away to his show! Also in the show Cindy Batista talks about her project to bring a hospitality house to families with loved ones staying at Mercy Hospital, Willard Brooks talks about the Buffalo craft beer bubble, and Artvoice BOOM Winners, Uncle Ben’s Remedy is in our music spotlight.

 

Listen to Episode 6:


AV Podcast: Episode 5

podcast_squarePodcast Episode 5: September 17, 2015

 

On this week’s show we have a preview of this year’s local theatre season with Theatre Editor Anthony Chase. B.O.B. “Best New Artist” winner Parade Chic’s frontman Colin Griffin sits down in our music spotlight. Chief Matt Davis talks about his work as Chief of Trattoria Aroma in this weeks food feature. Plus, find out how you can win tickets to see Bill Maher live at Shea’s on September 26!

 

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AV Podcast: Episode 4

podcast_squarePodcast Episode 4: September 11, 2015

In this weeks show we circle the wagons in honor of the return of football. Pete talks with WKBW’s Joe Buscaglia about his career as a Buffalo Bills beat reporter and making the switch from radio to TV. Also on the show we play a segment from a 2006 interview with the late Bills Play-by-Play man, Van Miller. “Progressive Rap Cinema Artist” Chae Hawk is in our music spotlight, and Mothers’ Head Chef Matt Conroy is our food feature.

For those interested in hearing the entirety of Tony Maggiotto’s 2006 interview with Van Miller, click here.

 

 

Listen to Episode 4:


Election Day 2013

This is it. Some of the races being decided today began way back in February. Sergio Rodriguez, the 33 year-old Marine running for Mayor of Buffalo on the Republican and Progressive Party lines announced on February 6th. He’s worked hard, and his candidacy has transcended partisanship and honed in on issues that affect every resident of the city of Buffalo. 

I don’t expect too many surprises today. There are a handful of close races, from what I hear, but it’s up to you now to go out and cast a vote for the candidates whom you support. 

Yesterday, Chris Smith, Brad Riter, and I had great fun recording an hourlong podcast discussing this year’s election cycle and WNY politics in general. As you might expect, it’s as profane as it is funny, so all you delicate flowers who were shocked by this post will want to stay away. The rest of you will likely enjoy it. 

http://www.trendingbuffalo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/TB11-04-13electionday1.mp3

My recommendations (not Artvoice’s – just mine) for today’s election are: 

BUFFALO MAYOR:  SERGIO RODRIGUEZ (R)

COUNTY COMPTROLLER:  KEVIN GAUGHAN (D)

COUNTY SHERIFF:  DICK DOBSON (D)

ERIE COUNTY LEGISLATURE:  

DISTRICT 1: TIM HOGUES (WFP)

DISTRICT 2: BETTY JEAN GRANT (D)

DISTRICT 3: LYNN MARINELLI  (D)

DISTRICT 4: BILL CONRAD (D)

DISTRICT 5: TOM LOUGHRAN (D)

DISTRICT 6: ALAN GETTER (D)

DISTRICT 7: PAT BURKE (D)

DISTRICT 8: WYNNIE FISHER (D)

DISTRICT 9: MIKE SCHRAFT (D)

DISTRICT 10 & 11: NO ENDORSEMENT

AMHERST SUPERVISOR: MARK MANNA (D)

CLARENCE TOWN BOARD: PAT CASILIO (R), TRACY FRANCISCO (D)

NORTH TONAWANDA TOWN ATTORNEY: JOSH DUBS (D)

ALL PROPOSITIONS: VOTE YES

Whichever way you vote, please make sure you do. Polls are open 6am – 9pm in Erie County.

I’ll post reactions tonight on Twitter, and follow the #WNYVotes hashtag. 






#Buffalove: What is it Good for?

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“Buffalove” is a portmanteau of “Buffalo” and “love”, often seen hashtagged on Twitter when someone plunks 130 other characters about some thing or event around Buffalo of which s/he approves. 

But what does it really mean? Is Buffaloving something akin to a declaration that it’s good enough? At what point do we demand more? What is the interplay between good things we like and the local leadership that is uniquely positioned to expand or enhance it? How many opportunities are we missing or losing by being satisfied, and “Buffaloving” something? 

It’s a long-running gag that we don’t really want to make Buffalo better – we like it just the way it is. “Keep Buffalo Lame” was a popular t-shirt we sold at WNYMedia back in the day. We like our weather, our 20 minute drives, our shopping is ok, certain parts of the city seem to be doing better, what’s not to Buffalove? 

Brad Riter, Chris Smith, and I discussed it at length in this Trending Buffalo podcast: 

http://www.trendingbuffalo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/TB08-21-13buffalove.mp3


One Thing: Infomercials

Chris Smith and/or I regularly record podcasts with Brad Riter, which appear at Trending Buffalo. Oftentimes the podcasts are political in nature and cover matters already written about here, so we don’t always cross-promote. 

But seeing as it’s Friday, and seeing as it’s an apparently sunny day, and seeing as how the Bills won so the entire region seems to be satisfactorily covering up its collective regional depressive mood with the sports equivalent of Cymbalta, here is our podcast about infomercials. The language is wholly unsafe for a work environment, and you can see the referenced videos themselves by following this link. Have a good weekend

One Thing: Infomercials


Pegulaville

Yesterday, the city selected Terry Pegula and the Buffalo Sabres to develop the Webster Block. The proposed structure will include skating rinks, restaurants, shops, parking, and a hotel. 

Brad Riter and I discussed Pegulaville in this Trending Buffalo podcast. What happens when Paladino is snubbed? Will Terry Pegula and Byron Brown be next up on Carl’s insult billboardatorium? 

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