Buffalo Public Schools students will have the opportunity to learn more about the arts this summer. The Buffalo City Summer School of the Arts is scheduled to begin July 5 and will educate 100 students in grades 7-12 in five different areas of the arts, including visual arts, musical theatre, dramatic writing, dance and multimedia arts.
On the Buffalo Review (4/25) we covered arts education and the state of professional basketball in Buffalo. In the first half of the show, we spoke with Michele Agosto, the supervisor of art education for the Buffalo Public Schools, about a new arts program that will be available to students this summer and the state of arts education in Buffalo.
Food Truck Tuesdays resumed April 19 at Larkin Square, which is the fourth year for the popular event that began in 2013. The weekly series features more than 25 food trucks and live music at Larkin Square every Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. until Oct. 4.
Last week on the Buffalo Review (4/18) we discussed the 2016 presidential election, a change in the SUNY Buffalo State housing policy and the first food truck Tuesday of the year. In the first half of the show, we spoke with Dr. Bruce Bryski, an associate professor in the communication department at Buffalo State, about the Democratic and Republican races for president prior to the New York primary April 19.
On the Buffalo Review (4/11) we discussed an influx of refugees in western New York, a lack of organ donors in the state and the April 18 tax deadline. In the first segment, we spoke with Erkin Ozay, associate professor of architecture at the University at Buffalo, about the school’s recent forums on and his efforts to find and build housing for immigrants.
New York State currently has one of the lowest rates for organ donation registration in the U.S., but officials in Erie County are working to improve that. There are more than 121,000 people in the country waiting for an organ transplant and 8.2 percent of them reside in the state.
Many organizations across the country, including SUNY Buffalo State, are making efforts to raise awareness about sexual violence and how to prevent it during April, which sexual assault awareness month.