This week’s show featured stories about a unique Buffalo State student, a battle of the deejay’s competition and conversations about service animals for veterans and Buffalo State’s study abroad program.
Net neutrality, the principle that all content on the web should be treated the same, has been one of the most controversial and most talked about issues in recent weeks. In 2015 the FCC, under President Obama, voted to prohibit internet service providers from prioritizing their content or slowing down the content of competitors.
Earlier this month, a California hamburger chain began using a robot named “Flippy” to automate its burger making process. This story and others, including the use of self-driving cars, have many wondering about the future of the workplace and the integration of robots into everyday life.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed eliminating the state’s tip credit, which allows businesses to pay workers who earn tips less than minimum wage. The proposal would raise the current minimum wage for tipped workers from $7.50 an hour to the full minimum wage of $10.40 an hour in western New York.
This week on the Buffalo Review (March 23), we covered the Toys ‘R’ Us bankruptcy, the potential formation of an eSports players union, a sick raccoon outbreak and the first cat cafe in Buffalo.
The School of Education at SUNY Buffalo State hosted a community forum March 8 on school violence and mental illness in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Wendy Paterson, dean of the School of Education, moderated the forum that included a panel of faculty and staff members to address concerns from the campus community and answer questions.
This week’s show, which was recorded March 15, featured stories about a Buffalo State campus forum on gun violence, a possible change in how service workers are compensated, and conversations about a ban on conversion therapy in Erie County and the issues transfer students face.