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716 Together is a weekly audio town hall designed to inform, inspire and empower our community on the social, economic and health issues that affect Buffalo and Western New York. Hosted by personalities from 103.3 The Edge, Classic Hits 104.1 and 97 Rock, join us for new episodes every week featuring engaging conversation with a wide scope of local leaders addressing the most relevant topic of the day.
178 Episodes
We're joined by Kathy Galus of Niagara Frontier Search & Rescue (NFSAR) team -- one of 25 land search teams that make up the New York State Federation of Search and Rescue (NYSFEDSAR). NFSAR serves as the only dedicated wilderness and rural SAR resource within the eight western counties of New York and was formed to assist public safety agencies and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation with land search and rescue. They are a volunteer not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in July of 2007 dedicated to finding lost, missing or stranded individuals, and educating the public on wilderness hiking and recreational safety.See for privacy information.
Lasagna Love is a global nonprofit and grassroots movement that aims to positively impact communities by connecting neighbors with neighbors through homemade meal delivery. Their mission is simple: feed families, spread kindness, and strengthen communities. Jen Balkota joins the show to discuss the organization.See for privacy information.
Niagara Falls Outreach Ministry brings the life-changing good news of Jesus Christ to the people in the inner-city of Niagara Falls, demonstrating this through word and kind actions in both their spiritual and life-journey.  Learn more about the organization with our guest Bob Moore.See for privacy information.
Erie County Cancer Services helps in the effort to provide no cost breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings, diagnostics and education to eligible, uninsured & underinsured men and women in our community. Learn more about their services and programs from our guest, Michelle Wysocki.See for privacy information.
Jennifer White and Tim Bartlett of the Lexington Co-op join the show to educate us on all aspects of the organization. Since 1971, the Co-op has served the needs of the community through access to local, organic, and sustainable products. They operate on your behalf, and are committed to strengthening our local food system through partnerships, education, and community impact.See for privacy information.
This week we spotlight The Matt Urban Center, proudly serving East Buffalo, the Town of Cheektowaga and West Seneca for the past 45 years. Ryan Undercoffer joins us to discuss their mission of revitalizing neighborhoods, serve families and change lives by bringing together public and private resources in an effort to assist community residents in becoming self-sustaining.See for privacy information.
Brigid Keane, Outreach Coordinator of MATTERS, joins us to tell us about their organization that facilitates rapid referrals for individuals with substance use disorder by connecting participating referral sites, receiving treatment organizations, peer support agencies, and pharmacies all into one efficient process. for privacy information.
Learn more about the Buffalo F.A.T.H.E.R.S. organization and their upcoming fundraiser on May 18 from Noon to 6pm at ABC Hardware, 3336 Bailey Ave, Buffalo. Get more info Back to Basics Ministries ( and the Buffalo Fathers Facebook page.See for privacy information.
Emily Bauer of the Buffalo Chapter of Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America, a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. We pass stronger gun laws and work to close the loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families. We also work in our own communities and with business leaders to encourage a culture of responsible gun ownership. We know that gun violence is preventable, and we’re committed to doing what it takes to keep families safe.See for privacy information.
Christa Penner joins the show to discuss the upcoming Elmwood Block Party on May 11. This is a community event to support local businesses in the Elmwood neighborhood. It will be a boutique crawl with participants having the opportunity to enter to win one of three prize packages that include gift certificates from each participating business. We have more than 20 businesses participating and they are looking forward to the support of the community! More information can be found at for privacy information.
We're joined by Jerrod and Estelle Kester of Whirlwind Veterans and Warrior Retreat in Eden. The organization is a resiliency agricultural program established by veterans and for veterans of all military branches. We can no longer turn a blind eye to the alarming rates of veteran suicide, depression, divorce, homelessness, and substance abuse. By providing resources through farming, raising animals, fishing, trails, gardening, horseback riding, beekeeping, and fostering master resiliency techniques we seek to provide veterans and their families with the tools necessary to live their best life!See for privacy information.
Our guest is Christopher Watson, Internship Coordinator from the Kenton Big Picture Program -- a unique educational program that gets high school students out into the community two days a week exploring their passions and interests.See for privacy information.
Megan Rechin and Kelly Blake of Aspire of WNY and program participant Danny join the show to discuss Aspire’s mission to support children and adults with developmental and similar disabilities, helping them to live their lives to the fullest by providing individualized assistance based on personal choices.See for privacy information.
Tony DeRomanis, veteran community liaison at Daemen University is our guest do discuss challenges of veterans transitioning back to civilian life and services and programs available for vets at Daemen.See for privacy information.
David Gardner and Jessica Nowak from Kenton Meals on Wheels are our guests to discuss upcoming events and their mission of promoting the health, dignity and independence of people in the Ken-Ton community in need of nutritious meals.See for privacy information.
Dr. Steven Dubovsky, psychiatric expert, is our guest to discuss your mental health and strategies for surviving the upcoming Presidential election season.See for privacy information.
Our guest is Parrish Gibbons of Hallways Contemporary Art Gallery. Hallwalls' twofold mission is to serve artists by supporting the creation and presentation of new work in the visual, media, performing, and literary arts, and to serve the public by making these works available to audiences. Listen to hear their story and information about upcoming events and activities.See for privacy information.
Volunteer Denise Herkey-Jarosch discusses her personal experience with Multiple Sclerosis and her association the National MS Society. We're also joined by Dr. Svetlana Eckert for a clinical aspect of the disease.See for privacy information.
Andrew Zebrun III with Aspire of WNY is our guest to discuss the history and mission of the organization and his experience in the everyday operations.See for privacy information.
In this episode, we are joined by Christopher Harzynski to spotlight Creative Restorations, a Buffalo, NY based, 501c3 non-profit agency founded by Peers with lived experience in addiction, incarceration, and recovery. This unique perspective allows Creative Restorations, INC staff to fully empathize and connect with our consumers. We provide person centered, “boots on the ground” , empathetic, quality, efficient, Care Coordination, Recovery Coaching and Harm Reduction services. Our mission is to save lives, promote recovery, help curb the recidivism rates in our communities, and reunite families. See for privacy information.