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Live video chat with Dr. Robert Whitney about opiate addictions

The News' Mark Sommer was joined by Dr. Robert Whitney to speak about the dangers of opiate addiction and the possible closing by ECMC of two addiction treatment clinics. Whitney is an addiction specialist and a recently retired attending physician from ECMC's Division of Chemical Dependency.

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Live video chat about Depression era photography with Bruce Jackson

The News' Mark Sommer is joined by Bruce Jackson, a UB professor who helped organize the "Full Color Depression: First Kodachromes from America's Heartland" exhibit now on display at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Submit your questions in the chat console below.

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Video, audio: The News' Bracely, Meyer on hot air balloon ride

The News has detailed a hot air balloon ride over Chautauqua County, operated by Geoff Turner of Sky Sail Balloons, in two ways: a video with Dawn Marie Bracely and Brian Meyer, and Meyer's audio report on WBFO-FM 88.7:

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Easterbrook takes poke at Buffalo in TMQ column

Kenmore West graduate Gregg Easterbrook managed to take a swipe at his former region in this week's Tuesday Morning Quarterback column on's Page 2.

Easterbrook writes:

Obscure College Score of the Week: Indiana of Pennsylvania 35, Gannon 7. Tuneup No. 1 for the annual Tuesday Morning Quarterback Obscure College Game of the Year. Located in Erie, Pa., one of the country's small-gem cities, Gannon University offers students "lots of things to see and do without the traffic and hub-bub of neighboring Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Buffalo." The "traffic and hub-bub" of Buffalo -- anybody from Gannon been there in the past 40 years?

The Gannon website does indeed include that "traffic and hub-bub" line.

Audio: The News' Meyer on downtown restoration

Two massive preservation projects are underway simultaneously in downtown Buffalo. The Hotel Lafayette and Statler Towers -- both historic buildings continue to undergo transformations. In this week's Press Pass, WBFO's Eileen Buckley talks Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer who recently toured the restoration work inside the Hotel Lafayette.

Live video chat with Buffalo native and author Lauren Belfer

Buffalo native Lauren Belfer, author of "City of Light," is answering your questions and those of The News' Mark Sommer in conjunction with the National Preservation Conference in Buffalo. Submit your questions in the chat console below.

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Live video chat with Monica Pellegrino Faix from Richardson Olmsted Complex

The News' Mark Sommer is continuing to host live video chats this week during the National Preservation Conference in Buffalo. His guest today is Monica Pellegrino Faix, project coordinator for the Richardson Olmsted Complex.

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Live video chat with Sommer, Esmonde about Preservation Conference

The News' Mark Sommer and Donn Esmonde answered your questions into the camera and discussed preservation, the conference being in Buffalo and more.

Live video chat with Statler Towers owner Mark Croce

Mark Croce, the owner of the Statler Towers, answered your questions and those from The News' Mark Sommer today. Listen to a recording of their conversation:

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Live video chat with Mark Sommer, Tim Tielman from Campaign for Greater Buffalo

The News' Mark Sommer and guest Tim Tielman from Campaign for Greater Buffalo are answering your questions directly into the camera. Submit your questions in the chat console below

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