Daniel Robison

Daniel Robison came to WNED in Buffalo, New York and the Innovation Trail from WFIU in Bloomington, Indiana, where he was assistant news director for two years. Robison has filed for All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition Sunday, Voice of America, the Ohio River Radio Consortium and has been featured on NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook.

Robison also hosted the weekly Ask the Mayor program, and the occasional Noon Edition. He has a master's in journalism from Indiana University and graduated in 2007 with a bachelor's in history from the University of Evansville.

Robison hails from Kentuckiana, better known as the Louisville Metro Area.

Along the shore of Lake Erie, the rusting relics of Buffalo, N.Y.'s industrial days have long blocked access to the water and posed risks to residents. Now, after decades of inaction, the city is finally clearing a path for the public to return to the waterfront.

Buffalo's approach has been dubbed "lighter, faster, cheaper." Tom Dee has led this effort as president of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., a special state agency in charge of city waterfront property. He says years were wasted chasing grand redevelopment projects, but now the strategy is more homegrown.

The eastern shore of Lake Erie is known as the "Sponge Candy Crescent." During the region's long winter months, this crunchy, chocolatey candy is a mainstay — especially for large gatherings and holidays. But come hot weather, you can't get the temperamental treat.

Ko-Ed Candies sells a lot of chocolate Easter bunnies, candy bars and other sweets, but co-owner Sandy Whitt says her customers mostly crave sponge candy.