The LIFTED podcast has landed! Listen to the first episode here.

LIFTED is a weekly podcast profiling people and perspectives of the American community. Through telling short, real-life stories of people starting something new, striving for personal goals and breaking through barriers, LIFTED aims to build a picture of life for Western New Yorkers.


Presented by Tipico Coffee Roasters.

George K. Arthur has had a prolific political career in Buffalo and beyond. George takes us back to 1963 to explain how a favor to a friend and a small merry-go-round set him on the road to one of his first big elected positions.

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LIFTED is produced and hosted by Holly Kirkpatrick for Rise Collaborative.

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This episode of LIFTED is brought to you by Tipico Coffee Roasters. Located at 128 Fargo Ave just south of D’Youville College, Tipico strives to bring the highest quality coffee to you every single day.


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They roast and pack on the Westside, and deliver to their cafe and places around town every single week. Whether you’re looking for an exciting coffee from a single farm from the southern slopes of the Andes Mountains in Colombia, or something with a little more roast and approachability, Tipico has a slew of offerings roasted weekly to please your palate.


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Follow along with them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @tipicocoffee, and remember to stop by on your way to work to try their Commuter menu from 6am-9am, loaded with lots of goodies to get your day started right.