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February 24, 2021 15 min
According to “The New York Post, 47% of NYC small businesses still have not reopened since the start of the pandemic. Of those that ARE open, revenue is down 60%. What a time to become Commissioner of The NYC Department of Small Business Services. Jonnel Doris offers some help & hope for small businesses.
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February 23, 2021 15 min
Imagine you are directing your very first movie and you are about to lunch with Oscar Sir Anthony Hopkins, to convince him to star in your first film. Oh- and you also want Oscar winner and “The Crown” star Olivia Coleman to co-star. ”The Father” director & co-screenwriter Florian Zeller not only won them both over to star, his film is an Oscar fave!!
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February 18, 2021 15 min
Can you imagine Grammy-award winning System Of A Down lead singer Serj Tankian as a lawyer? It almost happened. Serj was on his way to take the LSAT’s when he had an epiphany that he didn’t want to be a lawyer. He wanted to make music. His music made Serj partly responsible for the Velvet (and peaceful) revolution in Armenia. Just like Frank Zappa did with the Czech Republic. It’s all part of the new doc “Truth To Power”, availab...
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February 17, 2021 15 min
Longtime NYC sports journalist Harvey Araton wasn’t surprised at all when the WNBA became the first pro sports league to back the Black Lives Matter movement.
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As of tomorrow, 9/11 1st responders with health issues are FINALLY on the Covid vaccine eligibility list.
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February 9, 2021 15 min
“Girls Like Us” author Sheila Weller discusses a triple anniversary we are celebrating this week – 50 year anniversaries for Joni Mitchell (she was working on “her iconic “Blue”), the 50 year anny for Carole King’s “Tapestry” & the 50 year anny for Carly Simon’s debut album.
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February 3, 2021 15 min
2 years ago, director Chad Hartigan started working on a feature film set in a pandemic, with an illness that made people lose their memories. He finished the film a month before our real life pandemic shut down everything. Olivia Cooke (“Sound Of Metal” & “Bates Motel) stars with Jack O’Connell (“Unbroken”)
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Bill Costen scored the first touchdown of the season for the Buffalo Bills . OJ Simpson scored the 2nd of the season in game 2. Costen was cut and went on to become the first African-American hot air balloon master pilot. His story is featured in the documentary made by his daughter, Chantal Potter, called “Balloon Man”
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January 29, 2021 16 min
Marjorie Cadogan , Executive Deputy Commissioner of the NYC Human Resources Administration discusses feedback she’s been getting during the pandemic, as she powers on to help small businesses, so endangered by the pandemic shutdowns. Plus, there’s already talk of how the city will handle work situations POST-pandemic. Will NYC employees continue to work from home? Let the discussion begin!
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January 29, 2021 15 min
Michael Dorf’s love of punk rock led him to founding The Knitting Factory & City Winery. No business has been hit harder by Covid than the live entertainment industry. The good news is City Winery will survive. Once things are safe, check out its new location: Pier 57.
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January 20, 2021 28 min
Shelli Sonstein's Sessions - Jeff Cool’s Black Sunday story - Retired FDNY’ers (and Q104.3 listener) Jeff Cool not only survived 9/11, 4 years later, he survived what the FDNY calls Black Sunday, the deadliest day for the FDNY since 9/11. January 23, 2005, 3 NYC firefighters died in one day in 2 separate fires. FDNY’er Richard Scalfani died in a house fire in East New York, after his equipment got caught on a coat rack. Earli...
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January 13, 2021 15 min
Dr. Oz just got his Covid vaccine but fully understands why so many @FDNY members aren’t getting their shots. Dr. Oz talks vaccines, why we haven’t seen a flu season and when normalcy will return. He actually has a specific date!!
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January 13, 2021 15 min
Devon Allman (son of the late ABB founding member Gregg Allman) and Duane Betts (son of ABB founder Dickey Betts) talk about the 1/23/21 Big Love benefit concert to help those hurting so badly in the music industry. Devon also talks about meeting his dad for the first time when he was 16. Duane talks about performing with the ABB at 13 . And we learn how Dickey Betts is doing these days.
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January 8, 2021 15 min
Close to 10 months after the pandemic first began, Fulfill (formerly the Food Bank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties) has never been busier or helped so many people . Former NJ Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno is the President & CEO and has an update.
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January 6, 2021 15 min
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December 16, 2020 13 min
Meet the woman who quite possibly saved Shelli Sonstein’s life last year, Dr. Elisa Port, head of breast cancer surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital and director of The Dubin Breast Center.
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December 16, 2020 17 min
Here’s what ex-NJ Governor Jim McGreevey has been doing since leaving office in scandal 16 years ago.
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December 16, 2020 12 min
Dorothea Bonjiovi now runs 3 JBJ Soul Kitchens with husband Jon Bon Jovi, with need never greater than now during the pandemic.
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December 16, 2020 15 min
Robin Hood is doing such good work helping New Yorkers hit hard financially by the pandemic.
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December 15, 2020 19 min
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