Sonstein Sessions

Sonstein Sessions

Sonstein Sessions

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May 5, 2021 14 min
When 75 year old Rebecca Danigelis lost her housekeeping job and feared losing everything, including her home, her son Sian-Pierre suggested she make a bucket list. He put his life on hold for the next 3 years as she lived her bucket list with him. He made a documentary about this gift, which changed both their lives. “Duty Free” is now on VOD and in select theaters and is one of the most uplifting movies you will EVER see.
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It’s a mother’s worst nightmare: losing a child to an od. @trishglowacki used this pain to help other at-risk teens , founding the Glow Media Project, which makes short films to prevent teen suicide.
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April 29, 2021 9 min
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April 23, 2021 20 min
Shelli Sonstein's Sessions - suppose you could relieve daily stress & focus better plus feel better without drugs. Try Transcendental Meditation. No- you don’t have to clear your mind. Bob Roth is CEO of The David Lynch Foundation and is all set to blow myths and talk truths, as well as help first responders, veteran, kids, the abused and more.
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April 23, 2021 9 min
Shelli Sonstein's Sessions - Imagine getting an Oscar nomination for your 1st film! On @q1043 award-winning “Sonstein Sunday”, at 7AM, meet @Andradaymusic, up for an Oscar for @hulu @USvsBillie “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday”.
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April 13, 2021 15 min
Once again this year @earthdayorg is planning a virtual Earth Day, starting 4/18. A half million joined last year in the tri-state. John Oppenheimer is the executive director of Earth Day Initiative.
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April 13, 2021 15 min
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April 8, 2021 15 min
Salvation Army Greater NY Division Major Kevin Stoops checks in to let us know how WE can help with growing pandemic hunger & homelessness in NYC.
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Like so many of us, Sean Gilday & Rachel Hill had to make a giant pivot during the pandemic. Their live music book agency basically shutdown. So, they filled a void in the artsy, quaint village of Frenchtown & just opened a rock art shop: Rock Art Revival. Check out the video to see some of their collectibles (and their cute puppies).
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April 7, 2021 12 min
it’s hard to believe but Michelle Pfeiffer has never won an Oscar, though nominated 3 x’s. She calls the wry comedy “French Exit”, directed by Azazel Jacobs, one of her 5 favorite roles.
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You’d think a movie about losing everything in the 2008 Great Recession would be depressing but the 6-time Oscar nominated “Nomadland” is a celebration of the alternative lifestyle: vandwelling. Jessica Bruder wrote the book behind the movie and Bob Wells is the founder of the Arizona annual vandwelling gathering called the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous.
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March 24, 2021 20 min
The pandemic has created a global mental health crisis in children, especially those between the ages of 11 and 17. Mental Health America President and Ceo Paul Gionfriddo has some scary stats and some answers, as well as signs to look out for in our kids.
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March 19, 2021 15 min
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March 19, 2021 15 min
It may sound counterintuitive, but when it comes to kids going back to physical classrooms, Newark Trust For Education executive director Ron Chaluisan says one of the most important goals is to get kids to just have fun and socialize again!
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March 9, 2021 15 min
Heads up Millennials! You are not alone when it comes to being stressed over not checking off your adulthood markers: finishing school; leaving home’ establishing a career; getting married & having children. These rules are over, according to Kayleen Schaeffer’s book “But You’re Still So Young: How 30somethings are redefining adulthood".
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March 9, 2021 15 min
For those missing live concerts (and who doesn’t) the documentary “Long Live Rock” is your medicine! You can see it at Longliverockmovie.com. It’s a love letter to heavy metal, complete with festivals and a group of fans who were strangers but bonded at concerts. Jonathan McHugh is the director. Concert Promoter Gary Spivack talks about the heartbreaking suicide of Chris Cornell, right before one of Gary’s festivals.
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March 1, 2021 14 min
Imagine a country that has a no capture/no kill policy when it comes to stray dogs. That country exists: Turkey. Elisabeth Lo spent years filming the lives of a few of these dogs on the streets of Istanbul in the extraordinary documentary “Stray”, which is available on virtual cinema at straymovie.com.
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There was a recent article in “The Wall Street Journal” talking about girls saving the NFL. Flag football is blowing up for high school GIRLS. The NY Jets recently teamed with Nike, creating an 8-team flag football league for girls at 8 NJ high schools. Talk about a sport whose time has come!
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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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