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New York City's 106.7 Lite FM's weekly talk show with host Nina del Rio and guests, airing every Sunday, 7-7:30am EST.... Show More

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July 14, 2019 20 min

As New York City has seen a rise in bias incidents and vandalism, Reverend Brett Younger, Senior Minister at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights, and Serge Lippe, Senior Rabbi at Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, visit to talk about anti-Semitism, the role that progressive communities of faith -- like their own -- have in countering hate, and their upcoming "sermon swap" on July 19 and 21. For more, visit BHSBrooklyn.org and PlymouthChu... Read more

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New York Times columnist and financial adviser Carl Richards' book THE ONE-PAGE FINANCIAL PLAN: A Simple Way to be Smart About Your Money, offers an uncomplicated approach to spending our money and planning for the future. onepagefinancialplan.com

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The Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival is three weeks of free music, dance, spoken word and kids events across the Lincoln Center campus. Director of Programming Jill Sternheimer gives us a backstage preview of events from Wednesday, July 24 to Sunday, August 11th. For more, visit LCOutofDoors.org

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July 7, 2019 14 min

TEAM DOG: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DOG THE NAVY SEAL WAY by Mike Ritland, explains dog training methods for both working dogs and family pets, such as establishing trust and hierarchy with your canine, plus other techniques he provides as an animal trainer for the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs, TSA, and the Department of Defense.

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June 30, 2019 15 min

Every summer we invite The Fresh Air Fund to Get Connected, in hopes that you will be able to make time for them too, supporting them in their mission to serve New York City children a summer in the outdoors. Currently, Executive Director Fatima Shama is reaching out to former Fresh Air families and hosts to help The Fund expand their reach. For more details, visit freshair.org.

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Dr. Amy Blackstone's book CHILDFREE BY CHOICE: The Movement Redefining Family and Creating a New Age of Independence, takes a look into the growing movement of adults choosing to forgo parenthood. Dr. Amy Blackstone is a professor in Sociology at the University of Maine, and co-creator of the blog "we're {not} having a baby."

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Pride Month 2019 coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, the event that marks the beginning of the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement. Chris Frederick, Executive Director of World Pride, host of this year's celebration, has a backstage reveal of Pride 2019--including the March and Madonna. For more, visit worldpride.org

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LATE BLOOMERS: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement, by Forbes Magazine Publisher Rich Karlgaard, is both an inspiring manifesto for late-blooming achievers and a critique of a culture that puts pressure on producing prodigies.

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June 16, 2019 15 min

Natural Areas Conservancy champions New York City's 20,000 acres of forests and wetlands for the benefit and enjoyment of everyone. Deputy Director of Development Hunter Armstrong speaks about the work they do to maintain and restore NYC's natural environment and their current public programs. For more, visit naturalareasnyc.org

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DEMENTIA REIMAGINED: Building a life of joy and dignity from beginning to end, by Dr. Tia Powell, is a unique take on Alzheimer's disease from the Director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics and of the Einstein Cardozo Master of Science in Bioethics program. She is Professor of Epidemiology, Division of Bioethics, and Psychiatry.

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Haitian-Americans In Action assists and empowers Haitians both in New York and in Haiti. Founders Delarquy and Asnath Fleuriot discuss their health and legal initiatives, the problem of Restavek--child slavery--in Haiti, and HAIA's upcoming benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on June 29th. For more, visit haitian-americansinaction.com.

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THE MIRACLE MORNING: THE NOT-SO-OBVIOUS SECRET GUARANTEED TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE (BEFORE 8AM), by Hal Elrod, starts by turning off the snooze button to begin the life we've always wanted. For more, visit HalElrod.com

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Weeksville Heritage Center is a museum dedicated to preserving the history of the 19th century African American community of Weeksville, Brooklyn -- one of America's many free black communities. President Rob Fields discusses financial challenges for Weeksville and their initiative to secure permanent funding from New York City. For more events and their crowdfunding campaign, visit weeksvillesociety.org.

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Silicon Valley veterans and Stanford professors BILL BURNETT and DAVE EVANS have written the book DESIGNING YOUR LIFE, to show how the principles of design thinking can help us create the life we want at any age.

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New York City's Police Athletic League has helped millions of kids build their futures by providing them with safe, nurturing and supportive places to play and learn. Executive Director Fred Watts talks about PAL summer programs, how they brings cops and kids together, and he gives us a beat on what NYC kids are thinking about today. For more PALNYC.org

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May 26, 2019 14 min

I WILL TEACH YOU TO BE RICH, by personal finance expert Ramit Sethi, in an updated second edition, offers new options for millennials to negotiate, save, and adjust your financial life for the better.

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For 47 years, Bronxworks has worked to feed, shelter and teach the most vulnerable New Yorkers, from toddlers to seniors. Assistant Executive Director John Weed discusses food insecurity in the Bronx and the organization's campaign to raise $100,000 to expand their South Bronx Food Pantry. For more, visit bronxworks.org.

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KEEP GOING: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times & Bad is bestselling author Austin Kleon's new book offering keys to stay creative and focused, in the face of burnout and in the era of distractions. For more, visit austinkleon.com.

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Interschool Orchestras bring music lessons to hundreds of New York City Public School children--and in particular--on "endangered" instruments, with a spring concert on Mother's Day at Tribeca Performing Arts Center. For more on the public event and their current auditions for fall students, visit isorch.org

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2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, a riot considered one of the most significant moments in LGBTQ history. The Stonewall Reader, a new anthology of the historic event, edited by Jason Baumann, the New York Public Library coordinator of humanities and LGBTQ collections, coincides with the NYPL exhibition he curated on the uprising and the gay liberation movement of 1969. For details on the exhibition, visit ny... Read more

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