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February 21, 2021 16 min
Queens Public Library is one of the nation's largest public library systems with 66 locations in the most diverse urban area in the world. President and CEO Dennis Walcott discusses QPL’s most in-demand services and during the pandemic, initiatives for Black History month and the Library’s 125th anniversary in 2021. For more, visit QueensLibrary.org
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THE DATA DETECTIVE: Ten Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics, by economist, broadcaster and award-winning columnist Tim Harford, is a guide to help us clarify the political, economic and advertising data we see every day from an objective point of view.
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February 14, 2021 14 min
The Lemon Tree Food Helpline helps New Yorkers find food pantries, soup kitchens and apply for Snap Benefits seven days a week. Community Manager Kasumi Quinlan talks about how the non-profit completely changed its mission in 2020 to become a resource for struggling New Yorkers. For more, visit foodhelpline.org, or you can text FOOD to 90847 to talk to a real person.
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Bestselling author and life coach, John Kim, discusses his new book, SINGLE. ON PURPOSE., guiding readers from being alone and lonely, to alone and fulfilled. John Kim created the Catalyst Life Coaching Course, and blogs at theangrytherapist.com
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February 7, 2021 16 min
TADA! Youth Theater is a unique NYC non-profit organization, producing award-winning original musicals by and for young kids and teens. Executive and Producing Artistic Director and Founder, Nina Trevens, talks about working with their family of students remotely and new initiatives for BIPOC students. For more, visit tadatheater.com
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To begin Black History Month, we speak with poet Rio Cortez, author of THE ABCs of BLACK HISTORY, a book that uses the alphabet a frame to introduce American Black History. Rio Cortez is a writer and Pushcart Prize-nominated poet who has received fellowships from Poet’s House and other foundations. Her work has appeared in the The New Yorker, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Mother and elsewhere.
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Ellen Baer, President of the Hudson Square BID, talks about the massive challenges of the pandemic and how they’ve pivoted in an effort to create new opportunities for small businesses and customers in their particular Manhattan neighborhood. For more, visit hudsonsquarebid.org
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Personal Finance Expert Erin Lowry returns with her new book, BROKE MILLENNIAL TALKS MONEY: Scripts, Stories, and Advice to Navigate Awkward Financial Conversations. Her first book BROKE MILLENNIAL TAKES ON INVESTING: A Beginner's Guide to Leveling Up Your Money, was named by MarketWatch as one of the best money books of 2017.
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This past summer and fall amidst widespread cancellations, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, itself facing a shuttered theater, formed bubble residencies for performing artists in the Hudson Valley. General Manager Duke Dang talks about the experiment, captured as a 4-part docuseries, Isolation to Creation, premiering this Wednesday, January 27th at 8pm on WNET’s All Arts TV channel, and for free o...
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In TROUBLED: The Failed Promise of America’s Behavioral Treatment Programs, Journalist Kenneth Rosen follows four graduates on their journeys through “tough love” programs, and exposes the facts about this unchecked industry. For more, visit kennethrrosen.com.
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As Covid-19 vaccinations are underway, Dr. Daniel W. Varga, Chief Physician Executive at Hackensack Meridian Health, discusses what to expect and answers questions about the new strain of the virus. Hackensack Meridian Health is the largest and most comprehensive health network in New Jersey. For more, visit hackensackmeridianhealth.org.
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In THE BEAUTY OF WHAT REMAINS: How Fear Becomes Our Greatest Gift, Rabbi Steve Leder shares personal and heart-warming stories about death and life, as a guide to reflect on our own love and loss. Steve Leder is the senior rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles and author of several books. For more, visit steveleder.com
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January 10, 2021 16 min
Send Chinatown Love is an organization borne out of a desire to offer community support and shore up small businesses during the current pandemic and beyond. Team Member Marcia Hu talks about helping businesses build an online presence, Gift-A-Meal and their growing list of initiatives. To contribute and find out more, visit sendchinatownlove.com.
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In SOCIAL CHEMISTRY: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection, Yale Professor of Organizational Behavior Marissa King, reveals how understanding the quality and structure of your real-life network has the power to transform your life and strengthen your relationships.
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January 3, 2021 15 min
As the COVID-19 pandemic has developed over the past year, emergency department visits have decreased by more than 40%. Avoiding or delaying a trip to the hospital for an emergency such as a stroke, can make all the difference in recovery. Neuroendovascular surgeon and stroke neurologist Dr. Paul Singh discusses the signs and symptoms of strokes—which are often misunderstood. For more, visit strokeawareness.com.
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January 3, 2021 14 min
In SOULFUL SIMPLICITY: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More, Courtney Carver shows us how to pare down not only our closets but our mental and emotional spaces. COURTNEY CARVER is the creator of BeMorewithLess.com and the Project 333 challenge.
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The Robin Hood Foundation combats poverty at its roots, by supporting the most effective social service programs in New York City. Sarah Oltmans, Chief of Grant Strategy, discusses the challenges of the pandemic and how they are working to address gaps in the system for the poorest New Yorkers. For more, visit Robinhood.org
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David Rubinstein is Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Council on Foreign Relations. His new book HOW TO LEAD: Wisdom from the World's Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers, features conversations about success with Jeff Bezos, Condoleezza Rice, Adam Silver and others.
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Lawyers for Children is a one-of-a-kind organization providing free legal and social work services for children in foster care and advocating for positive systemic reform. Executive Director Karen Freeman talks about additional challenges for children in the foster care system due to the pandemic, including children who have suddenly found themselves orphaned by COVID-19. For more, visit Lawyersforchildren.org
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THE GRATITUDE DIARIES: How A Year Looking on the Bright Side Transformed My Life, offers ideas to experience more joy this particular holiday season. Author Janice Kaplan also hosts the iHeart Radio podcast “The Gratitude Diaries” and is the former editor-in-chief of Parade Magazine.
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