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October 25, 2020 15 min
The Salvation Army, the largest social services organization in New York and in the country, has already begun its iconic Red Kettle fundraising campaign—prior to the holiday season for the first time in 130 years. Major Kevin Stoops, General Secretary of the Salvation Army Divisional headquarters, talks about the unprecedented demand for assistance and how the public can help. For more, visit SalvationArmyNY.org or Text 'GIVE...
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THINGS YOU THINK ABOUT WHEN YOU BITE YOUR NAILS: A Fear and Anxiety Workbook, by illustrator and author Amalia Andrade, offers her personal experience with anxiety as a backdrop to help readers who are fighting their own fears.
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iHeart Radio NYC and the American Cancer Society are long time partners in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Movement. Chloe Lipman, Executive Director of ACS, joins for a conversation about their essential work and how to support Breast Cancer Awareness month for 2020. To find local activities by zip code, go to MakingStridesWalk.org
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October 18, 2020 14 min
SLEEPING YOUR WAY TO THE TOP: How to Get the Sleep You Need to Succeed offers ways to improve sleep to achieve maximum performance from sleep psychologist Dr. W. David Brown.
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The League of Women voters is a non-partisan organization, with over 700 state & local leagues, promoting informed citizen participation at all levels of government. Crystal Johnson of The LWV of New York City brings detailed information on voter registration, mail-in ballots, and how The League is mobilizing younger voters. For more, visit Vote411.org
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In the new book: HIGH-OCTANE-BRAIN, Harvard and Yale trained neuropsychologist Dr. Michelle Braun encourages readers to make lasting improvements, by understanding the truth about the brain, with five steps to achieve essential brain health.
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Primary Stages, the resident Off Broadway company at 59E59 Theaters, has just begun their fall season online. Associate Artistic Director Erin Daley talks about their upcoming schedule, taking theater virtual and how online theater presents opportunities for both the theater community and audiences. For more, visit primarystages.org
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Our guest is Tom Shanahan, founder of Sober Active NYC, a new fitness group for New Yorkers challenged with addiction. Sober Active is on social media including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @soberactiveNYC.
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THE OPTIMIST’S TELESCOPE: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age, explores how we can plan better for our future. Author Bina Venkataraman is Boston Globe editorial page editor and former senior adviser on climate change for the Obama White House.
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September 13, 2020 14 min
NYC Census 2020 is a first of its kind initiative established by the Mayor’s Office to ensure a complete count of all New Yorkers. Director Julie Menin discusses the challenges of this particular census, the federal funding at stake, and the potential impact of the shortened timeline. To complete the census online through September 30th, visit my2020census.gov.
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Celebrity couple Marlo Thomas & Phil Donahue mark their 40th anniversary with WHAT MAKES A MARRIAGE LAST, an intimate collection of intriguing conversations with famous couples about their enduring marriages and how they have made them last.
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Troop 6000: The Girl Scout Troop That Began In A Shelter And Inspired The World, by Nikita Stewart, takes us further into the story of a very special group of girls in Queens, she first reported on for the New York Times in 2018.
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September 6, 2020 13 min
In his new book CLEAN: The New Science of Skin, Dr. James Hamblin examines the science and culture of how we care for our skin today. He examines the history of hygiene, the new science of skin microbes and probiotics and the surprising and unintended effects of our hygiene.
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As officials discuss how and when to return to the classroom, advocates like Naftuli Moster, Executive Director of Young Advocates for Fair Education (YAFFED), are calling for regulations to ensure New York State yeshiva students in Hasidic and ultra-Orthodox schools receive an equal education. For more, visit Yaffed.org
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The Battery Dance Festival is among New York City's longest-running free public dance festivals and one of its most wide-ranging. Founder and Artistic Director Jonathan Hollander previews this year’s virtual festival, with 52 performances from 19 countries, online nightly through August 22, 2020. For more, visit batterydance.org.
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THE PAPER SOLUTION: What to Shred, What to Save, and How to Stop It From Taking Over Your Life, by organizational expert Lisa Woodruff, offers a tried-and-tested program to tame the out-of-control paper in our lives.
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Even before COVID-19, the people working at human services non-profits have arguably been the unsung heroes of New York City—while facing funding and gentrification challenges of their own. For a discussion about the challenges to community-based organizations, our guests are Betsy MacLean of Hester Street, an urban planning, design and development nonprofit and Jeremy Saunders of VOCAL-NY, an organization dedicated to ending the ...
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August 2, 2020 16 min
New York City’s Police Athletic League is the city’s largest independent, nonprofit youth organization. Executive Director Fred Watts discusses how PAL is adapting their programs during COVID-19, and how they can help bridge the gap between communities of color and police, in the wake of the protests for racial justice. For more, visit palnyc.org
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In a timely new book, LIFE IS IN THE TRANSITIONS: Mastering Change at Any Age, NY Times Bestselling Author Bruce Feiler investigates how to navigate life’s biggest transitions with meaning, purpose, and skill.
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Jo Wiederhorn, President & CEO of Associated Medical Schools of New York, a consortium of 17 public and private medical schools throughout New York State, discusses racial disparities in medicine and solutions to creating a diverse physician workforce. For more, visit amsny.org.
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