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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.

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May 2, 2021 16 min
In the wake of the 2020 pandemic, the premiere performing arts venue in Queens, Queens Theatre, moved its programs online, and most recently, produced its first feature length film. Director of Community Engagement at Queens Theatre, Dominic D’Andrea, and Writer and Director Harris Doran, discuss "I See You and You See Me", a project they call "a love letter to Queens." See the film at queenstheatre.org.
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Jane’s Walk is an annual series of free, neighborhood walking tours celebrating urban life, in memory of activist Jane Jacobs. The annual NYC event, hosted by the Municipal Art Society of New York, is the largest Jane’s Walk Festival in the world. Ianna Angelo, Sr. Manager of Programs and Events, previews this year’s virtual tours, scheduled from Monday, May 3-Sunday, May 9. For more, visit MAS.org.
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Project Renewal provides supportive services to nearly 15,000 New Yorkers each year, in part, through their workforce programs. Barbara Hughes and Allison Messina discuss Project Renewal’s social purpose catering company City Beet Kitchens, and the Next Step internship program, providing training for careers in homeless services. For more, visit projectrenewal.org and citybeetkitchens.org.
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THE CLIMATE DIET: 50 Simple Ways to Trim Your Carbon Footprint, by Paul Greenberg, offers straightforward guidance to start making positive change for the good of our planet. A book borne from Paul’s article “A New Year’s Climate Diet”; one of the most e-mailed New York Times Op-Eds of 2020.
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As Earth Day 2021 approaches, Earth Day Initiative kicks off the week today and tomorrow with a full line up of speakers and events from their virtual stage, all free. Executive Director John Opperman previews the weekend and discusses congestion pricing, offshore windmills, and what people can do in our daily lives to make an impact on climate change. For more, visit EarthDayInitiative.org
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The new book THE WASTE FREE WORLD makes a persuasive, forward-looking case for a circular economic model - meaning, a system that wastes no natural resources. Author and Sustainability Expert Ron Gonen served as the Deputy Commissioner for Sanitation, Recycling and Sustainability in New York City during the Bloomberg Administration.
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Tom Grech, President and CEO of the Queens Chamber of Commerce talks about economic recovery in Queens and the launch of the Queens Tech Council. The Queens Chamber of Commerce is the oldest and largest business association in Queens, representing more than 1,300 businesses and more than 125,000 Queens-based employees. For more, visit Queenschamber.org
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UNWINDING ANXIETY: New Science Shows How To Break The Cycles of Worry & Fear to Heal Your Mind, by neuroscientist Dr. Judson Brewer, suggests new ways to to cope with stress and find our focus. For more, visit drjud.com.
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As COVID-19 Vaccination is in full force across the US, data has shown that minorities are getting vaccinated at lower rates than their white counterparts. To discuss vaccination disparities, and the significance of diversification in the physician workforce, our guests are Dr. Gary Butts, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Mount Sinai Health System, and Jo Weiderhorn, President and CEO of Associated Medical Schools of N...
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As families look ahead, choosing schools for the fall, there may be more questions worth asking for parents of special needs children. Julie Mower of the Phoenix Center in Nutley, NJ, explores considerations for parents when choosing the best school for their special needs child. For more, visit ThePhoenixCenterNJ.org
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March 28, 2021 15 min
CPA Ed Slott’s new book is THE NEW RETIREMENT SAVINGS TIME BOMB: How to Take Financial Control, Avoid Unnecessary Taxes and Combat the Latest Threats to Your Retirement Savings. A book showing readers in all stages of retirement planning how to keep more of their money for themselves. For more, visit irahelp.com
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March is National Social Work Month. Kate Mohan, Hospice Social Worker at Calvary Hospital, talks about her role helping people through end of life care, and about the experience of hospice care during COVID-19. For more, visit the National Association of Social Workers at socialworkers.org and to learn more about Calvary Care, visit calvaryhospital.org
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The New York Blood Center has issued an emergency call for donors, as the region’s blood supply is dangerously low. Type O and type B blood are especially needed. Senior Executive Director of Donor Recruitment Andrea Cefarelli explains the donation process and COVID-19 safety measures. The New York Blood Center has 19 donor centers across New York and New Jersey that operate up to 7 days a week, with morning and evening hours. S...
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Korean American Story is a NY based group, supporting and promoting storytelling in all forms to build pride and cultural awareness among the community. Board Member and Emmy-winning news anchor and reporter, Vivian Lee, talks about the new feature film produced by Korean American Story, “Happy Cleaners”, and recent anti-Asian bias. For more, visit KoreanAmericanStory.org.
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Easterseals, New Jersey’s Largest Disability Services Non-Profit, has launched a statewide campaign to help knock down the physical and systemic barriers that keep people with disabilities from reaching their goals. Dr. Amanda Stylianou, VP of Mental Health Services for Easterseals New Jersey has details. For more, visit eastersealsnj.org
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March 7, 2021 27 min
During the pandemic, the nonprofit Josephine Herrick Project provided free photography classes to longtime women residents of Queensbridge Houses, in Long Island City. The project and its impact is illustrated in the film, "The Way I See Now," presented by online by Queens Theatre. JHP Executive Director Miriam Leuchter talks about the film’s photographers, expansion of the project, and what makes a good photo. For more,...
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The Noel Pointer Foundation, a non-profit, string music education program has been teaching young musicians across New York City for over 25 years. CEO Chinita Pointer talks about the challenges of remote teaching and getting kids into classical music. NPF is currently enrolling both in-person and virtual summer music programs. For more, visit noelpointer.org.
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THINK AGAIN: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know, by organizational psychologist and bestselling author Adam Grant, examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people’s minds.
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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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