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New York City's 106.7 Lite FM's weekly talk show with host Nina del Rio, speaking with influencers & experts, every Sunday, 7-7:30am EST.

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June 27, 2022 17 min
For Pride Month, we speak with Eric Rosenbaum, President and CEO of Project Renewal, about Marsha’s House—the city's only shelter dedicated to serving LGBTQ young adults, ages 18 to 30. Project Renewal is a New York City-based nonprofit, working since the 1960’s to end the cycle of homelessness by empowering individuals and families to renew their lives with health, homes and jobs. For more, visit www.projectrenewal.org
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Amber O’ Neal Johnston’s new book is A PLACE TO BELONG: Celebrating diversity and kinship in the home and beyond. The author is a home schooling mother of four who speaks and writes at heritagemom.com about diverse voices in traditional curricula and infusing culture into the home environment. She is a regular contributor to the Wild + Free homeschooling community.
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A spike in mental health challenges among children and adolescents has led the American Academy of Pediatrics to declare it a national emergency. Meanwhile, organizations serving children often have a challenge finding mental health service providers for kids. Our guest is Ron Richter is CEO and Executive Director of JCCA, a 200-year old non profit serving young people and families involved in the child welfare system. For more, ...
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HOW TO TURN $100 INTO $1,000,000: Earn, Invest, Save by James McKenna, Jeannine Glista and Matt Fontaine speaks to kids ages 10 and up about money by making difficult concepts easy to understand. This book gives parents an assist in raising financially savvy and responsible young adults. For more, visit bizkids.com.
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Brooklyn Community Foundation is the first and only public foundation solely dedicated to Brooklyn’s Charitable Community. President and CEO Dr. Jocelynne Rainey discusses their annual Spark Prize, a grant for Brooklyn-based organizations committed to advancing equity. For more, visit BrooklynCommunityFoundation.org.
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With nearly a billion members, LinkedIn is now the default tool for job seekers and employers. But do you really know how to use it? Omar Garriott and Jeremy Schifeling are veteran career coaches and hiring managers who led the education marketing efforts at LinkedIn. Their new book is LINKED: Conquer LinkedIn. Get Your Dream Job. Own Your Future. For more, visit thejobinsiders.com.
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The 146th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show presented by Purina Pro Plan is June 18-22, 2022, at the Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, NY, with 19.5 hours of television coverage scheduled across FOX, FS1, and FS2. Our guest is Gail Miller Bisher, Director of Communications and on-air analyst for the WKC. For more, visit westminsterkennelclub.org.
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When is your coughing, sneezing or runny nose an allergy, a cold, flu or Covid? Our guest is Dr. Omar Waqar of ENT And Allergy Associates to help us understand allergies, how to distinguish and treat them. For more, visit entandallergy.com.
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The People’s Theater Project makes theater with and for immigrant communities. Now in their 13th season, People’s Theater Project been selected by the city to operate an innovative new arts center. Our guest is founding Executive Director of the People’s Theater Project, Mino Lora. For more, visit peoplestheatreproject.org.
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While war dominates the news at the moment, in fact, most of the time, wars don’t happen, and of the millions of hostile rivalries worldwide, only a fraction erupt into violence. Our guest is Christopher Blattman is author WHY WE FIGHT: The Roots of War and the Paths to Peace. Christopher Blattman is the Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies at the University of Chicago, where he leads the development economics gr...
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As we watch the war and destruction currently in Ukraine, for many, the first stop and finest resource to find out more about the country and its history is The Ukrainian Museum in Manhattan’s East Village. Maria Shust, Director of the Ukrainian Museum, talks about the importance of preserving Ukrainian history in the context of Russian aggression. For more, visit ukrainianmuseum.org.
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In their new book, GENERATION SLEEPLESS: Why Tweens and Teens Aren’t Sleeping Enough and How We Can Help Them, authors Heather Turgeon and Julie Wright, explain the problems associated with sleep debt, as they guide readers to build healthy habits with their families. Heather Turgeon and Julie Wright are psychotherapists, sleep specialists and authors of the popular parenting books THE HAPPY SLEEPER and NOW SAY THIS.
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Our guest is Chris Bullard, founder and Executive Director of Sound Mind Live, a non-profit building community and open dialogue around mental health through the power of music. For more, including tickets for the May 21st event in Central Park, visit soundmindlive.org.
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A discussion on insurance fraud and the cost for all New Yorkers, with Frank Sztuk of the New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud and Joe Bartlett of iHeartRadio.  For more, visit fraudny.com.
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Friends of the Children New York is dedicated to breaking the cycle of generational poverty through salaried, professional mentoring. Executive Director Gary Clemons also talks about the 12-year commitment required of each family. For more, visit friendsnewyork.org.
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MOM MILESTONES: The TRUE Story of the First Seven Years, celebrates the myriad ways moms grow and adapt to motherhood. Author Grace Farris is a mom, doctor, and illustrator. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, BuzzFeed. Visit Grace at farrisgrace.com.
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For millions of years, horseshoe crabs have been gathering in spring to spawn on the shores of the Eastern US coast. Dr. Mattthew Sclafani of the Cornell University Cooperative Extension based in Riverhead, talks about the Horseshoe Crab Monitoring Network's upcoming count, and other fascinating details about these ancient creatures. For more, including how to participate, visit NYhorseshoecrab.org.
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JUST TRY ONE BITE is a children’s picture book for picky eaters, with an adorable role reversal. Author Camila Alves McConaughey is a healthy eating advocate, an entrepreneur and founder of Women of Today, a lifestyle site and community powered by women around the globe. She lives in Texas with her husband, Matthew McConaughey, and their three children.
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April 25, 2022 14 min
From their annual Earth Day events to their year-round programs, Earth Day Initiative promotes environmental awareness and solutions. Executive Director John Opperman joins us for day three of The Earth Day Festival and Virtual Stage from Hudson Yards. For more, visit earthdayinitiative.org
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Coral reefs are the largest biological structures on the planet and have a major impact on our lives. In the face of climate change, pollution and over-fishing, can coral reefs be saved? Our guest is Juli Berwald, author of LIFE ON THE ROCKS: BUILDING A FUTURE FOR CORAL REEFS. Juli Berwald received her PhD in ocean science from the University of Southern California, and has written The New York Times, Nature, National Geographic, ...
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