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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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June 20, 2021 14 min
THAT SUITS YOU partners with NYC schools, colleges, job training centers and homeless shelters to provide career training and professional attire to prepare men for their next level. Co-Founder PK Kersey has also launched a series of books, written by black men, to inspire the next generation. For books and donation information, visit thatsuitsyou.org
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The book EXTRA LIFE: A Short History of Living Longer, by Steven Johnson, is a fascinating look at the modern advances that have given us each, on average, an extra 20,000 days to live. EXTRA LIFE is a companion to the four part-series of the same name on PBS.
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June 13, 2021 15 min
As New York City Elections approach on June 22nd, unbiased, concise information about the candidates and the new City voting process can be found at electnyc.org and aarp.org/votenyc. For more details on the science of ranked choice voting, our guests are Rachel Bloom, Director of Public Policy of Citizens Union, and Beth Finkel, AARP NY State Director.
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DIRECTIONS: Really Good Advice for Getting From Here to There by artist & illust-writer Hallie Bateman is fun, easy to digest guidance for our noisy, frenetic, ever-challenging lives. Hallie Bateman is the author of Brave New Work and her work has been featured in the New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Buzzfeed, and many others.
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Our guest is Dianna Berrent, founder of Survivor Corps, the largest grassroots movement in America dedicated to actively ending the Covid-19 pandemic. The Long Island based organization provides free webinars, home care-tool kits and opportunities for survivors to volunteer for research studies. For more, visit survivorcorps.com
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Jocelyn Zuckerman is author of PLANET PALM: How Palm Oil Ended Up in Everything & Endangered the World, a book exploring the saturation of palm oil into nearly every facet of our lives and what it means for the planet.
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Weeksville, the historic site and cultural center n Central Brooklyn, first established by free African-Americans before the Civil War, has a new status as a member of the City’s Cultural Institutions Group. New CEO Dr. Raymond Codrington talks about how the center blends history with the contemporary, and the significance of joining CIG. For more, visit weeksvillesociety.org
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Whether through distance, or spending far more time together than ever, every relationship in our lives has experienced a shift with the impact of COVID-19. Professional coaches Marc and Angel Chernoff offer advice for everyone in their new book 1000+ LITTLE HABITS OF HAPPY, SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIPS.
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Invisible Hands is a non-profit created just over a year ago, delivering food and other essential items to people especially vulnerable to Covid-19. Co-Founder Liam Elkind talks about young volunteers and building a non-profit from the ground up. For more, visit invisiblehandsdeliver.org
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DREAM FIRST, DETAILS LATER: How to Quit Overthinking and Make It Happen, by Ellen Bennett, is a playbook to bring your boldest and best ideas to life. Ellen Bennett is the founder and CEO of Hedley & Bennett, a highly successful apparel company specializing in premium chef aprons.
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The Ali Forney Center is the largest service provider dedicated to LGBTQ homeless youth in the nation. President and Executive Director Alex Roque discusses how the pandemic has further exposed the personal and professional barriers for the clients they serve. For more, including ways to help their mission, visit aliforneycenter.org.
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May 16, 2021 10 min
CAN I RECYCLE THIS?: A Guide to Better Recycling and How to Reduce Single-Use Plastics, is an eye opening, easy-to-read guide on how recycling actually works and what actually can be repurposed. Author Jennie Romer is a lawyer and environmental activist who helped author the plastic bag bans in New York and California.
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MOMMAS House is a home for young mothers aged 18 to 24 years and their babies. Pat Shea talks about why she founded the only mother-child transition housing program on Long Island serving young women, and their guidance to help young mothers support themselves and their children independently. For more, visit mommashouse.org
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IT NEVER ENDS: MOTHERING MIDDLE AGE DAUGHTERS by Sandra Butler and Dr. Nan Fink Gefen, explores dozens of family relationships for a unique look at women's lives. For more, visit motheringdaughters.net
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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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