ASBURY RADIO 2006: INSIDE THE STUDIO
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Nov. 16, 2006: WEST SIDE ISSUES - FOCUS ON THE VOTE
Pictured at right is Rev. John D. Bradley Sr. of Truvine K.P. Full Gospel Church in Neptune. Rev. Bradley is president-elect of the Asbury-Neptune Interdenominational Ministers Alliance.
Rev. Johnie Vause of Bethel AME Church (pictured below with social worker Jessica Tighe) is secretary-elect of the alliance, which met at Allen Chapel, 214 DeWitt Ave., and Sisters Academy, Springwood Ave.
Nov. 9, 2006: THE LOWDOWN
Barbara Lesinski on Town Meeting II at the Salvation Army building
Dave Corsi and Vince Ianuzzi, hosts of "The Lowdown" (pictured at right)
Mamie Moore, Bill Richardson and Jackie Gardocki on Saving the Youth of Asbury Park
Nov. 2, 2006: POLS SOUND OFF ON ELECTIONS
Guests: Randy Bishop, Mike Magnan, Tom DeSeno, Stuart Koperweis, Bob Rizzi, Susan Folti
Oct. 26, 2006: VIOLENCE AND YOUTH
Werner Baumgartner, who consistently attends most public city meetings, discusses the planning board review of Asbury Partners' latest request to subdivide the area where the Palace Amusements and 1888 Carousel House once stood. Baumgartner, the only official city historian ever named in Asbury Park, and callers discuss what may be behind the violence we're witnessing on our streets, globally and locally. The student who called into the show last week talked about teenagers feeling marginalized, not valued by the city, not a part of the city's redevelopment plans. Can such feelings contribute to violence? What about the effects of economic pressures on family structure? Are we seeing the results of long term stresses on the family unit?
We also had a call-in from Randy Bishop on the cancellation of the staging of the Civil War Re-Enactment.
Oct. 19, 2006: RESPONSIBLE REDEVELOPMENT
Is it better to rehab than raise tax revenue thru condos? We discuss a documentary about a real town, Hudson, New York. Also, 15-year-old student Tylik Pugh tells us his opinion on what needs to change.
Oct. 12, 2006: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN
Five years after 9/11, we look at emergency preparedness in Asbury Park and along the Jersey Shore.
Oct. 9, 2006: COLUMBUS DAY CEREMONY
Special report from the boardwalk and the annual reenactment of the landing of Columbus in the New World (Duration: Just over 2 minutes)
Oct. 5, 2006: DOWNTOWN RED BANK & DOWNTOWN ASBURY PARK
Our friend and NJ Monthly writer, John T. Ward, on his web magazine, Red Bank Green, illustrated by his talented wife, Trish Russoniello.
A preview of First Saturday in Asbury Park with ArtsCAP president Mark McDonald and fine arts painter Ray Sternesky (pictured at right) talking about on ArtsCAP events.
Sept. 28, 2006: PATRICK DRONEY; S.S. ADAMS
Check out 14 year-old Patrick Droney at patrickdroney.com and find out more about him in our interview. In the group photo below, Patrick plays for Kevin Chambers, Chris Adams, Gloria Rovder Healy and Ed Healy in our studio.
Also, as pictured in a photo below, Chris Adams from S.S. Adams, a novelty toy and magic company, in Bradley Beach, that traces its roots back to the 1800s and Asbury Park in the 1920s. (Photos by Tim Droney. M.D.)
Sept. 23, 2006: LABOR RALLY
Special report from a labor rally held at an oceanfront redevelopment site
Sept. 21, 2006: OPPOSING THE DEATH PENALTY, CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL
Listen to the mother of a murder victim on why she opposes the death penalty. Guests: Juan Melendez (at left in photo at right), Vicki Schieber and Abe Bonowitz of NJADP.org.
Also, Rae Tutela (photo below) reads the essays of Harriet May Savitz from Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul.
Sept. 14, 2006: WEST END - THE MOVIE
Local attorney and national political commentator Tom DeSeno narrates West End: The Movie by Joe Basile.
Sept. 7, 2006: BLACK BOX GALA
We were tableside at the Black Box Annual Gala at the Berkeley Carteret Hotel with playwright Bob King (left in photo at right), who told us about the world premiere of his comedy, The Best Man.
Robert Thoman (at right in photo), one of Bob's former directors, and his partner Nate Gorham (center) joined us. Then, starlets, singers, performers and comedians dropped by our table to give us a glimpse of the Black Box's 10-day Women's Arts Festival, including the Monica McIntyre Band, with sister Marcia at left in the photo below.
Aug. 31, 2006: HOUSING CRISIS FORUM
Steve Corcoran, Bayville, explains how a program for homeless helped him recover his life and become an employer of others during a forum at Holy Spirit Church in Asbury Park. Other participants: Father Bill McLaughlin, Pastor; Asbury Park Councilman James Keady; attorney Tom DeSeno; Paul McEvilly, executive director of Interfaith Neighbors; Janice Von Pater, Residential Manager, Habcore; Hazel Samuels, Asbury Park Director of Housing Development.
Aug. 24, 2006: BEACH ACCESS FUNDRAISER
This event raised $2468 for legal fees to defend the Public Trust Doctrine. A record 75 simultaneous listeners maxed out Asbury Radio's web bandwidth, in addition to those tuned in at 88.1 FM.
Special thanks to musician Karen Lee, producer Jason Skislak, and everyone at Red Fusion. Our friend Sophie Bubis was amazed and touched by the turnout and response.
New Jersey courts have long recognized that every individual has a right to access and use our beaches, which are among the state's most cherished resources. This guaranteed right to access and use tidal lands, known as the public trust doctrine, dates back to the earliest decades following the American Revolution.
Aug. 17, 2006: CLEARWATER FESTIVAL
Butterfly release by Una McGurk delights adults and kids. Guests: Cindy Zipf of Clean Ocean Action, Ralph Coscia and Ed Sirchio of CRAB, Joellen Lundy and Chrissie Goedkoop (photo below, from left) of Friends of Clearwater
Aug. 10, 2006: THE BARONET - A CULTURAL LANDMARK
We discuss preservation of the Baronet Theater, a local cultural landmark. Guests include Suzie Carrington (below at left) of Suzie Q & the Crew, Hal Hersh, Robert Hargrove and Bob Rizzi (below at right).
Aug. 3, 2006: LANDMARK OHIO DECISION ON EMINENT DOMAIN
The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled in favor of property owners in an eminent domain dispute which pitted neighbor against neighbor. We talk to Joy Gamble, who along with her husband Carl learned through a newspaper article that the town of Norwood, Ohio planned to take their property. We also hear from Steven Anderson of the Castle Coalition about the court's decision. Also, we discuss pending eminent domain legislation.
July 27, 2006: WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOUR HOMEOWNERS POLICY
Marty Grussgott of MNG Adjusting describes how to get the most from your homeowners insurance. Homeowners can't survive without it, yet how many of us know what it can and can't do for us? What this property insurance law expert knows about your rights as a policy holder may save you thousands!
We broadcast live from the Asbury Park boardwalk catching the end of the Asbury Park Concert Band's performance of jazz favorites with Dorian Parreott leading the band. Our musical guest was Andy B. of The Voodudes. Check them out at thevoodudes.net. Then, Stu Koperweis (below) looks at the 2007 city budget.
July 20, 2006: JEN CHAPIN
Singer-songwriter Jen Chapin is the daughter of the great Harry Chapin and an activist battling world hunger. (Apologies for the abbrievated recording of this show.)
July 13, 2006: SAVE THE BARONET
We were live at the 1913 Baronet Theater for this one as it sat under threat of eminent domain. A la A Prairie Home Companion, Asbury Radio entertained and informed theater and listening audiences, and interviewed guests about their views on the restored theater's survival as well as how to save it from demolition. Nelson Page (at right), co-host Maire Martello and film producer Ted Manekin joined us.
Pat Fasano, owner of the Baronet, was asked why someone would buy a club and a movie theater in a redevelopment zone. Read his answer here. (Unfortunately, a substantial portion of the show was not recorded.)
July 6, 2006: FREEDOM SCHOOL AT THE WEST SIDE COMMUNITY CENTER
Tinishia Bass, site coordinator for the Freedom School program at the West Side Community Center, visited the studio along with interns Martella Allen of Howell, Darrell Bartee, Chaniqua Buck and Rocener Gille, all of Asbury Park, as well as Zara Brenya, Ocean. Counselors in training John Romero and Tuikeem Jones were also on hand.
We also discussed goings-on at the Asbury Park City Council.
June 29, 2006: ASBURY RADIO'S 6TH BIRTHDAY!
From left, Rita Marano, Frank D'Alessandro, Leslie Kretzu and Councilman Jim Keady stop by to help us celebrate. Here are a couple of the good wishes we received:
Six years! Can't believe it has been that long. With the improvement in your show and web site, you have come a long way, baby! Iva and I want to wish you best of luck for another great six years (actually we hope you go on much longer but I go by the philosophy of one year at a time). People tune in to and check the web site of Asbury Radio when ever something significant happens in our town. And, you've several big scoops to prove that your web site is the place to go each day.
Time sure is flying! Can it really be 6 years already? I remember tuning in to hear Spring on your show way back when (you were on at PM drive-time back then), and being pleasantly shocked at hearing such an entertaining and informative program had come to Asbury Park! Then when we got a chance to work with you and meet you at the Wonder Bar at the Asbury Redevelopment event a few years back I was again pleasantly surprised to meet such an enthusiastic and intelligent (and did I mention just plain nice?) person. I know I speak for others when I tell you thanks for the great service your show does for other local musicians. Hope you keep it up for many years, I am honored to know you and all of Asbury Park is honored to have your show!
June 22, 2006: EMINENT DOMAIN
We're joined by attorney William Ward, Assemblyman John Burzichelli, Lori Vendetti and Bill Giordano of Long Branch. On the phone: New Jersey Public Advocate Ronald Chen. Read more of our eminent domain coverage. That's Lori in the photo taking her turn at the mic during a June 23 demonstration.
June 15, 2006: ARTHUR PRYOR BANDSHELL
Have preservationists finally convinced Asbury Partners to save the Arthur Pryor bandshell? Here's the story in the Asbury Park Press. We talk about Councilman Jim Keady's visit to Asbury Tower and Maire Martello brings us her Broadway reviews. (Photo courtesy of Werner Baumgartner)
June 8, 2006: FULGENCIO BATISTA
Author Frank Argote-Freyer discusses the Cuban strongman.
June 1, 2006: UNDERAGE DRINKING; ROCKTOGRAPHY, THE NEW 'BLU' CONDOS
May 25, 2006: REDEVELOPMENT
May 18, 2006: L. KING & HIS COURT; CHRIS BARRY MEMORIAL
May 11, 2006: REMEMBERING JOE D'ANDREA; NED BROWN'S ARREST
May 4, 2006: FIGHTING FOR OPEN GOVERNMENT
April 27, 2006: DEVELOPER NAMED IN PONZI SCHEME; CENTER FUNDRAISER
April 20, 2006: TURNING POINTS
April 13, 2006: BOARD OF EDUCATION CANDIDATES
April 6, 2006: AP ACTION CANDIDATES
March 30, 2006: ART & MUSIC
Singer, musician and songwriter, 15 year-old Gina Battaglia performs live on Asbury Radio with coach Cookie Smith, who runs the open mic at the Berkeley Carteret Hotel on Friday nights. Downtown gallery Rock Paper Scissors shows the work of artist Linda Stanton (pictured below with friend and horsewoman Felice Busto). Linda had a boost in fighting her lung cancer from A Time for Me, which gives women fighting cancer days and weekends at spas. Pat Craghan of A Time for Me also joins us.
March 23, 2006: BARONET, BOXING AND MORE
Asbury Radio's sports guru Bob Rizzi interviews Dennis Dubrow and Pat Fasano on plans to restore the fabulous Art Deco Baronet Theater. Bill Richardson talks about the Police Athletic League's progress toward bringing boxing back to the youth of Asbury Park. Diane Raver tells us about the fourth annual Garden State Film Festival. Musician Rennie Bidgood joins us as well.
March 16, 2006: IRELAND OR LONG BRANCH, IT'S ABOUT THE LAND
Bill Giordano, Lori Vendetti and Dee Hoagland are fighting to save their homes from eminent domain. Their nemesis, Mayor Adam Schneider, defend the city's moves.
Also, Sunshine Week: The Quest for Open Government. Hear Cox Newspapers Bureau Chief Andy Alexander discuss open government and the press.
Meet The Women of Lockerbie by Deborah Brevoort, as portrayed by Marnie Andrews, Michele Tauber, Alice Connorton and Corinne Edgerly at the NJ Rep in Long Branch.
March 9, 2006: ARTS IN EDUCATION
Guests: Musician and former educator Andy McDonough, artist and educator Jean Johnson, photo and literacy project instructor John Meyerhofer, artist and gallery owner Dennis Carroll from ArtsCAP and Crane House director and retired educator Frank D'Alessandro.
March 2, 2006: APARTMENTS TO CONDOS
Activist Ivonne Braime (right) and developer Rich DePetro (below, left) explain the rights and obligations of tenants and property owners under current laws. NJ Tenants Organization President Matt Shapiro gives his perspective.
Heshy (below, center) gives us the L.A. Report and Maire calls in from LaLa Land. Heshy talks about working for Spielberg's Visual History project. Councilman Jim Keady (below, right) discusses relocation in Asbury Park, the Summer Youth Jobs Program and more.
Feb. 23, 2006: THE MATURE MIND
Dr. Gene Cohen tells us about the Mature Mind. Jack Benny used to say that getting older isn't half bad, when you consider the alternative. Do we really have to dread getting older? Is it all about decline? Do we really become less than we are now? Not so, says one expert armed with two new studies. Dr. Cohen, author of The Mature Mind, is a psychiatrist and director of the Center on Aging, Health and Humanities at George Washington University, where he is both professor of health care sciences and professor of psychiatry. Dr. Cohen was the first chief of the Center on Aging at the National Institute of Mental Health and acting director of the National Institute on Aging. Dr. Cohen is joined by studio guests Rita Marano, Marianne Kislowski, June Decker, Sophie Bubis, Helen Lameo and Joyce Grant. Feel free to use our Amazon link at the top of the page to order your copy of The Mature Mind.
Feb. 16, 2006: YOUTH IN JOBS
NJ Regional Council of Carpenters representatives Lenny Ames and business agent Anthony Verrelli from Local 119 explain what the union can do to contribute to Asbury's local economy. Father Bill, pastor of Holy Spirit Church, tells us about his Young Adult Men of NJ Initiative. We hear of the passing of Ellis Gilliam on Feb. 15. Ellis was a highly respected local historian and friend to many authors. We were touched to learn that he never missed our show.
Feb. 9, 2006: FUNDRAISER FOR ASBURY MUSIC
Subject: Gary Wien's Fundraiser for Asbury Music at the Wonder Bar with Freddy Gomez from Smiles Again, Maureen, Meagan Brothers, Kelly and Frankie McGrath from Maybe Pete, and Tony Tedesco outside the 88.1 FM studios.
Feb. 2, 2006: GETTING TOUGH
Council members Ed Johnson and Jim Keady share their views on a get-tough amendment to the city's agreement with redevelopment rights holder Asbury Partners. There's progress on the west side at Asbury Works, getting training and jobs for local residents. We also talk about the new chorus in town led by Sylvia Coleman.
Jan. 26, 2006: REDEVELOPMENT SHOWDOWN
Guests include attorney Paul Fernicola, appraiser Dan Sciannameo, playwright Kingsley Day of Tour de Farce, Muse with the News, Miz Kiz' Kiz'n Tell report.
Jan. 19, 2006: COPS & THE COMMUNITY; THE REESE PROJECT
Asbury Park's top cops, Deputy Chief Mark Kinmon and Inspector Chris Van Buren, visit us along with city resident Nina Summerlin and her son. We're also joined by Tom and Laurie Reese of The Reese Project jazz quartet. More than 100 diners braved a drizzling, cold oceanside Sunday to feed their souls with the masterful performance of The Reese Project, featuring Tom Reese on flute, Laurie Reese on cello, Aaron Walker on drums, and Jake Thro on the keyboard. The project nourished the audience's senses on music by the Beatles, Beethoven, Mongo Santamaria and original works. A chilling rain was falling, the ocean was rough, but inside, with Tom's soprano flute winding Brubeck riffs across the ceiling, the mood was warm and the spellbound audience was oh, so grateful.
Jan. 12, 2006: HIRING
They're working night and day to complete Kushner's townhouse development on Wesley Lake in Asbury Park. But who exactly is working there? We discussed opportunities for local workers and businesses to partake in the multimillion dollar redevelopment of Asbury's waterfront. Lara Schwager, director of development for Paramount Homes told us their North Beach project has already generated $1.8 million in business for Asbury Park, from Frank's Deli, Jersey Oil and TJ's Pizza to Wanna Window, and she says $80,000 went directly to Asbury Park residents as part of the company's "best effort" program to hire city residents first. The stats are filed monthly with the city.
Also, an update from Joy Gamble, who is fighting eminent domain in Ohio. The infamous C-8 property on Ocean Avenue is coming down and local contractor Henry Vaccaro has the demolition contract on this one.
Jan. 5, 2006: EMINENT DOMAIN STRIKES AGAIN
This time it's Norwood, Ohio. We talk to Carl and Joy Gamble, who lost their home.
We also talk about bringing boxing back to Asbury Park. Where? How? We're still working it out. Andrew Thompson, Councilman Jim Keady, guest co-host Bob Rizzi and William Richardson discuss.