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Hosted by Doug Doyle The WBGO Journal is an award-winning half-hour news magazine that airs Saturdays at 6 am. Reports and analysis, informative interviews and features.
||CleanLet The Students Have Their Say||Earlier this month, a high school student in California was not allowed to talk about her sexual assault when addressing her classmates at graduation. The incident has prompted outrage across the country. WBGO commentator Mildred Antenor gives us her||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCommunity Access Unlimited Presents Annie Jr.||Community Access Unlimited provides support services for individuals with special needs. Organization Assistant Executive Director Joanne Oppelt says the CAU Community Players program gives everyone involved a fun opportunity to work together. “They h||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLegalized Sports Betting Is Underway In New Jersey||Legalized sports betting is now underway in New Jersey. Governor Phil Murphy made the first wager at Monmouth Park in Oceanport. “I’m betting $20 on Germany to win the World Cup and $20 on the Devils to win Lord Stanley’s Cup. Let’s go.” Sever||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBasketball Great Anne Donovan Dies at 56||Not only was Anne Donovan a legendary and pioneering figure in women's basketball, she was also one of the kindest and thoughtful people I have ever met. Donovan, a native of Ridgewood, New Jersey who dominated play at Paramus Catholic High school, won||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCount Basie Has A New Home in Newark||Nearly 1,000 artifacts connected to the life of Count Basie life will eventually be available to view at the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers Newark.||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNewark's Own Lorraine Gordon Remembered in Her Own Words, and in Conversation||Lorraine Gordon will always be remembered for her indefatigable stewardship of The Village Vanguard, where she maintained the highest of standards. She was also a terrific storyteller — and had more than a few terrific stories to tell.||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHistory Comes Alive: The Hamilton Education Program||Living history at its best. On October 2015, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda; Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller, the Gilder Lehrman Institute, The Rockefeller Foundation and the New York City Department of Education announced an educational partnersh||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTelevision Journalist Julio 'Gaby' Acevedo To Be Honored At Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade||This Sunday, more than a million spectators will turn out for the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City. This year the celebration of culture and history will take on profound meaning in the wake of hurricane Maria which devastated th||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTheater Critic Michael Bourne Reviews "Paradise Blue"||Theater critic Michael Bourne goes off Broadway to review Paradise Blue, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Click above to hear Michael's review of the new jazz play.||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBarbara Kukla's New Book: "Newark Women: From Suffragettes to the Statehouse"||Barbara Kukla has written seven books about the people of Newark including the latest, Newark Women: From Suffragettes to the Statehouse . Before her retirment from newspaper writing in 2004, Kukla spent 43 years as a journalist, most of the that at The||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLauren Pritchard's Emotional "Songbird" at Two River Theater||Songbird premiered Off-Broadway in 2015 to much critical acclaim, earning a New York Times Critic's Pick. Now the musical, written by Michael Kimmel along with music and lyrics by Lauren Pritchard, is gearing up for its run at Two River Theater in Red||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNewark High School Athletes Discuss Education and Sports With NY Giants||Of the hundreds of thousands of American student-athletes that hope to break into professional sports, about one-percent make a living out of it. “Out of all of the people in here, how many do you think will actually make it to the pros?” asked a st||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Robert F. Kennedy Assassination: Paul Schrade Remembers||We recently told you about an archive in Massachusetts dedicated to the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and the authors who relied on it. Their books are being published to mark the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's death, which will be marked early next||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlying Solo: Better Get Used To It||WBGO film critic Harlan Jacobson has just returned from the 71st Cannes Film. It’s the highest platform for film art on Planet Earth. One of the films he saw there had some familiarity to it to say the least. Solo: A Star Wars Story is the 10th||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere do NYC, Jersey City, Newark Park Systems Stack Up Nationally?||New York City is ranked 9 th on The Trust for Public Land annual ParkScore index. They rate park systems based on access, size, investment, amenities. “How many residents live within a ten-minute walk of a park, spending per resident, and a bunch of w||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCheck For Ticks, There's A Lyme Disease Spike in NJ||New Jersey State Health Commissioner Shereef Elnahal says check for ticks after being out in wooded areas. Tick-borne illness is on the rise. “Ticks that transmit Lyme disease are active during the spring, summer, and the fall. But May, June, and July||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTheater Critic Michael Bourne Runs Down the Revivals||Theater Critic Michael Bourne has enjoyed this year's jam-packed revival display on and off Broadway. Click above to hear Michael's full rundown of shows that are worth your time and money.||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShould Tackle Football Begin With Teenage Years?||A New Jersey lawmaker has recently introduced a bill that bans children under the age of 12 from playing tackle football in the Garden State. Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri-Huttle points to studies that show brain injuries at a young age can have||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSports Betting Could Help Atlantic City||The Supreme Court ruling that allows all states to have legalized sports betting could help Atlantic City casinos generate additional revenue. Public finance attorney David Fernandez says sports wagering gives Atlantic City a new opportunity to draw||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNJ Getting Legalized Sports Betting||Legalized sports betting is coming to New Jersey. The U-S Supreme Court has ruled in New Jersey's favor, striking down a 1992 federal law restricting sports wagering to Nevada and three other states. Former state Senator Ray Lesniak has been fighting fo||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Action packed weekly half hour audio show for all issues NYC and NJ
When I listen to this Journal I realize how in-depth News Coverage can be. Be it relevant now or continuing coverage, this weekly journal of NYC/NJ Metro Area News Coverage is outstanding. The Theatre reviews are direct, expressive and honest. The host Michael Bourne is a renowned Theatre Critic in the New York City area.