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Seth A. Grossman

Newark Is…

Release Date: 08/14/2019

Robert Robert "Kool" Bell

Newark Is…

Robert "Kool" Bell is the founding member of the American funk band, Kool & the Gang.  Matthew McQueeny talks to Bell about longevity, growing up in Jersey City, the band's career, and its connections to Newark.

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Robin Peacock show art Robin Peacock

Newark Is…

Robin Peacock, executive director of MEND, the largest food relief network in Essex County, stopped by Ironsound Studios for a discussion with Tamisha on helping the food insecure in Newark. Essex County has the highest food insecurity rate in the state at 17.1 percent. During the holidays MEND sponsors “Help-a-Family,” which started more than 30 years ago when MEND realized there would be families in its service area who would not be able to celebrate the holidays without some outside support.

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NewarkBound Event (October 2019) show art NewarkBound Event (October 2019)

Newark Is…

Newark Is... was live on location at the NewarkBound event in October 2019 at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment.  Host Tamisha Hallman talks with Vic Nichols (2:45), Vince Baglivo (6:55), Walter Douglas Jr. (9:30), Talia Young (15:42), Jeff Billingsley (23:27), Tom Cosentino (35:03), Charles Rosen (43:58), Byron Clark (54:48), Doug Zacker (1:05:42), and Dontae Muse and Wilford Charles (1:15:25).

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Aisha Glover show art Aisha Glover

Newark Is…

Aisha Glover serves as the President & CEO of Newark Alliance, which plays a key role in leveraging the city's corporate and anchor communities' collective impact and helps carry out Mayor Ras J. Baraka's vision for inclusive economic growth. Ms. Glover has over 15 years of experience as a convener, champion and agent for economic empowerment and social justice. She most recently served as the President & CEO of the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation, where she led the city's bid to attract Amazon's second headquarters, strengthened the small business ecosystem,...

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Jeremy Johnson show art Jeremy Johnson

Newark Is…

Jeremy Johnson is the executive director of Newark Arts, a nonprofit whose "mission is to power the arts to transform lives." Established in 1981, Newark Arts was created to advance and expand the resources and offerings of arts and cultural organizations in the great city of Newark, New Jersey. The Newark Arts Festival 2019 will take place October 10-13.

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Tehsuan Glover show art Tehsuan Glover

Newark Is…

Tehsuan Glover founded The Newark Times in 2014, the city’s fastest-growing news & media platform to help reshape the narrative of Newark, NJ and shed light on its rich, deep history, international culture, robust art & entertainment scene, and constant push for innovation. He then co-founded Studio Creative Group in 2016, a multi-media creative design, branding agency based in Newark, NJ to help organizations, institutions, and small businesses to present themselves in the best possible light and consistently adapt to the evolving digital lanscape.  

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Anthony Frasier show art Anthony Frasier

Newark Is…

Anthony Frasier serves as the entrepreneur in residence of Newark Venture Partners, a fund backed by Audible/Amazon. He helps to attract innovative tech startups to Newark and incubate promising talent locally. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed “Don’t Dumb Down Your Greatness: A Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Thinking & Being Great”, a motivational blueprint for young entrepreneurs of color. Frasier also serves on the board of directors for the NY Tech Alliance, focusing on making the greater New York City area more inclusive.

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Ameer Washington show art Ameer Washington

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Ameer Washington is Director of Development at the Boys & Girls Club of Newark, NJ.  Ameer grew up at BGCN, having joined the Club as a six-year-old in 1989. By his senior year in high school, he was elected Keystone Club President and Youth of the Year for the state of New Jersey. Ameer went on to earn a bachelors degree in economics from Temple University, and then returned to the Club to hold numerous leadership positions in the organization, including coordination of BGCN’s first school-based site at First Avenue School. 

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Seth A. Grossman show art Seth A. Grossman

Newark Is…

Seth A. Grossman is the Executive Director and CEO of the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID). Home to over 570 businesses and more than 170 restaurants, the IBID is Newark’s shining star, promoting interest in the City as a great place to visit in addition to fostering economic growth and employment opportunities. Grossman joins Host Tamisha Hallman to discuss the Ironbound and much more on this edition of the Newark Is... Podcast. 

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Ally Nick show art Ally Nick

Newark Is…

Ally Nick is the head coach of New Jersey Institute of Technology women's soccer. On this episode, Nick talks with Tamisha Hallman and Adam Dvorin about recruiting to Newark and NJIT, her experiences with the area, The U.S. Women's National Team, and soccer in the Brick City.

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Seth A. Grossman is the Executive Director and CEO of the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID). Home to over 570 businesses and more than 170 restaurants, the IBID is Newark’s shining star, promoting interest in the City as a great place to visit in addition to fostering economic growth and employment opportunities. Grossman joins Host Tamisha Hallman to discuss the Ironbound and much more on this edition of the Newark Is... Podcast.