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'Covid-Texting’? Bringing My Ithaca College Girls 'group' texting to life on the show.

The Debbie Nigro Show

Release Date: 05/20/2020

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‘Covid-Texting'? I'm sure many of you like me, have been 'group' texting during this nightmare with your various crews of family and friends. I decided today to bring my college girl 'group" texts to life on the show. A 'slice of life' insight as to what is going on with a few of them behind the scenes. Our texts range from 'very serious' to hilarious both necessary to stay safe and sane. The photo of my Ithaca College group text 'crew' was taken last year on a fun girls trip. The three on the left will join me today. The rest are radio chickens. Donna Teichner (Far left joining 11:40am EST) is exhausting herself working around the clock remotely helping 'desperate' families in need on Long Island, NY. There are many - says Donna who's the Assistant Vice President at FCA- Family and Children's Association, Long Island. Yesterday alone a poor Mom of 2 plus taking care of a nephew lost her husband the sole family earner and has no money for the funeral or rent going forward. I posted Donna's FCA emergency information flyer information here. Ellen Israel (2nd from left may check in 11:50 if she's off her conference call) couldn't take another day captive in her NYC apt after a major water leak and mold and fled to relatives in Fla. Seems removing 'mold' is considered a necessity during Covid 19- putting back an apt into one piece after ..not! 
Robin Fand (3rd left in photo joins 11:20am EST) is a small business owner in NJ who publishes 3 local newspapers called 'The Connection Magazines'. The Connection Magazines /Warren-Watchung Edition /Bernards-Ridge Edition/ Bridgewater-Somerville Edition. The magazines are supported by local advertisers - but nothing is open so obviously there's nothing to advertise. She's published this month anyway, but what's next?
The other gals who didn't want to talk include : Tina Erardi who was the birthday girl in the middle ; Lori Wruble front on the right who always talks so I have no idea why she's not on, and Sue Lemonier who is also is a chatterbox but not today. Me in the back very blond that day ...will talk on.
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