Joel Bloom & Elisa Charters; Jeanette Hoffman & Phil Alagia; Kim Gaddy
News12+ Intro: Dr. Joel Bloom, NJIT
Steve Adubato is joined by Joel S. Bloom, Ed.D., President, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Elisa Charters, President, Latina Surge National, Board Trustee, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Council Member, NJIT’s Hispanic and LatinX Leadership Council. They discuss the importance of NJIT’s Hispanic and LatinX Leadership Council, the need to help enroll more Hispanic and LatinX students at the school, and NJIT’s goal to become an established “Hispanic Serving Institution” by 2025.
Steve Adubato is joined by Philip B. Alagia, Democratic Strategist, and Chief of Staff, Essex County, New Jersey, and Jeanette Hoffman, Republican Strategist, and President, Marathon Public Affairs. They discuss the long-term impact of the January 6th Capitol riots, the challenges in having civil discussions about the COVID vaccine and President Trump’s leadership, and the impact of social media spreading misinformation about the COVID vaccine.
Steve Adubato speaks with Kim Gaddy, Founder and Director, The South Ward Environmental Alliance, and Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award Honoree, about the ways the South Ward is negatively impacted by the pollution from the Port Authority of NY/NJ and the airport, her personal connection to fighting against air and water pollution in the Newark community, and the long-lasting impact of the Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award.