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Episode 45: Me & Mary Jane’s Patricia A. Patton

This week we talk legal marijuana while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio, or so we had planned. In November, New Jersey residents, with a significant majority, voted “yes” to Public Question No. One to legalize and regulate cannabis. So Amy & Joe were thinking, “Great! It’s legal. Let’s do this! How does one start a canna-business? What *are* the best recipes for delicious edibles? & so on.” So we asked our friend Patricia Patton, host of the podcast Me & Mary Jane and Asbury Park’s best-known cannabis communicator and advocate, back to the podcast to help us sort it out. BUT, we soon discovered that for the moment all is not so clear, and that recreational or adult use of cannabis is only kind of permissible and not yet sorted out at all. So we should all slow down a bit and cancel that sativa-infused book gathering for now.

Episode 44: Reggie Fleming & Amanda Feinstein

This week Amy and Joe talk with two of Asbury Park’s wellness luminaries about fitness and wellness during quarantine while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. Amanda Feinstein from Jandee Yoga and Reggie Fleming from Juice Basin discuss juice fasts, down dogs, and all the times Joe thought he was going to die during hot yoga.

Episode 43: Christine Hanlon

This week Amy and Joe caught up with Monmouth County Clerk Christine Hanlon while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. They ask her the important questions like: “What does the office of county clerk do?” They also discussed how hard it was to manage an all vote by mail election and if being a district attorney in the Bronx is just like it is on Law & Order. There’s also a shout-out to Peaky Blinders along the way.

Episode 42: The Showroom

This week Amy and Joe caught up with Nancy Sabino and Mike Sodano from the Showroom, Asbury Park’s only independent movie theater, while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. Nancy and Mike talked about how they picked movies and how the process changed over the years, being on a cruise when the coronavirus blew up, and how we all thought we would be closing for a few weeks but it has turned into closing permanently for a lot of businesses.

Episode 41: Mobility

This week Amy and Joe talk street diets, bicycles, and 15 minute cities with Polli Schildge, co-founder of Asbury Park’s Complete Streets Coalition while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. We are also joined by Asbury Park’s transportation maven Deputy City Manager Mike Manzella.