Category: Notable Locals

Episode 23: Connie Breech vs. Covid-19

Amy & Joe talk with Connie Breech, a member of Asbury Park’s finest, while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. Hear Connie discuss her experience having covid-19, her recovery, and what’s next for the Asbury Park Toy Drive.

Episode 22: Springwood Avenue Rising

Amy & Joe talk with Springwood Avenue Rising’s executive committee members Diane Shelton, Nina Summerlin and Pamela Major with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. Listen to an inspiring and informative discussion on the history of Springwood Ave and the initiative to commemorate the civil unrest. Step away from Covid and dive into the Springwood Ave Rising. We taped this in March right before the pandemic hit.

Episode 20: Kelly Erving

Amy talks with Kelly Erving, personal trainer and healthcare professional, while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. Hear Kelly discuss covid-19 from a hospital employee’s perspective, as well as exercises we can do to help stave off the inevitable weight gain we’re all going to pack on while we’re sheltering in place in front of the TV trying to ration our last bag of Doritos.

Episode 19: Kathy Kelly

Amy & Ed talk with Kathy Kelly, owner/operator of the Paranormal Museum and founder of Asbury Park Dinner Table while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. Hear Kathy discuss all things paranormal and her love for Asbury Park, the impetus for her brilliant idea for helping keep her community afloat through the pandemic, and her hopes for the future. Joe had to skip this one because of a family issue, & we send him tons of love. Donate to Asbury Park Dinner Table here.

Asbury Pod 17: Tom Pivinski

Amy & Joe sit down with Tom Pivinski, Chair of the Asbury Park Environment & Shade Tree Commission and former New York priest. Hear him discuss his love of Asbury Park, make the correlation between being a master gardener and his work in the church, and how he and his husband Malcolm met. Also listen to Amy & Joe’s sweet summer musings on the looming pandemic, as this was recorded 3 weeks before it all went to pot.

Asbury Pod 16: Councilwoman Yvonne Clayton

Amy & Joe sit down with Yvonne Clayton, Asbury Park councilwoman. Everything you wanted to know her life, her youth in Asbury Park, her status as “most jacked councilperson”, dragonboat racing, Asbury Park African American Music Project, and more.

Asbury Pod 15: Patricia A. Patton

Amy & Joe sit down with Patricia Patton, local bon vivant/renaissance woman. Everything you wanted to know her life, her advocacy for cannabis, and more.

Asbury Pod 14: Rudy Corona

Amy & Joe sit down with Rudy Corona, Superintendent/Chief Operator City of Asbury Park’s Water Quality Control Facility (aka the sewer plant on the north end of the boardwalk. Everything you wanted to know about waste treatment, Asbury Park history, & Rudy’s childhood as a member of jazz royalty.

Asbury Pod 13: Jan Sparrow

Amy & Joe sit down with words! proprietor Jan Sparrow before their annual Friendsgiving celebration. Jan discusses her corporate life, the trials and tribulations of owning a bookstore, Asbury Park then and now, and what’s on the horizon for words! specifically and brick & mortar bookstores in general.