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Episode 31: Sonja O’Brien

Amy & Joe talk with local realtor Sonja O’Brien while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. Sonja is a long time Asbury Park resident and veteran of the Asbury Park realty market. They discuss Sonja’s winding road from Orange County, California to Asbury Park, how the Covid crisis has affected the Asbury Park real estate market, and how it has changed a realtor’s job.

Episode 30: Garden State Equality Executive Director Christian Fuscarino

Amy & Joe talk with Garden State Equality‘s Executive Director Christian Fuscarino. Amy spills a little bit of tea about some behind the scenes workings of New Jersey politics; Christian talks about how Covid-19 affects Garden State Equality, recent advancements and setbacks in LGBTQIA rights, while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio.

Episode 29: Superintendent of Schools Sancha Gray

Amy & Joe talk with Asbury Park’s Superintendent of Schools Sancha Gray about how Covid-19 has affected the kids in her schools, pivoting from brick and mortar into online learning, how she started planning in January because she’s a genius, and more. We cover digital inequity, the unique challenges of our school district, and Ms. Gray’s hard work and hard choices while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. Asbury Park is lucky to have Superintendent Gray in the city of Asbury Park!

Episode 28: Russell Lewis & Bianca Freda

Amy & Joe talk with local business owners Russell Lewis of Watermark and Bianca Freda of Interwoven about how Covid-19 has affected their business, how they are recreating their specific brands as a result of Covid, and what we can to help them. We cover booze, retail, weight gain, the importance of being able to pivot in this pandemic, while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio.

Episode 27: Kim Guadagno

Amy & Joe talk with the Honorable Kim Guadagno, President of Fulfill and former Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey, while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. Kim discusses what’s happening with our local food pantries, ways for you to help (PLEASE DONATE TO FULFILL), and her winding path to where she is now.