Tag: Asbury Park

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!

Episide 24: Second Baptist Church’s Pastor Semaj Vanzant

Amy and Joe hear what it’s like to lead a congregation in a pandemic with Pastor SemAmy and Joe hear what it’s like to lead a congregation in a pandemic with Pastor Semaj Vanzant of Asbury Park’s Second Baptist Church. They discuss how congregants are still tuning in albeit later in the day for Sunday Mass, the challenges of communicating with empathy online, the disparities highlighted by COVID-19, and pandemic parenting.

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.