Tag: Asbury Park

Episode 80: Lauren Albrecht, Chair of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee LGBTQ Caucus

This week Amy & Joe, with the help of Ming Chen of A Shared Universe PodcaStudio, mark the closing of LGBTQ history month by welcoming Lauren Albrecht, Chair of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee LGBTQ Caucus and talk politics, candidates and new bills.

Episode 79: Tommy DeSeno

This week, with the help of Ming Chen of A Shared Universe PodcaStudio, we talk to Tommy Deseno, Asbury Park historian who was born and raised in Asbury Park. We learn that Asbury Park was the training center for World Heavyweight Champions, that there was an Opera House(???), and that Stephen Crane liked to tweak James Bradley’s nose in print. Welcome Tommy!

Episode 78: Michael Trusnovec, co-founder of the Asbury Park Dance Festival

This week, with the help of Ming Chen of A Shared Universe PodcaStudio, we talk to Michael Trusnovec, one of the co-founders of the sold out Asbury Park Dance Festival, which will be celebrating its third successful year on October 1.  We talk to Michael about about his life in dance, and his journey from Long Island to the Paul Taylor Dance Company, with additional stops at the New York City Ballet, the Joyce Theater, the Metropolitan Opera and now Asbury Park. 

Episode 76: Michael Roland & George Lowe from the Center in Asbury Park

This week we talk to Michael Roland and George Lowe from the Center in Asbury Park about the thirtieth anniversary of the Center, its mission to serve people with HIV/AIDS, its growth from a storefront to residence and community center. They also discuss the twin crises of meth addiction and the current spread of monkeypox in our community — and what we can do to combat them.

Episode 75: Bans Off Our Bodies

This week, with the help of Ming Chen of A Shared Universe PodcaStudio, Amy is joined by a special guest co-host to discuss the upcoming Bans Off our Bodies rally to be held in Springwood Park on Saturday at 4PM.
Comedian and fellow Asbury Park Women’s Convention founder Jess Alaimo helps Amy welcome community activist Michelle Gladden, Ocean high school student Nevaeh Sickles, and musician/mixed martial artist Angie Sugrim.
They discuss what brought them to this moment and what you can expect from the rally.