Tag: Notable Locals

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 37: Caroline O’Toole

Amy and Joe talk with rock & roll royalty Caroline O’Toole, manager of The Stone Pony, while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. This week we continue our series of conversations about the pandemic and its effect on our little corner of the world. We talk about live music in the age of covid, The Stone Pony’s charitable outreach during the crisis, the only time Caroline was star-struck, and what not to wear when on stage.

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!