Paula Franzese on Supreme Court in Society & Jenn Sherman on Peloton

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Senior Producer, Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss this episode of Think Tank.

Steve Adubato sits down with Paula Franzese, Peter W. Rodino Professor of Law & Director of Leadership Fellows Program, Seton Hall University School of Law, to talk about the life and legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the role of the U.S. Supreme Court in today’s society, and President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill Ginsburg’s seat.

Steve Adubato speaks with Jenn Sherman, Peloton Instructor, about her authentic, original Peloton rides and the need for exercise during these challenging times to help improve both physical and mental health. 11/22/20

Entrepreneurship in the Age of COVID-19 with Gary Vee

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Senior Producer, Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss this episode of Think Tank.

Steve Adubato sits down with Author & Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of VaynerMedia, and Chairman of VaynerX, to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on entrepreneurship & innovation and the new normal of remote communications. 11/8/20

The COVID-19 Pandemic & Its Impact on Transplant

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Senior Producer, Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss the segments on this episode of Think Tank.

Steve Adubato sits down with Joe Roth, President & CEO, NJ Sharing Network, and Elisse Glennon, Executive Director, NJ Sharing Network Foundation, to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on organ and tissue donation, how NJ Sharing Network supported the transplant community during these challenging times and the upcoming 2021 Transplant Games. Steve continues the conversation about transplant with healthcare leaders from across the state including:

Robert Garrett, CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health

Michele Donato, MD, Chief, Stem Cell Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Division, John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center

Daniel Varga, MD, Chief Physician Executive, Hackensack Meridian Health

Stuart Geffner, MD, MS, Chairman, Surgeon in Chief & Director, Renal & Pancreas Surgery Program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Margarita Camacho, MD, Surgical Director, Heart Transplant Program, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Deepa Iyer, MD, Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiologist & Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Nadine Wright-Arbubakrr; Dr. Mark Merlin; Mark Dinglasan; Dave Ellis

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Senior Producer, Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss the segments on this episode of Think Tank.

Steve Adubato speaks with Nadine Wright-Arbubakrr, Founder & President, Nassan’s Place, about her son, Nassan, who has non-verbal autism, and the challenges facing families and children with autism during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Steve Adubato speaks with Mark A. Merlin, DO, Founder & CEO, MD1 Program, about the mission of MD1 in bringing doctors to the site of emergency situations and how COVID-19 has impacted the way their organization functions.

Steve Adubato speaks with Mark Dinglasan, Executive Director, CUMAC, about the mission of the anti-hunger organization, social determinants of health, and the long-term impact of adverse childhood experiences on children and how they are connected to food insecurity.

Steve Adubato is joined by Dave Ellis, Executive Director of the Office of Resilience, The New Jersey Department of Children and Families, to talk about the need for high-quality, affordable childcare in the age of COVID-19 and the importance of having conversations about confronting racism.

10/18/20

Newark During COVID-19 Panel & Leadership in Policing with Patrick Colligan

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Senior Producer, Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss the segments on this episode of Think Tank.

Steve Adubato is joined by Michele Adubato, CEO, The North Ward Center, Marsha Atkind, Executive Director and CEO, The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey and Anibal Ramos Jr., North Ward Councilman, City of Newark, to discuss the role of non-profits, foundations and elected officials in supporting communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Steve Adubato is joined by Patrick Colligan, State President, New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association, to discuss the murder of George Floyd and the need to talk about confronting racism in the law enforcement community.

10/11/20

Nursing + Healthcare with Rebecca Love, Dr. Ganat, Dr. Neville, Dr. LeBenger

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Senior Producer, Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss the segments on this episode of Think Tank.

Steve Adubato speaks with Rebecca Love, RN, BS, MSN, President, SONSIEL, and Vice President, OptimizeRx, about the challenges nurses face during the COVID-19 public health crisis, the future of the nursing profession and the Nurse Hack for Health: COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon event.

Steve Adubato is joined by Maz Ganat, MD, Program Director, Urologic Oncology, Englewood Health, to discuss the importance of returning to your regular health care during COVID-19, how COVID-19 will change the future of healthcare and the increased need for telemedicine.

Steve Adubato is joined by Kathleen Neville, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, College of Nursing, Seton Hall University, to discuss the role of nurses during the COVID-19 public health crisis and the ways COVID-19 adds stress to the lives of people with opioid abuse issues.

Steve Adubato speaks with Kerry LeBenger, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI, Chief Medical Officer, Summit CityMD, about the importance of ensuring the safety of both patients and healthcare workers during COVID-19 and the long-term impact of COVID-19 on the field of healthcare.

9/27/20

Dr. Perry Halkitis; Thomas Brostrøm; Marjorie Perry

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Senior Producer, Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss the segments on this episode of Think Tank.

Steve Adubato speaks with Perry N. Halkitis, Dean, Rutgers School of Public Health, about the issues with COVID-19 and contact sports, as well as the challenges with testing and contact tracing.

Steve Adubato speaks with Thomas Brostrøm, CEO, Ørsted North America, Offshore, about innovation in wind energy, development of the New Jersey Wind Port and the importance of Ørsted’s Pro-NJ Trust in supporting small, women-owned and minority-owned businesses.

Steve Adubato is joined by Marjorie Perry, President & CEO of MZM Construction & Management, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses, the digital divide in education and what we need to do to confront racism in our communities.

9/20/20

MSNBC’s Joy Reid & CNN’s Jim Sciutto

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Senior Producer, Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss the segments on this episode of Think Tank.

Steve Adubato is joined by Joy Reid, Host, MSNBC’s THE REIDOUT, to talk about her reaction to Joe Biden’s selection of Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, the importance of diversity in politics and President Trump’s leadership and rhetoric throughout his presidency.

Steve Adubato is joined by Jim Sciutto, Co-Anchor, CNN Newsroom & CNN Chief National Security Correspondent, to discuss his new book, The Madman Theory: Trump Takes on the World; the impact of President Trump’s tone and demeanor on international relations; the 2020 election and the relationship between Trump and the media.

9/13/20

2020 Election with U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R) – NJ, Amy Kennedy (D) – NJ & Dr. Eugene Cornacchia

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Senior Producer, Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss the segments on this episode of Think Tank.

Steve Adubato is joined by U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R) – NJ, 2nd Congressional District, to discuss his decision to switch from the Democratic to the Republican Party, President Trump’s leadership throughout the pandemic and his thoughts on Joe Biden’s selection of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris as his Vice Presidential running mate.

Steve Adubato is joined by Amy Kennedy (D) – NJ, Democratic Candidate, New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District, to discuss her thoughts on her opponent, Rep. Jeff Van Drew, and the need for better access to high-quality, affordable health care and mental health care, especially in the age of COVID.

Steve Adubato is joined by Eugene Cornacchia, PhD, President, Saint Peter’s University, to talk about the importance of the 2020 election to the nation, the impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis on higher education and the need for collaboration as well as competition between colleges and universities.

9/6/20

U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D) – NJ; Asm. Jon Bramnick (R) – NJ

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Senior Producer, Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss the segments on this episode of Think Tank.

Steve Adubato is joined by U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D) – NJ, Democratic Incumbent for U.S. Senate, to discuss presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris; President Trump’s tone and demeanor throughout his presidency and the national response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Sen. Booker also discusses legislation to protect the privacy of federal judges and legislation to confront racism in policing.

Steve Adubato talks to Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R) – NJ, Republican Leader, about Gov. Murphy’s plans to reopen the state’s economy, President Trump’s leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of the President’s decision to not attend the funeral service for the late Rep. John Lewis.

8/30/20

COVID-19 Impact on Child Care with Carole Johnson, Dr. Junlei Li & Beverly Lynn

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Senior Producer of Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss the segments on this episode of Think Tank.

First, Steve is joined by Carole Johnson, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Human Services, to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis on child care centers across the state and how the Department of Human Services is supporting centers, children and families through this challenging time.

Then, Steve is joined by Junlei Li, Ph.D., Saul Zaentz Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education and Senior Fellow at the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media. Steve and Dr. Li discuss the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on early childhood development, early learning and child care, as well as the role of public policy in supporting the child care industry.

Finally, Steve is joined by Beverly Lynn, Ed.D., CEO, Programs for Parents, to discuss the significant impact of the COVID-19 crisis on child care centers in New Jersey, how centers are working to safely reopen and the long-term implications of the pandemic on children and families, specifically in urban communities.

8/16/20

Confronting Racism with Aqeela Sherrills & Ryan Haygood

Steve Adubato is joined by Mikaela Batts, Associate Producer at the Caucus Educational Corporation, to discuss the segments on this episode of Think Tank.

First, Steve is joined by Aqeela Sherrills, Director, Newark Community Street Team, to talk about the history of systemic racism in our country and the importance of confronting these issues by continuing to have difficult conversations.

Then, Steve speaks to Ryan Haygood, President & CEO, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, to talk about the importance of confronting racism across the nation and the ways people can make a difference in their own communities.

8/9/20

Ira Robbins; Dan Lombardo; Pete Oneglia; Lilo Stainton

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Senior Producer of Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss the segments on this episode of Think Tank.

Steve Adubato is joined by Ira Robbins, President & CEO, Valley Bank, to talk about the larger role banks play in helping small businesses, non-profits and the larger community survive during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Steve Adubato speaks with Daniel L. Lombardo, President & CEO, Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, about the mission of VOADV and the unique challenges the homeless face during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Steve Adubato talks to Pete Oneglia, General Manager and Co-Founder, Insider NJ, about the important role of digital media platforms to inform the public during a crisis and how COVID-19 has impacted voting and the 2020 election.

Steve Adubato is joined by Lilo H. Stainton, Healthcare Writer, NJ Spotlight, to discuss the longterm impact of COVID-19 on healthcare and the evolving role of the media during the pandemic.

8/2/20

Kay Hendon; Cecilia Zalkind; Winifred Smith-Jenkins

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Senior Producer of Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss the segments on this episode of Think Tank.

Steve Adubato is speaks with Kay Hendon, Senior Program Officer, The Nicholson Foundation, about the growth of home-based child care in the age of COVID-19, the importance of affordable, high-quality child care for essential workers and the responsibility of the state and federal government to support access to child care.

Steve Adubato is joined by Cecilia Zalkind, President & CEO, Advocates for Children of New Jersey, to talk about the struggling infrastructure of child care, the importance of creating access to safe child care services for frontline and essential workers and the impact of state revenue on child care funding. 6/27/2020 #218

Steve Adubato speaks with Winifred Smith-Jenkins, Senior Director, Zadie’s Nurturing Den, about how COVID-19 is impacting child care centers across the state, how it will affect the future of child care and the disproportionate number of African Americans affected by the public health crisis.

7/26/20

Neal Shapiro; Dr. Ali Houshmand; Richard Uniacke

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Senior Producer of Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss the segments on this episode of Think Tank.

Steve Adubato is joined by Neal Shapiro, President & CEO, The WNET Group, to talk about the role of public media during a pandemic, the innovative, educational programming WNET is producing throughout the crisis and how COVID-19 will impact the future of broadcasting.

Steve Adubato speaks with Ali Houshmand, PhD, President, Rowan University, about how the COVID-19 public health crisis is impacting colleges and universities, prospective and current college students, and the future of higher education.

Steve Adubato is joined by Richard Uniacke, Executive Director, Bridges Outreach, to talk about the unique challenges the homeless community faces during COVID-19, the overall challenges non-profits are facing and the ways the city of Newark has helped the homeless population during these difficult times.

7/19/20

U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer; Jose Lozano; Judy Schmidt

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Senior Producer of Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss the segments on this episode of Think Tank.

Steve Adubato is joined by U.S. Representative Josh Gottheimer (D) – NJ, 5th Congressional District, to talk about the long-term economic impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey; the need for bipartisanship during a crisis; the importance of leadership from the state and federal government and the need to protect seniors and veterans throughout the crisis.

Steve Adubato speaks with Jose Lozano, President & CEO, Choose New Jersey, about the impact of the public health crisis on businesses in New Jersey, the connection between technology, innovation and COVID-19, and the impact of higher education on the state’s economic development.

Steve Adubato is joined by Judith Schmidt, MSN, RN, CEO, NJ State Nurses Association, to talk about the important role of nurses during the public health crisis, how the crisis has changed the future of nursing and the increased use of telehealth.

7/12/20

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez; Bob Garrett; Tammy Murphy

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Senior Producer of Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss the segments on this episode of Think Tank.

Steve Adubato is joined by U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D) – NJ, to talk about how New Jersey has been impacted by the public health crisis in comparison to the rest of the nation; President Trump’s leadership during the pandemic; the role of the federal government during a crisis and the importance of being prepared for future COVID-19 outbreaks.

Steve Adubato speaks with Robert C. Garrett, CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health, about the ways physicians’ leadership has changed because of the COVID-19 public health crisis, the changing infrastructure of healthcare systems and the significance of the plasma transfusion therapy for COVID-19 patients.

Steve Adubato is joined by Tammy Murphy, First Lady of New Jersey, and Founding Chair, NJ Pandemic Relief Fund, to talk about the mission of the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, the significance of the “Jersey 4 Jersey” relief benefit and the importance of finding ways to still give back to others while staying safe at home.

7/5/20

Think Tank: Dr. John Johnson and A’Dorian Murray-Thomas

Steve Adubato is joined by Dr. John Johnson, Assistant Professor, Saint Peter’s University, to Steve and Dr. Johnson’s recent in-studio interview and to go further in-depth about race relations in Newark, New Jersey and across the country, as well as white supremacy.

Later, Steve sits down with A’Dorian Murray-Thomas, Founder, SHE Wins!, to discuss how her tragic experience with gun violence inspired her to start an organization to help other girls in Newark cope with violence and grow into leaders.

Think Tank: Lauren Duca and Bill Ritter

Steve Adubato is joined by Pete Oneglia, General Manager, InsiderNJ, and Nicole Swenarton, Senior Producer, Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss the impact of millennials on the political process. Then, Steve sits down with Lauren Duca, Journalist and Author, “How to Start a Revolution,” to discuss millennials’ political awakening.

Later, Steve Adubato is joined by Pete Oneglia and Nicole Swenarton to discuss the state of media and journalism. He then sits down with Bill Ritter, Anchor, Eyewitness News, WABC-TV, to talk about the media today, the divisive rhetoric seen online and the importance of encouraging kindness and compassion.

Think Tank: Selwyn Raab and Alejandro Roubian & Brett Sabo

Steve Adubato sits down with Selwyn Raab, Investigative Journalist & author, “Five Families: The Rise, Decline and Resurgence of America’s Most Powerful Mafia Empires,” to discuss the role of the American Mafia today and how its portrayed in the media.

Later, Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Senior Producer, Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss the gun debate in America. He then sits down with Alejandro Roubian, President & Managing Editor, New Jersey Second Amendment Society and Brett Sabo, New Jersey Chapter Lead, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, to explore the different perspectives on gun laws and gun safety in New Jersey and the nation.

Think Tank: Jens Audenaert & Dafna Lemish

Steve Adubato is joined by Mary Gamba, Executive Producer, Steve Adubato’s Lessons in Leadership, and Laura Van Bloem, VP, Marketing & Sponsor Relations, Caucus Educational Corporation, to discuss female diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Then, Steve sits down with Jens Audenaert, Division Vice President & General Manager for WorkMarket at ADP and Executive Sponsor for ADP Pride, to examine the importance of inclusivity and diversity in a company in order to promote positive leadership and a safe workplace for all, including LGBTQ+ employees.

Later, Steve Adubato is joined by Jeanette Hoffman, Republican Strategist and President, Marathon Public Affairs, to discuss diversity in children’s television. He then sits down with Dr. Dafna Lemish, Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Programs, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University, to discuss the impact of diversity in children’s television on how kids feel about themselves and the world.

Think Tank: Debbie Walsh & Kelly Thomas

Steve Adubato is joined by Jeanette Hoffman, Republican Strategist and President, Marathon Public Affairs and Nicole Swenarton, Senior Producer, Think Tank with Steve Adubato to discuss female representation in politics. Then, Steve sits down with Debbie Walsh, Director, Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University, to examine the role of women in legislature and how the #MeToo movement has made an impact on women in politics.

Later, Steve Adubato goes on-location to Kessler Foundation’s “Transforming Care and Recovery for People with Spinal Cord Injury” event to speak with Kelly Thomas, Research Participant, University of Louisville, who talks about how innovative research has aided her rehabilitation from a spinal cord injury. He is joined by Mary Gamba, Executive Producer, Steve Adubato’s Lessons in Leadership for additional commentary.

Think Tank: Michael K. Williams & Dominic Dupont

Steve Adubato and Jim McGreevey, Former Governor of New Jersey & Chairman, New Jersey Reentry Corporation discuss how the opioid crisis affects citizens returning from incarceration. Later, Steve Adubato goes on-location to the New Jersey Reentry Conference at Saint Peter’s University to speak with Michael K. Williams, Actor and Founder, Making Kids Win and Dominic Dupont, Program Director, Making Kids Win. Williams talks about his acting career, struggle with addiction, and commitment to charitable efforts. Dupont shares his personal story of conviction as a teen and turning his life around.

Think Tank: Dr. Cornel West

Steve Adubato goes on-location to the 2019 NJEA Convention to sit down with Cornel West, Professor, Philosopher, Author & Activist, for a special half-hour conversation. They discuss social justice in education, the importance of civil political discourse, the leadership styles of President Obama and President Trump and the election outlook for 2020.

Think Tank: James Lipton

Steve Adubato looks at the life and legacy of the late James Lipton, long-time host of Bravo’s Inside the Actors Studio and reflects on his insightful 2016 interview with Lipton where they discussed his students, his love for teaching and those famous 10 Questions Lipton asked his guests at the end of each show.

Think Tank: Chris Cuomo

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Senior Producer, Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss the challenges of being a journalist today and where emotion has a place in reporting. Later, Steve Adubato speaks with Chris Cuomo, Anchor of CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time, to discuss challenges the media faces today and covering the Trump administration.

Think Tank: Steve Sweeney

Steve Adubato is joined by Benjamin Dworkin, Ph.D., Director of Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship, Rowan University to discuss the relationship between Governor Phil Murphy (D) – NJ and Senate President Steve Sweeney (D) – NJ and the state of the Democratic Party. Later, Steve Adubato speaks with Senate President Steve Sweeney to discuss the top issues facing New Jersey, including: the Path to Progress; the fiscal state of NJ; public employee pensions and vaping.

Think Tank: Holly Schepisi

Steve Adubato is joined by Jeanette Hoffman, Republican Strategist and President of Marathon Public Affairs to discuss facing scrutiny on social media while in the public eye. Later, Steve Adubato speaks with Asw. Holly T. Schepisi (R) – NJ, Assistant Republican Leader, who shares her experience in the public eye – from attacks on her appearance, to her personal weight loss journey – and why she continues a life in politics.

Think Tank: Senate President Steve Sweeney

Steve Adubato is joined by Benjamin Dworkin, Ph.D., Director of Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship, Rowan University to discuss the relationship between Governor Phil Murphy (D) – NJ and Senate President Steve Sweeney (D) – NJ and the state of the Democratic Party. Later, Steve Adubato speaks with Senate President Steve Sweeney to discuss the top issues facing New Jersey, including: the Path to Progress; the fiscal state of NJ; public employee pensions and the push to ban vaping across the state.

Think Tank: Greg Herenda and Luis Robles

This episode of Think Tank with Steve Adubato: The Podcast takes a look at sports and leadership.

First, Steve Adubato speaks with Greg Herenda, Head Coach, Fairleigh Dickinson University Men’s Basketball, who discusses sports and leadership and describes how he overcame a recent health scare to lead his Knights to their first NCAA Tournament game win.

Later, Steve Adubato is joined by Captain and Goalkeeper of the NY Red Bulls, Luis Robles, to discuss inspiring kids both on and off the soccer field and his role in raising awareness for pediatric cancer research.

Think Tank: Ginger Gold Schnitzer

Steve Adubato speaks with Ginger Gold Schnitzer, Executive Director of the Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership, Saint Peter’s University, to talk about her role as the new Executive Director, the mission of the Guarini Institute and the importance of teaching students about current public policy issues.

Think Tank: Neal Shapiro and Joe Strupp

This episode of Think Tank with Steve Adubato: The Podcast takes a look at media and journalism today.

First, Steve Adubato speaks with Neal Shapiro, President & CEO of WNET, to discuss the NJTV News partnership with NJ Spotlight, the importance of local journalism and the future of media in our society today.

Later, Steve Adubato is joined by Joe Strupp, Journalist and Author of “Killing Journalism: How Greed, Laziness, (and Donald Trump) Are Destroying News and How We Can Save It,” to discuss the challenges the news media is facing today, what the future of journalism looks like, and President Trump’s impact on the perception of the media.

Think Tank: Sam Brinton

Steve Adubato speaks with Sam Brinton, Head of Advocacy and Government Affairs at The Trevor Project, a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth. Sam shares his personal story and why the 50 Bills 50 States campaign is so important for the LGBTQ youth community.

Think Tank: Francois Clemmons

Steve Adubato goes on-location to The Turrell Fund Day for Children in Shelburne, Vermont to speak with Dr. Francois Clemmons, singer and actor from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, about Dr. Clemmons’ groundbreaking role as Officer Clemmons on the show, the impact of Mister Rogers Neighborhood on generations of children, and the lessons Fred Rogers taught Dr. Clemmons about the importance of love.

Think Tank: Bob Ley

Steve Adubato sits down with Bob Ley, Sports Journalist and Former Host of Outside the Lines on ESPN, to talk about the evolution of ESPN, his retirement from ESPN after 40 years, the interviews and stories that have had a profound impact on him, as well as the important connection between sports and leadership.

Think Tank: Kevin Richardson and Vanessa Potkin

Steve Adubato speaks with Kevin Richardson, a member of the “Exonerated Five,” and Vanessa Potkin, Director of Post-Conviction Litigation with the Innocence Project. The pair discuss the Netflix series, “When They See Us,” which tells the story of the Exonerated Five from their point of view 30 years after headlines labeled them the “Central Park Five” when they were accused and later wrongfully convicted of assaulting and raping a woman in Central Park.

Think Tank: Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

As part of our Right From the Start NJ programming, Steve Adubato goes on-location to the “Overcoming Childhood Adversity and Trauma: A Healthier Future for NJ Kids” event to speak with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, Founder & CEO, Center for Youth Wellness, about the importance of screening for ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) in a primary care setting in order to prevent more problems later in life.

Think Tank: Jo-Renee Formicola and Robert Hoatson

This episode of Think Tank with Steve Adubato: The Podcast takes a look at the Catholic Church.

First, Steve Adubato speaks with Jo-Renee Formicola, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science at Seton Hall University and Author, “Papal Policies on Clerical Sexual Abuse: God Weeps,” to discuss sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

Later, Robert Hoatson, Ph.D, President & Co-Founder, Road to Recovery and Steve Adubato speak about the unethical actions taking place in the churches, including sexual abuse, and what needs to be done to prevent this from continuing. Hoatson also shares his thoughts on how these incidents may impact the churches and people’s beliefs.

Think Tank: Senate President Steve Sweeney

Steve Adubato is joined by NJ Senate President, Steve Sweeney (D) – NJ, to discuss the biggest issues facing the state including: NJ’s fiscal future; the public employee pension system; recommendations from the Path to Progress report; and a look to the 2020 Presidential election.

Think Tank: Mikie Sherrill

Steve Adubato is joined by U.S. Representative Mikie Sherrill (D) – NJ, who represents a moderate conservative-leaning district in northern New Jersey and has quickly become an important voice in the United States House of Representatives, to discuss her career and path towards Congress, the future of the Democratic Party in New Jersey and her priorities in Washington, D.C.

Think Tank: Holly Schepisi

Steve Adubato sits down with NJ Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi (R) – NJ, who is considered by many as a potential Republican gubernatorial candidate with her issue-oriented and policy-driven in her approach to governing, to explore the challenges facing the Republican party in New Jersey, the future of the GOP nationally and the impact of President Trump on the party.