Making a Difference: Addressing Food Insecurity; Amanda Ebokosia

Steve Adubato is joined by a panel of inspiring entrepreneurs who are working to combat food insecurity across the state.   Panelists include:   Stephanie Glover-Wilson, Founder & Executive Director, Hunger Free – Unity in the Community  Tanya Veltz, Founder & President, Tree House Cares  Shenee Omuso, MAT, MA, CCC-SLP, Director of Education & Career […]

Michele Siekerka; Jonathan G.S. Koppell; Kelly Browning

Michele N. Siekerka, Esq., President & CEO, New Jersey Business and Industry Association, sits down with Steve Adubato to examine the lack of small-business tax relief in New Jersey and the need for money to be invested in the childcare sector. Steve Adubato welcomes Jonathan Koppell, President, Montclair State University, to highlight affordability in higher […]

Mayor Marty Small; Cynthia Oberkofler; Rick Santoro

Steve Adubato welcomes Marty Small, Sr., Mayor, Atlantic City, to bring attention to their efforts to combat food insecurity, how the casinos can better support this mission, and the implications of living in a food desert. Cynthia Oberkofler, Executive Director, Millhill Child and Family Development, sits down with Steve Adubato to discuss issues plaguing the […]

Camelia Valdes; Asw. Shavonda Sumter (D) – NJ; Nancy Holecek

Camelia M. Valdes, Passaic County Prosecutor, sits down with Steve Adubato to provide her legal perspective on accountability in law enforcement, concealed weapons in New Jersey, and the effects of generational poverty on inner city communities.  Steve Adubato welcomes Asw. Shavonda Sumter (D) – NJ, President & CEO, Children’s Aid and Family, to discuss some […]

Kaitlyn Wojtowicz; Caitlin Conners; Col. Patrick Callahan

Steve Adubato welcomes Kaitlyn Wojtowicz, Vice President of Public Affairs, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey, to examine Governor Murphy’s decision to expand access to reproductive healthcare and keeping New Jersey a safe haven for people across the country. Caitlin Conners, Southern Regional Director, Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, explains her pro-life stance and […]

Maria Laurino; Peter Ubertaccio, Ph.D.; Howard L. Haughton

Steve Adubato sits down with Maria Laurino, Journalist & Author, The Italian Americans: A History, to discuss the importance of talking about the history of Italian Americans, the history and changes in immigration laws, and her thoughts on the tensions about Columbus Day. Steve Adubaro speaks with Peter Ubertaccio, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs, Caldwell University, about the […]

Jonathan Karl

Steve Adubato is joined by Jonathan Karl, ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent, and Author, Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show, to talk about former President Trump’s involvement in the January 6th Capitol riots and the impact his final year of presidency has had on the nation.

Future of Higher Education; Rodney D. Priestley, Ph.D.

“Steve Adubato welcomes a distinguished panel of leaders to examine higher education’s post-pandemic recovery and the challenges and opportunities created by COVID-19. Guests Include:Michele N. Siekerka, Esq., President & CEO, New Jersey Business and Industry AssociationMarjorie Perry, President & CEO, MZM Construction Co. Inc.Brian Bridges, PhD, NJ Secretary of Higher Education Rodney Priestley, PhD, Dean […]

Siomara Wedderburn, MSW; Beth Gottung; Colette Michelle Barrow, MPA, Ph.D.

Siomara Wedderburn, MSW, Director of Wellness, UrbanPromise joins Steve Adubato to bring attention to the ways this non-profit is helping young people succeed in the city of Camden; Beth Gottung, Executive Director and Co-Head, Montclair Film explains why Montclair film matters now more than ever and the impactful educational programs being offered to students and […]

Navigating the COVID Landscape; Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D.

Steve Adubato is joined by a panel of community leaders from the education and healthcare sectors to address the complex issues surrounding the post-pandemic world and offer strategies on navigating the ever-changing COVID landscape. Guests Include:  Michele Adubato, CEO, The North Ward Center Chris T. Pernell, MD, MPH, Chief Strategic Integration & Health Equity Officer, […]

Brian Gragnolati; Moya Bansile; Tom Bergeron

Steve Adubato is joined by Brian Gragnolati, President & CEO, Atlantic Health System to discuss the long-term impact of COVID-19 on the hospital industry and ways we should be addressing the nursing crisis; Moya Bansile, Co-Chair, Berkeley College Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee, discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workforce and the changes […]

Dale Caldwell, EdD; Jeff Alter; Steve Swetsky

Steve Adubato sits down with Dale G. Caldwell, EdD, Executive Director, Rothman Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Fairleigh Dickinson University, to discuss the connection between innovation and leadership, the creation of Entrepreneur Zones and the importance of the Veterans Launching Ventures initiative. Steve Adubato speaks with Jeff Alter, CEO of Summit Health, about the importance […]

Batya Ungar-Sargon; Rick Thigpen

Steve Adubato is joined by Batya Ungar-Sargon, Deputy Opinion Editor, NEWSWEEK, and Author, “Bad News: How Woke Media is Undermining Democracy,” to discuss how American journalism underwent a status revolution over the twentieth century, from a blue-collar trade to an elite profession, and the implications of that change on our country today. Steve Adubato is […]

Greg Lalevee; Jonathan Lee, MD; Syleevia Thompson

Steve Adubato speaks with Greg Lalevee, Business Manager, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825, about the importance of infrastructure for the nation’s economy, Governor Murphy’s Energy Master Plan to help fight climate change, and the importance of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to help fund major projects and support unions and jobs. Steve Adubato […]

Maureen A. Coyle, Ph.D.; Dale Florio; Joetta

Steve Adubato speaks with Maureen A. Coyle, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, Seton Hall University, about the long-term impact of social media on our children’s’ mental health and the challenges of being mindful about the amount of time spent on our cellphones.  Steve Adubato sits down with Dale Florio, Republican Strategist, and Managing Partner, Princeton Public […]

Teen Driver Safety

Steve Adubato is joined by a panel of driving safety community leaders to discuss the importance of teen driving safety initiatives in the region, ways to teach young adults safe driving habits and how the COVID pandemic has impacted driving trends. The panel also explores how students are utilizing social media to share messaging about […]

Carol Leonnig & Philip Rucker

Steve Adubato is joined by Carol Leonnig, Co-Author, “I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year,” and National Investigative Reporter, Washington Post, and Philip Rucker, Co-Author, “I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year,” and Senior Washington Correspondent, Washington Post. They discuss former President Trump’s leadership style and the […]

Neal Shapiro; Sonia Manzano

The WNET Group’s President & CEO, Neal Shapiro, discusses American Cities Rebuilding Conversation Series, which includes a diverse group of thought leaders addressing the country’s biggest issues in the midst of the pandemic.  Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on Sesame Street for 44 years, talks about her journey on the iconic PBS show as well […]

Dr. Christine Masterson; Thomas Shea & Juan Rios; Dr. Steven Sheris

Steve Adubato sits down with Christine Masterson, MD, Chief of Women, Children and Dermatology Service Lines, Summit Health, to discuss how women in the “sandwich generation” face increased stress providing care for their parents and children simultaneously and the importance of women taking care of their health throughout the pandemic. Dr. Masterson also stresses the […]

Motherhood & Employment in a Pandemic; Christy Biedron 

Steve Adubato is joined by a panel of women business leaders to discuss the main challenges women face in the workforce, specifically minority women, and how child care has been a barrier for women during the pandemic. They also talk about the difference between equality versus equity for women in the workforce, gender and racial biases in hiring practices, and […]

Michellene Davis; Dr. Lynette Fraga; Dr. Eugene Cornacchia

Steve Adubato is joined by Michellene Davis, Esq., President & CEO, National Medical Fellowship, to talk about the impact of the COVID pandemic on health care disparities, vaccine resistance and hesitancy in minority and underserved communities, and the long-term impact of racial disparities in Black maternal and infant health. Steve Adubato speaks with Lynette M. […]

Jim Carey; Dr. Leon Smith; Shabnam Salih

Steve Adubato speaks with James A. Carey, Jr., Executive Director, New Jersey Lottery, about New Jersey Lottery’s record sales during the COVID-19 pandemic, the issues with problem gambling throughout the state and the annual Festival of Ballooning. Leon Smith, Jr., MD, Director of Maternal/Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, joins […]

Natalie Renew; Alejandro Giménez-Santana; Vaughn Crowe

Steve Adubato speaks with Natalie Renew, Director, Home Grown, about the ways the COVID health crisis impacted home-based child care, the need for public support and investment in child care, and the increased importance of high quality, accessible child care for families. Steve Adubato sits down with Alejandro Giménez-Santana, PhD, Director, Newark Public Safety Collaborative, […]

Healthcare, Childcare and Higher Education

Steve Adubato is joined by Michellene Davis, Esq., President & CEO, National Medical Fellowship, to talk about the impact of the COVID pandemic on health care disparities, vaccine resistance and hesitancy in minority and underserved communities, and the long-term impact of racial disparities in Black maternal and infant health. Steve Adubato speaks with Lynette M. […]

NJ Congressman and State Senator Talk Capitol Riots and COVID Leadership

Steve Adubato is joined by U.S. Congressman Andy Kim (D) – NJ, 3rd Congressional District, to reflect on his personal experience during the January 6th U.S. Capitol riots, the future of our democracy, and the long-term impact of disinformation on the nation. They also talk about how the pandemic exacerbated discrimination and racism towards the […]

Analyzing Trump + His Presidency

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Executive Producer, Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss this episode of Think Tank. Steve Adubato sits down with Elie Honig, Senior Legal Analyst, CNN, Former Federal and State Prosecutor, and Author, Hatchet Man, to discuss his book and the meaning behind the “prosecutor’s code,” the role of […]

Vicky Hernandez; Dr. Jessica Israel; Meghan Tavormina; Dr. Marie Mullaney

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Executive Producer, Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss this episode of Think Tank. Steve Adubato speaks with Vicky Hernandez, Executive Director, Ironbound Community Corporation, about the impact of the pandemic on Ironbound’s mission and work, the issues surrounding childcare in Newark, and the importance of encouraging the […]

Music & Empathy; Combatting Hunger & Life Saving Transplants

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Executive Producer, Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss this episode of Think Tank. Steve Adubato sits down with Stefon Harris, Assistant Professor, Music, Rutgers University-Newark & Grammy Nominated Musician, to discuss teaching empathy through music and the importance of increasing access to music and the arts. Steve […]

COVID-19 & The Transplant Community

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Executive Producer, Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss this episode of Think Tank. Steve Adubato is joined by a panel of leaders to discuss the impact of the COVID pandemic on the organ and tissue transplant community and the reasons behind vaccine hesitancy among transplant recipients. The […]

Small Business Makes a Big Difference

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Executive Producer, Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss this episode of Think Tank. Steve Adubato is joined by a panel of business leaders to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the small business community in New Jersey, especially women and minority-owned businesses. The panelists reflect on […]

Habitat for Humanity, Cyberpsychology & Vaccine Hesitancy

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Executive Producer, Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss this episode of Think Tank. Steve Adubato sits down with CT Mobley, Division Vice President, Small Business Services, Diverse Business Channels at ADP, and Scott Millard, CEO, Paterson Habitat for Humanity, to talk about the 20-year relationship between Paterson […]

Excellence in Education

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Senior Producer, Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss this episode of Think Tank. Steve Adubato is joined by a panel of educators from across the state to discuss the challenges teachers have faced throughout the COVID-19 crisis, including keeping students engaged during remote instruction and managing the […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout in NJ

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 Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive, and Maya Lordo, Health Officer, Essex County, New Jersey, to discuss Essex County’s success in creating vaccination opportunities, and the coordination efforts […]

Peter Webster; Julie Roginsky & Mike DuHaime; Dr. Joe Duffy

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Senior Producer, Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss this episode of Think Tank. Steve Adubato speaks with Peter Webster, Resident Managing Director, Commercial Risk Solutions, Aon, about the connection between quality, affordable child care and the economy, the importance of child care to the business industry, and […]

Healthcare, Childcare and Film Production

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Senior Producer, Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss this episode of Think Tank. Steve Adubato is joined by Marie Nevin, MD, FACE, Department Chair of Endocrinology, Summit Medical Group, to discuss the importance of properly treating patients with diabetes, the impact of COVID-19 on individuals with diabetes, […]

Analyzing COVID-19, Gateway Tunnel & Climate Change Anxiety

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 Laurie G. Jacobs, MD, Chair & Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and Hackensack University Medical Center, to discuss “long-haulers,” who are those dealing with […]

Panel: Democracy at a Crossroads

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Senior Producer, Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss this episode of Think Tank. As part of our “Democracy at a Crossroads” series of programs, Steve Adubato is joined by a panel of experts to discuss the divided discourse in the country following the 2020 election, the role […]

Tim Naftali & John Catsimatidis on Trump Tenure; Bob Feinberg on Arts in NJ

Steve Adubato is joined by Nicole Swenarton, Senior Producer, Think Tank with Steve Adubato, to discuss this episode of Think Tank. Steve Adubato speaks with Timothy Naftali, PhD, Presidential Historian, NYU & Former Director, Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum, about President Trump’s tenure and leadership throughout his presidency and the pandemic, as well as […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]