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.