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 LOCAL ARTS & CULTURE

 

STATE OF THE ARTS
Sunday, 3/22 at 8pm
 

 Amiri Baraka, New Work 3D & The Cowboy Junkies

A look back on the life and career of one of New Jersey’s most famous poets: Amiri Baraka.

A husband-and-wife filmmaking team from Newark create a portrait of their hometown in 3D. 

SOPAC becomes a destination for Americana music, including a sold-out show from The Cowboy Junkies, who burst onto the independent music scene in 1988 with their critically acclaimed album, “The Trinity Session”.  State of the Arts talks with lead singer Margo Timmins and catches the alternative folk/rock band in performance.

THE ARTS PROJECT WITH MADDIE ORTON

New Episode! Sunday, 3/23 at 11am & Wednesday, 3/26 at 8pm  

In this new monthly series, NJTV News arts correspondent Maddie Orton tours the state in search of all things arts.
This week: The new director of the Newark Museum shares his vision for the state’s largest museum, actors mobilize at dawn in the name of extreme theater and the real-life Monuments Men recover artwork from generations past.
  

LIFE & LIVING WITH JOANNA GAGIS

Saturday, 3/22 at 2pm

A Caucus Educational Corporation Production

Hilary Beard, Co-Author, “Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life” talks about her book, the companion to the POV documentary American Promise, which follows the lives of two black boys for 12 years as they navigate the unique issues they face along their journey.

John Courain, Adventure Racer and Amy Bartoletti, Course Director, NYARA talk about Adventure Racing, an intense competitive sport that combines mountain biking, running, kayaking, and navigation.

Brian D. Maher, Vice President, Career Services, Berkeley College explains the importance of colleges preparing students for the workforce by teaching them life skills, like financial literacy, interviewing skills, and networking.

ONE ON ONE WITH STEVE ADUBATO 

Monday, 3/24 at 7pm  & 11:30pm

A Caucus Educational Corporation Production

Charlotte D’Amboise, Actress, “Pippin” on Broadway talks about sharing the stage with her husband in this musical about a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence.

Author Glen Berger talks about his book “Song of Spiderman”, which records the journey of the Broadway cast of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and crew as a hilarious memoir about friendship, collaboration, and the foibles of hubris.

Author Colum McCann talks about his novel “Transatlantic”, which weaves together the stories of historical figures like Frederick Douglass, Jack Alcock and Arthur Brown, and Senator George Mitchell with the lives of fictional characters.

LOCAL EDUCATION

CLASSROOM CLOSE-UP NJ

Sunday, 3/23 at 5:30am, 12:30pm & 7:30pm

 

New Jersey students have been following the lessons of the Monarch Butterfly for the past 20 years, but today, the future of that butterfly is threatened.

See what the students of Glassboro High School learn about this environmental threat and watch as they create art from nature, both lessons taught by the Educational Information and Resource Center.

Find out more about Classroom Close-Up here

 

LOCAL NEWS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS

 

NJTV NEWS WITH MIKE SCHNEIDER 

Weeknights at 6pm, 7:30pm and 11pm

 

Tune-in weeknights for news from across the state. Tonight these stories and more (subject to change):
  • New Jersey’s bail system
  •  An interview with Diane Allen, Chair of the National Foundation for Women Legislatures
  • The FoodBank graduation
  • Political Roundtable with Steve Ayescue and Dale Florio
  •  Rutgers Newark Paul Robeson Galleries
ON THE RECORD WITH MICHAEL ARON

Saturday, 3/22 at 6:30pm; Sunday, 3/23 at 10am

 

On The Record spotlights New Jersey’s political news-makers and Trenton headline discussion. While Michael Aron is on medical leave, NJTV welcomes guest host  Marie DeNoia Aronsohn to both of his programs.

This week, NJ’s heroin epidemic discussion with these guests (subject to change):

  • Bob Jones-President & CEO/Children’s Aid and Family Services
  • Joseph Coronato-Ocean County Prosecutor
  • Ronald Susswein/Assistant Attorney General
Governors' Persepectives with Kent Manahan segments will be features on upcoming On The Record With Michael Aron Programs. Photo Credit: Frank T. Foley

Also part of On the Record this week,  a segment of Governors’ Perspectives with Kent Manahan featuring discussion with former Governors Brendan Byrne and Tom Kean about what’s in the agreement for the next fiscal year –and what’s not.

   

 

REPORTERS ROUNDTABLE WITH MICHAEL ARON

Saturday, 3/22 at 5:30pm, Sunday, 3/23 at 9am

Guest-host Marie DeNoia Aronsohn sits down to talk headlines with these news-breaker guests:

Nick Acocella /Politifax

Matthew Arco/Politicker NJ

Darryl Isherwood/NJ.com

Matt Katz/WNYC

 

Find out more about Reporters Roundtable here

 

NEW JERSEY CAPITOL REPORT  
WITH STEVE ADUBATO AND RAFAEL PI ROMAN
Saturday, 3/22 at 12:30pm & 6pm; Sunday, 3/23  at 8am &12pm
A Caucus Educational Corporation Production  

This half hour special shot on-location at the State House in Trenton features Senate President Steve Sweeney talking about pension and property tax reform, as well as his very personal reasons for entering into public life.

 

CAUCUS: NEW JERSEY WITH STEVE ADUBATO

Saturday, 3/22 – 12pm; Sunday, 3/23 at 8:30am & 11:30am
A Caucus Educational Corporation Production
  

Bill Lovett, Executive Director, New Jersey YMCA State Alliance talks about the Healthy U Program, which began as an after-school program at YMCA sites across the state, then expanded to YMCA preschool programs. Now the program is being incorporated into public schools and will reach 50 schools by 2015.

Father Mark DeStephano, S.J., Professor of Modern and Classical Languages, Saint Peter’s University discusses the changes Pope Francis is making as the first Jesuit Pope in the history of the Catholic Church.

Roger A. Mitchell, Jr., MD, Northern Regional Medical Examiner, NJ Office of the State Medical Examiner talks about the prescription drug abuse epidemic and the importance of prevention.

 

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DUE PROCESS
Sunday, 3/23 at 9:30am & 7pm; Tuesday, 3/25 at 11:30pm
 
BAN THE BOX: You apply for a job, fill out an application and get to the critical question: “Have you ever been arrested or convicted of a crime.” Most of us can simply say “no” and move on. But one in four Americans have to check that box. And, chances are, that’s the end of that job. It’s a harsh reality that’s triggered a movement to “ban the box” and erase that first barrier to employment. The fledgling bill is titled “The Opportunity to Compete Act.” Reentry advocates say it’s critical to slowing the revolving door of recidivism.

 

Interviews include: bill sponsors Sen. Sandra Cunningham and Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, corporate leader Al Koeppe and two ex-offenders, who say their prison past blocks their way to a job. Plus in-studio discussion with: Cornell Brooks of the NJ Institute for Social Justice, Integrity House Founder Dave Kerr and Eric Degesero of the NJ Fuel Merchants and the NJ Independent Electrical Contractors.

 

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The Cowboys Junkies are profiled on NJTV's State of the Arts program.

The Cowboys Junkies are profiled on NJTV's State of the Arts program.