Boardwalk Empire, Joseph Arthur, & Teen Theater in Trenton
The HBO hit series “Boardwalk Empire” tells the story of Atlantic City gangster boss “Nucky” Johnson. Get the real story as State of the Arts meets author and historian Nelson Johnson, writer of the best-selling book on which the TV series is based. Teens from Trenton ask whether the troubled city holds any promise for their future in a play created with Passage Theatre. And, State of the Arts visits an under-the-radar house concert series in Ringwood, NJ where critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur played material from his new album The Ballad of Boogie Christ. Watch previous episodes here
REPORTERS ROUNDTABLE WITH MICHAEL ARON
Saturday, 6/25 at 6pm and Sunday, 6/26 at 10am
Veteran journalist and NJTV’s Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron heads up discussion about the week’s headlines with news breakers from across the state.
Saturday, 6/25 at 6:30pm and Sunday, 6/26 at 10:30am
This week, Aron continues discussion about the transportation trust fund and gas tax.
Also, a segment of Governors’ Perspectives with Kent Manahan. This week, Kent explores how it might play out for the GOP in Cleveland, with former Governors Tom Kean and Christie Whitman offering their assessments on the nominee, the party and the platform.
Suzanne Ianni,President & CEO of the Hospital Alliance of New Jersey, explains how New Jersey Medicaid and Charity Care programs are impacting hospitals’ fiscal health because many hospitals do not getting properly reimbursed, leading to bad debt.
CAUCUS: NEW JERSEY
Sunday, 6/26 at 8:30am
A Caucus Educational Corporation program
Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, Senior Vice President of U.S. Social Impact at Sesame Workshop, shares the importance of media and how it helps children access the world around them.
For more information about Caucus Educational Corporation programming, visit SteveAdubato.org
CLASSROOM CLOSE-UP , NJ
Sunday, 6/26 at 7:30am
This week, Classroom Close-up highlights the importance of character education with a very uplifting episode! Travel to Oxford Central School to see some superhero students teaching their school community the power of strong character values. Next, a trip to Macopin Middle School where their motto is “Be Here, Be Safe, Let Go and Move On, Be Respectful, Set Goals and Be Honest!” Then head to New Brunswick Middle School to showcase their innovative character development curriculum. Finally, students, educators and local law enforcement are working together at Camden County Technical School to share ideas on what exactly is a positive character trait. Learn more about Classroom Close-Up, NJ here
Sunday, 6/26 at 9:30am and Tuesday, 6/28 at 11:30pm
Solitary: Cruel and Unusual? Imagine you’re in lock down, not just imprisoned, but confined to a space not much bigger than your bathroom for 23 hours a day. Is it cruel and unusual? Is it torture? Who ends up in isolation and why? And what is the mental and emotional impact? With legislation to reform solitary confinement now pending in New Jersey, those are just some of the questions examined. In the opening mini-doc, Sandy and Producer Tania Bentley bring us face to face with men who’ve been held in New Jersey’s solitary units – from months to decades – and with corrections officials who insist that solitary in New Jersey no longer exists.
In-studio: Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture; former New York City Corrections Commissioner Martin Horn, and Senior Officer Lance Lopez, president of the state corrections union. Watch previous episodes here
ON THE TRAIL WITH MIKE SCHNEIDER
Premieres 7/13 at 8pm
Just as the Appalachian Trail reaches its 95th Anniversary, NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, announces a new series that celebrates the great outdoors, On the Trail with Mike Schneider. Hosted by Emmy award-winning journalist Mike Schneider, the series will guide viewers through the flora, wildlife, and intense environmental battles to save some of America’s most iconic vistas, beginning with New Jersey. Learn more about On the Trail with Mike Schneider here
ICYMI…NJTV’s Addiction Community Forum in Piscataway
If you missed NJTV’s HEALTHY NJ: New Jersey’s Drug Crisis Community Forum discussing prevention and education efforts to combat NJ’s drug crisis – held at Rutgers-Busch Student Center in Piscataway on 6/15, watch the livestream here:.njdrugcrisis.org
The panel discussion, moderated by NJTV News correspondent Briana Vannozzi, included health professionals and experts who discussed prevention tactics and education efforts to combat the state’s heroin, opioid and prescription drug abuse epidemic.