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Join hosts Mariel DiDato and Vincent Solomeno for wide ranging discussions about what matters most in New Jersey politics, policy, history, and current events.

Join hosts Mariel DiDato and Vincent Solomeno for wide ranging discussions about what matters most in New Jersey politics, policy, history, and current events.

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United States

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Podcasts

Description:

Join hosts Mariel DiDato and Vincent Solomeno for wide ranging discussions about what matters most in New Jersey politics, policy, history, and current events.

Language:

English


Episodes

Political Action in New Jersey's LGBTQIA Sphere

3/1/2020
Hosts Mariel DiDato and Vincent Solomeno welcome New Jersey Democratic State LGBTQ Caucus Chair Lauren Albrecht. The three talk the ups and downs of advancing equality, Albrecht's experience as a member of the New Jersey State Democratic Committee, how to deal with haters, and Asbury Park Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn gets name dropped for the second episode in a row.

Duration:00:30:36

Laughter and Equality: An Interview with Jess Alaimo

1/27/2020
Hosts Mariel DiDato and Vincent Solomeno welcome comedian, organizer, and women's rights activist Jess Alaimo. The three talk comedy, language, cancel culture, the Asbury Park Women's Convention, and whether or not electric scooters are a good thing for New Jersey's seaside cultural capital.

Duration:00:26:09

The Rise and Fall of the Ku Klux Klan in New Jersey

11/14/2019
Hosts Mariel DiDato and Vincent Solomeno welcome noted New Jersey historian Joseph Bilby to discuss his latest book, "The Rise and Fall of the Ku Klux Klan in New Jersey." They discuss the emergence of the hate group in the Garden State, its influence on culture, politics, and how elected officials, journalists, and the public fought back to bring about the organization's decline.

Duration:00:29:59

2019 Election Special: The Unicorn Year

10/31/2019
Hosts Mariel DiDato and Vincent Solomeno take a thoroughly unscientific survey of the November 5, 2019 New Jersey elections for local and legislative office. They focus on battleground races for the State Assembly, interesting races for county office, and together they discover the power of podcast sound effects.

Duration:00:34:03

Twinkle, Twinkle: New Jersey and Impeachment

10/19/2019
Hosts Mariel DiDato and Vincent Solomeno go back in time to examine New Jersey's role in previous presidential impeachments. They also discuss the potential impact of the current impeachment inquiry on recently elected members of the Garden State congressional delegation.

Duration:00:26:44

Running for Office in New Jersey

10/2/2019
On the second episode of the podcast "NJ Voices," hosts Mariel DiDato and Vincent Solomeno spill the tea, pull back the curtain, and give listeners a behind the scenes look at what it's like to be a candidate for local office in New Jersey.

Duration:00:29:49

New Jersey's Response to Gun Violence

9/16/2019
On the first episode of the podcast "NJ Voices," hosts Mariel DiDato and Vincent Solomeno examine Garden State gun laws. From the 1990 assault weapons ban to the present day, Mariel and Vincent discuss New Jersey's gun safety legacy and whether it's possible to solve the gun violence epidemic.

Duration:00:28:38