A monthly, one-hour, live call-in program focusing on social, economic and political topics pertaining to Newark.
This month, our guests are three up-and-comers on the scene in Newark -- Akintola Hanif, photographer and editor-in-chief of Hycide Magazine; Andaiye Taylor, founder and editor-in-chief of Brick City Live, and Rashawn Davis, former city council candidate and ACLU-NJ organizer.
Plus, we're joined by Jeff Hobbs, the author of "The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League."
In 1987, Steven Pagones, a former assistant district attorney in Dutchess County, New York was accused of being one of six white men who raped and abducted Tawana Brawley, an African American teenager. Her allegations created a racial storm led by Rev. Al Sharpton, then a budding civil rights activist and minister who is now a major American political figure and the host of a talk show on MSNBC. A Grand Jury, after questioning 180 witnesses, concluded that Pagones was the victim of a hoax. He later won defamation suits against both Tawana Brawley and Al Sharpton. Pagones recounts the impact the case had on his life.
Chris Vaccaro is the Editor-in-Chief and Director of App Production for the Topps Company. He's also an author, Hostra University Professor and former newspaper and on-line reporter. Vaccaro talk about digital baseball card collecting and why Sachem High School on Long Island is so special to him.