We're talking about the arts in Newark - their economic impact, their role in the schools, and in the community. Joining us on the program was the head of NJPAC, John Schreiber, Linwood Oglesby, the head of the Newark Arts Council and Melissa Walker, the executive director of Jazz House Kids. We were also joined by phone by Ulysses Dietz, the chief curator at the Newark Museum who's part of the transition team while the museum looks for a new leader.
Julie Menin, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Borough President of Manhattan, is a blogger for The Huffington Post and a commentator on national television programs. She became a community activist after her restaurant, Vine, and her downtown neighborhood was destroyed by the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.