A monthly, one-hour, live call-in program focusing on social, economic and political topics pertaining to Newark.
Black History is American History. On the February episode of Newark Today, we talk about where we've been -- and where we're going -- with former Newark Mayor Ken Gibson and current Mayor Ras Baraka. Plus long-time activist and community organizer Larry Hamm.
Sam Schwartz is known worldwide as Gridlock Sam, a nickname the media gave him for his role in coining the term, Gridlock. As New York City's traffic commissioner in the 1980's, he designed transportation plans for numerous crowded corners across The Big Apple. He is a columnist for New York's Daily News, where he reminds motorists whether they are tempting fate and a traffic ticket by parking on the wrong side of the street. His company, Sam Schwartz Engineering, devised the transportation plan for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the trolley system in Aruba.
Two of host Doug Doyle's students at Bloomfield College are stars in their respective sports. Senior Guard Marvin Williams has become the fifth player to ever score 1500 points there, while Sophomore Elizabeth Meyer made her presence felt on the front line of the women's volleyball team.