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  • James Reiss

    Conversations with Allan Wolper

    James Reiss has written six books of poetry. His critically acclaimed work has appeared in The New York Times, Esquire Magazine, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Nation, and Atlantic Monthly Magazine. His poems also have been published in numerous textbooks, both in English and Spanish. Reiss is a professor emeritus of English and founding editor of The Miami University Press located at Miami University (Ohio) in Oxford, Ohio.

  • Newark Today with David Cruz

    Newark Today with David Cruz

    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."

  • Bernie Williams

    SportsJam with Doug Doyle

    The New York Yankees will retired Bernie Williams' #51 Jersey this Saturday at Yankee Stadium. In this tribute encore edition, Bernie Williams talks about his baseball and music career.

  • Newark Students Shut Down McCarter Highway In Protest Of School Superintendent

    Newark Students Walk Out In Largest Protest So Far

    Students across the city of Newark walked out of their classrooms shortly before noon today, taking to the streets to demand that the state run district be returned to local control, this is the largest student protest yet in the ongoing battle over the Newark Public Schools.

  • New Jersey Is Dry But No Drought Yet

    NJ DEP reservoir level chart

    Reservoir levels are okay, groundwater becoming depleted.

  • Asian Tiger mosquitoes

    Few Mosquitoes In NJ Now

    Dry conditions in marshes where they breed.

  • WBGO News

    Universoul Circus Comes to Newark

    The Universoul Circus is in downtown Newark for Memorial Day Weekend.

  • Asbury Park beach

    Jersey Shore Ready For Summer Season

    DEP Commissioner says water quality is excellent and beaches in good shape.

  • WBGO News

    Jazz Musician Composer And Arranger Bob Belden Dead At 58

    Grammy-winning jazz musician, composer, and producer Bob Belden is being fondly remembered, Belden died yesterday in New York City at the age of 58.

  • Cheaper Memorial Day Gas Prices Than Last Year

    gas being pumped in car

    Analyst expects prices will stay about where they are for the summer.

  • WBGO News

    Fight for $15 Petitions in NYC

    Events in New York are kicking off the Fight for $15 movement in a statewide campaign, urging Governor Cuomo’s newly created wage board to implement a $15 minimum wage hike. The board was established to examine and set wages for fast-food workers in New York. Fast food is the state’s fastest growing, but lowest paid industry.

  • Dr. Leonard Bielory

    Pollen Problems Expected To Continue Until Next Month

    Allergy specialist says pollen release the strongest in a decade.

  • State Treasurer Andrew Eristoff

    NJ Lottery Revenues Below Estimates

    State Treasurer says it reflects lottery downturn nationwide.

  • David Rosen and Andrew Eristoff chat before Senate Budget Committee hearing

    Officials Concerned About Pension Impact On Budget

    Awaiting State Supreme Court ruling on unions lawsuit for additional payments.

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