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The Next Edition of Newark Today Focuses on Back to School

 The next Newark Today will focus on back to school efforts in Newark
The next Newark Today will focus on back to school efforts in Newark

On the next Newark Today host Michael Hill will be joined by Mayor Ras Baraka Superintendent of Newark Public Schools Roger Léon and Dr. Chris Pernell with University Hospital for our special Back To School broadcast to talk about everything from mask mandates to how to keep kids and staff safe as children return to the classroom in the largest school district in New Jersey.

As usual we’ll be taking calls LIVE at 973-297-0941 that’s Thursday August 19th at 8pm the show will also be streaming LIVE on the Newark Today Facebook page.

Alexandra Hill began her work with WBGO in June of 2012 in the news department. A graduate of the Rutgers Newark journalism program, Alexandra was also a student of WBGO News Director Doug Doyle. Alexandra has since become the lead general assignment reporter, afternoon news anchor, and producer of the award winning live call in show Newark Today. Since working for WBGO Alexandra has covered politics in and around Newark including the 2014 mayoral campaign of Mayor Ras Baraka as well as the senate campaigns of former Newark Mayor and now U.S. Senator Cory Booker in both 2013 and 2014. Alexandra also covers a host of human-interest stories, and has been recognized by the New York Association Of Black Journalists for her piece entitled Sheltering Newark’s Homeless.