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Newark Today July 2020

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On this month's edition of Newark Today host Michael Hill is  joined via Zoom by guests Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Dr. Mark Wade, Director of Newark's Department of Health and Community Wellness to discuss all the latest developments in the city's fight against the coronavirus and ongoing efforts to reopen New Jersey's largest city. Schools Superintendent Roger Léon also joins the discussion to talk about what education in the district may look like in September. 

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.