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Newark Today Addresses COVID-19 ResponseThe Potential Vaccine and Back To School 2020


On the latest broadcast of Newark Today broadcast host Michael Hill is joined by Mayor Ras Baraka to discuss all the latest hot topics in and around NJ’s largest city including police reforms, the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, and the debate over a vaccine. We are also joined by Director of Health and Community Wellness Dr. Mark wade and Superintendent of Newark Schools Roger Léon for an update on back to school 2020.


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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.