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Newark Today: June 18 Special Broadcast On Race Policing and Reform


This month's edition of Newark Today was an in-depth discussion on race, policing and police reform in New Jersey's largest city.

Newark Today host Michael Hill was joined by Mayor Ras Baraka, Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose, Federal Monitor Peter Harvey, and activist and U.S. Senate candidate Larry Hamm.

The show aired Thursday, June 18 at 8 p.m. EDT on WBGO 88.3 FM and here at wbgo.org.

Our call-in number is 844-677-9283. You can also contact us on the Newark Today Facebook Page or on Twitter at @NewarkToday.

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.