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Cranford Radio presents the sounds and voices of Cranford, New Jersey. Hosted by Bernie Wagenblast.

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Cranford Radio presents the sounds and voices of Cranford, New Jersey. Hosted by Bernie Wagenblast.

    Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Being Presented by Cranford Dramatic Club

    Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Being Presented by Cranford Dramatic Club

    Twelfth Night is one of William Shakespeare's comedies and it comes to the CDC stage throughout the month of February. Director Susie Speidel and actor Zach Mazouat join me to talk about the show, the challenges of performing Shakespeare, and what this show has to do with New York City in the 1970s.

    • 11 min
    Meet the New Pastor at the Cranford United Methodist Church

    Meet the New Pastor at the Cranford United Methodist Church

    In July, the Cranford United Methodist Church welcomed a new pastor, Rev. Dr. HyunHui Kim.  Pastor Kim is not only the first woman to serve as pastor of CUMC, but she is also the first person of color.

    In this episode we learn a bit about her story from her growing up years in a suburb of Seoul to what brought her to New Jersey.

    • 20 min
    Cranford's Equity and Inclusivity Initiative Releases Community Survey

    Cranford's Equity and Inclusivity Initiative Releases Community Survey

    Following the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, the Cranford community created the Equity and Inclusivity Initiative to examine what needed to be done to make the town welcoming to everyone. Leaders of the project include a wide range of community members, including representatives from the township committee,  public schools, clergy, police and citizens. Meetings, which were open to all members of the public, developed draft mission, value, vision and goal statements, an action plan and a strategic plan.

    On January 9 a survey was released seeking feedback from all stakeholders. Cranford Radio spoke with several leaders of the initiative to learn more about their work and the purposes of the survey. Guests on the episode are Police Chief Ryan Greco, Sherry Williams, Rev. Alfred Brown of the First Baptist Church, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Scott Rubin, Dr. Christopher Chapman of the Roselle Chapter of the NAACP and Township Committee member Kathleen Miller Prunty.

    • 30 min
    Bernie Wagenblast: A Reintroduction

    Bernie Wagenblast: A Reintroduction

    In this Cranford Radio episode the tables are turned and instead of being the interviewer, Bernie becomes the interviewee. She discusses her recent announcement that she has transitioned to living as a woman and in general about being transgender. Interviewing Bernie are five members of the Cranford Unity Project; Sanjeevanee Vidwans, Patricia MacLean, Jill Wohrle, Karen Bennett, and Jo Ann Boyle.

    • 47 min
    Celebration Singers Presenting Holiday Concerts This Weekend

    Celebration Singers Presenting Holiday Concerts This Weekend

    Friday and Saturday nights (December 16 & 17) at 8, the Celebration Singers will be presenting their Hope for the Season concert at St. Michael's Church in Cranford. 

    As a rehearsal was underway this week, I had an opportunity to sit down with the director, Louise Chernosky, as well as two members, Cindy Higgins and Holly Gessner, to chat about this weekend's performance and about the Celebration Singers.

    • 9 min
    Cranford's UPS Store Offers Tips for Holiday Shipping

    Cranford's UPS Store Offers Tips for Holiday Shipping

    Santa isn't the only one delivering at this time of year. The UPS Store at 16 South Avenue West is lending a hand by not only shipping gifts and more, but by helping you pack those items so they arrive safely.

    To help you prepare for whatever shipments you might be making, Cranford Radio spoke with Jackie Reese, the manager of Cranford's UPS Store and her assistant, Beatrice Beard.

    • 13 min

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