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Hosted by NJTV News's Michael Hill Newark Today is a monthly program focusing on social, economic and political topics. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is a regular guest. Newark Today is broadcast the third Thursday of every month. Our call-in number is 844-677-9283. You can also contact us on the Newark Today Facebook Page or on Twitter @NewarkToday.

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Hosted by NJTV News's Michael Hill Newark Today is a monthly program focusing on social, economic and political topics. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is a regular guest. Newark Today is broadcast the third Thursday of every month. Our call-in number is 844-677-9283. You can also contact us on the Newark Today Facebook Page or on Twitter @NewarkToday.

    Baraka Delivers First Ever Virtual State of The City Address

    Baraka Delivers First Ever Virtual State of The City Address

    Newark Mayor Ras Baraka delivered his long awaited speech to an nearly empty room at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, as thousands tuned in online to Baraka's first ever virtual State of The City address. The Mayor highlighted everything from Newark's nationally touted COVID-19 response, to the recently announced $100 million fund for Black and LatinX businesses, to declaring white supremacist organizations illegal in New Jersey's largest city.

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Baraka Highlights Office of Youth and College Affairs

    Baraka Highlights Office of Youth and College Affairs

    Host Michael Hill of NJTV News is joined by Mayor Ras Baraka along with Shakira McKnight with the Mayor's Office of Youth and College Affairs, to discuss opportunities for young people and their efforts to increase college enrollment among the city's six colleges and universities.

    • 59 min
    Newark Today: City Launches Year Round Homeless Shelter Initiative

    Newark Today: City Launches Year Round Homeless Shelter Initiative

    On this month's edition of Newark Today, host Michael Hill will be joined by Ketlen Alsbrook, Chief of Staff of the Newark Department of Health and Community Wellness, Taiisa Kelly with Monarch Housing Associates, and Richard Uniacke with Bridges Outreach, to talk about the city's new year-round shelter initiative while also highlighting city-wide programs and services for those in need during this year's holiday season. Call in with you questions and comments at 844-677-9283. !function(d,s,id)

    • 1 hr
    Newark Today: Developing Outside Downtown

    Newark Today: Developing Outside Downtown

    On this edition of Newark Today we are joined by Host Michael Hill of NJTV, Mayor Ras Baraka, and Chief of Development Carmelo Garcia, to talk about what's being done to increase development outside the city's booming downtown district, and how the city's often underserved neighborhoods could see some major changes.

    • 1 hr
    Newark Today: The Path To Legalization

    Newark Today: The Path To Legalization

    On this month's Newark Today, hosted by NJTV's Michael Hill, we are joined by Mayor Ras Baraka, State Senator Ron Rice, and Founder of Salvation and Social Justice Rev. Charles Boyer to discuss New Jersey's push to legalize recreational marijuana and how it could affect the state's largest city.

    • 59 min

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