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Because It Needs To Be Said

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"Because It Needs To Be Said" is a webcast covering a wide variety of topics, featuring the rantings of Host Jeff Pickens and special guests.

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In early January Rick Snyder, the governor of Michigan, declared a state of emergency in the County of Genesee and the City of Flint because of elevated levels of lead found in its general water supply. The governor declared the... more

February is Black History Month, which was established to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of African-Americans throughout US history. But there's more to it than that. History is more than just what we read in a book.... more

Join us with Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor Edward Bognacki for a frank discussion of issues surrounding substance abuse and addiciton. Topics will include: Heroin, does not discriminate by race, age, or socio-economic status... more

CALL IN # (516) 387-1639 This idea was put forth quite some time ago but with the Pope coming to Cuba, then the United States it is particularly timley. What role does religion play in your life? What role does religion play in society?... more

Call-In 516-387-1639 On July 13th, 2015, Sandra Bland, a 28 year old Black woman from Naperville, IL, was found dead in a Waller County, Texas, jail cell on July 13, three days after she was arrested for a minor traffic offense. She was... more

Are you suffering from Mad Men withdrawal? I am. What did you think of the series finale, that aired Sunday, 5/17? Did you make any predictions? How did you do? What do you think is next for Don Draper? Tune in Wednesday, May... more

On Thursday, 23-April, I had the privilege of attending a NASA Social Media Event at the Newseum in Washington, DC and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Hubble... more

By the time we go on the air Monday, no fewer than 19 Republican hopefuls will have spoken at a two-day fund-raiser for the New Hampshire Republican Party in Nashua on Friday and Saturday (Boston Globe). Join us as we take a look at... more

CALL: (516) 387-1639 Join me Monday night for the inaugural episode of The Pick's Place Radio Hour. The choice is yours: Either listen to me yammer for an hour or call in and introduce some topics. Nothing is off the table. CALL: (516)... more