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Bergen County - like many parts of the country - has been coping with an epidemic of heroin addiction and related problems.
Join us on Record Talk Radio on Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. when we'll discuss what's being done to address the problem.
Our guest will be Sue Debiak, coordinator of the Office of Alcohol & Drug Dependency within the County Department of Health Services.
Debiak recently briefed the Bergen County Freeholders on the work her office is doing to combat addiction throughout the county.
As a result of that briefing, three freeholders urged County Executive James Tedesco to "begin a dialog" with Bergen Regional Medical Center aimed at expanding the number of beds in the hospital's detox unit.
Have a question for Debiak? Email your suggestions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Record Talk Radio kicks off its fifth season on Friday Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. when Bergen County Executive James Tedesco will be our guest.
Tedesco will talk about several county projects, the current political season and his recent recovery from back surgery.
Tedesco, a Democrat and former Paramus mayor, became Bergen's fifth county executive in January.
Record Talk Radio is an on-going series of conversations between newsmakers and journaliss in Northern New Jersey.
Join us at 1 p.m. today when our guest on Record Talk Record wil be John Mitchell, one of three Republican candidates for Bergen County Freeholder.
Michell, a Cliffside Park resident, previously served as freeholder chairman. He lost a re-election bid two years ago.
We'll talk about the budget, the heroin epidemic, Bergen Regional Medical Center and other county issues during the 30-minute podcast.
Do you have a question for Mitchell? Send your suggestions to email@example.com
Click here to listen to the program live or hear it later as a podcast.
This is the sixth in a series of interviews with the eight candidates for freeholder.
Tune in to Record Talk Radio on Thursday at noon when our guest will be Bergen County Freeholder Steve Tanelli.
Tanelli, a North Arlington Democrat, is running for a second three-year term. This is the fifth in a series of eight broadcasts featurning interviews with the eight people running for Bergen County Freeholder.
Have a question for Tanelli? Email your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the fifth in a series of 8 programs featuring candidates for Bergen County Freeholder.
Up next: Repubican Freeholder candidate John Mitchell at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21
Tune into Record Talk Radio when Democratic Freeholder Thomas Sullivan Jr. will be our guest on the first of a series of interviews with the candidates for Bergen County Freeholder.
Sullivan, a former councilman in Bergenfield and Montval, was appointed to the board earlier this year to fill the seat vacated by James Tedesco after he became county executive.
Sullivan is running for a one-year unexpired term. He is opposed by Republican Daisy Ortiz-Berger of River Edge.
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Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. when our guests on Record Talk Radio will be Bob Yudin and Lou Stellato, the chairmen of the Bergen County Republican and Democratic parties respectively.
As they've done for the last four years, the two party leaders will discuss the results of Tuesday's election in which State Assembly and Freeholder candidates were on the ballot.
Have a question for either of them? Send your suggestions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tune in to Record Talk Radio at 1:30 p.m. when our next broadcast will feature interviews with Bergen County Executive James Tedesco and Freeholder John Felice.
Both men were interviewed on Wednesday night, shortly after the freeholders adopted a 2015 budget that raised taxes by 4.3 percent.
Tedesco talked about some of the reasons for the increase, including rising debt service and pension costs.
Felice, who served as the board's budget chairman this year, talked about how health care costs might be curbed nextyear.
Join us on Record Talk Radio on Tuesday, June 30 at 10 a.m. when we'll discuss the news that Bergen County will will create its first-ever Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender advisory committee.
The announcement Monday comes days after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
Our guests will include Freeholder Tracy Zur, Garden State Equality Executive Director Andrea Bowen and SuSu Stewart, chair of Newark's LGBT commission.
Zur will talk about how how plans for the committee came about. Bowen will offer her statewide perspective on what she calls "the golden age" of LGBT activism" and Stewart will talk about some of the issues Newark's 11-member commission has addressed.
Bergen County would join Jersey City, Essex County and Newark, which have already created LGBT advisory panels.
Tune in to the next Record Talk Radio broadcast at 1 p.m.. Friday May 29when our topic will be the partnership announced Thursday between Bergen Countty and Rutgers University.
My story in today's Record described a plan to have graduate students from Rutgers' School of Public Affairs and Administration conduct data analysis on county government operations.
During the broadcast, you'll hear excerpts of my interviews with Bergen County Executive James Tedesco, Freeholder Tracy Zur and Marc Holzer, dean of the school, all of whom talk about their hopes for the project.
Tune in to Record Talk Radio at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 10 when our guest will be Robert Laux, executive director of the Bergen County Utilities Authority.
I spoke with Laux Tuesday at the "Green Up" trade show that the Authority sponsored at Van Saun Park in Paramus.
Click here for a link to my story on the show.
The Bergen County Sheriff's Office is the latest agency to explore equipping it's officers with body cameras, as reported in today's Record.
Sheriff Michael Saudino talks about the pilot project on the next broadcast of Record Talk Radio at 2 p.m. May 21.
County Executive James Tedesco talks about why he thinks the body cameras could be a useful tool.
In the second segment of the program, you'll meet Rhonda Richardsen, one of the 2,800 students graduating from Bergen Community College on Thursday.
Richardsen is the first student to graduate from the college's aviation administration program.