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  • 00:07

    How much for open space & remembering veterans

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    The question of how much money to raise through the Open Space tax is a perennial topic in Bergen County. It came up again last week when the Freeholders voted to keep the tax at its current rate of one-quarter cent per $100 of assessed valuation. However, County Administrator Dominic Novelli left the door open to perhaps raising it next year.


    In this segment of Record Talk Radio, Novelli talks about the administration's position on the tax. Freeholder David Ganz also weighs in on why he feels that amount is insufficient, given the county's needs.


    In the second segment, Retired Marine Captain Ben Cascio talks about what it was like to be asked to give the keynote speech at Friday's Military Appreciation ceremony.


     

  • 00:30

    Record Talk Radio with Anthony Cureton

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    Join us at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28 when our guest on Record Talk Radio will be Anthony Cureton, president of the Bergen County branch of the NAACP.


    I'll talk with Cureton about a proposal his chapter recently made to reconfigure the way freeholders are elected in Bergen County.


    Currently, all seven freeholders are elected at large by the voters in Bergen County's 70 municipalities. The NAACP has suggested electing at least some of the freeholders on a district wide basis.


    Do you have a question for Cureton? If so, email your suggestion to me at johnensslin@gmail.com.

  • 00:46

    Natural Death or Murder in Burlington County Jail Mt. Holly NJ.

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     75 year old Robert Taylor went to Burlington County Jail in Mt. Holly, NJ for a $96.00 ticket.  In December of 2013, a 75-year-old   Robert Taylor, homeless man died in Burlington County Jail while strapped in a “turtle suit” and lying in a pool of urine and feces, according to a supervisor inside the facility. 50-year-old Jerome Iozzia, collapsed and died in the same jail on Feb. 25, just a day or so after writing about Robert Taylor's demise to his fiancee' on outside of the walls. You may assist by joining the call/email campaign & Signing The Petition.Contact the Freeholders to demand the immediate removal of Warden Artis. Please pass this on to family and friends. Call and ask that Warden Artis is removed        609-265-5020 .  E-mail and ask that Warden Artis is removed:  freeholders@co.burlington.nj.us Sign This Change.org Petition http://tinyurl.com/pgau7gk


     

  • 00:31

    Record Talk Radio with David Ganz

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    Join us on Friday, Jan. 3 at 10 a.m. when our guest on Record Talk Radio will be Bergen County Freeholder Chairman David Ganz.


    This 30-minute program will air the day after the freeholders have their annual reorganization meeting, where Ganz is expected to be elected to another one-year term as chairman.


    We'll talk to Ganz about some of the issues that are likely to come up before the board in 2014 plus what it will mean when the Democrats have a veto-proof 5-2 majority.


    If you have a question for Ganz, email your suggestion to me at johnensslin@gmail.com.


     

  • 00:30

    Record Talk Radio with Kathleen Donovan

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    Record Talk Radio kicks off its third year on the Internet just as we did the first two years with Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan as our guest on Monday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m.
    We will talk about her recent battles with the freeholders over their attempt to rewrite the county administrative code and merge the County Police into the Sheriff's Office.
    Do you have a question that you would like me to ask Donovan? Email your suggestions to ensslin@northjersey.com
     

  • 00:31

    Gentrification & white supremacy~ Can You Guess the Common Denominator?

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    On Today's Episode of Mixed Race Radio, host Tiffany Rae will discuss the recent distribution of white supremacy leaflets in a Southern New Jersey neighborhood and will engage with listeners across the globe in the topic of gentrification. Together, we will explore whether the gentrification of neighborhoods continues to have a racial basis or is there a new economic perspective that we must begin to consider?


    WON'T YOU JOIN US?


    Please feel free to call in to the show today: 347-215-6301

  • 00:30

    Record Talk Radio with John Mitchell

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    Join us on Monday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. when our guest on Record Talk Radio will be Bergen County Freeholder John Mitchell.
    This 30-minute broadcast will be the first in a series of interviews with candidates running in county wide races for sheriff and freeholder.
    Mitchell, a Cliffside Park Republican who is running for a second three-year term will talk about several county issues before the board including the on-going debate over merging the County Police into the Sheriff's Office.
    He served last year as freeholder chairman when Republicans had a 5-2 majority on the board.
    This year, he is serving as a member of the freeholder committees on budget & finance, community development, law & public safety, organization & internal affairs and public works.
     

  • 00:30

    Record Talk Radio: Pay-to-play

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    Tune in Friday, May 10 at 1 p.m. when the next installment of Record Talk Radio will be devoted to the on-going debate over Bergen County's pay-to-play law.
    Our guests will be Heather Taylor of The Citizens Campaign and Chuck Powers of Bergen Grassroots.
    Both groups were instrumental in pursuading the Bergen County Freeholders to adopt a pay-to-play ordinance in December 2011.
    The law limited the amount a no-bid contractor doing business with the county could contribute to a county political campaign.
    The law was amended last week to allow vendors to give up to $5,200 per year to county political parties.
    We'll talk about what's next for these two groups as well as an expected veto of the revised law by County Executive Kathleen Donovan.
    If you have a question you would like me to ask our guests, email your suggestion to me at ensslin@northjersey.com
     

  • 00:30

    Record Talk Radio with Kathleen Donovan

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    Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan will make a return appearance on Record Talk Radio at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15.
    Donovan was the first guest when Record Talk Radio debuted in October 2011.
    This is a rescheduled broadcast of an Oct. 24 program that was postponed because of technical difficulties.
    Plenty has happened since then.
    Superstorm Sandy devastated the county.
    Democrats regained control of the freeholder board.
    Demarest voters endorsed contracting with the County Police for local patrols.
    Controversy and a lawsuit broke out over a temporary suspension of the county's Blue Laws.
    The freeholders voted to appeal rulings in two lawsuits that Donovan filed against the board.
    We'll talk about all of those topics. Do you have a question you would like me to ask? Email your suggestion to me at ensslin@northjersey.com
     

  • 00:30

    Record Talk Radio with Brian Higgins

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    Join us on Monday, Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. when our guest on Record Talk Radio is Bergen County Police Chief Brian Higgins.
    We will talk to Higgin about the debate over the future of his 90-member department as well as other law enforcement topics.
    The interview comes two days before the Bergen County Freeholders are scheduled to discuss a proposed ordinance that would dissolve the County Police and merge them into the Sheriff's Office.
    The issue of police consolidation has been debated at a series of six public hearings organized by two of the freeholders.
    If you have questions that you would like me to ask the chief, please forward them to me at ensslin@northjersey.com.
     
     

  • 00:30

    Record Talk Radio - Anatomy of a Campaign

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    Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. when Record Talk Radio willl take a closer look at the recently concluded campaign for Bergen County Freeholder. 
    Our guests will be Deirdre Woodbyrne, campaign manager for Republican Freeholder Robert Hermansen and Adam Silverstein, campaign consultant for the two Democratic freeholder candidates, Tracy Silna Zur and Steve Tanelli.
    Tanelli and Zur won the election giving the Democrats a 4-3 majority on the board starting in January.
    Silverstein, born and raised in Bergen County is owner of a public relations and political consulting firm.
    His firm has both private sector and political clients. Silverstein does general campaign consulting, direct mail, tv production and grassroot field programs.
    He has worked on campaigns across the State of NJ and in New York. He started in politics as an intern in Bergen County in 2001 during the McGreevy for Governor campaign.
    Woodbyrne served as campaign manager for Hermansen's successful 2009 campaign, then served as his Freeholder Aide, and Aide to former Bergen County Clerk Lisa Randall.
    Her prior experience before moving to New Jersey, was serving as Senior Producer for the United States Senate Republican Conference, and Deputy Press Secretary, Speechwriter for US Senator Chuck Hagel.
    She has been involved in campaigns on the grassroots level since 1992 both here and in Ireland.
    We'll talk about the approaches each campaign took, what it takes to run a campaign in a county as large and diverse as Bergen and what effect Superstorm Sandy had on the election.
    If you have a question that you would like me to ask, email your suggestion to ensslin@northjersey.com.