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  • 00:46

    NJEA & NJSBA views on the State Budget & Education Reform

    in Education

    Governor Christie will be making his state budget address on February 21st and in addition his education reform agenda is being discussed in the statehouse.  What is the impact of the state budget on New Jersey’s school districts?  Will tenure reform move in this legislative session? What school choice issues will move if any this session?  What are the thoughts of two of the leading education groups in New Jersey one representing the school boards and the other the teachers.  Please join host Ray Pinney as he discusses these issues NJSBA Director of Governmental Relations Michael Vrancik and NJEA Director of Government Relations Ginger Gold Schnitzer.

  • 00:28

    Ron Shuali National Speaker and Author joins us on the next "Talks with Tom"

    in Relationships

    Ron Shuali is a national speaker and author. He has spoken locally and nationally about the truth and reality of bullying in America, including multiple times at the NJEA teachers conference and on NJ12. He is currently writing the second volume in his “Building the 21st Century Child” series called “Breaking the Bullying Circle”. As a former bully and bullying victim, he knows first hand the effects of both.


    We are all products of the messages we receive in our lives; messages from peers, media, and friends. None of these messages are as powerful as those we receive from our caregivers in childhood.  Our childhood messages impact the intimacy we have or don’t have, our parenting skills, even the careers we choose. We become imprisoned in these roles, guided by inner voices created in childhood.  Together lets silence those intrusive inner voices, so wecan be who we truly want to be not who we were were set up to be. 

    Thomas Gagliano, MSW

    Life Mentor, Author & Speaker


    (732) 266-4952




  • 00:50

    NJEA Ex. Dir. Vincent Giordano Discusses Education Reform

    in Education

    For years the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) has been among the most influential organizations in shaping state education policy.  Over the past two years the NJEA has had significant public policy differences with Governor Christie.  Many of the governor’s initiatives have been strongly opposed by the state’s largest teacher union, and the discussion may heat up again as the governor continues to push for changes to teacher tenure and other issues affecting school employees.  Please join host Ray Pinney, host of the online radio program Conversations on New Jersey Education, as he discusses education issues with Vincent Giordano, Executive Director of NJEA.

  • 00:26

    Have Politicians Caught the Holiday Spirit?

    in Politics

    The President compromises with the GOP;the NJEA broaches reform, and Christie and the Democratic leaders negotiate. Have Politicians Caught the Holiday Spirit?

  • 00:49

    The Governor’s State of the State Address and Education Reform in 2011: Two Perspectives

    in Education

    Governor Chris Christie has called 2011 “The Year of Education Reform,” and in Tuesday’s State of the State Address stressed that changes to the state’s public education system will be a high priority. Exactly what will this mean for New Jersey’s public schools? And on which issues—tenure and seniority reform, school choice, funding, changes in collective bargaining—will he and the Legislature reach agreement? Join host Ray Pinney as he discusses Education Reform 2011 with Michael Vrancik, NJSBA director of governmental relations, and Ginger Gold-Schnitzer, director of government relations for the NJEA. Expect to hear contrasting viewpoints, insight and informed perspective from the advocates for local school boards and school employees.

  • 01:00

    How to Be Positive in A Negative World - The Secret Side of Anger

    in Self Help

    Join internationally recognized motivational speaker, TV Personality, and award-winning author, Janet Pfeiffer when she appears live on our BlogTalkRadio Network Internet Radio Show How To Be Positive In A Negative World this week with my co-host Billie Taylor and me. Janet Pfeiffer is a former radio show co-host, she serves as a consultant to the U.S. Army, U.S. Postal Service, Hoffman-LaRoche, United Way and NJEA. She has spoken at both the United Nations and Notre Dame University. Janet currently works as a instructor at a battered woman's shelter. By listening to the broadcast you will learn how to be more peaceful and blessed in your life personally as well as professionally. Janet is the author of the book The Secret Side of Anger. The book is an excellent resource for all of us teaching us how to properly address the issue of anger in our lives by effectively dealing with the hidden triggers that leads to our getting angry. Tune in to this weeks broadcast to learn about how to be inspired and motivated as well as how to experience greater personal and professional peace and blessings in your life. Join Janet Pfeiffer, my co-host Billie and me on this weeks broadcast of How to Be Positive In A Negative World. The show airs live at 11 PM EST. The way to find Janet on the Internet: www.PfeifferPowerSeminars.com www.FromGodWithLove.net

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