A weekly show focusing on community issues that impact the residents of Gloucester County and South Jersey. Airs Mondays at 5:00 p.m
Deirdre K. Nelson, a Communication Studies professor, confidence coach, speaker and lecturer, joined host Matt Kazin to talk about how recent graduates and transitioning professionals can forge a path to a new career. Nelson talked about when students should start preparing for their future careers, and it should happen much earlier than people think--even before high school. Nelson also spoke about an upcoming project called Rediscover Me, where she meets with a group of women once a month.
Public Affairs Director Matt Kazin speaks with L. Erik Fleming, the author of "Rolling Thunder," a novel about love conquering the stubborn fronts of hate, pride and enmity in the worst of conditions, during a fierce, bloody and passionate war. Fleming, an air traffic controller and flight instructor in Monterey, California, also talks about the way the Vietnam War affected both the Americans and Vietnamese and his advice on how to stay stress free in the workplace.
Host Matt Kazin spoke with Bob Mesloh, a New Jersey native and lymphoma survivor. Mesloh described the his diagnosis and the difference between non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and Hodgkins' lymphoma. He also gave information about the Lymphoma Research Foundation and some of the events that they hold throughout the year including and educational forum and an upcoming 5k walk on Sunday, May 5th at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, NJ.
The Rowan University football team will hold its fifth annual Get In The Game. Save A Life. Be The Match Registry on Wednesday, April 24 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Universitys Chamberlain Student Center Pit. Ahead of the event, host Matt Kazin spoke with Rowan football head coach Jay Accorsi, senior linebacker Dominic Caruso, senior offensive lineman Joe Borden and Victoria McGuire, who's started a campaign on Facebook to ask Taylor Swift to go to the prom with her brother, who's had leukemia.
Host Tyler Mulvey spoke with John D'Esposito, the fpunder of the Bamboozle and Skate and Surf festivals in New Jersey. This year, Skate and Surf will be held on May 18th and 19th in Freehold, NJ. D'Espositio spoke about the inspiration behind founding Skate and Surf as well as various bands performing. He also talked about the significance of the New Jersey music scene. Tickets for Skate and Surf can be found at skateandsurffest.com.
Carl Reiner, actor, producer, director and comedian, joined host Tyler Mulvey to discuss his life and career, from how to remain consistently funny over different mediums (including Twitter) to how many presidents he's met over his life. Author of the book, "I Remember Me," Reiner also recounted stories he included in the book.
Host Matt Kazin spoke with Bill Margaretta, New Jersey State Safety Council President. Margaretta discussed the dangers that come along with spring cleaning. He talked about the proper way to position a ladder against your house as well as how to be safe around electric systems in the home.
Host Matt Kazin spoke with Jim Broatch, Executive Vice President and Director of the Reflex Sympathetic Distrophy Syndrome Association. Founded in 1984, the RSDSA's mission is to provide support, education and hope to everyone affected by CRPS and RSD while trying to drive research to develop better treatment and a cure. Broatch spoke about the differences between CRPS and RSD and various treatment options. In addition, he also mentioned and upcoming walk in Cherry Hill in September.
Host Matt Kazin spoke with stage and screen star Ted Neeley, known for portraying Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar. Neeley spoke about his musical influences from Elvis Presley to Chuck Barry. He also spoke about how he learned about his vocal abilities through practice and performing. On March 17th, Neeley and his band, Ted and the Little Big Band will perform in Wilmington, DE.
Host Matt Kazin spoke with New Jersey State Safety Council President Bill Margaretta to discuss some dangerous trends among young drivers. Although teen driving rates were down in 2012, according to Margaretta, there are still bad habits that young drivers need to fix. He spoke extensively about the dangers of driving while tired and how young people typically do not get enough sleep. Margaretta also stressed the dangers of distracted driving.
Captain Ralph Wilkens, star of Wicked Tuna on Nat Geo, joined host Tyler Mulvey to discuss the show's success and his career as a tuna fisherman from how he stays in contact with his family while out at sea and how much a fish can go for once caught. Wilkens also discussed what got him hooked on fishing. Later, Wilkens talked about the dynamic of fishing while having a camera crew on board. Wicked Tuna airs Sundays at 9pm on Nat Geo.
Host Matt Kazin spoke with Diane Lang, therapist, educator and life coach about her twelve step formula for accomplishing any goal in the new year. She discussed many of her steps from step one: I will make myself a priority this year to step ten: this year I will say "thank you" to those I love any time of the year. Finally, she shared her New Year's Resolution--or lack thereof. For more information, visit www.dlcounseling.com.
Host Matt Kazin spoke with Donna Gibson, design coordinator and owner of DG Designs, a home remodeling business in South Jersey. Gibson spoke about her design inspirations and what got her into the field. She also spoke about her growing passions and hopes for expansion in DG Designs: from a reality show to designing interiors of yachts. For more information, email Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the first half of this week's Community Affair, Public Affairs Director and host, Matt Kazin spoke with Cesar Millan, world-renowned dog behaviorist and star of The Dog Whisperer and new show, Leader of The Pack which airs Saturdays at 10pm on Nat Geo Wild. Later, Kazin spoke with King George Wyant and his buddy Tim The Ringmaster Saylor from the NatGeo show Diggers that airs at 10pm and 10:30pm on National Geographic Channel.
Days before performing in Sewell, NJ this Saturday night, musical icon Peter Noone, also known as "Herman" of Herman's Hermits talked to WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director Matt Kazin about his entertainment career . Noone shares his stories about The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Elvis Presley. He also spoke about his daughter's music career and advice for budding musicians.
Dan Cohen, executive director and Michael Rossato-Bennett, documentarian joined host Matt Kazin to discuss their documentary "Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory." Cohen and Rossato-Bennett discussed their mission of bringing music players to those with Alzheimers and other communactative conditions and how the behavior of those who listened to music changed for the better. For more information on volunteering or donating music players, log onto musicandmemory.org.
Assistant Public Affairs Director, Tyler Mulvey, spoke with Franz Douskey, author of "Sinatra and Me," a book that details the relationship between Sinatra and his relationship with his best friend Tony Consiglio. Douskey spoke about how he got in contact with Tony Consiglio and how he gained his trust. Douskey also spoke about different stories from Consiglio's other famous friends like Marilyn Monroe and the Kennedys. Douskey stressed the dedication Consiglio had to his friend.
The holidays are a special time of year for everyone and their families and for most people, a pet is just as much a member of the family as anyone else. Host Tyler Mulvey spoke with Dr. Malcom Cram about pet safety over the holidays including a top ten countown of the hazards pet owners should be aware of over this holiday season.
Public Affairs Director Matt Kazin spoke with Bill Margaretta, President of the New Jersey State Safety Council about the importance of holiday safety. Margaretta explains various hazards involving holiday objects and ways to avoid potential disasters so that you and your family can enjoy the holiday season.
Lindsey Giannini and Mike Kellenyi joined host Matt Kazin to discuss the Don't Text and Drive campaign. Giannini, who is Miss Atlantic County, spoke about what inspired her to start the campaign. In addition, Kellenyi, who works at Highway Safety Systems Inc., spoke about taking on Giannini's project and how following the death of his daughter, it became his personal mission to help save lives by preventing destracted driving accidents.
Dr. Deanna Brann talked about her new book, Reluctantly Related: Secrets to Getting Along with Your Mother-in-Law or Daughter-in-Law. She explained why some of these relationships are bad, why they happen and how they can be fixed.
Assistant Public Affairs Director, Tyler Mulvey spoke with Carey Palmquist, Executive Director at Operation Warm, an organization that helps provide new winter jackets to children in need throughout the United States. Palmquist discussed how Operation Warm gets coats, often through schools and nonprofit organizations, to children as well as Operation Warm's efforts to help Hurricane Sandy survivors.
Public Affairs Director Matt Kazin talks with Don White about his book EMP Protection: What's Next? The book talks about ways people and the government can protect themselves and their communities against electromagnetic pulses. Don is a registered professional engineer, retd., holds BSEE and MSEE degrees from the University of Maryland. He is past CEO of three small Electromagnetic Compatibility companies in metro Washington, D.C., one of which traded on NASDAQ.
Public Affairs Director Matt Kazin spoke with Gordon D'Angelo about his new book Vision: Your Pathway to Victory. Gordon was an original founder and director of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service. He has consulted for two of the top fifteen franchises in the world, and has founded numerous successful companies. He currently sits on the Board of Directors at Liberty Tax Service.
Dawn Rasmussen, President of Pathfinder Writing and Career Services and author of "Forget Job Stability." Rasmussen spoke about what made her want to get involved in career consulting, which started as her writing resumes for her friends in college. Rasmussen also touched on when graduating college seniors should begin looking for jobs as well as the importance of internships. For more information, visit pathfindercareers.com.
Assistant Public Affairs Director Tyler Mulvey spoke with Ricki Chaikin, star of the Nat Geo hit show "Abandoned." Her role on the show is to make sure her husband, Jay, is bringing home profitable antique items and co-owning JC Woodworking. Chaikin discussed what goes into a typical episode of "Abandoned," and how she met her husband. Finally, Chaikin spoke about funny stories that go on behind the scenes.
Public Affairs Director Matt Kazin talked to Bill Margaretta, the President of the New Jersey State Safety Council, about the importance of vision testing in the workforce. Bill discussed the need for businesses and the State to do more testing to increase safety for workers, products and consumers.
Assistant Public Affairs Director Tyler Mulvey spoke with 2012 Miss New Jersey, Lindsey Petrosh about how she became involved in pageantry. She also spoke about the preparation she goes through to make sure she's ready for the Miss America pageant. A Rowan graduate student, Petrosh mentioned what she hopes to do beyond pageants as well as the experience she has here at Rowan.
Nancy Healey, Executive Director of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Central and South Jersey Affiliate joined host Matt Kazin to discuss the goals of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization as well as the work the Central/South Jersey Chapter does in the community. Healey also spoke about a program in which high school athletes are taught about breast health. For more information, visit komencsnj.org.
Christy Sloat, the author of The Many Lives of Avery Snow series sat down with Public Affairs Director, Matt Kazin, to talk about the upcoming release of her newest book, what it takes to make it in the writing industry and how she was scammed by her first publishing company. She has a book signing at the Barnes and Noble of Glassboro (on the Rowan University Campus) Monday, September 24 at 7:00pm.
Loren Weisman, music consultant, music producer and music coach who works to help, assist and consult independent artists, musicians, bands, labels and managers to achieve sustainable success joined host Matt Kazin to discuss how to break into the music industry, how to find a manager and agent, how to balance school and touring and much more.
Gina Di Medio Marrazza, director of Rowan Prep at Rowan University, joined host Matt Kazin to discuss Rowan Prep--a community music program. Taking students as young as infancy through adult age, Rowan Prep offers music lessons to people in the Glassboro community. Marrazza explained different classes people can enroll in as well as the future of the program.
Gloucester County Freeholder Adam Taliaferro joined host Matt Kazin to discuss his road to the freeholder position as well as a life-changing injury that could have left him permanently paralyzed and a book written about the incident, "Miracle In The Making". Later, he discussed upcoming community events in Gloucester County.
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author Michael Vitez joined host Tyler Mulvey to discuss his new book "The Road Back," written via CreateSpace, the story of Matt Miller's miraculous recovery after an almost tragic bike accident. Originally a series of articles for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Vitez continued to follow Miller's story and decided to pen the book.
Dr. Jenny Taitz, a clinical psychologist at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy joined host Matt Kazin to discuss eating disorder trends in young girls. Dr. Taitz mentioned the emphasis people place on how they look physically with pressures coming from magazines, pop culture and even one's parents. Later, Dr. Taitz mentioned possible reasons why people think so critically of their appearances.
Dr. Wes Crenshaw, couples and family psychologist, joined host Matt Kazin to discuss the always-relevant topic of bullying. Dr. Crenshaw explained how social media plays a part in 21st century bullying as well as the changing face of bullying in the young girl population. Later, the term "mean-kid behavior" bullying was explained and why it is the most popular form of bullying among young people. Finally, Dr. Crenshaw outlined three words parents should avoid when having discussions with kids.
In a special edition of A Community Affair, Student Station Manager John Salvatore spoke with Glassboro students and coordinators involved with the Learning Stages production of The Wizard of Oz, held at Glassboro High School on Thursday and Friday July 12th and 13th. The students discussed the audition and rehearsal process for the show. Later, Renee Post, executive director of Learning Stages, talked about the importance of education in arts for the students involved in the productions.
Dan Pacewicz, Public Education Coordinator at the Washington Township Fire Department, joined host Matt Kazin to talk about fire prevention and safety. He discussed ways people can keep safe from different types of fires and effective methods for teaching children fire safety. Finally, Pacewicz talked about how ordinary civilians can help aid firefighters.
New Jersey State Safety Council President Bill Margaretta joined host Matt Kazin to discuss driving safety. The NJ State Safety Council seeks to reduce accidental death and trauma. Margaretta brought up facts and figures pertaining to cell phones and driving and drivers' impairment when using mobile phones while driving. In addition, Margaretta made comparisons to using a cell phone while driving to driving under the influence.
Host Matt Kazin spoke with Andrea Infante, epilepsy research coordinator for South Jersey of the Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey. Infante talked about what exactly epilepsy is and the types of seizures that people with epilepsy suffer from. In addition, Infante explained different first aid methods if anyone should see someone having a seizure. She mentioned the T.R.U.S.T method to help people remember first-aid details. Visit efnj.com for more information.
Host Tyler Mulvey talked with Ike Ikokwu, CEO of Winning the Money Game with Ike Inc--the premier provider of accounting, tax, insurance and financial advisory services to help you win, and author of "Winning the Money Game: Separating the Myth from the Truth." Ikokwu spoke about how he and his partners are giving away bonus gifts to everyone who purchases his book. Originally from West Africa, Ikokwu attributes his success to his ability to save money in a makeshift bank starting at age eight.
Assistant Public Affairs Director Tyler Mulvey talked with Gil Rio, a dating coach from Love Systems Inc. Rio spoke about his work teaching men how to meet, attract and date beautiful women. Rio also mentioned a seminar he will be holding in Philadelphia on June 10th to give an introductory presentation on female psychology and dating science.
Todd Stofka, a certified hypnotherapist and a master practitioner of nervo-linguistic psychology, joined host Matt Kazin to discuss the use of his own techniques (called the Stofka Method) to help athletes overcome fears in their respective sports, students do better on exams and ways people can lose weight and quit smoking.
Sierra Johnson, Regional Recruiter for the Peace Corps, joined host Assistant Public Affairs Director Tyler Mulvey to discuss the mission of the Peace Corps, how it was started and what she did as a volunteer through the program. With volunteers in over 75 countries, the Peace Corps ensures absolute safety for their volunteers and gives volunteers a strong bond between each other. The minimum age for volunteers is eighteen.
In his final show, host E.J. Campbell spoke with Tyler Durman, author of "Birthday Suit," a collection of personal short stories. Durman spoke about his battle with obsessive compulsive disorder and some poor choices that he'd made in his life and how, eventually, he got everything back. He also shared his love for storytelling and the importance of meaningful relationships in life. For more information on Durman and his projects, log onto bswisdom.com or facebook.com/tylerspage.
In the first half of a special Community Affair, host E.J. Campbell speaks with Elaine Petrosino from Lifestyles Support Incorporated. Petrosino explained what the nonprofit group does as well as her role. In the second half of the program Assistant Public Affairs Director Tyler Mulvey spoke with Christina Magglietta of the Make a Wish Foundation of New Jersey to discuss how wishes are funded as well as how many wishes the organization grants a year.
New Jersey State Senator Fred Madden joins WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director EJ Campbell to discuss numerous topics going on at the state legislative level. Senator Madden updates listeners on the epilepsy task force, high school cardiac health awareness, Memorial Day, veterans issues and senior guardianship.
Grace Hanlon, executive director of the New Jersey division of travel and tourism, joined host E.J. Campbell to discuss various touring locations in New Jersey. Hanlon mentioned tourism trends in the state mentioning different tourist hot-spots throughout New Jersey and the distances people travel to visit our state--some as far as Canada. Finally, Hanlon outlined family friendly activities in Camden. For more information, log onto vistnj.org.
Michael Rossenbaum, author of "Six Tires, No Plan: The Impossible Journey of the Most Inspirational Leader That (Almost) Nobody Knows" joined host E.J. Campbell to discuss the life and business of Bruce Halle, the creator of Discount Tire. Halle, who was over $17,000 in debt when he opened Discount Tire over 50 years ago, is the epitome of the American Dream, with over 800 Discount Tire stores open throughout the country.
Host EJ Campbell spoke with Gary Salmon, director of Family Promise, and Rosemary Parker, coordinator for Trinity United Methodist Church in Mullica Hill, on the charitable work done by Family Promise. Salmon spoke about the history of Family Promise as well as how people can volunteer. Later, Parker discussed her role as a coordinator. For more information on how to volunteer, log onto familypromisegc.org.
With tax season underway, Diane Bassunder of the IRS joined host EJ Campbell to give insight on how one can get the most out of their tax return. In addition, she explained the Earned Income Tax Credit program. Finally, the issue of tax scams was brought up and how to avoid them.
Gloucester County Freeholders Heather Simmons, Lyman Barnes and Adam Taliaferro joined host EJ Campbell for an update on their term as freeholders. First, the freeholders discussed the county budget and how Gloucester County operates in more of a business manner compared with other counties. Later, the process of lowering the cost of higher education was brought up. Further additions to Rowan Boulevard and Rowan University were mentioned as well.
Pete Leibman, author of I Got My Dream Job And So Can You! 7 Steps To Creating Your Ideal Career After College joined host EJ Campbell to discuss Leibman's personal success story and tips for students to help them land their dream job. Leibman also noted that despite the down economy, it is still possible to get your dream job, and urges job seekers to look for people and connections rather than a job listing. More information can be found at bestcareerbook.com
With Saint Patrick's Day right around the corner, host EJ Campbell talked with Sean Pender, president of the New Jersey Ancient order of Hibernians. Pender explained how he got involved with the group as well as their values and goals. In addition, Pender discussed keeping the Irish culture in a positive light, detailing a conflict with popular clothing outlet Urban Outfitters.
Paul Deagle, the coordinator of the Delaware challenge of Operation Warm, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing new jackets to children in need. Operation Warm currently provides jackets to 33 states and has just donated it's one millionth jacket. Deagle spoke about the organization's history, what one can do to get involved, events and the next step for Operation Warm. For more information, log onto operationwarm.org.
State Senator Fred Madden joined host EJ Campbell to discuss Madden's position as Vice Chair on the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee. Madden outlined his position on the committee and initiatives they are working on including cardiac care. Also, state unemployment and local projects contributing to job growth in New Jersey. Finally, Senator Madden described the Vet to Vet Hotline and feedback from the project.
Director of the Gloucester County Freeholder Board, Bob Damminger joined host EJ Campbell to discuss the goings on in Gloucester County. Damminger discussed the balancing of the budget for this year as well as "doing more with less." He also mentioned his best aspects as a freeholder director. Finally, Damminger detailed the economic and educational developments in Gloucester County
Regina Williams of Parents Anonymous of New Jersey, a parent-lead non-profit organization, joined host EJ Campbell. Williams detailed her own personal story with the organization as well as how it was founded. In honor of February being National Parent Leadership Month, Williams described special events celebrating this month. For more information on volunteering or finding a meeting, log onto http://www.pa-of-nj.org/ or call 1-800-THE-KIDS.
Philadelphia broadcasting legend Dan Baker graduated from Glassboro State College in 1968 with a degree in teaching. In 1972 he joined the Philadelphia Phillies and served as on-field for 5 world series. He also announced events for the the Philadelphia Eagles, professional wrestling and stunt shows. Also a broadcaster, director and HOFer of big 5 Basketball, Rowan will honor Baker on February 10, 2012, with the Daniel E. Baker College of Communication Broadcasting Scholarship.
Mike DeNardo, Philadelphia Sports Writer's Association member joined host EJ Campbell to talk about the PSWA banquet. The banquet, which has been celebrated for over 100 years, honors both college and professional athletes. DeNardo mentioned his favorite memories from past banquets as well as guests who will be attending this year's banquet. The event is open to the public. Log onto pswadinner.com for more information.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director EJ Campbell sat down with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Camden and Gloucester County CEO Rob Jakubowski and Case Manager Kristyn Kuzinar to discuss the organization. Jakubowski discussed the history of BBBS and his involvement. Kuzinar talked about the relationships that form between "bigs," or mentors, and "littles," or children.
Barbra Pachter, author of "The Power of Positive Confrontation: The Skills You Need to Know to Handle Conflicts at Work, Home And In Life" joined host EJ Campbell. Pachter discussed tips on how to effectively confront others in a polite and powerful manner. She also detailed a method of confrontation: the WAC'em approach. In addition to verbal details, Pachter also gave tips on how to behave physically when making an argument.
Retired U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal and head of Gloucester County's Toys For Tots program, Bill Harkins joined host EJ Campbell this week. Harkins discussed the history behind Toys for Tots, the work that the Gloucester County branch does and ways people can volunteer. More information can be found at http://wenonah-nj.toysfortots.org or by calling 856-224-8062.
Rowan PR major Joe Major joined host EJ Campbell to discuss Crossfire, a debate taking place on Rowan's campus on December 14. Major discussed the planning that went into the event. Art majors Anthony Algeery and Will Ott discussed their art gallery in the second portion of the show. The gallery, located in the old library, will open Wednesday, December 7.
New Jersey State Senator Fred Madden joined EJ Campbell for another monthly update. Madden talked about new concepts as well as continuing projects that he hopes to complete during this next cycle. In addition, Senator Madden talked about his plans for the holidays. .
R. William Holland, author of "Cracking the New Job Market: the Seven Rules for Getting Hired In Any Economy" joined EJ Campbell this week. Holland, a human resource representative, discussed the changing job market, tips to improve your resume and how to demonstrate your value as a worker. More information can be found at http://crackingthenewjobmarket.com/
Steve Desellis, Bonnie Bell and Maria Albert from Guardian Programs, Adult Medical Daycare sat down with EJ Campbell to give listeners insight on the history and background of Guardian Programs. Located just minutes form Rowan University, Guardian Programs offers activities for elderly. Desellis discussed Guardian Program's prominence as the only adult medical daycare in the area. Bell outlined a typical day at the Guardian Program and the importance of the staff and volunteers.
Army Colonel Dennis Devery joined Public Affairs director EJ Campbell in a special Veteran's Day edition of A Community Affair. Devery spoke about his experiences during 9/11 and overseas in Afghanistan. In addition, he talked about the importance of Veteran's Day and the National Roll Call at Rowan University.
In the second half of the Get to Know Your Gloucester County Freeholder Candidates special, Republicans Barb Capelli, Penni Heritage and Mike Pantaleo come on A Community Affair to talk about their campaign. Capelli explains how she will transfer her experience in banking into balancing a proper budget, Heritage talks about her success as an entrepreneur, and Pantaleo explains his background in alternative energy.
In the first part of the hour special, Get to Know Your Gloucester County Freeholder Candidates, Democratic candidates Heather Simmons, Lyman Barnes and Adam Taliaferro join Campbell to discuss their views and platforms heading into Election Day, 2011. Simmons discusses her experience since her appointment as freeholder, Barnes talks about his economic success in the public sector and Taliaferro speaks about his excitement to join Barnes and Simmons in the race.
National Brain Tumor Society Community Relations Team member and former WGLS-FM News Director Kristin Davis joins WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director EJ Campbell to discuss the National Brain Tumor Society Summit in Philadelphia. The summit joins brain tumor patients,survivors and family members to discuss the physical and mental strains of dealing with this life-threatening disease. The four-day summit take place in Philadelphia from Nov. 3-6. Events include the annual meeting.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director EJ Campbell discussed the Academic Success Center's Disability Awareness Week with Amanda Mason, Jordan Ortiz and Danielle Larson. The week, full of events, generates awareness about disabilities that students deal with at college. Some events allowed students to try out disabilities, such as "Try on a Disability" and "Wheelchair Ballroom Dancing." Guests speakers and comedians also highlighted events throughout the week as well.
Carrie Jones, editor of "Dear Bully" joined host EJ Campbell in a discussion of the book. Jones revealed her bullying stories from her childhood and the inspiration for the book. "Dear Bully," a compilation of stories from 70 authors features narratives of survival, regret but also tales of overcoming adversity. The book features contributions by R.L. Stine, Ellen Hopkins and Maryrose Wood.
Career entrepreneur and author, Jim Houtz, joined WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director EJ Campbell to talk about his new book, Growing the Entrepreneurial Dream. They discussed how entrepreneurs can start up a successful business in, an otherwise, dead economy. Houtz later explained to EJ that harvesting energy in US, along with reducing government regulations should help stimulate the economy, freeing us from foreign suppliers and bringing jobs back to the U.S.
State Senator Fred Madden talks with Public Affairs Director EJ Campbell about the New Jersey Angel Investor Tax Credit Act and local jobs initiatives.
Author Denise Eide joins WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director EJ Campbell to discuss our nations literacy epidemic and the simple solution in her book, The Logic of English.
Gloucester County Freeholder Heather Simmons joins host EJ Campbell to discuss her job as a freeholder and upcoming changes in the county. She also talks about local education and job creation.
Host EJ Campbell commemorates the 10th Anniversary of the September 11 Terrorists attacks. Terry Sears, Executive Director of Tuesday's Children, discusses the organization, helping people who lost loved ones on 9/11 and support systems for EMS workers as well.
NJ State Senator Fred Madden joins EJ Campbell to discuss Labor Day, new action in the state legislature and remembrance days that take place in September.
Episode 2 of 2. Professors from each department of the College of Communication discuss new changes to the departments of Writing Arts, Journalism and Radio/TV/Film.
In part one of a two part series, E.J. Campbell sits down with the chairs of each department of the College of Communication to provide an overview of what is going on in the College in the fall. Featured in this episode are Dr. Suzanne FitzGerald of Public Relations & Advertising and Dr. Ed Streb of Communication Studies.
2006 Rowan University graduate and former WGLS-FM News Director Kristin Davis joins EJ Campbell to discuss the National Brain Tumor Society and the Get Your Head in the Game awareness campaign.
EJ Campbell discusses heat exhaustion with OSHA representative Paula Dixon-Roderick, Jessica Culley and Alexa Malaschak from KATA - farmworkers support community. They cover topics such as awareness, prevention, and treatment of heat exhaustion as well as other issues concerning migrant farm workers.
Derek Jones sat down with New Jersey State Senator Fred Madden to discuss the upcoming Gloucester County 4-H Fair, the Jersey Fresh program, obesity throughout the state, and National Night Out.
Celine Fortin stops by the GLS studios to discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Signed on July 26, 1990, the ADA promises equality for all people with physical or mental disabilities. Celine reminds listeners about the importance of the ADA and the Arc of New Jersey's role in helping people with physical and mental disabilities.
EJ Campbell sits down with Stanley El, playwright, author, patriot and radio host to discuss the ideology of America's founding fathers and how we can live up to their standards of freedom.
New Jersey State Senator Fred Madden spoke with host E.J. Campbell about veterans that have served our country. Madden discussed a vet to vet help line for veterans, establishing better health care for our veterans, health care reform for state workers, and much more.
Neil Pasricha, author of The Book of (Even More) Awesome, spoke with host E.J. Campbell. Pasricha described how his blog became popular, the concept of "awesome," and how the project led to a book.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director and host E.J. Campbell spoke with Rowan Universitys Public Safety Director Michael Kantner about the departments recent accreditation, past improvements and future goals.
Adam Dobrowolski sits down with volunteer Lisa Rysinger to discuss Saturday's Harrison Township Day, including the impact the event will have on the township's initiative to buy local.
WGLS-FM Graduate Assistant and host Rachael Burgess spoke with the coordinator of the Rowan University Reading Clinic, Janet Iles, about the importance of literacy, the clinic's programs, and her favorite success stories.
Rowan University Graduate Assistant Rachael Burgess spoke to Vince Nestore and Larry Wallace of the Gloucester County Freeholders about the formation of the county's budget.
Rowan Graduate Assistant and host Rachael Burgess spoke to N.J. Senator Fred Madden about the remapping of New Jersey, bills to help screen student athletes, and a tribute to John Adler.
WGLS-FM Student Manager E.J. Campbell spoke to Marjorie Sprague, Kathleen Carlin, and Heather Brooks from the Queen of Hearts Foundation. Marjorie shared her story about her fight against cancer and receiving a new heart. The women talk about the Queen of Hearts' goals to help those fighting cancer or receiving transplants.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director and host Rachael Burgess spoke with with IRS representative, Gregg Semanick, in the second part of a series about filing your taxes, avoiding scams, and tracking your refund.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director and host Rachael Burgess spoke with Executive Director of the Animal Welfare Association, Maya Richmond about the programs the AWA provides, upcoming events, and how you can adopt your dream pet.
Public Affairs Director Rachael Burgess talks with New Jersey Senator Fred Madden about upcoming bills, including one regarding the safety of student athletes. Senator Madden's bill would require more strict screenings for student athletes before allowing them to take the field.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director and host Rachael Burgess spoke with Gloucester County Freeholders Larry Wallace and Vince Nestore about the Gloucester County budget, tax-payer bill of rights, and Gov. Chris Christie's visit to South Jersey.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director and host Rachael Burgess spoke with IRS representative, Gregg Semanick, in a two-part series about filing your taxes and how to get your refund faster.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director and host Rachael Burgess spoke with Gloucester County Freeholders Vince Nestore and Larry Wallace about their first month as freeholders, programs for those looking for jobs, and how Gloucester County residents can be involved with their government.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director and host Rachael Burgess spoke with New Jersey State Senator Fred Madden about entering the political world and his goals for New Jersey.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director and host Rachael Burgess spoke to film makers Jayson Christopher and Deven Lobascio along with actor Brian Gallagher about creating their local movie, Down The Road.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director and host Rachael Burgess spoke with Republican Gloucester County Freeholders Vince Nestore and Larry Wallace about the challenges of running for office and their plans to help Gloucester Country residents.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director and host Rachael Burgess spoke with Certified College Funding Advisor Ian Welham about how parents can afford sending their children to college without needing to win the lottery or declare bankruptcy.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director and host Rachael Burgess spoke with Rowan University students Brittany Bernard, Samantha Moyer, and Kathleen Malloy about this years Crossfire Debate where experts discuss the pros and cons of social media.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director and host Rachael Burgess spoke to Gloucester County Boys and Girls Club Founding Board Member, Steve Granados, and Gloucester County Boys and Girls Club Executive Director, Ka'Msiyara Corbett, about the Boys and Girls Club Singers and the release party for CC Bronsons new album "Bluesarella" December 11.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director and Host Rachael Burgess spoke to WWII veteran, Herbert Yudenfriend, about his experiences in the Philippines and his collection of letters combined in his book "Dear Everyone Adventures of a Teenage Soldier."
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director and host Rachael Burgess spoke to founder and CEO of The DOT Organization, Bobby Harris, about improving the South Jersey community by guiding youth to make responsible and healthy life decisions.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director and host Rachael Burgess spoke with author of "Looking Up at the Bottom Line", Richard Troxell about his past economic troubles and his fight for the Universal Wage.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director and Host Rachael Burgess spoke with Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity board of directors Evelyn Leverette and Richard MacFeeters, and head of ReStore Larry Troth. They talked about the projects and volunteer opportunities to help give working family a hand up, not a hand out.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director and host Rachael Burgess spoke with Republican candidates for the Gloucester County Freeholder seats Larry Wallace and Vince Nestore. They discussed their views and beliefs in change that moved them to get involved in politics.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director and host Rachael Burgess spoke with Rowan University's Director of Special Projects, Gloria Sanders and Gallery and Exhibitions Program Director, Mary Salvante about the Double Take sculptures by Seward Johnson scattered around campus and the events surrounding their time at Rowan
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director and host Rachael Burgess spoke with Rowan Universitys Director of the Academic Success Center and Disability Resources John Woodruff. They discuss the programs provided by the Academic Success Center and Disability Awareness Week held from October 18-21.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director and host Rachael Burgess spoke Laura Steinmetz, Chapter Executive Director at the Red Cross chapter in Gloucester Country about the work of the American Red Cross, volunteering and training opportunities, and the myths surrounding this international organization.
Host Public Affairs Director, Rachael Burgess, spoke with head of public safety, Michael Kantner. They discuss safety awareness and education.
Host Public Affairs Director, Rachael Burgess, spoke to Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron about her time as Miss America and how to improve and "color" our diet.
Host Public Affairs Director, Rachael Burgess, speaks with Steven Farney about Rowan Urban Teacher Academy, a summer program for high school students aspiring to be teachers.
Public Affairs Director and Host Rachael Burgess spoke to Dr. Mark Mintz about ADHD, including objective tests, diagnosis and different forms of treatment.
Public Affairs Director and Host Rachael Burgess spoke to Rowan University Associate Professor Dr. John Hasse about the continual growth of South Jersey and its environmental impact.
Public Affairs Director and Host Rachael Burgess spoke with Jayson Mayer, Justin Mayer and Deven Lobascio about their new movie premiering August 19, at the Ritz Theatre.
Host Public Affairs Director Rachael Burgess spoke to Newman House's new priest, Fr. Phillip Johnson, about his goals for Rowan University and his personal journey to understand faith.
Public Affairs Director and host Rachael Burgess speaks with Winona Wigfall about youth education programs at Rowan University, and how they are designed to get young students excited about school and the college experience.
Public Affairs Director and host Rachael Burgess spoke to Jeff Toughill about his daughter's fight with Histiocytosis. Toughill also discusses the disease's symptoms and how the community can fight Histiocytosis.
Public Affairs Director and host Rachael Burgess spoke with author Andrea Katz about her experiences with cancer, her book ("Chemo Katelynn: Perspectives on Life Before Cancer and After Diagnosis") and her hopes to help other victims of cancer.
Jason Mayer and Christy Richman sit down with Public Affairs Director Rachael Burgess to discuss the horror/thriller film, "The Pendant." They discuss how they got involved in the film industry, and what it took to make this film.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director and host Rachael Burgess speaks with Staci Greenberg about Family Promise, Bizz Buzz Network, Jersey Call to Service and importance of networking. After the break, they give you the June Community Calendar.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director and host Rachael Burgess talks with psychologist and relationship expert Dr. Randi Gunther about her book, the ten ways we sabotage our relationships and what we can do to fix them.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs director and host Rachael Burgess talks with Staci Greenberg about her journey as a parent with a deaf daughter, and what is needed to build a stronger special needs program in public schools.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director Rachael Burgess speaks with Dr. Joanne Buzaglo about the needs of breast cancer patients during and after treatment, the cancer support community and The Cancer Survivor Registry: Breast Cancer M.A.P.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director and host Rachael Burgess talks with Sandy Spavone about the dangers of using a cell phone while driving, new research, and how to avoid driving recklessly.
This week on A Community Affair, Doug Cohen learns about The Student Council for Exceptional Students. Doug talks to members of the e-board to find out what the club on campus does.
Jay Accorsi, Head Coach of the Rowan Football team, and Matt Hoffman, Defensive End for the Rowan Profs, join host Doug Cohen to talk about the Bone Marrow Awareness Day. Matt talks about his experience donating bone marrow and how rewarding it can be.
Host Rachael Burgess talks with Diane MacEachern about her book, The Big Green Purse. They also talk about the myths surrounding living green and the importance of being environmentally friendly.
Host Doug Cohen was joined in studio by some of the people that are helping to organize the state championship National Geographic Geographic Bee which will be held on the campus of Rowan University. Zack Moore, Assistant Professor of Geography, Joni Fenimore, and Emily King all discussed what has gone into the planning of this event and why it is important to Rowan.
IRS Spokesman Gregg Semanick joined host Doug Cohen to discuss the ins and outs of filing tax returns.
Host Doug Cohen spoke with Dr. Angelo Collins of the Knowles Science Teach Foundation and Kevin Henson a science teacher at Lenape High School. The group discussed the need for math and science education in our nation's high schools.
Host Doug Cohen talks about why it is important to know the signs of breast cancer and what Rowan University is doing to help find the cure.
Host Doug Cohen talks to Michael Canter about his new role as assistant vice president of public safety here at Rowan University.
Host Doug Cohen is joined in studio by Lee Harris a Glassboro State Alumni and the writer of When the Child Cries, a play that will be put on in Pfleeger Concert Hall on March 19th and 20th, 2010. All performances will benefit charities like the Boys and Girls Club.
Host Mandy Rippert talks to Rachel Simon's about her new best selling book.
Host Mandy Rippert talks with author Rita Carter who is an expert on the human brain and discusses various topics such as dreaming, emotions, and the thinking process.
The Public Relations Department presents The 2009 Crossfire Debate. Students and teachers get the chance to talk about goverment, health and topics affecting our world.
Host Mandy Rippert is joined by Glassboro State Alumnus Marque Allen and his wife Yvette. They discussed the generous donation the Allen's gave to Cooper Medical School at Rowan University and what they see as the future of higher education at Rowan. Jennica Peterson of Afar Magazine also joined Mandy to discuss college trips that changed students.
Host Mandy Rippert talks with Chef Nick Sandler who discusses his experiences in intercultural cooking, as well as his new cookbook, "Branded."
Host Mandy Rippert interviews puzzlemaker Terry Stickels and discusses his efforts to help in the fight against Alzheimer's and Dementia.
Host Mandy Rippert chats with Nick Stuccio, coordinator for Live Arts and Philly Fringe, a three week festival dedicated to arts and music.
Mandy Rippert sits down with local author Rachel Simon to discuss her experiences as well as her latest book, Building a Home with My Husband.
Host Mandy Rippert sits down with Commissioner Mike Van Allen to discuss the IFL and it impact on the greater Philadelphia community.
Public Affairs Director Mandy Rippert speaks with Randall Thomas of the Salvation Army and Karen Moyer of the Moyer Foundation, both in the Greater Philadelphia areas.
Extreme Makeover Home Edition's Paige Hemmis and Dr. Wright discuss their campaign to raise awareness about depression.
Dr. Donnica Moore discusses her go-to guide for a healthy lifestyle.
Public Affairs Director Julia Giacoboni discusses Appel Farm, a non-profit arts and music center in Elmer.
Philabundance's Martha Buccino describes Philabundance's efforts to feed the community and help those in need in the Delaware Valley.
Rowan University Professor of Marketing Jennifer Gushue discusses how students can use social networking sites to their advantage when looking for their first job.
Leanne Whiffen describes how her son fully recovered from autism, and discusses her new book " A Child's Journey Out of Autism."
Rowan Football Head Coach Jay Acorsi joins host Mandy Rippert to speak about what it means to be a bone marrow donor and their event to raise awareness.
Matt Preprost speaks about his blog I Found Your Camera. Check it out at ifoundyourcamera.blogspot.com. The site displays pictures from cameras found all over the globe in hopes of finding their owners.
You don't have to travel far to experience great music, art, and entertainment. You can do it all at Appel Farm in Elmer NJ! Brian LaPann, an outreach coordinator at Appel Farm, speaks about their upcoming concerts and events. He also shares information and history about this unique venue, which is home to concerts, camps, and galleries. Check out all they have to offer at appelfarm.org.
Gregg Semanick joins us once again to fill us in on all the changes for filling your taxes this year!
Fresh for All's Kelly Hile speaks about the organization which provides people throughout the tri-state area with fresh fruits and vegetables. Just a little over a year old, Fresh for All has expanded and now has a location in Glassboro!
Zipporah Daniels from the Food Bank of South Jersey shares information about how people can donate and help out those in need in our area.
Susan Scarola, CEO and President of DCH Auto Group, speaks about their partnership with SADD and their efforts to increase teen driver safety.
President & CEO of Helium Inc, Mark Ranalli, shares information about the website that offers so many opportunities for bloggers and non-profit organizations.
Friends of Parvin committee member Nancy Miles shares information about upcoming events at Parvin. She also speaks about the critical state that the park is in due to the threat of more budget cuts.
The cooler weather is right around the corner so get outside and go star gazing! With crisp, clean air and clear skies, you'll find there are endless places around the south jersey area to escape the surburbs and cities and enjoy a star filled sky. SJ Astronomy Club President, Ray Maher, shares tips about sky viewing in the area and the club itself.
If you watch TV, then you've certainly heard about the big switch to digital televsion, which is happening Feb 17 2008. Shermaze Ingram from the National Association of Broadcasters speaks about the changers that viewers will experience.
There's a new film all about New Jersey and it hits theaters on Friday September 12th. Gabrielle Berberich, writer/producer for the film Greetings from the Shore, speaks about the making and inspiration for this unique film that will leave everyone with a sense of Jersey pride!
Director and founder Steve Weisz and dancer Jen Durham speak about their involvement in the local non-profit dance company, Music and Motion. They share information about their experiences with the organization as well as their upcoming performance of Continent, which will take place September 6th at the University of Penn. For more information, log onto music-and-motion.com
Jim Jacob, excecutive director of the non profit organization known as NJ Shares, speaks about the programs it offers to seniors and low income individuals. He also shares information about Communications Lifelife, which provides phone service for NJ residents who cannot afford it.
Build Jake's Place is a new non-profit organization here in South Jersey, devoted to preserving the life of a little boy named Jake. Through the construction of 'boundless playgrounds,' Jake's family hopes to share his memory, and create new ones too, with both abled and disabled individuals. Joe Nasto, President and Jake's Dad, speaks on behalf of the organization.
Bryan Mauk, a recent college graduate from Ohio, speaks about his plans to help stop homelessness. His efforts are being funded by various grants he has recieved for nobel purpose.
Kate Simpson from the South Jersey Cultural Alliance shares information and exciting news about upcoming events happening this summer in South Jersey!
Creator, Artist, and Activist Frank Warren speaks about his brainchild and the internet sensation that is PostSecret.com.
Rowan University Junior and co-coordinator of Pangea Day, Jackie Yaeger, speaks about the event. Pangea Day is going to be celebrated worldwide at 2pm on May 10th. The event intends to bring the world together through films from a variety of cultures.
Host Julia Giacoboni interviews Fresh For All program director Kelly Hile. Kelly speaks about the area's largest food bank, Philabundance, and how it's new campaign Fresh For All provides fresh fruits and vegetables for those in need in the Delaware Valley.
Host Julia Giacoboni speaks Bernadette and Paul Blackstock of People for People, a grass roots organization that helps individuals recover from hard times.
Host Julia Giacoboni interviews Nancy Miles about efforts to help keep Parvin State Park open due to budget cuts.
Julia Giacoboni talks about the upcoming tax deadline with IRS spokesperson Gregg Semanick.
Host Julia Giacoboni speaks with Laura Steinmetz, executive director of the Gloucester County Red Cross. They discussed fund raising efforts and the newly launched Heroes Campaign.
Host WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director Julia Giacoboni interviews Jere Hoffner, of Gloucester County United Way. They discuss the chapter's formation, and upcoming events, including a food drive.
Host Julia Giacoboni discusses the March 11th referendum concerning the installation of solar panels on Washing Twp Hish School with guests Dr. Robert Hesketh, Dr. Peter Jamsson, and Dr. Chery Simone.
Host Julia Giacoboni speaks with guest Gregg Semanick from the IRS. Gregg Semanick shares tons of tips for this tax season,
Host WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director Julia Giacoboni speaks with Joanna Woolaver of New Jersey Keep It Green. They discuss the organization and how it educates about the state's farms, parks, and other natural areas.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director Julia Giacoboni sat down with Craig Fellucci of Peter's Wish.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director Julia Giacoboni talks to Nancy Miles, a member of the Parvin Appreciation Committee. They discuss why park, located in Pittsgrove, is a great fall destination. They also discuss upcoming events at Parvin State Park including a very popular Halloween tour.
Gregg Semanick offered tax tips on organizing receipts and finances from the summer. He also talked about tax credits that many individuals are missing.
Teacher and author Judy Molland shares information from her latest book "Straight Talk About Schools Today". The book provides information for parents concerning today's school system, what to look for when choosing a school for your child and tips for parental involvement.
Teacher and author Judy Molland shares information from her latest book "Straight Talk About Schools Today". The book provides information for parents concerning today's school system, what to look for when choosing a school for your child and tips for parental involvement.
The Adam Taliafero Foundation, which runs right out of South Jersey, represents success in overcoming obstacles. The foundation is dedicated to helping athletes who have suffered spinal injuries on the field. Tom Iacovone, the president of the foundation, talked about the organization and also the upcoming football classic which takes place at Rowan.
WGLS-FM Public Affairs Director Julia Giacaboni interviewed Eva Millwood, an educator for the Bayshore Discovery Project. The Bayshore Discovery Project is devoted to celebrating the bay and its estuaries and educating youth about it. They discussed the upcoming event, Bay Days, a maritime festival in the tri-state area. Bay Days is a day full of food, fun, and fireworks and is free for the entire family.
Tax expert Greg Semanick discusses refund tips, how to file an extension and links/phone numbers for advice for those waiting until the last minute to file.
A free event, open to the public, is making a stop in Cumberland County in an effort to raise rape and sexual assault awareness. Entitled SOARS, the event features an accomplished cast of women who use dance, song photography, and spoken word to tell the story of overcoming rape.
The SJ Aids Alliance has been serving those infected and affected by Aids in South Jersey for over 20 years. Nicole King is involved in prevention and gives a general overview of the history, programs offered, and events sponsored by the Alliance.
Guest Nancy McBride talked with host Julia Giacoboni about the history of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. The organization helps locate missing children and has done so for 20 years. McBride offers tips on how parents can protect their children.
Host Julia Giacoboni talked with the Angelo Surmelis, host of HGTV's "24 Hour Design." Surmelis gave advice as a professional interior designer with tips for apartments, dorms, and homes.
Sue Werner, director of development and marketing at Gilda's Club sat down with host Julia Giacoboni. Werner discussed how Gilda's Club was created in the memory of comedian Gilda Radner.
Host Julia Giacoboni sat down with Val Traore, executive director of the Food Bank of South Jersey. Traore discussed the services and responsibilities of the organization, which provides for 87,000 hungry people in four countries.
Host Julia Giacoboni sat down with IRS representative, Greg Semanick. Semanick gave tax tips for the 2007 season and announced changes and new tax credits that are available.
Host Julia Giacoboni spoke with Kim Joyce, the coordinator of Service Learning and Volunteerism at Rowan. She discussed how the department serves not only Rowan University but the community as well. She talked about her responsibilities within the department and upcoming events. Joyce provided information on how to volunteer around Gloucester County.
Kristy Kane talks about giving blood and why it is so important. She talks about the specifications of giving blood and all the ways you can help the American Red Cross
Jennifer Hobbs speaks about the different aspects of the house, how they help families and how people can get involved.
Burton Goldberg talks about his discoveries of how to integrate new alternative medicines with traditional ones.
Guest Joe Williams talks about what the Southwest Council is, their services and how to get involved.
Shannon Zebrick and Stephanie Coutros talk about the Relay for Life event to be held at Rowan University.
A Community Affair is a weekly presentation that addresses the issues and concerns of our community. This weeks guest is from the IRS. Special Agent of Criminal Investigation: Mr. Al Drucker.
A Community Affair is a weekly broadcast that addresses the issues and concerns of our community. The three candidates of the Gloucester County Sheriff race join us this week, including Gilbert Miller (D) Leo Selb (R) and Ted Parion (I).