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A weekly show focusing on community issues that impact the residents of Gloucester County and South Jersey. Airs Mondays at 5:00 p.m
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A Community Affair
(Mar 23, 2015) Play Dowanload

This week on "A Community Affair," WGLS Public Affairs Director Jackson Baird is joined by Jason Hastie, author of the book, "The Dollar Code: Get Out of Debt with One Number." Also a certified public accountant, Hastie talks about how to get out of debt, why it happens, and the type of people it happens to. They also discuss spending habits and other principles addressed in his book.

A Community Affair
(Mar 16, 2015) Play Dowanload

This week on "A Community Affair," WGLS Public Affairs Director Jackson Baird is joined by Abdullah Sharif, an aviation engineer and author of the book, "Sardar: From Afghanistan's Golden Age to Carnage." The two discuss the country's Golden Age and its fall in the 1970s. Sharif shares the collecitve work that is being done to help the country regain its former glory, the work he is doing for his home country, and what it is like being the bridge between his adopted country and his home country.

A Community Affair
(Mar 02, 2015) Play Dowanload

This week on "A Community Affair," WGLS Public Affairs Director Jackson Baird is joined by, author and lawyer, Jeffery Leving. He is author of the book, "How to be a Good Divorced Dad: Being the Best Parent You Can Be Before, During and After the Break-Up." Leving talks about the struggles of being a divorced father in today's world, the complicated legal system, and the things he has learned over the years.

A Community Affair
(Feb 23, 2015) Play Dowanload

This week on "A Community Affair," WGLS Public Affairs Director Jackson Baird is joined by Dr. Ernst Volgenau. Volgenau is the founder of SRA International, an organization that provides strategic business plans to government agencies. He is also author of the book "Geeks, Mush Heads, and the IT Revolution." Volgenau and Baird discuss the company, the book, and the changing landscape of building a business in the current day and age.

A Community Affair
(Feb 16, 2015) Play Dowanload

This week on "A Community Affair," WGLS Public Affairs Director Jckson Baird talks with Suzanne Ma, an award winning journalist and author of the book "Meet Me in Venice: A Chinese Immigrant's Journey from the Far East to the Faraway West." Ma and Baird discuss her work as a journalist, her work she put into writing her book, and what she learned from her experience following a young woman on her jounrey to make a new life for herself.

A Community Affair
(Feb 02, 2015) Play Dowanload

WGLS Public Affairs Director Jackson Baird speaks with Dr. Peter Kowey. Not only is he a doctor, but Dr. Kowey is the author of the acclaimed book series, the Philip Sarkis Trilogy, which includes the hit book, "Lethal Rhythm." An expert in heart and rhythm disorders, Dr. Kowey shares his experiences balancing his passions.

A Community Affair
(Jan 26, 2015) Play Dowanload

WGLS Public Affairs Director Jackson Baird speaks with Charles Archer, author of the book, "Everybody Paddles," and CEO of Evelyn Douglin Center for Serving People In Need, Inc. The two discuss Archer's background, the book, the company, and businesses.

A Community Affair
(Dec 22, 2014) Play Dowanload

WGLS Public Affairs Director Jackson Baird speaks with a group of individuals involved with the Academic Recovery Team, a collaboration between FEMA and Rowan University. The guests include Angela Kinsella, a senior civil engineering major of Rowan, Ed Denton from the New Jersey Sandy Recovery Office, Mark Strohoefer of the New Jersey Sandy Recovery Field Office, and Kauser Jahan, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Rowan. They discuss the work done between Rowan and FEMA.

A Community Affair
(Dec 15, 2014) Play Dowanload

WGLS Public Affairs Director Jackson Baird speaks with Madeleine Goldfarb. She is the Disability Integration Advisor for the Sandy Recovery Office in New Jersey. The two discuss how people with disabilities recover from a disaster like Hurricane Sandy. They talk about the challenges they have faced, the work the government is doing to try and help, and more.

A Community Affair
(Dec 08, 2014) Play Dowanload

WGLS Public Affairs Director Jackson Baird welcomes David Slater and Steven Sirot onto the program. Slater and Sirot are co-founders of College Benefits Research Group, an organization that works to help high school students prepare for college. The three discuss the importance of a student's junior year of high school, applying for financial aid, finding a college that is right for you, and much more.

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