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Newark Today Goes Green: Beautification of Newark Parks Thursday, June 20, 8pm
(Published: June 19, 2013)

Newark Today Goes Green

Andrew Meyer and Guests Discuss Beautification of Newark Parks
on Newark Today, Thursday, June 20, 8:00 pm

NEWARK, NJ, June 18, 2013 - Newark Today, WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM's monthly call-in show, hosted by Andrew Meyer, with guests from the local, county and state level talking about issues affecting Newark, airs Thursday, June 20, at 8:00 pm. This month's program focuses on green space in Newark and will include discussions with representatives from the Greater Newark Conservancy and the private companies working on Military Park, Branch Brook Park and Weequahic Park.

The show will be divided into three segments. In the first segment, Meyer will be joined by a representative from the group that is redeveloping Military Park, the same group that re-habbed Bryant Park in New York City, to talk about the work in Newark and what people can expect once it's done. The second segment will take a look at Newark's two big county parks, Branch Brook and Weequahic, both designed by the firm of legendary park designer Frederick Law Olmsted. In the final segment, the head of the Greater Newark Conservancy will join Meyer to take questions on how they are greening some of the smaller spaces all over the city.

Guests include George Roberts, Project Analyst, Biederman Redevelopment Ventures; Wilbur McNeil, Founder and President, Weequahic Park Association; Trish Jarecke, Chief Development Officer; and Robin Dougherty, Executive Director, Greater Newark Conservancy. Listeners can submit questions for guests in advance to NewarkToday@wbgo.org.

"WBGO takes great pride in our nationally- recognized Newark Today call-in program. Host Andrew Meyer is a master at asking the tough questions and allowing callers to have their say on many important issues facing Newark, " said WBGO News Director Doug Doyle. "Brick City is ever-changing and the show gives the community a unique opportunity to chat with decision makers. We greatly appreciate the access we've had to Mayor Cory Booker through the years and look forward to continuing the conversation about critical issues with a wide-range of elected, appointed and civic leaders."

With Mayor Booker officially campaigning for a seat in the United States Senate, Newark Today is moving in a new direction. The May edition of the program took a look at the impact of the arts in Newark with the head of the Newark Arts Council, NJPAC and Jazz House Kids in a conversation about the impact of the arts on the City's economy, education and the overall quality of life in the city.

For more information, log on to www.wbgo.org/newarktoday.


Founded in 1979, Newark Public Radio, Inc. is a publicly supported cultural institution that champions jazz at WBGO 88.3 FM in Newark, New Jersey and worldwide via wbgo.org. WBGO is the recognized world leader in jazz radio and one of the most respected jazz presenters in the country, and offers award-winning news and innovative children's programs. Beyond reaching 400, 000 weekly listeners (including 17, 000 contributing members) on air, online and via mobile devices, WBGO presents live broadcasts from prestigious jazz venues and produces acclaimed programs for NPR heard by millions. WBGO is Jazz Week magazine's 2010 Major Market Station of the Year.

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More Information: http://www.wbgo.org/newarktoday

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