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Christie will be on call-in streaming radio show – 1:30 today. Call in?

UPDATE: As this show began moments ago, the host announced that for this show (even though the call-in number was posted on their page) there would be no call-in questions taken and they wouldn’t be looking at the written comments section – where a question about the Koch meeting had already appeared from a user.


Gov. Chris Christie will be the special guest on the NJ School Boards Association (NJSBA) call-in radio show in just a few minutes – at 1:30pm.

The topic is education. Call-in number is: 347-989-8904

Call in questions for the governor are welcome. This is streaming radio, which you can hear by going to the show’s site.

Looking for background? Stuff to ask? Start here.

Blue Jersey Radio LIVE Tonight at 8:00 with Assemblyman Dan Benson

Asm Dan Benson, LD-14
Assemblyman Dan Benson, LD-14

Blue Jersey Radio streams LIVE with New Jersey’s latest political buzz, interviews with newsmakers, and your stimulating calls.

Tonight: We’re joined by the New Jersey Legislature’s newest face: Assemblyman Dan Benson who was sworn in this week to represent the 14th Legislative District, filling the seat left vacant by Senator Linda Greenstein’s move up earlier this year.

On the heels of democrats quietly increasing their Senate majority to 24-16 with Greenstein’s arrival, it was good to see that Assembly seat stay in progressive hands. And, we’ll be talking to those hands tonight.

Have some questions for our newest progressive Assemblyman? Drop ’em in the comments.

Or join us LIVE from 8:00 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, and have your say. We’ll be ready for your calls at: (646) 652-2773

And, remember, if you miss the show, you can always go back and listen to the archive, or download them on iTunes.

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Blue Jersey Radio LIVE Tonight at 8:00 p.m.

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Each week, Blue Jersey Radio streams LIVE with New Jersey’s latest political buzz, interviews with newsmakers, and your stimulating calls. Call-in Number: (646) 652-2773

This Week: Pay no attention to the South Jersey half of the logo, Jay’s on an excellent adventure this evening, so we’ll be treated to the rock-star treatment, with guest co-host, Adam Lambert.

Like to join us? Please do. Our call-in guests help make this show great, as you’d well know if you listened to last year’s Blue Jersey Radio Year in Review.and we love it when callers share their questions and their wisdom with us. That number again is (646) 652-2773 and we want you to call.  

We hope you’ll catch us live and call in, but we’re podcast-able, too.  You never have to miss an episode. Listen to them all on Blogtalkradio, or download any show on iTunes.

So join us tonight for a special 8:00 p.m. edition for a little bit o’ this, and a little bit o’ that. Talk to you later!  

Blue Jersey Radio – 2010 Year in Review

Each week, Blue Jersey Radio streams live with New Jersey’s latest political buzz, interviews with newsmakers, and your stimulating calls. And each year, we get to take a week off, and just listen back to some of our favorite shows.

So, like we did back in 2007 and 2008, and 2009, we invite you again to sit back, relax, and “click on the pix” to have a listen back to some of this year’s Blue Jersey Radio Year in Review:

Congressmen

In such a tumultuous year, we were privileged to hear directly from a number of our representatives in Congress, including first-time guest Rep. Donald Payne, and returning guests, our dear friends, Rep. Frank Pallone and Rep. Rush Holt, all three of whom will be returning to Congress in January. (By contrast, Rep. John Adler didn’t manage to squeeze us in this election year, and he won’t be going back. Coincidence?)

Rep. Frank Pallone
Rep. Frank Pallone, NJ-6

Congressman Donald M. Payne
Rep. Donald M. Payne, NJ-10

Rush Holt
Rep. Rush Holt, NJ-12

NJ Legislators and Mayors

We also had the pleasure of being joined by state and local elected officials from around the state.

Sen. Linda Greenstein
Sen. Linda Greenstein, LD-14 (well, almost)

Asm. Peter J. Barnes III, LD-18
Asm. Peter J. Barnes III, LD-18

Asm. John Wisniewski
Asm. John Wisniewski, LD-19

Haledon Mayor Domenick Stampone
Haledon Mayor Domenick Stampone

Some of New Jersey’s Most Inspiring Activists and Leaders

We spoke with leaders of a variety of influential, interesting and inspiring organizations working to make a positive impact around the state.

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Courage to Connect NJ’s Gina Genovese

Unseat Sean Kean
Unseat Sean Kean

Michele Jaker
Women’s Health Matters NJ’s Michele Jaker

NJ Policy Perspective's Deborah Howlett
NJ Policy Perspective’s Deborah Howlett

Annabel Park, Coffee Party USA
Annabel Park, Coffee Party USA Founder

Progressive Challengers

And we heard from the brave souls who stood up to challenge incumbents even in New Jersey’s toughest races, earning them an “A” on the political participation scoreboard.

Barry Bendar, Candidate for Congress in NJ-3
Barry Bendar, Candidate for Congress, NJ-3

Tod Thiese, NJ-5 Congressional Candidate
Tod Thiese, Candidate for Congress, NJ-5

Ed Potosnak, Candidate for Congress in NJ-7
Ed Potosnak, Candidate for Congress, NJ-7

Doug Herbert
Doug Herbert, Candidate for Congress, NJ-11

Camille Abate
Camille Abate, Bergen County Freeholder Candidate

BlueJersey Blogger Jeff Gardner to challenge for NJ Legislature?

First of all, best wishes to BlueJersey blogger Jeff Gardner for some exciting new professional changes on his horizon.

And secondly, OMMFG is this a bombshell?

njn6He’d count on Netroots, LGBT+ Labor support

From today’s PolitickerNJ:

The chairman of the local Democratic committee in Hawthorne may challenge for a 35th Legislative District seat next year.

Jeff Gardner will leave his present job as an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board in January to star a solo law practice in his hometown.

I think it’s safe to say I have not ruled out a run,” said Gardner, who opposed state Sen. John Girgenti’s (D-Hawthorne) no vote on marriage equality and subsequently took control of the local Democratic committee.

I’ve texted the man personally for comment which should come soon, hopefully in the comments portion of this here diary.

Blue Jersey Radio LIVE at 7:30 p.m. with New DSC Exec. Director Sean Downey

Sean Downey, veteran of Chris Dodd’s presidential campaign, Evan Bayh’s All-America PAC, and Joe Lieberman’s Senate office, has been named the new Executive Director for the NJDSC. He starts January 3, 2011. The state Dems have been without a captain since Rob Angelo went to take his “dream job” as Northeast regional representative of US Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, and that was 3 months ago.



Downey will be our guest on Blue Jersey Radio tonight at 7:30pm. What should Jeff and Jay ask him?

DSC Chair John Wisniewski:

I am thrilled to welcome Sean Downey as the new Executive Director for the Democratic State Committee. He brings experience as a leader, strong fundraiser, excellent organizer and talented communicator who has been involved with campaigns and government on the Federal, State and Local levels.

It’s interesting that Wisniewski hired from out of state, although Downey did grow up in Long Valley. In this state, we can’t seem to prevent the North Jersey and South Jersey Democrats from competing parochial interests, and the busload of political corruption arrests helpfully arranged by Chris Christie just before his governor’s election launch (plus the fact the scoundrels appear mostly to have been guilty) leaves a stain on the Democrats that is still a defining one. It’s completely arguable that any corruption infecting NJ Democrats is easily matched in Republicans. But we’re talking about perception, and that, plus the fact New Jerseyans think what they’re seeing every day is a media-savvy feature story of a governor mow down Democrats who haven’t figured out how to coordinate yet … well, you can understand why the Democrats might want to bring in somebody who doesn’t seem to owe anybody here anything, a fresh breeze.

The DSC news release touts the desire to “build a more grassroots focused organization”. That’s a term a lot of us are used to seeing claimed by infrastructural Democrats, but we don’t always see it transacted. We’d like to see it transacted, and it would be good to see a 21-County Strategy here; to really run one we need to de-emphasize the centralized power county chairs have, and strengthen the party from the ground up. In the age of Obama, these are goals the national Dems don’t appear to have. But it would be great to see that happen in New Jersey first. New Jersey needs it.

A little more on Downey’s background after the jump. Or you can listen in Wednesday when he’s our guest at Blue Jersey Radio, and maybe even call in and talk to him yourself. We’re so glad he’s making time for this interview.  

Blue Jersey Radio Returns – LIVE Tonight at 7:30 p.m. with Assemblyman Pete Barnes

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Each week, Blue Jersey Radio streams LIVE with NJ’s latest political buzz, interviews with newsmakers + your stimulating calls. Call-in Number: (646) 652-2773

This Week: Jeff and I welcome Assemblyman Peter Barnes, the newly minted Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. BlueJersey was a loud and vocal critic of the choice, obviously preferring one of Barnes’s more liberal colleagues. That prompted the Assemblyman to introduce himself (and his progressive bona fides) to the BlueJersey community. That’s what’s on tap for tonight.

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Our call-in guests help make this show great and we love it when callers share their questions and their wisdom with us. That number again is (646) 652-2773 and we want you to call. So join us tonight for 30 minutes of BlogtalkRadio Bliss.

Blue Jersey Radio Returns – LIVE Tonight at 7:30 p.m. with Senator Linda Greenstein

Sen. Linda Greenstein
Senator Linda Greenstein

Blue Jersey Radio streams LIVE with New Jersey’s latest political buzz, interviews with newsmakers, and your stimulating calls.

Tonight: We’re back for our new season (after a short post-election hiatus), and as promised, we’re kicking things off with a terrific guest: Assemblywoman Senator Linda Greenstein who was sworn in this week to her new role as one of just ten female Senators in New Jersey.

If you’re looking for bright spots coming out of the 2010 elections in New Jersey, you needn’t look much further than the 14th Legislative District, where then-Assemblywoman Greenstein won handily in what should have made news as a small repudiation of Governor Christie in his own backyard.

Of course, if Greenstein were a republican, they’d be calling her a “rising star.” Instead, we’ll have to settle for the democrats’ quietly increasing their Senate majority to 24-16 by promoting one of their most independent and progressive Assemblymembers to the upper chamber. (And it sure can’t have hurt Rush Holt’s race to have Greenstein running so strongly down-ballot!) I’ll take results over labels any day!

Have some questions for our newest progressive Senator? Drop ’em in the comments.

Or join us LIVE from 7:30 to 8:00 p.m. tonight, and have your say. We’ll be ready for your calls at: (646) 652-2773

And, remember, if you miss the show, you can always go back and listen to the archive, or download them on iTunes.

Better yet, plan ahead so you don’t miss next week’s show, Wednesday, December 15th at 7:30p, when our guest will be: Greenstein’s replacement as Chair of the Assembly Judiciary Chairman, Assemblyman Peter Barnes.

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Blue Jersey Radio – Election Recap Tonight at 8:00 p.m.

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Each week, Blue Jersey Radio streams LIVE with New Jersey’s latest political buzz, interviews with newsmakers, and your stimulating calls. Call-in Number: (646) 652-2773

This Week: Ah, this week. This week, this week, this week. We’ll look back on this week one day with horror no doubt. But for now, it’s time to walk through the rubble looking for valuables, and treasured keepsakes. Can you help?

Our call-in guests help make this show great and we love it when callers share their questions and their wisdom with us. That number again is (646) 652-2773 and we want you to call.  

We hope you’ll catch us live and call in, but we’re podcast-able, too.  You won’t want to miss an episode – and of course, you never have to. Listen to them all on Blogtalkradio, or download any show on iTunes.

So join us tonight for a special Wednesday edition for a little bit o’ this, and a little bit o’ that. Talk to you later!  

Election Day Fever. We Got it BAD at Blue Jersey Radio!

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Each week, Blue Jersey Radio streams LIVE with New Jersey’s latest political buzz, interviews with newsmakers, and your stimulating calls. Call-in Number: (646) 652-2773

Join us tonight for our Election Day Special! This will be our last chance to dish before going to the polls, so let’s make the most of it shall we?

Are you running for office or working on a campaign? Join us! Let us know the vibe where you are!

We’re live at 8:00 p.m., and we’d love to know what you’re thinking. Or, drop your thoughts in the comments, and we’ll discuss them on the show.

That’s tonight (Wednesday)at 8:00 p.m. for a little bit o’ this, and a metric ton o’ that.

You won’t want to miss an episode – and of course, you never have to. Listen to them all on Blogtalkradio, or download any show on iTunes. Talk to you later!