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:
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, NJ-6
Rep. Donald M. Payne, NJ-10
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, LD-14 (well, almost)
Asm. Peter J. Barnes III, LD-18
Asm. John Wisniewski, LD-19
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.
Courage to Connect NJ’s Gina Genovese
Unseat Sean Kean
Women’s Health Matters NJ’s Michele Jaker
NJ Policy Perspective’s Deborah Howlett
Annabel Park, Coffee Party USA Founder
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, NJ-3
Tod Thiese, Candidate for Congress, NJ-5
Ed Potosnak, Candidate for Congress, NJ-7
Doug Herbert, Candidate for Congress, NJ-11
Camille Abate, Bergen County Freeholder Candidate