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Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 32

Jacqui Hubbard is the Executive/Artistic Director of the Ivoryton Playhouse, a historic theater located in Ivoryton, Connecticut. The playhouse has a rich history dating back to 1911 and is known for its productions of classic and contemporary plays, musicals, and cabarets. Under Jacqui Hubbard’s leadership, the Ivoryton Playhouse has become renowned for its high-quality theatrical experiences and its commitment to fostering local talent and engaging with the community. Hubbard’s vision and dedication have helped to make the Ivoryton Playhouse a vibrant cultural hub in the region.

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 31

Denis Hamill is a journalist, novelist, screenwriter, and TV writer. As a journalist, he served his apprenticeship at a Brooklyn weekly called Flatbush Life. Within a year, he was writing for the Village Voice and a year later, he won the prestigious Meyer Berger Award from Columbia University for the best New York City reporting. From there, he went on to write columns for New York Magazine, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, the Boston Herald American, New York Newsday, and the New York Daily News. In addition, he is the author of ten novels, several screenplays, movies, and TV shows/series.

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 30

Lynn Berger interviews Leighann Lord, a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress. Leighann has appeared on Comedy Central, HBO, The View, and in the Netflix Def Comedy Special. In addition to performing for the troops in the Middle East, Leighann was named one of the 35 Most Hilarious Comedians of Diversity, a national finalist in the American Black Film Festival-HBO Comedy Wings Competition, and she received the American Humanist Association’s Humanist Arts Award. Leighann has been in Showtime’s Even More Funny Women of a Certain Age and her Dry Bar Comedy special, I Mean Business, has had over one million views. Leighann is the author of several humor books. She is a former co-host of the Emmy-nominated StarTalk with Neil de Grasse Tyson. Leighann is also the creator of the People with Parents podcast where she talks about the role reversal between adult children and aging parents.

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 29

Lynn interviews Executive Director Dr. Arlene Goldsmith. Dr Goldsmith has led the New Alternatives for Children (NAC) since its inception in 1982, from an initial staff of 5 employees to over 400 today. Before joining NAC, Dr. Goldsmith held numerous diversified social work positions, having spent 25 years as a practitioner in the field of human services. She has served as an Educational Program Specialist at the Council on Social Work Education and as an Educational Coordinator at the Metropolitan Placement Unit of the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. She has also worked in child welfare agencies as both a practitioner and supervisor and been a faculty member of Hunter/Lehman College.

Dr. Goldsmith has won the following awards:

  • Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leader -1994;
  • Lewis Hine Award from the National Child Labor Committee – 1998;
  • Robin Hood Foundation Hero’s Award – 1998;
  • Columbia University School of Social Work Hall of Fame – 2009;
  • Rowell Foster Children’s Positive Plan and the Annie E. Casey Foundation – Foster Care Leadership Award 2010;
  • Fellow at the Academy of Medicine; Clara Lemlich Award for Social Activism – 2020;
  • City and State – New York 2021 Responsible 100.

Dr. Goldsmith holds a Master of Social Work degree from Columbia University School of Social Work and a PhD in Social Work from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, with a specialization in Child Welfare.

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 28

Lynn Berger Interviews Brian Hamill. Brian was born in Brooklyn, NY and studied photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology. In the mid-1960s, Hamill began his long career as a photojournalist covering everything from the Rock & Roll scene, politics, and entertainment to sports (especially the boxing world). He also worked for a few years as an assistant to several top fashion photographers in the late sixties. In the early 1970s, he traveled to Northern Ireland to photograph the troubles there for The New York Times Magazine, and simultaneously widened his photojournalistic scope into a still photographer on movie sets. Since then, he has worked as a still photographer on over seventy-five movies including twenty-six Woody Allen films. A partial list of feature films: Annie Hall, Raging Bull, Manhattan, Devil’s Advocate, Big, A Woman Under the Influence, The Natural, Bullets Over Broadway, Stardust Memories and Manhattan Murder Mystery. A partial list of celebrities: John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Woody Allen, Muhammed Ali, Barbara Streisand, and Frank Sinatra. With over fifty years as a photographer, Hamill has amassed an amazingly colorful collection of stories to complement his many photographs.

 

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 27

Lynn interviews Eric Drath an Emmy-Award winning filmmaker. Eric is the CEO of Live Star Entertainment, a production company which specializes in live broadcasts as well as non-broadcast and original content. Eric was born and raised in New York City and graduated from Columbia University. Eric began his career at ABC News, and he subsequently became a producer for both CNN and Fox News Channel. In 1998 he moved into the boxing world where he spent 6 years working as an agent, representing over 40 fighters around the world. In 2009, Eric released his first film, Assault in the Ring which aired on HBO and received the Emmy award for Outstanding Sports Documentary in 2010. He’s also produced more than 15 other films including Reneé (Tribeca Film Festival/ESPN, Tapia (HBO) and No Mas which also won an EMMY for ESPN’s 30 for 30 series.

 

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 26

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Randy Florke – August 2, 2023. Lynn interviews Randy who is a Realtor, Renovator, Investor, Interior Designer and Author. Randy discusses the challenges and joys of managing his career and family activities.

 

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 25

Lynn Berger interviews Carly Callahan, the Executive Director of the United Theatre in Westerly, Rhode Island. Carly is an artistic entrepreneur focused on developing innovative audience and community engagement. She brings decades’ worth of experience in theatrical marketing and audience development to her role as Executive Director of The United Theatre. Her passion lies in fostering the intersection of artistic expression and community building

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 24

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People Joanna Cawley 062123. Joanna Cawley, Executive Director of Carnegie Hill Neighbors (CHN), is a Nonprofit Executive, Community Leader, and Artist. During her tenure, which began in 2016, she has strategically realigned this 50-year-old organization to increase community with compassionate, inclusive programming, grow existing programs, develop new revenue streams, and utilize the organization’s resources to benefit other communities. Prior to CHN she was a small business owner.

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 23

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People Carice Anderson 041023. Carice Anderson is a Harvard-trained, global learning and organizational development leader, facilitator, and author. She has spent the last two decades inside some of the world’s most high-performing companies like: McKinsey & Company, BlackRock, Deloitte Consulting, and Korn Ferry.

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 22

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People Mark Scheerer 022223. Mark Scheerer is an experienced versatile news professional based in New York City.

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 21

Lynn Berger interviews Remarkable People with Joey Batista who made the transition from technology account executive to an entrepreneur. Joey is the founder/owner of Joey Bats Cafe, Gama Lounge and Joey Bats Comedy Club – venues that offer delicious food and great entertainment. 

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 20

Lynn Berger sits down with L. Adé Williams Programming & Production Professional. Adé hosts The Harlem Connection Radio a weekly radio show where a trio of music lovers joins forces with the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce to provide listeners with the artists and the sounds that helped establish Harlem as a cultural Mecca. Adé gives career advice and talks about his work at the Apollo Theater, Harlem Week and DC Comics.

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 19

Lynn Berger sits down with Jacques Pepin to discuss his career as a food innovator. Jacques Pépin is a world-renown French chef, author, culinary educator, television personality, and artist.

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 18

Lynn Berger has a wonderful conversation with Jane Condon. Jane Condon is a Comedian, Speaker and Host. The Associated Press referred to her as “an upper-crust Roseanne” and The New York Times says, “Condon had the audience cackling, guffawing and in hysterics as she sliced through marriage, husband, kids, politics and other topics.” She has appeared on ABC-TV’s The View, Lifetime TV’s Girls’ Night Out, FOX-TV’s series finale of 24, Nickelodeon’s Nick Mom Night Out, as well as NBC’s Last Comic Standing and the Today Show.

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 17

Lynn Berger has a wonderful conversation with Pauline Lord. Pauline moved to the White Gate Farm with husband David Harlow in 2000 to begin clearing rocks from the field (only one back then) and growing some crops. In California she had worked as a psychotherapist, waged legal battles against developers and ran the conservation group Committee for Green Foothills. She loves raising produce and critters, dreaming up ways to expand the enterprise, working with the farm team and interacting with the White Gate Farm community of customers.

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 16

Lynn Berger has a wonderful conversation with Ambassador Laura Flores where they discuss her career. Laura is a well-traveled and widely connected international executive with over 30 years of experience in multilateral organizations, public administration, and non-profit management. She is accomplished in establishing new organizational structures and bridging private and public interests to advance human development.

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 15

Lynn Berger interviews Mark Goldsmith. Mark enjoyed a 35-year career in the cosmetic business. After retiring, he discovered a passion for helping young men in the criminal justice system get on a path to success. Since then, his not-for-profit, Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO), has helped more than ten thousand young men attain educational goals and jobs that lead to careers. Through these efforts, participants in his program had a recidivism rate of less than fifteen percent as opposed to the previous rate of sixty percent from Rikers Island.

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 14

Lynn Berger has a great conversation with Amanda Vaill. Amanda is an author, screenwriter and journalist noted for her non-fiction. They discuss Amanda’s passions for the arts and how she moved from publishing to writing.

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 13

Lynn Berger interviews Carolyn Maloney. Lynn and Carolyn discuss her career, the pandemic, women’s rights, the Second Avenue subway, and the future in a far-ranging interview. This video will be broadcast on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network.

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 12

Lynn Berger sits down with Lenny Golay the owner of The Corner Bookstore an iconic fixture on Manhattan’s Upper East Side,

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 11

Lynn Berger interviews Mary Jones a Radio Talk Show Host. Mary discusses her career and transitions from Corporate Recruiting and Social Work to broadcasting.

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 10

Lynn Berger sits down with Dr. Mary Ann LoFrumento to discuss childcare, Haitian relief and the pandemic in a wide-ranging discussion. Dr. LoFrumento is a Pediatrician, Global Health Care Expert, Medical Educator, Author and Video Producer. 

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 9

Lynn Berger interviews Josh Grisetti, an award-winning actor with principal/series regular roles on Broadway, off-Broadway, primetime television, network pilots, national & international tours, regional theatre, voiceover & commercial work, for over 20 years. More recently Josh has been a regional theatre director, published author, and university educator. Josh discusses his career, the choices he has made and what the future holds for him.

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 8

Lynn Berger interviews Harrison Greenbaum is a terrific Comedian and Magician. He will amaze you you with his magic and make you howl with laughter at his quick-witted humor.

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 7

Lynn Berger sits down with Maureen Langan. Maureen is an award-winning broadcaster, TEDx Talk speaker, corporate host, and international standup comedian.

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 6

Lynn Berger sits down with Rabbi Mathew Marko of Congregation Beth Israel of Greenville, South Carolina to discuss community, career choices, faith and humility during the pandemic and beyond.

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 5

Lynn Berger sits down with Lisa Denning founder of The Wine Chef and wine writer/wine salesperson at Grape Collective to discuss wine, food, family, health and career opportunities in the food and beverage industry.

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 4

In this episode of the Lynn Berger Interviews Alexander Smalls who is a chef, restaurateur, writer, opera singer and guru. Alexander sits down with Lynn Berger to discuss his passions for food, music and good friends.

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 3

In this episode of the Lynn Berger Interviews Interesting People, Lynn interviews Sally Cook, New York Times Best Seller. As seen on Manhattan Neighborhood Network.

Lynn Berger Interviews Remarkable People – Episode 2

In this episode of the Lynn Berger Interviews Interesting People, Lynn interviews Corey Muirhead Executive Vice President of the Logan Bus Company.