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Facts & Issues, The League on TV

We're back -- and available on Vimeo.com. You can find hosts Marie Curtis and Dallas Grove on Verizon FIOS channel 22 and Cablevision Optimum channel 77, interviewing government officials and involved citizens working to make a difference.

To view the videos in full-screen, click on the X-like character in the lower right corner of the screen. If no such character is visible, double-click on the video image.


5/2/2017

Historical Museum President Paul Edelson
talks with Marie Curtis about the project to restore the water tower, and about its history.


5/2/2017

Planning, zoning, permits -- how it works, what you need,
with Marianne Wilensky, Ocean's Community Development Director, hosted by Marie Curtis.


4/4/2017

Recycling, tea, and the fate of the world,
with Kirsten Kristensen, owner and certified tea specialist of the White House in Oakhurst, hosted by Marie Curtis.


4/4/2017

Islam 101,
with Brookdale history professors Tony Snyder and Sherri West, hosted by Marie Curtis.


12/30/2016

Sylvia Sylvia-Cioffi,
the woman behind the scenes at Ocean Cares
talks with host Marie Curtis about a forum for news of Ocean Township.


12/30/2016

Rose O'Connor Myer,
Chamber of Commerce president,
talks with host Marie Curtis about what the Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce is up to -- big stuff.


12/30/2016

Sherri West,
Brookdale professor,
talks with host Dallas on politics, the election, the media, and education. Should Civics be brought back to the curriculum?


8/23/2016

Christine Hanlon,
Monmouth County Clerk,
with host Marie Curtis on the functions of the clerk's office.


8/23/2016

Christine Hanlon,
Monmouth County Clerk,
with host Marie Curtis, discussing voting -- the hows and wheres and whens.


5/25/2016

Todd Bates,
Rutgers Science Communicator and former Asbury Park Press environment reporter,
with host Marie Curtis.


5/25/2016

Tom Reu,
OceanTV Coordinator,
With host Marie Curtis, what OceanTV does, where to find it, how it works, what it can do for you.


2/3/2016

Ray Pogwist,
Chairman of the Township Ocean Environmental Commission,
With host Marie Curtis, on water management, tree canopies, traffic, the role of the Environmental Commission, and much more.


2/3/2016

William Schmeling,
Executive Director of the Township of Ocean Sewerage Authority,
With host Marie Curtis, on sewers and sewage.


8/25/2015

Linda Keenan,
of The Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties,
and Derek Minno-Bloom
of Trinity Episcopal Church
With host Pamela Caputo, on feeding the hungry in Monmouth County.


5/19/2015

Steven Peters,
Chief of Police
With host Dallas Grove and Officer Alisa Antunez, on traffic safety and the summer season at The Shore.


5/19/2015

Beth Henderson,
Branch Manager, Ocean Township Library
Beth Henderson of the Ocean Library, with host Dallas Grove on the busy program at the local library.


4/7/2015

Laurel Von Gerichten,
Chair, Shade Tree Commission
Laurel Von Gerichten, who chairs the Shade Tree Commission, talks with host Dallas Grove about trees, climate, gas lines, power lines, shade, and making the town a greener, more pleasant place.


4/7/2015

Vincent Buttiglieri,
Clerk, Township of Ocean
With municipal elections on May 12, host Dallas Grove and the town's clerk review what's new and what the clerk's office does, in a lively discussion.


3/24/2015

Jennifer Beck,
NJ Senator, 11th District
Host Dallas Grove talks with Senator Beck about New Jersey's budget and debt, and what that means to school funding, and to state employee pensions and benefits. Property taxes, how tax and policy choices effect business decisions -- a lively conversation -- take a look.


8/12/2014

Steven Peters,
Chief, Ocean Township Police
Host Marie Curtis chats with Chief Peters and Lt. Torchia about how the Township Police use social media and other means to communicate with residents.


8/12/2014

Tim Dillingham,
Executive Director, American Littoral Society
Host Marie Curtis chats with Tim Dillingham about New Jersey's recovery from Hurricane Sandy, the state's new regulations for coastal development, sea level rise, the Corps of Engineers and the economics of beach replenishment, habitat restoration for horseshoe crabs, Barnegat Bay, and what a citizen can do.


7/8/2014

Steven Peters,
Chief of Police, Township of Ocean
The mission of the township police is to ensure the safety and protection of both property and persons of all the inhabitants of our community, to reduce the impact of crime on the inhabitants, and to regulate and control the flow of traffic in order to facilitate movement within the Township of Ocean.


5/13/2014

Tony MacDonald,
Director, Urban Coast Institute
The Urban Coast Institute conducts research into issues of living at the shore in a developed environment -- Monmouth County. It focuses on the near shore, the ocean, and on building communities resilient in the face of challenges such as Hurricane Sandy, rising sea levels, and global climate change.


5/13/2014

Marge Edelson and
Peggy Dellinger
The Ocean Township Historical Museum celebrates its 30th year, and the museum founders chat with host Marie Curtis about how it started, how it grew, and what the museum is up to now.


4/15/2014

Paula Aldarelli,
Executive Director of Earthshare New Jersey
Marie and Paula discuss Earthshare's work in support of environmental organizations.


4/15/2014

Vincent Buttiglieri,
Ocean Township Clerk
Marie and Vinnie discuss the many and varied activities of the clerk's office.


3/25/2014

Kathy Reiser,
Ocean Township Recreation Director
Marie and Kathy discuss what the recreation department is up to, the programs it offers, and the fun you can have.


Danielle Pfeiffer and Mickey Eberhardt,
Ocean Township Growing Strong
The TOGS advisor and an OTHS student talk with host Marie Curtis about how TOGS engages students helping others in town and around the world.


Bill McMahon,
Ocean Twp. Public Works
The Director talks about picking up trash, plowing snow, recycling, and Hurricane Sandy.


11/11/2013

John Lysko,
Ocean Twp. Schools
School Superintendent John Lysko talks about school security in the world after the shootings at Columbine and Newtown.


11/11/2013

Denise Parlamas,
Community Hope Fund
Working with the Department of Human Services, the Community Hope Fund helps residents in need with food and support. Denise Parlamas explains what they do and how they do it.


10/8/2013

Lauren Townshend,
US Strong
US Strong is focused on building understanding and support for extreme weather relief and protection, and is working to educate the public, leaders, legislators on the problem and what needs to be done.


10/8/2013

Andrew Brannen,
Manager, Ocean Township
Township Manager Andrew Brannen explains some of the workings of Township government, his role and that of the Council, current efforts in shared services, relations with Monmouth University, and other topics.


9/10/2013

Peggy Dellinger,
Ocean Township Historical Museum
The kickoff show features Peggy Dellinger, Exhibit Director of the Ocean Township Historical Museum discussing the museum's exhibit on Asbury Park.

A note: Facts & Issues is now recorded in Town Hall using facilities generously made available by Ocean TV, part of the municipal government. The League is grateful to the Town for use of the space and equipment, and to Tom Reu, who heads Ocean TV and is a patient and thoughtful instructor.

You can find and these and future segments directly on Vimeo.com by searching on the tag "LWVTO".