Newark needs info: A digital conversation

April 18, 2020

By Brit Harley, WBGO and Mike Rispoli, Free Press

To say that things are different right now in New Jersey is an understatement. The way we do school, food, work and community has shifted dramatically in just a few weeks.

And our communities are hurting. Many of us have lost jobs or have loved ones who have. Some of us have been struck by the coronavirus. All of us are feeling uncertain about the future.

It’s important that we have the news and information we need to stay safe and healthy. And we know there’s a lot of info coming your way and it may feel helpful, overwhelming or frustrating depending on the day or story.

Join WBGO and Free Press for a digital conversation at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21. Register here.

The focus of the call will be discussing the following three questions:

1. What information do you need to stay safe and healthy in your community?

2. What questions do you need answered to stay safe and healthy?

3. What’s happening in your community right now that shows solutions, resiliency, and creativity?

Feel free to join by video or phone. And please pass this invitation on to others you know.

If you have any questions, email Brit Harley: or Mike Rispoli:

Until then, take care of yourself. Wash your hands. And find moments of joy and pleasure, either alone, six foot away from other people, or somewhere online.