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    2022 Midterm Outcomes with both New York Republican and Democratic Officials

    Today we benefit from some distance from election day and spend our hour of JustLove trying to make sense of the electoral outcomes from the 2022 midterms. James “Jim” Castro-Blanco, Esq., is Counsel to the Westchester County Republican Committee, and Dirk McCall is a Tenured Board Member of the Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City. These two gentlemen help us understand the election from all sides of the issues at hand. James “Jim” Castro-Blanco, Esq., is Counsel to the Westchester County Republican Committee and a Partner at Murtagh, Cossu, Venditti, and Castro-Blanco, LLP. Dirk McCall is a Tenured Board Member of the Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City.…

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    Checking in with Catholic Charities in New Mexico and Florida; Current State of College Football

    On today’s pre-Thanksgiving show of JustLove, we are inviting three guests to cover a variety of topics. Vicki Trujillo of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Gallup, Inc., New Mexico tells us about the support their branch provides to the local Native American communities of New Mexico and Arizona. Then, Eddie Gloria of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Venice talks with us about the continued efforts to rebuild after Hurricane Ian as the holidays approach. To wrap up, we discuss the current state of college football with Dr. Victoria Jackson, Ph.D., of Arizona State University. Vicki Trujillo is the Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Gallup,…

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    New York and Puerto Rico – Connected by History, Culture, and Giving Back

    This week we focus heavily on the rich connection between the island of Puerto Rico and the Hispanic population that emigrated to New York State, contributing so much to our modern cultural makeup. Carmen Villafane, of New York Foundling, discusses with us the Head Start Division of her organization and the work it is undertaking to alleviate the educational and developmental disparities faced by children in Puerto Rico. Teresa Santiago of TAS Communications LLC then joins us to discuss the “I Am Because We Are” Conference that took place in Puerto Rico between November 9th and 12th. The conference was sponsored by SOMOS Inc., a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to…

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    CCUSA’s Parish-based Trauma Resources, Faithful Citizenship, and Radical Solidarity

    On today’s edition of JustLove, Dr. Mike Carotta, Ed.D., is a religious educator and chief developer of “Whole-Hearted” – Catholic Charities of the United States of America (CCUSA)’s new Parish-based trauma resource. He will discuss how the new program can assist participants to move forward mentally and spiritually after a traumatic event. After, we are joined by Dr. Charlie Camosy, Ph.D., to discuss the concept of justice that animates the Catholic vision of faithful citizenship and radical solidarity on this weekend before Election Day (November 8th). Dr. Michael “Mike” Carotta, Ed.D., is a religious educator, author, and Visiting Theology Instructor at Creighton University. Dr. Charles “Charlie” Camosy, Ph.D., is a…

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    Violence at Home and Abroad: Uvalde Five Months on, and the Threat of Nuclear War in Ukraine

    On JustLove, we are inviting Prof. Ramona Lampley, J.D., to discuss with us her research on gun violence and policy across the United States, and how the Uvalde community has been changed over the course of the past five months since the shooting at the community’s elementary school. A seemingly more abstract threat, echoing worries of the last century, is the rhetoric of nuclear war in Eastern Europe. Dr. Matthew Bunn, Ph.d., joins us to discuss our concerns with expertise in foreign policy and international conflict. Prof. Ramona Lampley, J.D., is the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development and Professor of Law at Saint Mary’s School of Law in…

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