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    The Global Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Poverty, Inequality and Climate Change; and a Look at Immigration Law, Policies and Procedures

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan has a discussion with the Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network on the recent roundtable regarding the global economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, poverty, inequality and climate change; and a look at immigration law, policies and procedures, and the approach that the Biden Administration is taking to address the immigration issues at the border and elsewhere. Eric LeCompte is the Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network – a non-profit coalition that advocates for financial reforms that improve impoverished communities. During this week that the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are holding their Spring Meeting, Eric LeCompte shares…

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    Catholic Schools Week 2021 and Immigration Law under the New Biden Administration

    In this week’s episode of Just Love, Michael J. Deegan is the Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of New York. During this week when we celebrate Catholic education during Catholic Schools Week from January 31st to February 6th, Mike Deegan talks about the Catholic schools in New York, which educate over 67,000 student’s annually from Pre-K to twelfth grade in rural, urban and suburban settings throughout the ten southern counties of New York State – as well as what some of the challenges have been facing Catholic Education – particularly in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic of the Past Year. C. Mario Russell, Esq. is the Director of the…

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    COVID-19 Vaccinations and Democrats for Life

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about how COVID-19 vaccinations are being made available in underserved communities and also a conversation with the president of Democrats for Life. Dr. Ramon Tallaj, M.D. is the Founder, and Chairman of SOMOS Community Care, a network of over 2,500 healthcare providers located in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn who have come together to ensure better health care for Medicaid members in the New York City area. On today’s show, Dr. Tallaj will be sharing with our listeners the impact that COVID-19 has had on the communities that SOMOS Community Cares serves, as well as the plans it…

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    40th Anniversary of Dorothy Day’s Death on November 29, 1980, and a Discussion on How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Impacting Small Retail Businesses

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the conversation around the canonization of Dorothy Day and also how the pandemic has impacted small businessnes. Dr. Kevin Ahern, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College and a member of the Advisory Board for the Dorothy Day Guild. During this week that we commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Death of Dorothy Day back on November 29, 1980, Kevin Ahern shares with us a bit about the cause for the canonization of Dorothy Day and why her particular witness in needed in the Church and the world today. Meghan Keivel Cruz is the…

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    Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Indigenous Communities and A Look-forward at Thanksgiving 2020

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan looks into the impact COVID-19 has had on indigenous communities in and around Gallup, New Mexico. He also highlights this year’s Thanksgiving celebration, how it will be different, and what Catholic Charities of NY is doing to help provide a Thanksgiving meal to our neighbors in New York. Krystal Curley is the Executive Director of Indigenous Life Ways, an indigenous-oriented educational and community-support organization in Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico. During this “Native American History Month”, Krystal, who is a member of the Navajo Nation, shares how Indigenous Life Ways and other local non-profits in McKinley County New Mexico quickly…

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    A Conversation with a Delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention and School Re-openings

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Democratic National Convention and also has a conversation about how schools are preparing to re-open during amid COVID-19. Mayra Linares Garcia is the Delegate to the Democratic National Convention 2020. Last week, she served as a virtual delegate to the Democratic National Convention, as we are finishing up with the summer convention season this week marking the beginning of the 2020 Presidential Race in earnest. Mayra Linares-Garcia talks about what it was like to virtually participate in the Democratic National Convention this year, as well as sharing with us a bit about what’s in the Democratic Party’s…

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    The Pandemic’s Impact on Jobs and the Restaurant Industry

    In this episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about finding jobs during the pandemic and the impact COVID-19 has had on the restaurant industry in New York. Andrea Constantine, CAIA is the Talent Network Insights Manager at eightfold.ai, an artificial intelligence (AI) powered Talent Intelligence Platform which aims to transform how companies hire, engage and retain their human resources talent. As COVID-19 crisis continues to disrupt our lives and impact our economy, Andrea Constantine talks about how eightfold.ai has developed an on-line Talent Exchange platform that, using algorithms, matches people who are looking for work to the rights jobs for them. Melissa Fleischut is the President and Chief…

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    Impacts of the Increases of COVID-19 Cases and A Conversation on Police Reform in the Wake of the Recent Death of George Floyd

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about COVID-19 in Texas and police reform around the country. Cynthia N. Colbert, MSW is President and Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston in Texas. As COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the country, Cynthia Colbert talks about what the situation is currently like in East Texas and what Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is doing to assist those who have been impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic in her area. Thomas Abt, Esq. is a Senior Fellow at the Council on Criminal Justice in Washington D.C., as well as the author of…

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    COVID-19 in the Bronx and Youth Response to George Floyd

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about health and housing in the Bronx, and how the protests after George Floyd’s death has affected youth in New York. Professor Diana Hernandez, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Socio-medical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She – a sociologist by training – researches and examines the intersections between the built environment (housing and neighborhoods), and poverty and health. Dr. Hernandez shares with us how and why the COVID-19 outbreak here in New York has had a particularly devastating impact on poor communities of color like the South Bronx where she grew up. Eddie Silverio…

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    Senior Meal Delivery and The USNS Comfort

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the work of Encore Community Services and the task force on the USNS Comfort. Jeremy Kaplan is the Executive Director of Encore Community Services, an affiliated agency of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. Encore has now expanded into a multidimensional agency providing a comprehensive array of services in the Times Square area and beyond. Jeremy shares with us how Encore Community Services assists those homebound seniors that it works with, like securing nutritious meals during the pandemic, as well as helping them deal with the social isolation that accompanies social distancing requirements. Commander Kerry Hudson,…