Meet the Leaders
Meet the Leaders

Meet the Leaders

2012 - 2013, News
Information and insights on the issues that affect your community.
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Episode Guide

  • Meet the Leaders - District 32 Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez (Episode 91)

    District 32 Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez

  • Meet the Leaders - District 33 Assemblyman Ruben Ramos (Episode 90)

    District 33 Assemblyman Ruben Ramos

  • Meet the Leaders - Town of Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton (Episode 89)

    Town of Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton

    Town of Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton joins us to discuss the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and recovery efforts in the town. He also discusses Economic Development and running for County Executive in 2013.

  • Meet the Leaders - Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt (Episode 88)

    Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt

    Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt discusses redistricting and the effects of Superstorm Sandy. Other discussion issues include rebuilding and the election.

  • Meet the Leaders - Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard (Episode 86)

    Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard

    Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard discusses many important topics and issues of the area.

  • Meet the Leaders - Phillip Valastro (Episode 85)

    Phillip Valastro

    Phillip Valastro,The Village of Chester's Mayor, discusses many topics including a bit of his background, consolidation of the town and village police departments and the economic development of the area.

  • Meet the Leaders - Hoboken Councilman Michael Russo (Episode 84)

    Hoboken Councilman Michael Russo

  • Meet the Leaders - Hudson County Exec Tom DeGise (Episode 83)

    Hudson County Exec Tom DeGise

  • Meet the Leaders - Assemblywoman Mila Jasey (Episode 82)

    Assemblywoman Mila Jasey

  • Meet the Leaders - State Senator Ray Lesniak (Episode 81)

    State Senator Ray Lesniak

  • Meet the Leaders - Blooming Grove Town Supervisor Frank Fornario (Episode 80)

    Blooming Grove Town Supervisor Frank Fornario

    Frank Fornario is excited about the economic development happening. He also talks about his career, tax relief for the town and the water problems he is working to fix.

  • Meet the Leaders - Senator John Bonacic (Episode 79)

    Senator John Bonacic

  • Meet the Leaders - Join Optimum Local's Meet the Leaders as we interview New Jersey's congressional delegation (Episode 78)

    Join Optimum Local's Meet the Leaders as we interview New Jersey's congressional delegation

  • Meet the Leaders - New Jersey Girl Scouts celebrate their Gold Awards and the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting (Episode 77)

    New Jersey Girl Scouts celebrate their Gold Awards and the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting

  • Meet the Leaders - New Jersey Girl Scouts celebrate their Gold Awards and the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting (Episode 76)

    New Jersey Girl Scouts celebrate their Gold Awards and the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting

  • Meet the Leaders - New Jersey Girl Scouts celebrate their Gold Awards and the 100th Anniversay of Girl Scouting (Episode 75)

    New Jersey Girl Scouts celebrate their Gold Awards and the 100th Anniversay of Girl Scouting

  • Meet the Leaders - BettyLou DeCroce - Memorial to Alex DeCroce (Episode 74)

    BettyLou DeCroce - Memorial to Alex DeCroce

    BettyLou DeCroce joins us for a special memorial to the late Assemblyman Alex DeCroce.

  • Meet the Leaders - Nancy Calhoun (Episode 73)

    Nancy Calhoun

    Assemblywoman Nancy Calhoun reflects on her career in public service, discusses the reasons for her decision not to run for re-election, and the posibility of casino gambling coming to New York State.

  • Meet the Leaders - Dr. Raymond W. Bryand joins David Smith (Episode 72)

    Dr. Raymond W. Bryand joins David Smith

    Superintendent of the Warwick Valley Central School District Dr. Raymond W. Bryand joins David Smith to discuss the possibility of bringing Greenwood Lake students to Warwick High School and the Diginity for All Students Act.

  • Meet the Leaders - Senator Andrew Roraback (Episode 71)

    Senator Andrew Roraback

    Senator Andrew Roraback reflects on his eighteen year career in the legislature, discuss plans for the new Litchfield County Courthouse and his run for Congress.

  • Meet the Leaders - Representatives Michelle Cook and Roberta Willis (Episode 70)

    Representatives Michelle Cook and Roberta Willis

    Representatives Michelle Cook and Roberta Willis join Jeff Zeiner to discuss the Special Session in Hartford, capital punishment and making Connecticut more business friendly.

  • Meet the Leaders - Todd Tancredi (Episode 69)

    Todd Tancredi

    Town of Poughkeepsie Supervisor.

  • Meet the Leaders - Peter Barnes (Episode 68)

    Peter Barnes

    A conversation with Assemblyman Peter Barnes from District 18.

  • Meet the Leaders - Caroline Casagrande (Episode 67)

    Caroline Casagrande

    A conversation with Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande from District 11.

  • Meet the Leaders - Augusto Amador (Episode 66)

    Augusto Amador

    A conversation with Newark East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador.

  • Meet the Leaders - Theresa Marshall and Amiri Baraka (Episode 65)

    Theresa Marshall and Amiri Baraka

    A conversation with Theresa Marshall and Amiri Baraka of Newark's Lincoln Park.

  • Meet the Leaders - Angelica Jiminez (Episode 64)

    Angelica Jiminez

    A conversation with Assemblywoman Angelica Jiminez from 32nd District.

  • Meet the Leaders - Fior D'Aliza Frias (Episode 63)

    Fior D'Aliza Frias

    A conversation with West New York Commissioner Fior D'Aliza Frias.

  • Meet the Leaders - Candidates from Boys & Girls Clubs (Episode 61)

    Candidates from Boys & Girls Clubs

    Candidates from across NJ vie to become Youth of the Year.

  • Meet the Leaders - Senators Andrew Roraback and Robert Kane (Episode 60)

    Senators Andrew Roraback and Robert Kane

    Sens. Andrew Roraback and Robert Kane along with Reps. Sean Williams and Roberta Willis.

  • Meet the Leaders - Sen. Kevin Witkos, Rep. Michelle Cook, Rep. Craig Miner (Episode 59)

    Sen. Kevin Witkos, Rep. Michelle Cook, Rep. Craig Miner

    Senator Kevin Witkos and Representatives Michelle Cook and Craig Miner take some time talking about how this session closed and the affect decisions will have in the north west corner of the state.

  • Meet the Leaders - Greenwood Lake Mayor Barbara Moore (Episode 58)

    Greenwood Lake Mayor Barbara Moore

    Problems facing the water level of the lake, town's dependency on tourism and the upcoming vote for students attending high school.

  • Meet the Leaders - Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt (Episode 57)

    Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt

    Her reaction to the state budget, comments on redistricting and the Ramapo lawsuit. Vetteran's affairs and the environment.

  • Meet the Leaders - US Senator Frank Lautenberg (Episode 56)

    US Senator Frank Lautenberg

  • Meet the Leaders - Hartford (Episode 55)

    Hartford

    Discussion about the legislation that took place during the 2012 session.

  • Meet the Leaders - Bill Dressel (Episode 54)

    Bill Dressel

    NJ League of Municipalities Executive Director.

  • Meet the Leaders - District 16 Senator Kip Bateman (Episode 53)

    District 16 Senator Kip Bateman

  • Meet the Leaders - Union City Commissioner Christopher Irizarry (Episode 52)

    Union City Commissioner Christopher Irizarry

  • Meet the Leaders - District 31 Assemblyman Jason O'Donnell (Episode 51)

    District 31 Assemblyman Jason O'Donnell

  • Meet the Leaders - NJ State Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (Episode 50)

    NJ State Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver

  • Meet the Leaders - District 20 - Assemblyman Joseph Cryan (Episode 49)

    District 20 - Assemblyman Joseph Cryan

  • Meet the Leaders - Representative Brendan Sharkey (Episode 48)

    Representative Brendan Sharkey

    The recent merger of NU and NSTAR and the benefits to Connecticut residents.

  • Meet the Leaders - Assemblywoman Nancy Calhoun (Episode 47)

    Assemblywoman Nancy Calhoun

    Discussions include the state budget, pension reform and mandates.

  • Meet the Leaders - U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (Episode 46)

    U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg

  • Meet the Leaders - District 33 Assemblyman Sean Connors (Episode 45)

    District 33 Assemblyman Sean Connors

  • Meet the Leaders - District 31 Senator Sandra Cunningham (Episode 44)

    District 31 Senator Sandra Cunningham

  • Meet the Leaders - Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore (Episode 43)

    Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore

  • Meet the Leaders - Collier Youth Services (Episode 42)

    Collier Youth Services

  • Meet the Leaders - DECP Comissioner Catherine Smith and Representative Roberta Willis (Episode 41)

    DECP Comissioner Catherine Smith and Representative Roberta Willis

    Smith details efforts to grow business while Willis reflects on state of the education bill.

  • Meet the Leaders - Attorney General George Jepsen (Episode 40)

    Attorney General George Jepsen

    Current issues of consumer protection and state utility regulation.

  • Meet the Leaders - Chester Town Supervisor Steve Neuhaus (Episode 39)

    Chester Town Supervisor Steve Neuhaus

    Discussions include the latest economic development, new nepotism law and his promotion to Lieutenant in the Navy.

  • Meet the Leaders - Town of Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton (Episode 38)

    Town of Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton

    Discussions include the town's Dial-a-Ride transportation and his push for a county-wide program and a possible run for County Executive.

  • Meet the Leaders - Congresswoman Nan Hayworth (Episode 37)

    Congresswoman Nan Hayworth

    Creating jobs, transportation and infrastructure issues and healthcare.

  • Meet the Leaders - In Washington (Episode 36)

    In Washington

    Issues include national budget process, healthcare and rebuilding the transportation infrastructure.

  • Meet the Leaders - Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Congressman Jim Himes (Episode 35)

    Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Congressman Jim Himes

    Topics include economic recovery, rising gas prices and transportation needs.

  • Meet the Leaders - Congressman Chris Murphy (Episode 34)

    Congressman Chris Murphy

    Topics include the need to Buy American, rising gas prices and the economy.

  • Meet the Leaders - Girl Scouts in Connecticut (Episode 33)

    Girl Scouts in Connecticut

    Senator Toni Boucher, Secretary of State Denise Miller and Representative Michelle Cook reflect.

  • Meet the Leaders - Special Edition (Episode 32)

    Special Edition

    Optimum Locals Meet the Leaders from the State House in Trenton.

  • Meet the Leaders - Congresswoman Nan Hayworth (Episode 31)

    Congresswoman Nan Hayworth

    Payroll and medicare tax cuts and issues that are being negotiated in Washington.

  • Meet the Leaders - From the Capitol in Hartford (Episode 30)

    From the Capitol in Hartford

    Guests include Senators Joe Crisco and Bob Duff.

  • Meet the Leaders - Newark Councilman Luis Quintana (Episode 29)

    Newark Councilman Luis Quintana

  • Meet the Leaders - Girl Scouts (Episode 28)

    Girl Scouts

    The Girl Scouts celebrate their 100th anniversary in Hartford.

  • Meet the Leaders - Congresswoman Nita Lowey (Episode 27)

    Congresswoman Nita Lowey

    Issues include infrastructure, women's health, Homeland Security and more.

  • Meet the Leaders - West NY Mayor Dr. Felix Roque (Episode 26)

    West NY Mayor Dr. Felix Roque

  • Meet the Leaders - Heart of NJ Girl Scout Region (Episode 25)

    Heart of NJ Girl Scout Region

  • Meet the Leaders - Former Governor Richard Codey (Episode 24)

    Former Governor Richard Codey

  • Meet the Leaders - Elijah's Promise (Episode 23)

    Elijah's Promise

    Food service program

  • Meet the Leaders - Sheila Oliver (Episode 22)

    Sheila Oliver

    Optimum Local/Rider University Special

  • Meet the Leaders - Legislative Leader Harriet Cornell (Episode 20)

    Legislative Leader Harriet Cornell

    Reorganization of Legislature and plans for the Tappan Zee Bridge.

  • Meet the Leaders - 2012 Session (Episode 19)

    2012 Session

    Guests include Senators Andrew Roraback & Kevin Witkos and State Representatives John Piscopo & Sean Williams

  • Meet the Leaders - NY State Budget with State Senator David Carlucci (Episode 18)

    NY State Budget with State Senator David Carlucci

    Creating jobs in Rockland and plans for renovating the Tappan Zee Bridge.

  • Meet the Leaders - Solar Energy (Episode 16)

    Solar Energy

    Vincent Cozzolino, founder and CEO of The Solar Energy Consortium, discusses solar energy.

  • Meet the Leaders - 2012 Session is Opening in Hartford (Episode 15)

    2012 Session is Opening in Hartford

    Potential guests: Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman.

  • Meet the Leaders - Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick (Episode 14)

    Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick

  • Meet the Leaders - Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo (Episode 13)

    Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo

  • Meet the Leaders - Senate Education Chair, Theresa Ruiz (Episode 12)

    Senate Education Chair, Theresa Ruiz

  • Meet the Leaders - Assembly Budget Chairman Vincent Prieto (Episode 11)

    Assembly Budget Chairman Vincent Prieto

  • Meet the Leaders - Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer (Episode 10)

    Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer

  • Meet the Leaders - State Senator Barbara Buono (Episode 9)

    State Senator Barbara Buono

  • Meet the Leaders - Hoboken Coucilman Tim Occhipinti (Episode 8)

    Hoboken Coucilman Tim Occhipinti

  • Meet the Leaders - Assemblyman Ruben Ramos (Episode 7)

    Assemblyman Ruben Ramos

  • Meet the Leaders - Newark City Council President Donald Payne Jr. (Episode 6)

    Newark City Council President Donald Payne Jr.

  • Meet the Leaders - Assemblyman Albert Coutinho (Episode 5)

    Assemblyman Albert Coutinho

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