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Brooklyn Savvy



Season 1
A Visit with Lynn Nottage
Wine Tasting with Brooklyn Savvy
I'm Biracial not Black
Brooklyn: The Epicenter of Food
Enhancing your Appearance with the Right Make-up
Advice for Emerging Filmmakers
Secure Your Financial Future
Brooklyn Savvy Talks to a Psychic
Life Coaching and How It Can Work for You
Investment in Early Childhood Education
Beauty Is Inside Out
Danny Simmons Talks about the Vibrant Brooklyn Arts Scene

Season 2
Divorce in New York State Issues and Trends - Part 1
Divorce in New York State Issues and Trends - Part 2
Enhancing Your Appearance through Dermatology
Brooklyn's Food Coalition
Implicit Bias
Is Feminism Multi-Cultural?
Coping with Loss
Obesity in Teens
The Innocence Project
Internet Safety and Pitfalls
African American Marriages on the Brink
Human Trafficking
Sustainable Dining

Season 3
Icla Da Silva Foundation
I'm a Survivor
Meet Chris Quinn
How to Meet the Right Partner
The State of Domestic Violence in NYC
A Jewish Man Who Loves a Black Woman
Are Leaders Born or Nurtured?
Emotional Mashup
Women in Politics with Tish James
Women and Economic Development
Interracial Relationships Explored
Meet Kimberly Locke
Making it Work: Women Furniture Designers
Brooklyn and the Arts: Revisited

Season 4
Marriage Equality with Audrey Smaltz
The Image of Women in the Media
Give Your Blank
Relationships at Work - Is It a Bad Idea?
Class - And Other Things That Seperate Us
How Can You Break Through the Glass Ceiling?
Restore Bedstuy
Arranged Marriage
Gangs in Brooklyn and Beyond
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
What's Your Narrative
Season 5
Coming to the Table
Affordable Housing
Race Post Obama
Think Outside the Cell
Sex and the Soul
Getting Pregnant at 40
Estate Planning
Impact Leadership 21
The Fashion Makeover
Congresswoman Yvette Clarke
Meet Monique Nelson
Reproductive Rights - Part 1
Reproductive Rights - Part 2
Season 6
Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling
Weeksville Heritage Center - In Pursuit of Freedom
More on Genealogy
Economic Development Initiatives in Brooklyn
Why Aren't More Women in Politics?
12 Tins
Teens and Body Image
Estate Planning for the Future
Stress Management in Our Demanding Lives - Part 1
Stress Management in Our Demanding Lives - Part 2
Let's Play Chess
Season 7
Meet Laurie Cumbo, Councilwoman
What Sets You Off
Gentrification Then - at the New York Times Company
Gentrification Now - at the New York Times Company
When She Makes More - 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women
Until the Brighter Tomorrow
African American Males - A New Lens
Social Media with Karma Martell
Savvy Ladies

 Savvy Ladies
With Desiree Kinney, and Elizabeth Marner Brooks, and Nicole Woolard, Savvy Ladies to talk about issues women have with money, and creating wealth.

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 Social Media with Karma Martell
With A look at the growing importance of social media in marketing your products and services.

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 African American Males - A New Lens
With Noel Anderson, professor Brooklyn College and Nicole Franklin filmmaker, of the “Little Brother,” series talks about the perceptions of African American males in the US.

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 Until the Brighter Tomorrow
One Woman’s Courageous Climb from the Projects to the Podium, author Valerie Rainford uber corporate executive talks about her riveting childhood with the suicides of both her mother and brother.

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 When She Makes More - 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women
With Farnoosh Torabi discusses what a female breadwinner needs to know to navigate her relationship with her man. Also participating Deborah Goldstein of The Women’s Advancement Compact.

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 Gentrification Now - at the New York Times Company
A look at the distribution of wealth, and how it informs housing development in the Borough with Carl Hancock Rux, creative artist, Stephen Witt, writer, Rev Anthony Trufant, senior pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church, and Tremaine Wright, Chairperson, Community Board #3.

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 Gentrification Then - at the New York Times Company
A look at Brooklyn gentrification in the 1960s and 70s with Jerry Krause, sociologist, professor emeritus, Brooklyn College, Irene Lore, Business Owner, Carl Hancock Rux, creative artist.

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 What Sets You Off
Micro-Triggers 58 little things that have a BIG impact, with Janet Crenshaw Smith, analyzes subtle behaviors, annoying phrases and micro-inequities that hit our hot buttons.

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 Meet Laurie Cumbo, Councilwoman
With Laurie Cumbo who talks about her aspirations for her District.

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 Let's Play Chess
Author Wendy Olivera’s talks about how playing Chess can be beneficial to women and girls. It helps to build self-confidence and strategic thinking. Learn more on this episode of Brooklyn Savvy.

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 Stress Management in Our Demanding Lives - Part 2
We take a deeper dive into yoga and the benefits of meditation and breathing on the second part of the two-part episode on location at Body by Brooklyn with Robbin Farrell, an expert yogi, Colette Ellis of Instep Consulting and Nomiki Markoulis, psycho-therapist share insights.

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 Stress Management in Our Demanding Lives - Part 1
With our incredibly demanding lives, do you ever wish you could just relax. We’ll that’s what we’ll be talking about on this 2 part episode of Brooklyn Savvy. On location at Body by Brooklyn we’ll share strategies on achieving wellness and relaxation with Colette Ellis from Instep Consulting and Nomiki Markoulis a blogger and psycho-therapist. Later on the show we’ll talk to Robbin Farrell, an expert yoga instructor.

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 Estate Planning for the Future
You have an elderly parent who’s health is declining and you need to help them manage their health care, and finances-what should you be doing first-what’s the road map? You have an elderly parent who has assets but wants to be able to leave the children’s inheritance in tact-what are the questions that should be asked, and when should these discussions start? This episode of Brooklyn Savvy helps the viewer think through next steps with Joanne Seminara of Yueng & Grimaldi.

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 Teens and Body Image
The Tale of Timmy Two Chins” examines issues of body image weight and gender, and the role family love and acceptance can play in helping you appreciate and love yourself with Filmmaker Nancy Savoca, and Luis Hernandez of Scenarios USA.

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 12 Tins
Author Donna Mae DePola gives a biographical account of her childhood growing up in a home where her father sexually abused her. It’s a story of personal triumph, on overcoming incest.

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 Why Aren't More Women in Politics?
While the number of women running for public office has increased over the past two decades-the proportion of all candidates who are women, especially women of color, remains relatively small. In Brooklyn, female elected officials on balance compromise 25% of those in elected office. In a borough with 100 females to every 83 males-why are the percentages so low? What role does recruitment play? We’ll discuss this and more with Kimberly Peeler-Allen and Glynda Carr of Higher Heights.

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 Economic Development Initiatives in Brooklyn
Since 2006, nearly $3.4 billion in private investment has been made in Downtown Brooklyn, creating over 5,200 residential units, 1,000 hotel rooms, 590,000 square feet of retail space, 236,000 square feet of office space, an 18,000-seat sports arena and new cultural facilities, but this didn’t just happen overnight. Lauri Raphael of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce will talk about what’s next for Brooklyn.

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 More on Genealogy
Wihelmena Kelly of the Daughters of the American Revolution continues the discussion on how to trace ancestors with Sylvia Wong Lewis of Yo Narrative, and Thomasina Yuille former University Chaplain at Buchnell University share experiences.

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 Weeksville Heritage Center - In Pursuit of Freedom
Did you know that Brooklyn was a slave capital in the early 1800s? Brooklyn also shares the distinction of being home to a hotbed of Abolitionist activity as well. So how did this dichotomy shape the dialogue of slavery in the 1800s and beyond? This topic and more will be discussed with the Former Executive Director of Weeksville, Pam Greene and President of the Brooklyn Historical Society Deborah Schwartz.

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 Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling
Career strategies for Asian American-Author Jane Hyun talks with Brooklyn Savvy on the role stereotypes and culture play in the advancement of Asian American’s in corporate America.

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 Reproductive Rights - Part 2
In each episode, a panel of ethnically and racially diverse women share their experiences and insight on how to create a meaningful and successful life.

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 Reproductive Rights - Part 1
In each episode, a panel of ethnically and racially diverse women share their experiences and insight on how to create a meaningful and successful life.

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 Meet Monique Nelson
In each episode, a panel of ethnically and racially diverse women share their experiences and insight on how to create a meaningful and successful life.

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 Congresswoman Yvette Clarke
In each episode, a panel of ethnically and racially diverse women share their experiences and insight on how to create a meaningful and successful life.

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 The Fashion Makeover
In each episode, a panel of ethnically and racially diverse women share their experiences and insight on how to create a meaningful and successful life.

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 Impact Leadership
In each episode, a panel of ethnically and racially diverse women share their experiences and insight on how to create a meaningful and successful life.

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 Estate Planning
In each episode, a panel of ethnically and racially diverse women share their experiences and insight on how to create a meaningful and successful life.

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 Getting Pregnant at 40
In each episode, a panel of ethnically and racially diverse women share their experiences and insight on how to create a meaningful and successful life.

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 Sex and the Soul
The Savvy Panel revisits “The Hook-Up Culture” from a different lens. Deemed by many to be a trend or a declaration of sexual independence, author of Sex and the Soul, Donna Freitas challenges us to think that hooking up could be a mere excuse for covering the fact that just maybe there is a yearning expectation for more than just sex. The prospect of a relationship or lack of substance, perhaps… Toni and co-hosts Jennifer Jones Austin and Denise Arbesu discuss Freitas’ social research. After conducting a series of interviews with college students, Freitas analysis measures the integration of sex, religion and spirituality. This discussion delves into the functionality of the hook-up culture as well as breaks down Freitas’ qualitative analysis of the conflicting nature of casual sex on campuses.

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 Think Outside the Cell
Sheila Rule is the founder of Resilience Multimedia, a publishing company that seeks to present a fairer image of those incarcerated and their loved ones. Rule, a former journalist for The New York Times met and married inmate Joseph Robinson while participating in a prison ministry under the auspices of Riverside Church. Think Outside the Cell, written by Joseph Robinson is a step-by-step guide to help inmates and parolees plot a course for successful re-entry into society after prison. Together this team has written, and produced a series of books devoted to understanding the issues within the prison system and culture.

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 Race Post Obama
Toni discusses the landscape of race in America after the country has elected President Obama in two consecutive elections. She is joined by the Reverend Al Sharpton, host of PoliticsNation on MSNBC, and her panel.

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 Affordable Housing
Toni discusses the tough topic of affordable housing with Bernell Grier, CEO of Neighborhood Housing Servics of NYC and the panel.

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 Coming to the Table
Coming to the Table is an organization dedicated to racial reconciliation. Hear their story on this episode of Brooklyn Savvy.

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 What's Your Narrative
With Wihelmena Kelly, genealogist and Sylvia Wong-Lewis of Yo Narrative. The African American Family’s legacy is very complex and provocative, especially from an historical perspective. We’ll explore the African American family structure from an historical context today with Sylvia Wong Lewis and genealogist Wilhelmena Kelly.

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 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
With Wendy McClinton, Black Veterans for Social Justice talks to Brooklyn Savvy about the impact of PTSD on female troops, and issues related to sex abuse in the military, and what can be done to stop it.

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 Gangs in Brooklyn and Beyond
With Deanna Rodriquez, and Curtis Stephen. Brooklyn Savvy talks with Chief of the Gangs Bureau Deanna Rodriquez and Journalist Curtis Stephen about the state of gang violence in New York City, and what the city is doing to prevent it’s escalation and recruitment.

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 Arranged Marriage
With Kavitha Rajagopolan. Brooklyn Savvy investigates arranged marriages, closed communities, and honor killings, and its prevalence in eastern civilizations, and this country as well. We discuss how to ban any and all practices, religious, cultural or socioeconomic, that continue to marginalize women.

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 Restore Bed-Stuy
Colvin Grannum, Rhonda Lewis, Gordon Bell, and Marjorie Moon. Brooklyn Savvy turns its lens to the oldest Community Development Corporation in the U.S, Bedford Styuvesant Restoration Corporation, through its housing, private investment and arts initiatives.

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 How Can You Break Through the Glass Ceiling?
Elaine Meryl Brown from the Newark Office of Film and Television in Newark, New Jersey offers strategies to move your career ahead in corporate America in this Brooklyn Savvy.

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 Class - And Other Things That Seperate Us
Brooklyn Savvy welcomes Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, and most recently Good People. We talk about David’s background, growing up in “Southie” and how his humble beginnings informed his keen perceptions, and artistic endeavors.

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 Relationships at Work - Is It a Bad Idea?
This Brooklyn Savvy features guest Marsha Haygood. Do you have best friends at work? Or do you see work as the happy hunting ground for a life partner. Brooklyn Savvy asks the experts what are the pitfalls, and opportunities with this strategy.

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 Give Your Blank
Diahann Billing-Burford, New York City’s chief services officer and first ever African American municipal services officer-Talks to us about why volunteerism is significant? And the Mayor’s Initiatives and Impact Areas and what led him to create this position/agency.

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 The Image of Women in the Media
Millions of young people have been told that they can do or be anything, yet they also believe their most important task is to be slim “hot” and non-threatening to men. Is the media selling the notion that the power to buy clothes and to have casual sex really a demonstration of our personal power? Brooklyn Savvy talks about this and more with Laura Flanders of GRIT TV.

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 Marriage Equality with Audrey Smaltz
Audrey Smaltz founder of Ground Crew, and Gail Marquis from Olympiad talk about their relationship and marriage, and their thoughts about same sex marriage and its acceptance into mainstream society. All on this episode of Brooklyn Savvy.

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 Brooklyn and the Arts: Revisited
Toni Williams and the panel speak to Brooklyn Arts Council President Ella Weiss. Ella tells us about the great work the council does and the numerous artists it supports. Learn more in this episode of Brooklyn Savvy.

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 Making It Work: Women Furniture Designers
Broolklyn Savvy comes to you from Susan Woods' studio where the artist and designer discusses creating great, unique furniture and decorative installations. And she's doing it in an industry that's predominantly male. Get to know Susan and learn about her inspiring career in this episode of Brooklyn Savvy.

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 Meet Kimberly Locke
Kimberly Locke, American Idol Finalist, talks with Brooklyn Savvy about her experience with the Blockbuster show American Idol. Get to know Kimberly Locke, her career aspirations, and her passion for food, and cooking on this episode of Brooklyn Savvy.

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 Interracial Relationships Explored
"Inter-racial Relationships Explored," with Donna Walker-Kuhne and Sara Shannon. This year marks the 35th Anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that deemed anti-miscegenation laws unconstitutional. The number of interracial marriages has increased from 310,000 in 1970 to over 2.3 million in 2008. Interracial marriages are trending upward, and with it are changing attitudes and behavior. Brooklyn Savvy explores the complexities of marriage outside of one’s race and culture with Donna Walker-Kuhne, and Sara Shannon

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 Women and Economic Development
Karen Karpowich, former chair of the New York Women's agenda, discusses the ways women's organizations offer their support to all women. This includes economic empowerment, financial literacy, domestic violence and a number of other issues. Watch this important and informative discussion!

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 Women in Politics with Tish James
New York City councilwoman Letitia James joins the Brooklyn Savvy panel for a look at her career and women in positions of political power. Don't miss this discussion from an inspiring Brooklyn official.

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 Emotional Mashup
Check out "Emotional Mash-up," with Nina Collins, Huffington Post. So you feel threatened by your step-children, and your jealous of your exe’s new wife. Brooklyn Savvy will look at the emotional issues that crop up in marriage and divorce with Nina Collins, former literary agent, and blogger for the Huffington Post on this episode of Brooklyn Savvy.

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 Are Leaders Born or Nurtured?
Are Leaders born or Nurtured?” with Cecilia Clarke, Sadie Nash Leadership Project and Marsha Haygood Stepwise Associates, and “Little Black Book of Success.” Brooklyn Savvy explores this question and more. Co-Hosts and guests share their views, strategies, on how to lead your life and to be a respected leader of others.

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 A Jewish Man Who Loves a Black Woman
"American Moses" by Steve Witt is a story about a Jewish man who loves a black Woman. Steve takes the panel through his journey of extreme disappointment, reconciliation and triumph. This episode probes deep into the psyche of the characters, who are complex and authentic. Tune in and learn more about this provocative and compelling story.

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 The State of Domestic Violence in NYC
"The State of Domestic Violence in New York City," with Laurel Eisner of Sanctuary for Families, and Susie Bratha. Brooklyn Savvy talks with Laurel Eisner about the delivery system of services for those who are interesting in learning more about what is available for victims of Domestic Violence.

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 How to Meet the Right Partner
Dating Coach Lisa White offers a candid discussion on how to create and sustain relationships in this episode of Brooklyn Savvy. Are women clear about what they seek in a partner? Do we settle and compromise? Lisa talks about how to sift through the baggage, and create the relationship you want.

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 Meet Chris Quinn
Brooklyn Savvy talks with first female Speaker of the City Council Christine Quinn in a candid conversation on how she has succeeded in politics; her inspiration, strategies, and passion. Chris talks about the issues of being female and making it work. Chris shares her views on women in politics, leadership, and how she has navigated a very successful career on this episode of Brooklyn Savvy. Great episode with the Speaker.

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 I'm a Survivor
Jennifer Jones Austin goes deeper into her discussion of how she handled her battle with cancer and its impact on her loved ones, especially her children. She shares her spirituality, her acceptance of the condition, while being willing to fight for her survival with grace and dignity. Jennifer owned her journey….If you’ve ever asked what would you do, please tune into this very compelling episode of Brooklyn Savvy. Part 2 of 2.

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 Icla da Silva Foundation
Good Morning America’s co-anchor Robin Roberts battle with the ramifications of intense chemotherapy have captured the national spotlight. But much closer to home is Jennifer Jones Austin who has waged a similar war through the help of a national community. Brooklyn Savvy talks to Jennifer Jones-Austin leukemia survivor about her fight to survive against incredible odds with the help of the Icla da Silva Foundation. Hiram da Silva talks about the Foundation’s work with its donor bone marrow initiative and campaign, and the services they provide. Part 1 of 2.

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 Sustainable Dining
Brooklyn Savvy joins Nissa Pierson, owner of Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn. Joining Toni Williams and panelists Lisa Bing and Traecy Smith are Ann Lemon, a sustainable dining expert, and Sarah Shannon, a chef, for a conversation about the culinary choices available in Brooklyn.

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 Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking-how wide spread, who are the victims, who are the culprits and what measures are being taken to avoid this human rights tragedy are explored with Journalist, and Health Activist Barbara Glickstein who talks to Brooklyn Savvy about raising awareness. Slavery continues to be an issue with over 1m people being trafficked annually across the globe.

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 African American Marriages on the Brink
African American marriages are on the decline. With marriage being an economic mainstay in other communities, what is the impact of this phenomenon within African American culture. And does this have roots in our legacy-are there socio-economic drivers that make marriages in the African American community especially difficult. Tune into this episode of Brooklyn Savvy, where we explore these questions and more with Gloria Browne Marshall founder of the Law and Policy Group at John Jay College, and Psycho-therapist Mary Pender-Greene.

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 Internet Safety and Pitfalls
Renee Gregory, asst district attorney talks to Brooklyn Savvy about issues related to sexting and cyber-bullying, especially as it relates to high school students. Learn more about when privates go public on this episode of BklynSavvy.

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 The Innocence Project
Brooklyn Savvy raises awareness by talking to Maddy deleon of the Innocence Project,( a program that works to exonerate the wrongfully convicted) and Avery Irons of the Children’s Defense Fund about the “Prison Industrial Complex,” and it’s devastating impact on youths of color. We explore pending legislation that can also put this vulnerable population at risk. It’s an episode you won’t want to miss.

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 Obesity in Teens
Dr. Aletha Maybank of the NYCDOH, joins Brooklyn Savvy and talks about the issues related to getting food distributed to all New Yorkers. Even in the midst of a food desert there are strategies that can be used to advocate for healthy foods, and to make sure these food choices are incorporated into your diet. This year was the first time that the life expectancy decreased because of issues related to obesity.

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 Coping with Loss
Dealing with the loss of a child is perhaps the most difficult challenge we can face. Both Lisa Detwiler, and Devorah Halberstam share their traumatic stories of losing children on this episode of Brooklyn Savvy. We’re also joined by Art Pressley, licensed therapist who walks us through the stages of grief, and strategies that we can use to help us cope.

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 Is Feminism Multi-Cultural?
Take a listen to Brooklyn Savvy as we discuss the inclusiveness of feminism. Is feminism a movement that embraces the needs of women of color? What is the history of feminism, and is it relevant to today’s woman? Founder of the Law and Policy Group, Gloria Browne Marshall speaks about these issues and others on this provocative episode.

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 Implicit Bias
So what’s really behind our perceptions and how does this inform our choices, and frame the way we see the world, and how does implicit bias play out in our everyday lives? Brooklyn Savvy explores implicit bias with Alexis McGill founder of the American Values Institute, join the savvy discussion.

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 Brooklyn's Food Coalition
Nancy Roemer of the Brooklyn Food Coalition shares her knowledge and passion for getting fresh food to communities that need it, in this episode of Brooklyn Savvy. We explore processed food, and their link to obesity, food deserts, and climate change.

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 Enhancing Your Appearance Through Dermatology
Dr. Dina Strachan talks to Toni Williams and Brooklyn Savvy about the different and affordable dermatological procedures available to women and men. She discusses chemical peels, botox, and a host of other services for those who want to spruce up their appearance.

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 Divorce in New York State Issues and Trends - Part 2
So who pays the alimony? You may be surprised that it's cheaper to keep him (or her), on Brooklyn Savvy with Roseann Branda, of Caruso, Caruso and Branda. Divorce laws are changing as they relate to who keeps the kids, and who's paying alimony and child support.

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 Divorce in New York State Issues and Trends - Part 1
Brooklyn Savvy talks to Roseann Branda, divorce attorney with Caruso, Caruso and Branda on how to file for legal separation, and divorce in New York State. Join the Savvy discussion as we talk about issues related to child custody, financial arrangements and more with Toni Williams, Ellen Salpeter.

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 Danny Simmons Talks About the Vibrant Brooklyn Arts Scene
Danny Simmons artist, and philanthropist talks about the vibrant and bourgeoning art scene in Brooklyn, and the importance of art and it's relationship to economic development, and quality of life in the Borough. Danny encourages viewers to make investments in the arts, and works of art as a tangiable way of giving back to the community. Audrey Anastasi, fine artist, activist and gallery owner talks about the business of art in the Borough.

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 Beauty is Inside Out
Join the Brooklyn Savvy panel as we discuss how each of us has come to terms with our physical beauty. We'll explore what it means to be outside of the typical beauty standards, and how you can begin to define your own concept of beauty and enhance your self confidence, and esteem.Donna Grant and Gloria DeBerry authors, talk about their lives as former plus-size models, and how they were able to re-define beauty, by embracing who they are to the 'fullest. Please visit www.deberryandgrant.com. Brooklyn Savvy panelists: Host Toni Williams, Karen Auster, Denise Arbesu, and Ellen Salpeter.

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 Investment in Early Childhood Education
Brooklyn Savvy is joined by Early Education Policy Consultant who describes the current state of early childhood in New York City and addresses what government and the private sector can do to make a positive change for New York cities children and families. Join the conversation with Brooklyn Savvy's Toni Williams, Denise Arbesu, Ellen Salpeter, Karen Auster, and Devorah Halberstam, as they share insights, and weigh possible solutions to the current crisis in early childhood.

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 Life Coaching and How It Can Work For You
Tune into this episode with Dishan Elise of Human@ease as Brooklyn Savvy talks about the benefits of coaching, and how you can achieve results through a partner-coach. Dishan talks to us about developing your intuition, and following your passion as a guide to leading a successful life. Join Brooklyn Savvy's Toni Williams, and featured panelist Denise Arbesu, Lisa Bing and Karen Auster as we drill done on this topic.

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 Brooklyn Savvy Talks to a Psychic
Toni and Brooklyn Savvy panelists Denise Arbesu, Karen Auster and Devorah Halberstam have an in-depth conversation with Enlightment, a psychic and spiritual counselor who talks about her gift of clairvoyance and listening to spiritual guides.

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 Secure Your Financial Future
Tune into this episode of Brooklyn Savvy as we talk to Financial Coach and Author of Financial Intimacy-The Intersection of Love and Money Jacquette Timmons about how to think about and manage your money. We'll also talk to Lazer Avtzon of Creditservicez.com who' ll share all there is to know about your credit score. There's a lot to learn, and this episode won't disappoint. You'll learn about the Financial Pyramid, and how to analyze your choices and values as they relate to your spending habits. For more information visit Jacquette's website at www.sterlingchoices.net. Savvy panelists: Host Toni Williams, Lisa Bing, Denise Arbesu, Traecy Smith and Devorah Halberstam.

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 Advice for Emerging Filmmakers
Brooklyn Savvy sits down with a distinguished group of women to discuss what it takes to produce and distribute a film. Featured in the episode are: Oscar-winning executive producer of Precious Lisa Cortez, filmmaker Olu Gittens, author Donna Walker Kuhne, senior vice president at BET Depelsha McGruder and Sharon Simmons from The Brooklyn Chapter of The Links.

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 Enhancing Your Appearance with the Right Make-Up
Kim Soane of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics joins Brooklyn Savvy at the home of Karen Auster to talk about what we can do to enhance our appearance with cosmetics. Just the right amount of blush, lipstick and mascara can go along way in giving us the finished look. Care to share a make-up tip? Host Toni Wiliams, Karen Auster, Ellen Salpeter, Denise Arbesu.

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 Brooklyn: The Epicenter of Food
Brooklyn Savvy joins Nissa Pierson owner of Ger-Nis Culinary and Herb Center in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn. Join Brooklyn Savvy Toni Williams, Lissa Bing, Traecy Smith and guests, Ann Lemon sustainable dining expert, and Sarah Shannon chef, as we talk about "Food Glorious Food” in Brooklyn. Checkout Nissa's website www.ger-nis.com

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 I'm Biracial Not Black
Brooklyn Savvy takes on the complex topic of being “Biracial in America” with Juliette Fairley, actress and playwright of the “Mulatto Saga.” Join this riveting, candid discussion of Juliette’s journey as she discovers, and grapples with her mixed race identity. We discuss the changing social construct and President Barack Obama’s impact on the socio-political landscape for biracial people in America. The Savvy panel takes a hard look at what has changed.

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 Wine Tasting with Brooklyn Savvy
Join Host Toni Williams and panelists Denise Arbesu, Karen Auster, Lisa Bing and Ellen Salpeter at the home of Wine Professional Heather Johnston as she shares her passion for wine. Check out Heather’s Blog at www.sogood.tv. to learn more about wine and pairings.

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 A Visit with Lynn Nottage
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Lynn Nottage is the featured guest on Brooklyn Savvy. Lynn talks about her compelling work in the Congo, as she analyzes rape as a weapon in war in her work “Ruined.” She also talks about her career, and life, and her newest work BTW Meet Vera Stark (2011).

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