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    Sports during COVID-19 and the Closing of Yankee Stadium to Fans

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the steps being taken by varsity sports teams in order to protect their players from the pandemic, and he also talks about the MLB’s decision to exclude fans from attending baseball games. Coach Jim Engles is the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Columbia University in New York City. As universities contemplate a return to classes this Autumn in our new COVID-19 reality, and sports programs around the country contemplate a return to play, Coach Jim Engles talks to us about how Columbia University is planning on answering some of these questions, and what he thinks the upcoming basketball…

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    The Life and Legacy of President Nelson Mandela and a Virtual Baking Course

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the life and legacy of President Mandela and also looks at “Bake-a-Camp,” a virtual baking class. Prof. Muna Ndulo, LLM is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of International and Comparative Law at Cornell University School of Law. During this week, when we recall the birth of Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa, Prof. Ndulo shares a bit about the extraordinary man that Nelson Mandela was, what his legacy is in South Africa and throughout the world, and what that legacy contributes to the movement for Racial Equality today. Brocha Friedman is the Head Baker for the…

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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’s Impact on Presidential Campaigns and Advocacy Campaigns in Health, Justice, Peace-making and Religious Freedom

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor leads a Fourth of July themed show. Prof. Christina Greer, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Political Science and American Studies at Fordham University. Prof. Greer talks to us about the upcoming Presidential Campaigns of both President Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden, and the likely impact that the COVID-19 Pandemic, the killing this past month of George Floyd and its aftermath around the country, and other issues are going to have on the Presidential Campaigns. J. Mark Brinkmoeller. is the Principal of Assisi Strategy, LLC in Washington D.C., as well as the Vice President of the International Interfaith Peace Corps.…

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    Father’s Day and CYO’s Virtual Programs

    In this episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about community resources for fathers and also about engaging youth to continue to be active virtually. Joel Cruz is the Director of The Institute for the Hispanic Family of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut. It offers a wide range of culturally competent programs to Hartford’s Latino community in the areas of services for seniors and children, family counseling, education and treatment for substance abuse, mental health and other services, and assistance with other basic needs. On this Father’s Day Weekend, Joel shares some of the challenges that confront fathers in today’s society, and what assistance is available…

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    Tele-counseling during COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter Movement from a Youth Ministry Perspective

    On this week’s episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about tele-counseling and the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. Dr. Todd Karlin, Psy.D., MSEd. is the Assistant Executive Director of Clinical Services of Astor Services for Children and Families that provides educational and community-based behavioral health services throughout the Hudson Valley and the Bronx. Dr. Karlin shares how Astor Services for Children and Families has continued to provide continuity of mental health care through telehealth services, providing individual treatment, family and group therapy, and psychiatric support services remotely throughout the crisis. Danielle Beckford is an Entertainment Executive with DAB Entertainment LLC and a parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo – Resurrection – All…

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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,…