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    The Impact of Hurricane Laura and Commemorating World Day of the Poor

    This week on Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Hurricane Laura and the effects of climate change on the poor. Ben Broussard is the Chief Communications Officer of Catholic Charities of Acadiana located in the Diocese of Lafayette in Southern Louisiana Cajun Country. Ben talks about the impact that Hurricane Laura has had on his community and surrounding communities in southern Louisiana, and how Catholic Charities of Acadiana is partnering with other Catholic Charities agencies across the state to assist those who have been impacted by the storm in communities that were already dealing with the onslaught of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Dan Misleh is the founding Executive Director of…

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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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    A Conversation on the Republican Party’s 2020 Platform and the Critically Acclaimed Documentary “Boys State”

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Republican platform during election year and the documentary “Boys State.” Dr. Robin Armstrong is a physician and a politician who was elected as the National Committeeman from Texas to the Republican National Committee in June of 2012 and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Southern Region to the Republican National Committee. Dr. Armstrong talks to us about the Republican Party Platform for this year’s convention. Jesse Moss is the Director, Producer, and Cinematographer for the 2020 American Documentary Film “Boys State” released by A24 and Apple TV + on August 14th. Jesse talks about the critically acclaimed…

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    A Conversation from the Ground from Beirut, Lebanon and the President Ability to Shape the Federal Bench

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan learns more about the tragic event in Beirut, Lebanon and also talks about how a president is appointed. Michel Constantin is the Regional Director for Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and Northern Iraq, and Emergency Response Coordinator of the Catholic Near Eastern Welfare Association. Michel talks to us about what the conditions on the ground are like in Beirut after last week’s enormous explosion in that city’s port, and how Catholic Near East Welfare Association and others are helping people affected by this blast and its aftermath to recover. Dr. Russell Wheeler, Ph.D. is a Visiting Fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Governance…

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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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    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,…