High Anxiety with Beth Finkel

Beth Finkel, State Director of AARP joins the Savvy panel to talk about  her book High Anxiety: New Yorker’s Gen X and Boomers Struggle with Stress, Savings and Security. Finkel explains the obstacles Gen X and Boomers face when trying to create a stable financial climate for themselves and their family. If you fall within this age group and are looking for possible solutions and resources, tune in to learn the political and financial factors involved in this issue and what’s being done about it.

Interview with Dr. Karen Gould

Brooklyn Savvy joins Dr. Karen Gould, President of Brooklyn College at the Graduate School of Cinema at Steiner Studios. This graduate school is the most popular cinema school in the country. The women discuss the achievements of Steiner Studios and the latest developments at Brooklyn College. Dr. Gould expresses the importance of building a strong team, and making sure everyone is communicating effectively. Watch as Dr Gould shares resources and opportunities available to Brooklyn College students.

Re-Defining the Role of the Brooklyn District Attorney

District Attorney Ken Thompson speaks passionately to the Savvy panel about his role as the DA of Brooklyn. Thompson shares what drives his efforts to ensure that the city has a system that works for everyone. He addresses the systemic failures in the criminal justice system but puts major effort into dealing with the problem. Now Brooklyn is home to the largest conviction review unit in the country. For more, check out the full video to learn more about what's being done in the criminal system. 

Is Surrogacy Your Answer?

Carlo Scissura, president of Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, along with Jen Rachman of Surrogacy Circle sit with Brooklyn Savvy to share their personal stories on how they arrived to their decision on surrogacy. Both happily agree that having children through gestational surrogacy was an incredible experience. Tune in to see how surrogacy changed their lives forever.

Designer with a Purpose

Designer Ogo Ekweozor of OGONYC discusses her passions and purpose for her organization. She is an advocate for women's rights, especially young girls in orphanages and sex trafficking. She spreads awareness by helping to raise money and doing designs of her own. Ekweozor talks more about her designs and how she wants to use her organization to help other people. Watch this episode to find more about her work and how you can get involved to save lives. 

Addressing Health Disparities through Neighborhood Care

In this episode, healthcare professionals Yvonne Graham, Nazneen Rahman and Dr. Navarra Rodriguez sit down with Toni and her panel to understand health disparities among different groups of people in New York. The women join heads as they talk about ways to fix disparities and what each of us can do to keep ourselves and those around us healthy. 

In Pursuit of Freedom

The women of the Brooklyn History Society, Deborah Schwartz and Pam Greene discuss their project "In Pursuit of Freedom". Because of the lack of research on this topic, these two scholarly women took it upon themselves to uncover Brooklyn's deep history during slavery and abolition. Join the panel as they travel back in time during the slave era and how Brooklyn became how it is today. 

The Road to Success in Business

Legendary businesswoman Marge Magner, joins Brooklyn Savvy to empower and encourage women that they too can follow the road to success. Magner shares her incredible story of how she made it to the top in business, but her fight didn't end there. As a woman, Magner didn't have it easy compared to other men and she is proof that determination, hard work and a good spirit can move you up the ladder in business. 

The State of Education Today – Part 1

Board of Regent Kathleen Cashin and active parent Horace H. Davis navigate Brooklyn Savvy through the tunnels of the NY education system. To bring the best out of the students, they encourage parents to be heavily involved in their child's education. They share insight on how to understand standardized testing, choose the best schools and how important administration and parent communication is. The guests reveal a lot of helpful ways parents can be informed with the school system and how to they can help their children become better students.