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SIP in SOMA is podcast in Maplewood and South Orange, NJ all about people who are connecting, collaborating, and contributing to our communities.

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Episode 26 - Owls and Lions playing Maplewoodstock

July 11th, 2019


Episode 26 with Owls and Lions - a hot band playing at Maplewoodstock!

⭐️Happy Anniversary to SIP IN SOMA
⭐️What is the Ukulele Kids Club?
⭐️It’s that …

Episode 25 - Mark Murphy and the Under Cover Music Fest

May 25th, 2019


Episode 25 with Mark Murphy of Mark Murphy Music in South Orange, NJ

⭐️Let’s talk about music! Mark is a beloved music educator and has a beautiful, …

Episode 24 - Meredith Ruden, Founder of The Feather Foundation

April 23rd, 2019


Episode 24 with Dr. Meredith Ruden of The Feather Foundation

⭐️Why is Maplewood so important to me?
⭐️Talking about The Feather Foundation with Dr. Meredith Ruden, an organization that gives hope to parents with cancer.

Episode 23 - Best in Class Tutoring in South Orange, NJ

April 6th, 2019


Episode 23 with Dr. Alissa Gardenhire of Best in Class Tutoring
⭐️Why do families seek tutoring?
⭐️Is our speedy culture killing the idea of …

Episode 22 - Jed Baker, PhD of the Social Skill Training Project

February 15th, 2019


Episode 22 with Jed Baker, PhD of The Social Skills Training Project
⭐️Talking about social skills groups for young people with autism, sensory and social challenges.
⭐️Jed shares strategies for families and educators to …

Episode 21 - Josi Stone of Wildly

February 1st, 2019


Episode 21 with Josi Stone, Floral Designer and owner of Wildly
⭐️Josi and I talked about her new studio space in South Orange.
⭐️We talk about her creative workshops and open house this Sunday.
⭐️Events Galore this …

Episode 20 - Nubia Duvall Wilson

December 6th, 2018


Episode 20 with Nubia Duvall Wilson, Published Author
📚We had a soulful conversation about her book, the Survivor’s Club.
🤝Nubia shared her …

Episode 19 - Lulu French and Rocket Improv

December 1st, 2018


I sat down to chat with Lulu French about her life as the founder of Rocket Improv and her upcoming improv shows she is producing and taking part in …

Episode 18 - My Happy Birthday and Take the Cake Replay

November 17th, 2018


Episode 18 is here!
🎂Happy Birthday to me!
💛Take the Cake Birthday Fundraiser and Interview Replay
🛍Let’s celebrate being a wonderful community …

Episode 17 - MEND NJ Interview and We are Under Construction!

November 9th, 2018


Episode 17 is here!
🌟Holiday POP-Up Shop Prep
💛MEND NJ Reprise
🚗Electric Cars and Coffee and Jeopardy at South Next 2018!

I am really thrilled to …

Special Get out the VOTE Episode - Interview with Felisha George

November 3rd, 2018


“Get out the VOTE” Series Continues!
I chatted with Felisha George in early September before she dropped out of the School Board Candidate race. Our …

SIP in SOMA: Bruno J. Navarro, Board of Ed Candidate 2018

October 26th, 2018


In these special “Get out the VOTE” episode, I chat with Bruno J. Navarro, school board candidate for the South Orange Maplewood School District.

SIP in SOMA: Javier Farfan, Board of Ed Candidate 2018

October 26th, 2018


In this special “Get out the VOTE” episode, I chat with Javier Farfan, a school board candidate for the South Orange Maplewood School District.

Episode 15 - Spotlight on OrderGrabbers

October 18th, 2018


This week I share an interview with Aman Wilkerson, the founder and owner of OrderGrabbers. Aman shares his new business venture that supports local restaurants and his vision to support and grow young leaders at Seton …

Episode 14 - Becoming a knowledgeable voter

October 11th, 2018


Episode 14 is here! 🌟Burnout 💛Gratitude Attitude 📓Become an informed SOMA voter now! 💗YAY for South Orange & Maplewood peeps! Call to Action: Become an informed voter: If you have 5 minutes: 🍁Visit Village …

Episode 13 - Peggy Excell of Lotus Petals Floral Design

September 27th, 2018


I have found a lot of camaraderie with Peggy Excell of Lotus Petals Floral Design - she shared some unexpected experiences about moving her business to Springfield Avenue. Her candor and joy about her business is …

Coming into the Light: My #MeToo Story

September 26th, 2018


Sharing my #MeToo story is about freedom from shame, helping others who are struggling and the solidarity I share with Dr. Ford and too many others. …

Episode 12 - Community Coalition on Race

September 20th, 2018


⭐️I spoke with leaders of the Community Coalition on Race in South Orange and Maplewood.
📓Getting involved in the School Board Election
✨Upcoming …

Episode 11 - Achieve Foundation

September 13th, 2018


Let’s Run! A New Episode of SIP in SOMA: 🏃🏽‍♀️I spoke with co-chairs of the Newstead 5K Fundraiser for the Achieve Foundation 🌟BE KIND without expectation. 💥Weekend events - Run, Play, and Shuck oh my!

Episode 10 - Kari Capone

September 6th, 2018


An exciting NEW Episode of SIP in SOMA: 💥Kari Capone talks about entrepreneurship in SOMA and online! 🔥Call to action - get involved in the …

Episode 9 - Porchfest

August 31st, 2018


This week I interviewed a volunteer for Porchfest, Susan Williams, who shares what she loves about SOMA, music, and our wonderful community. …

Episode 8 - Jane Lee Hooker

August 25th, 2018


Inspirational interview with the awesome band, Jane Lee Hooker - loved chatting with them about music, collaboration and inspiring young people!

Episode 7 - Marry the Sea

August 17th, 2018


Join Danielle Perrotta to hear and interview with Marry the Sea -an incredible local band that played at Maplewoodstock this summer! Danielle also gets personal and talks about depression and anxiety. Check out the …

Episode 6 - Whitney J. Jackson

August 10th, 2018


This week I share a Maplewoodstock interview I had with Whitney J. Jackson, a phenomenal performer and artist. We talked about her growth as an artist and purpose in life. Special thanks to my guest co-host, Coobie …

Episode 5 - Take the Cake

August 2nd, 2018


This week’s interview with the founders of Take the Cake was illuminating and inspiring! Janine and Laura are providing Birthday parties for kids who …

Episode 4 - Coach Lisa Morgan

July 27th, 2018


This week I interviewed Coach Lisa Morgan, a CHS alum, who is running amazing track camps for the youth in our towns and neighboring areas. She talks about her LOVE of running and how proud she is of the runners she has …

Episode 3 - MEND NJ

July 20th, 2018


We are talking abiut the unseen challenge of hunger and innovative ways that MEMD NJ is supporting 17 interfaith pantries in Essex County, NJ. Learn how YOU can help!

Episode 2 - Amish Internet

July 12th, 2018


Maplewoodstock is HERE in Maplewood NJ this weekend, July 14-15th! I chat with band members of Amish Internet in this episode and learn so much about …

Episode 1 - Abby and Molly of Scratch and Sniff Productions

July 5th, 2018


Where can you find great comedy in SOMA NJ? Check out my interview with Molly and Abby, performers and producers of the Chuckle Patch - a comedy show …


July 2nd, 2018


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