Episode 69-Fish Smart Eat Smart Guide with Gary Buchanan and Bruce Ruppel

September 20, 2017

The nutritional value of fish is hard to deny – they are full of protein, minerals and vitamins and are a part of a well-balanced diet. However, fish and crabs can harbor contaminants such as mercury, PCBs and dioxin. Scientists have performed numerous studies on the presence of these chemicals in fish and have developed the “Fish Smart Eat Smart” guide. This guide provides consumption advisories for fish and crabs found in the state. Gary Buchanan, Director of the Division of Science, Research and Environmental Health, and Bruce Ruppel, Environmental Specialist, sat down with Bob Bostock to discuss the extensive work that went into the creation of this guide and the recommendations that it provides.

To learn more about the Fish Smart, Eat Smart guide, please visit www.fishsmarteatsmartnj.org

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Bruce Ruppel (left) and Gary Buchanan (right)

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Episode 68-Equal Employment Opportunity with Hester Agudosi

September 11, 2017

DEP’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Public Contract Assistance is committed to maintaining an environment that promotes equal employment opportunity and equal access to the benefits of employment for all employees and to ensure that socially and economically disadvantaged businesses have an opportunity to compete for construction and procurement contracts.

Hester Agudosi, who joined DEP as the office’s director in February 2017, sat down with Bob Bostock to discuss the importance of this office, her initiatives as director, and the process by which employees can report any issues they may be having.

To learn more about the Office of Equal Opportunity and Public Contract Assistance at DEP, please visit http://www.nj.gov/dep/eo/index.htm

To reach the Office of Equal Opportunity and Public Contract Assistance at DEP, please call 609-984-9742.

DEP employees can visit http://depnet/dep-intranet/equal_op/index.htm for more detailed information.

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Episode 67-Ellis Island-New Jersey v. New York with Bob Marshall

September 1, 2017

Nearly 12 million immigrants went through Ellis Island’s immigration inspection station in its 60 years of operation, making it a significant part of the history of the United States. But have you ever wondered if Ellis Island resides within the confines of New Jersey or New York? If you have, you’re not alone – these two states squabbled over this land for years. Bob Marshall, special advisor to the Commissioner for Energy and the Environment, sits down with Bob Bostock to answer this decades-old debate over the rightful jurisdiction over Ellis Island. As Deputy Attorney General in the 1998 New Jersey v. New York United States Supreme Court case, the first trial ever held in the U.S. Supreme Court building, Bob Marshall played an integral role in the decision that the vast majority of Ellis Island is within the jurisdiction of New Jersey.

To learn more about Ellis Island, click here.

To learn more about the 1998 New Jersey v. New York United States Supreme Court case, click here.

To view the Ellis Island quarter, released as a part of the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, click here.

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