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It would be impossible to overstate the importance of Dorthaan Kirk to WBGO.

Newark’s First Lady of Jazz, as she’s widely known, has also been the spiritual center of our organization. Today is her last day in the building, though she will continue to be a vital (and no doubt vocal!) member of our family.

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Cyrille Aimée is always having fun on stage. She smiles in countless photos from her concerts. And in her smile is the joy of a little girl who grew up near the birthplace of Django Reinhardt, and who snuck out at night to sing with the gypsies.

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The Jazz Journalists Association Awards is an annual ritual for writers, musicians, and music industry types — as is the annual group photo of all who attend.

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The leader of the New Jersey Senate says a new state budget will be approved by lawmakers before the June 30thdeadline.

Senate President Steve Sweeney says legislative leaders are prepared to pass their own version of a budget plan next week.

“Our plan is we’re hoping to do a budget on Tuesday and vote on Thursday. That’s our goal. No one wants to shut the state government now. I can tell you that right now.”

Lead that gets into drinking water from old water pipes can cause serious health problems.

New Jersey lawmakers are considering legislation that would help assess the extent of that hazard.

A bill advanced by an Assembly committee would require public water systems to submit a list of lead service lines in their distribution system to the Department of Environmental Protection.

Chris Sturm with New Jersey Future says that’s an important step.

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Earlier this month, a high school student in California was not allowed to talk about her sexual assault when addressing her classmates at graduation. The incident has prompted outrage across the country. WBGO commentator Mildred Antenor gives us her thoughts.

Mildred Antenor is an author and professor at Seton Hall University.

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Community Access Unlimited provides support services for individuals with special needs.  Organization Assistant Executive Director Joanne Oppelt says the CAU Community Players program gives everyone involved a fun opportunity to work together.

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