Ras in 60
This will not be your conventional political podcast.
Prepare to be intrigued by new information you will hear straight from Newark's Mayor himself. Subscribe for future episodes, as they will involve a series of conversations between the Mayor of Newark and guests who are doing work to move Newark and/or the culture forward. This will include segments on fitness, lifestyle, health, Newark's progress in development and more. Get involved in every conversation by hashtagging #RasIn60
Did you know the MTV Video Music Awards are coming to Newark at the Prudential Center on August 26th? Mayor Baraka sits down with Sway Calloway about the VMAs, the city of Oakland, Newark, & his career. We also get Bruce Gillmer, Global Head of Music and Talent at Viacom and Co-brand Head for MTV International, about bringing the VMAs to Newark, what it means to the city and what the city can expect. It's the VMAs episode of #RasIn60.
Ep. 2: Akbar Cook
This episode features West Side High School Akbar Cook. Hear him talk to the mayor of the city he's helping to transform, in their first public conversation. Mayor Baraka & Principal Cook discuss the free laundry room and "Lights On", a recreational program that keeps kids off the streets. This program caught the attention of both Ellen Degeneres & Oprah Winfrey, who recently donated $500k. Listen to them discuss this and more on episode 2 of #Rasin60.
Ep. 1: Meet the Mayor
In this episode of Ras in 60 you will be Meeting the Mayor. In this introductory episode Mayor Ras J. Baraka, of Newark, NJ, will talk about his fitness routine, his favorite music artist, the VMAs coming to Newark, the Forbes Opportunity Zone Summit and much more. Stay tuned for future episodes as they will involve a series of conversations between the Mayor of Newark and guests who are doing work to move Newark and/or the culture forward. This will not be your conventional political podcast.