Sex and The Soul With Donna Freitas

by Patrice Floy on January 8, 2014

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The Savvy Panel revisits “The Hook-Up Culture” from a different lens.  Deemed by many to be a trend or a declaration of sexual independence, author of  Sex and the Soul, Donna Freitas challenges us to think that hooking up could be a mere excuse for covering the fact that just maybe there is a yearning expectation for more than just sex. The prospect of a relationship or lack of substance, perhaps… Toni and co-hosts Jennifer Jones Austin  and Denise Arbesu  discuss Freitas’ social research. After conducting  a series of interviews with college students, Freitas analysis measures the integration of sex, religion and spirituality. This discussion delves into the functionality of the hook-up culture as well as breaks down Freitas’ qualitative analysis of  the conflicting nature of casual sex on campuses.

Brooklyn Savvy airs  8:00 am on Sundays on Channel 25 and Cablevision (Ch 22). You can also tune into Brooklyn Savvy on  NYCLife  for more interesting and provocative conversations.

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Coming to The Table…

by Patrice Floy on January 7, 2014

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It seems like race relations continues to be a behind the curtain issue. Unbeknownst or in denial to many, the impact of slavery still weighs very heavily on our family’s lineage. Toni, Co-hosts Denise Arbesu and Sylvia Wong chat with Elizabeth Sturgess-LLerena, Julie Finch and Mitchell Woo on how to attack the legacy of slavery in order to truly reconcile in the present and move forward. Sylvia, Julie and Elizabeth share with the panel  their involvement in an organization called, Coming to The Table which is a diverse and very active group passionate about researching and discovering one’s family history and involvement in slavery.  Mitchell also leads the panel to analyze the “divide and conquer “mentality and how it creates a disconnect between races and opportunity. The candid conversation delves into  the notion of “white privilege,” and the complexities that transpire from it. This is definitely a must see!

Brooklyn Savvy airs  8:00 am on Sundays on Channel 25 and Cablevision (Ch 22). You can also tune into Brooklyn Savvy on NYC.gov for more interesting and provocative conversations.

 

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Give Your Blank!

January 7, 2014

Continue the conversation… @BrooklynSavvy #BROOKLYNSAVVY When it comes to New York tax payers one things for sure is that they want to know that their hard earned money is going to great lengths in strengthening communities. Chief Service Officer Diahann Billings – Burford is making sure that things are getting done. Appointed by Mayor Bloomberg, Diahann discusses with […]

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Social Class with David Abaire

January 6, 2014

  Continue the Conversation…@BrooklynSavvy #BROOKLYNSAVVY Class in America may seem to be a taboo topic for many but not for American Playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner, David Lindsay- Abaire . Toni along with co-hosts Anna Glass, Ellen SalPeter and Denise Arbesu chats with Abaire on growing up in South Boston and how that experience helped color his perspective on […]

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How to Nurture an Athlete in NYC

January 6, 2014

    Continue the conversation… @BrooklynSavvy #BROOKLYNSAVVY The high school athlete needs their interest nurtured! It’s a pivotal time to start shaping future adults, decision makers and athletes with a promising professional athletic career. Toni and savvy co-host Lisa Bing chats with Ben Glascoe  who sits on the Executive Board of Trey Whitfield School in […]

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Strategies to Break through the Glass Ceiling

January 5, 2014

Continue the conversation… @BrooklynSavvy #BROOKLYNSAVVY Today’s woman might have all the credentials to rise to the corporate ladder but there’s more to defining success. Toni and Savvy co-hosts Ellen Salpeter and Denise Arbesu chat with Mercy College professor Phyllis White Thorne and Co-author Elaine Meryl Brown of the “Little Black book of Success”  about tapping into one’s […]

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Bed-Stuy Now!

January 4, 2014

                                                            Continue the conversation… @BrooklynSaavy #BROOKLYNSAVVY Bed-Stuy, affectionately shortened by Brooklynites is “The Destination for Culture!” The beloved neighborhood is in great hands with support of the Bedford […]

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What’s Your Narrative?

November 28, 2013

Continue the conversation…@BrooklynSavvy #BROOKLYNSAVVY The old cliché, “you can’t know where you are going until you know where you have been” reigns true in this thought provoking discussion. Toni along with Brooklyn Savvy co-hosts Lisa Bing and Denise Arbesu chats with genealogist Sylvia Wong- Lewis and genealogist and author Wilhemina Kelly on the history of […]

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Hooking-Up, who Wins-who Loses?!

November 26, 2013

Continue the conversation…@BrooklynSavvy #BROOKLYNSAVVY Friend of the show, psychotherapist and dating coach Lisa White lends her take on the hook-up culture. Toni and Savvy co-hosts Ellen Salpeter and Denise Arbesu engage in a provocative conversation on how society tends to define hooking up. The ladies challenge us to think about the openness and reputation of hook-up […]

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Same Sex Marriage explored with Audrey Smaltz and Gail Marquis

June 30, 2013

Same- sex power couple Audrey Smalls and Gale Marquis could teach straight couples a thing or two about respecting and honoring the value of being legally married. Toni and the Savvy panel Ellen Salpeter, Collette Ellis and Denise Arbesu chats with the couple Audrey and Gale on the touching difference between joining as one in […]

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