Nina Del Rio

Nina Del Rio

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Ballet Hispánico at New York City Center, June 1-3

NYAAIF on The Impact and Signs of Insurance Fraud

The New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud estimates that business fraud costs every state resident approximately $900 per year. The NYAAIF’s Frank Sztuk discusses at the impact of insurance fraud, and red flags for both employers and employees. For more, visit

NYC's Fresh Air Fund

The Fresh Air Fund is a New York City institution, providing summer adventures for urban kids through a number of programs, including free sleepaway camps and their signature Volunteer Host Family Program. CEO Lisa Gitelson visits as 2023 recruiting for participants, host families, and paid summer camp staff begins! For more, visit

MOTT STREET:  A Chinese American Family’s Story of Exclusion and Homecoming

MOTT STREET: A Chinese American Family’s Story of Exclusion and Homecoming, is a sweeping narrative history of the Chinese Exclusion Act, told through an intimate portrayal of one family’s epic journey to lay down roots in America, researched and written by Ava Chin, Professor at City University of New York.

Manhattan's Hot Bread Kitchen

Manhattan based non-profit Hot Bread Kitchen creates opportunity for immigrant women and women of color through food entrepreneurship. I spoke with CEO Leslie Abbey about how they leverage the NYC food industry to help women improve their economic trajectory. They also have an amazing marketplace! Visit

The Plant-Powered Plan to Beat Diabetes

Sharon Palmer is a vegan nutritionist whose writing has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Oprah Magazine, Prevention, the Los Angeles Times, and many others. Her new book is The Plant-Powered Plan to Beat Diabetes, which includes 100 easy vegan recipes that are both inventive and delicious.

The History and Future of Manhattan College

Founded in 1853, Manhattan College is an independent, Lasallian Catholic, co-educational institution of higher learning. In 2023, Manhattan College markes several milestones: 100 years in the Bronx, 170 years since the college’s founding, and it’s 50th anniversary of admitting female students.
The President of Manhattan College, Brother Daniel Gardner, talks about the school's rich history in New York, being one of the first schools to prioritize first-generation college students, and it’s evolution into one of the region’s top schools. For more, visit

The Future of Food & "Sustainable Humanity"

Written by author and anthropologist Dr. Rooane Van Voorst, ONCE UPON A TIME WE ATE ANIMALS imagines of a future where animal consumption is a thing of the past. Dr. ROANNE VAN VOORST, is a researcher, writer, speaker, and moderator. As an anthropologist of the future, her core research focuses on what she calls ‘sustainable humanity’. For more, visit

IN OUR SHOES: On Being a Young Black Woman in Not-So "Post-Racial" America

Journalist Brianna Holt has spent years covering identity, race and culture. She now invities readers to unlearn their biases and expand their worldviews in her debut book IN OUR SHOES: On Being a Young Black Woman in Not-So "Post-Racial" America. Brianna Holt is an author, writer, and reporter living in New York City, who’s has been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, GQ, The Cut, The Atlantic, Complex, and more.

WHEDco and The New Marijuana Landscape for Kids and Teens

With legalization of marijuana, easier access and more open usage among adults, the cannabis landscape has also shifted dramatically for children and teens. Davon Russell, President of the Bronx-based Community Development Organization WHEDco, talks marijuana perception and access for young people, and the need for education for all New Yorkers. For more, visit