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News 12 Talks New Jersey

Aug 31, 2019

Power & Politics is headed Back to School. Host Alex Zdan speaks to a number of education experts. Marie Blistan, president of the New Jersey Education Association, talks about recruiting talented teachers for New Jersey schools and the state of teachers pensions. Laura Waters, an education blogger and analyst of NJ’s...


Aug 30, 2019

New Jersey is supposed to have one of the toughest school bullying laws in the country, but a News 12 investigation finds too often it doesn't work. Some school districts are not being truthful over how often bullying happens. Parents who file complaints often feel they have no one on their side. And the law is so...


Aug 24, 2019

Newark's lead water crisis is national news. Alan Steinberg, former Region 2 EPA director under President George W. Bush, talks about why he thinks Gov. Murphy is not doing enough to help citizens of Newark be safe.

Sean Sullivan, of the Star-Ledger/NJ Advance Media, explains legislation proposed by Senate President...


Aug 23, 2019

Gloria Gaynor shares the fascinating story behind her iconic song "I Will Survive," which hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart 40 years ago this year. Gaynor also gives the background behind her new gospel album, "Testimony.” The wide-ranging conversation for News 12’s On The Scene explores deeper topics like faith,...


Aug 23, 2019

You may not know the name Bob Gruen, but chances are you've seen his photographs. Gruen was John Lennon's personal photographer and even shot the iconic photo of Lennon in his New York City shirt. News 12's John Bathke caught up with Gruen at the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey, where Gruen is having the...