Ep. 10 – Freeholder Assad Akhter

We traveled to the streets of Paterson, New Jersey to chat with Passaic County’s newest Freeholder, Assad Akhter. He made history as the first Muslim-American Freeholder in the county, and as only the second South Asian American freeholder in the state. Assad spoke about how events such as September 11, 2001 motivated him to enter[…]

Ep. 9 – Miss New Jersey USA Chhavi Verg

Today we hit the runway with Miss New Jersey USA and runner-up to the 2017 Miss USA Beauty Pageant, Chhavi Verg. The young Edison native and Rutgers University sophomore became only the second Indian-American Miss New Jersey USA and the first to make runner up. Chhavi talks about her journey moving from India as a[…]

Ep. 8 – Councilwoman Ayesha Hamilton (West Windsor)

West Windsor Councilwoman Ayesha Hamilton joined us today on the Politics and Spice podcast. Councilwoman Hamilton began serving on the West Windsor Township Council in 2016 and has been active in this role since then. She also has her own law practice, Hamilton Law Firm, P.C., which specializes in employment and business law. The Councilwoman[…]

Ep. 7 – Hillary Clinton National AAPI Director Jason Tengco

We chatted with Hillary Clinton’s former National Asian American Pacific Islander Outreach Director Jason Tengco. Jason has served in multiple senior roles in the non-profit sector, government and politics — including serving as the Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders under President Barack Obama, and as a Congressional[…]

Ep. 6 – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr.

We caught up with Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. in his New Jersey District Office. Congressman Pallone is one of the most senior members of New Jersey’s Congressional Delegation and serves in the Democratic Leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives as the Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. He is also one of[…]