The Advocates- with Mr. Norman Solovay 4-23-08

“The Advocates”

 With

Richard J. Garfunkel

 WVOX – AM Radio 1460- 12 Noon Wednesday

April 23, 2008

All archived Shows at:

http://advocates-wvox.com

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at 12:00 Noon, I am hosting my show “The Advocates” on WVOX- 1460 AM on your dial, or you can listen to the program’s live streaming at www.wvox.com.  One can call the show at 914-636-0110 to reach us on the radio. Our special guest today is Norman Solovay, author, long-time litigator, expert in mediation and arbitration and currently, of counsel to Hartman $ Craven LLP, NYC. Our subject today is “How Divorce Has Social Consequences for Our Society: The Decline of the Nuclear Family!”

 

Norman Solovay, is a former editor of the Columbia Law Review and law secretary to the late Judge Charles Breitel. He served for a number of years as a litigation associate at the firm of Rosenman, Colin, Goldmark & Kaye. Mr. Solovay subsequently formed, and for some 20 years headed, the litigation department of Holtzmann, Wise & Shepard. The Holtzmann firm had an unusual practice for its then size, primarily based on its representation of Allen & Company, the Onassis interests, and a significant number of the corporations financed by Allen & Company, such as Syntex, Ogden, Bunker Ramo, among many others.

 

Eventually Mr. Solovay founded Solovay, Marshall & Edlin, with his son, Michael Solovay (then a senior associate in Skadden Arps corporate department), and Paul Marshall, a leading entertainment/intellectual property lawyer. While there, Mr. Solovay authored Alternative Dispute Resolution, dealing with both arbitration and mediation and, subsequently, a book entitledThe Internet & Alternate Dispute Resolution: UntanglingThe Web, also dealing with both mediation and arbitration on the internet.  Mr. Solovay is presently a member of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City Of New York and is Chairman of its Subcommittee dealing with the expansion of Collaborative Law.   

 

Meanwhile, the mission of the “Advocates” is to bring to the public differing views on current “public policy “issues. “Public policy,” therefore, is what we as a nation legally and traditionally follow. Over the years, the “public policy” of the United States has changed or has been modified greatly. As an example, “free public education” is the public policy of the United States. Also, over time great struggles have ensued over the control of the direction of “public policy” For example: free trade vs. protectionism, slavery vs. emancipation, state’s rights vs. Federalism, and an all-volunteer armed forces or the “draft.”

 

The Program is sponsored by the Green Briar Adult Home, in Millbrook, Dutchess County, NY.

One can find my essays on FDR and other subjects at http://www.richardjgarfunkel.com and one can also see all of the archived shows at: http://advocates-wvox.com. The Advocates will be off for a week, and Ithe program will be back on May 7th with our special guest, local baseball legend Ralph Branca and our panelist Alan Rosenberg, an avid sports collector. Both men graduated from AB Davis HS in Mount Vernon, and NYU, and are going to talk about baseball over the past 60 years, and the growth of mega sports in America.

 

Richard J. Garfunkel

914-524-8381

914-261-6587 (cell)

http://www.richardjgarfunkel.com

rjg727@optonline.net 

 

 

 

 

 

The Advocates with Frank Falatyn, John Berenyi and Ken Brooks 4-16-08

“The Advocates”

 With

Richard J. Garfunkel

 WVOX – AM Radio 1460- 12 Noon Wednesday

April 16, 2008

All archived Shows at:

http://advocates-wvox.com

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at 12:00 Noon, I am hosting my show “The Advocates” on WVOX- 1460 AM on your dial, or you can listen to the program’s live streaming at www.wvox.com.  One can call the show at 914-636-0110 to reach us on the radio.  We have a special guest today Mr. Frank Falatyn, of the Solar Energy Consortium, and two panelists; Mr. John Berenyi, and Mr. Ken Brooks, who have both joined our forums on other occasions.  Our topic of today is “The Unlimited Potential of Solar Energy and How It Can Impact our Energy Needs!”

 

Mr. Falatyn is Vice Chairman of TSEC, Frank Falatyn works with industry, academic, environmental, labor and economic development partners and NY state, federal and local governments to create a new “CleanTech” solar energy industry as an emerging strategic sector for the NYS economy. 

 

In additional to his TSEC work, as President of FALA Technologies, Mr. Falatyn leverages his company’s 63 years of business in precision equipment building to providing complete technology commercialization programs for the semiconductor, nano-scale and advanced energy industries.  In 2005, New York’s Lt. Governor honored Frank with the Small Business Person of the Year award for his advanced development work in partnerships with leading semiconductor industry consortia such as International SEMATECH North and Albany Nanotech.

 

Mr. Falatyn serves on numerous industry boards in New York State.  He has been appointed by NY’s governor to the NYS Small Business Advisory Board and is a founding member of the Manufacturers Alliance of New York State.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) in Albany, N.Y., and is an active member of their global “NY Loves Nanotech” and “NY Loves CleanTech” initiatives.  As President of the Council of Industry of Southeastern New York, he also leads the association representing all Hudson Valley manufacturers since 1910.  He is a founding board member of the Hudson Valley Technology Council, a board member of the Hudson Valley Technology Development Center, an advisor to the Hudson Valley Center for Innovation and he serves on the Institute of Business Innovation industry sector committee.  In addition, he is on the State University of New York (New Paltz) Engineering Advisory Board, the Kingston/Ulster Empire Zone board, the Ulster County Community College Foundation Board, the Colonial Cooperative Insurance Company board and he serves as a Metal Trades program advisor for Ulster County’s BOCES Education program.

 

Our first panelist is Mr. Kenneth R Brooks founded Go-Eco in October of 2007. Ken also serves as the managing partner of the highly successful branded-entertainment agency, CAE (Creative Artist Enterprises Group). Under his leadership, CAE has helped some of America’s most notable brands, including Pepsi, RJR, Sirius, GM, Pennzoil Quaker-State, Greyhound, McDonald’s and others, establish mutually beneficial relationships with celebrities, from the world of television, film and music.

 

Also we have Mr. John Berenyi, who is no stranger to these broadcasts. Mr. John Berenyi, has undergraduate and graduate degrees in, engineering, management sciences and applied economics from Columbia University. He has been an investment banker, who has specialized in alternative energy and environmental finance for the past 25 years. In the early part of his career, as a Loeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Studies at Harvard University, he developed the composite set of environmental indicators to measure the quality of life in cities across the United States. Cities, counties, states, and academic institutions have adopted this work, across America, as a tool for public of public policy and evaluation. Today, after a long career serving companies like Citicorp, HSBC Capital and IF Rothschild, he is the managing director of Ecocite, a Canadian-based company that works as an energy investment trust for eco-property development. He is also the Senior Advisor on Energy to the AJ Congress to implement the US-Israeli Energy Independence. Act.

 

Meanwhile, the mission of the “Advocates” is to bring to the public differing views on current “public policy “issues. “Public policy,” therefore, is what we as a nation legally and traditionally follow. Over the years, the “public policy” of the United States has changed or has been modified greatly. As an example, “free public education” is the public policy of the United States. Also, over time great struggles have ensued over the control of the direction of “public policy” For example: free trade vs. protectionism, slavery vs. emancipation, state’s rights vs. Federalism, and an all-volunteer armed forces or the “draft.”

 

The Program is sponsored by the Green Briar Adult Home, in Millbrook, Dutchess County, NY.

One can find my essays on FDR and other subjects at http://www.richardjgarfunkel.com and one can also see all of the archived shows at: http://advocates-wvox.com.  Next week’s guest will be Norman Solovay, author and lawyer, who will discuss the impact of divorce on our society.

 

Richard J. Garfunkel

914-524-8381

914-261-6587 (cell)

http://www.richardjgarfunkel.com

rjg727@optonline.net 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Advocates- with Dr. Thomas Hopkins 4-9-08

 

“The Advocates”

 With

Richard J. Garfunkel

 WVOX – AM Radio 1460- 12 Noon Wednesday

April 9, 2008

All archived Shows at:

http://advocates-wvox.com

 

Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at 12:00 Noon, I am hosting my show “The Advocates” on WVOX- 1460 AM on your dial, or you can listen to the program’s live streaming at www.wvox.com.  One can call the show at 914-636-0110 to reach us on the radio.  Our special guest today is Dr. Thomas J. Hopkins, who is deeply involved in Development/Strategic Planning. He has worked on these efforts all over the world and is the author of an unlimited number of reports, the last being “Capacity Assessment Guidelines: In a Systems and Strategic Management Context, about Somalia and Nairobi. His publications have ranged from “Teaching Evaluative Research in Developing Countries: Practice before Theory” to “Wood Energy Consumption and Resources Survey.” Dr. Hopkins has taught in places as familiar to us as Fordham and Columbia Universities and in places as distant as the University of Zambia. Our subject today is “Modern Africa, Is this Region Making Progress, and How Do Developmental Planners Make an Impact.”

 

Dr. Hopkins has a Doctorate Degree, Columbia University (New York) in Social Policy and Planning; along with Masters and Undergraduate degrees from Loyola University of Chicago, and Illinois State University. He has 30 Years experience in the Policy/Planning field (domestic and international). He is a Former University Professor (in USA and Africa) specializing in Social Policy/Planning and Evaluation Research and a former UN senior official for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP/OPS) New York and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Nairobi, Kenya. His special skills include Program planning, evaluation and analysis surveys, project preparation, baseline studies, needs assessment, strategic planning and operations/management research.

 

During February – March 2006 He was a member of the UNDP/World Bank Somalia Joint Needs Assessment Mission and participated in the “Local Government” field visits Capacity Assessment in the three major regions of Somalia – Somaliland, Puntland and Central/Southern Somalia. I designed and presented my report “Capacity Assessment and Development Guidelines: In a Systems and Strategic Management Context”. He has worked recently in Pakistan on citizens’ participation and community empowerment.  He has worked on the Nile Basin Initiative, which is a program regarding eight countries in East and Central Africa.

 

Meanwhile, the mission of the “Advocates” is to bring to the public differing views on current “public policy “issues. “Public policy,” therefore, is what we as a nation legally and traditionally follow. Over the years, the “public policy” of the United States has changed or has been modified greatly. As an example, “free public education” is the public policy of the United States. Also, over time great struggles have ensued over the control of the direction of “public policy” For example: free trade vs. protectionism, slavery vs. emancipation, state’s rights vs. Federalism, and an all-volunteer armed forces or the “draft.”

 

The Program is sponsored by the Green Briar Adult Home, in Millbrook, Dutchess County, NY.

One can find my essays on FDR and other subjects at http://www.richardjgarfunkel.com and one can also see all of the archived shows at: http://advocates-wvox.com. 

 

Richard J. Garfunkel

914-524-8381

914-261-6587 (cell)

http://www.richardjgarfunkel.com

rjg727@optonline.net 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Advocates with Steve Lamoreaux and Carolyn Schoemer 4-2-08

 

“The Advocates”

 With

Richard J. Garfunkel

 WVOX – AM Radio 1460- 12 Noon Wednesday

April 2, 2008

All archived Shows at:

http://advocates-wvox.com

 

Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at 12:00 Noon, I am hosting my show “The Advocates” on WVOX- 1460 AM on your dial, or you can listen to the program’s live streaming at www.wvox.com.  One can call the show at 914-636-0110 to reach us on the radio.  Our special guests today are Mr. Steve Lamoreaux, from DML Mortgage, who specializes in reverse mortgages and Ms. Carolyn Schoemer, an associate broker and partner with Keller Williams, NY Realty.  Our topic today is the “ The Housing Market, Where Is It Heading, and How Can Your Equity be Used?” This subject should be on the mind of all of our listeners.

Mr. Lamoreaux background consists of 14 years in the financial markets – both retail and institutional, and another decade in the mortgage arena (from hedging, to underwriting, to sales). He has focused these last 4+ years solely on reverse mortgages, speaking at Senior Centers throughout Connecticut, southeastern New York State and the boroughs of NYC. He also speaks before, and works closely with, Elder Law and Trust & Estate Attorneys, Financial Planners, Insurance Agents, and CPA’s. Steve is an instructor of classes to the general public through local Adult Education programs, as well as for CE and CPE courses in NY and CT. He has also been the host and guest for a number of financial radio programs throughout this area.

Carolyn Schoemer is one of the top professionals in the local real estate marketplace. Her Cloud 9 Homes team is affiliated with Keller Williams Realty, which opened their White Plains office in 2006. This is the fastest growing real estate office in the county, and number 1 in the county in number of listings and in the number of closed transactions.

 

Carolyn has been a licensed broker for 21 years and has helped hundreds families sell and buy residential real estate.  Most of her career was spent with Coldwell Banker where she was in the top 5% of over 100,000 agents. Due to her excellent reputation and success in the marketplace, she was asked to become an owner and partner at the first Keller Williams Realty in Westchester County, joining dynamic individuals culled from many of the top local firms. To better service her growing business she created the Cloud 9 Homes Team, a group of talented professionals. Carolyn is an energetic and enthusiastic full-time professional who is passionate about the real estate business. Using her negotiation skills to achieve the best price and terms for her buyer and seller clients, Carolyn works hard to make deals happen.

Carolyn is proud to have achieved most of the designations offered by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), which equate to a PHD in the real estate field.

 

Meanwhile, the mission of the “Advocates” is to bring to the public differing views on current “public policy “issues. “Public policy,” therefore, is what we as a nation legally and traditionally follow. Over the years, the “public policy” of the United States has changed or has been modified greatly. As an example, “free public education” is the public policy of the United States. Also, over time great struggles have ensued over the control of the direction of “public policy” For example: free trade vs. protectionism, slavery vs. emancipation, state’s rights vs. Federalism, and an all-volunteer armed forces or the “draft.”

 

The Program is sponsored by the Green Briar Adult Home, in Millbrook, Dutchess County, NY.

One can find my essays on FDR and other subjects at http://www.richardjgarfunkel.com and one can also see all of the archived shows at: http://advocates-wvox.com. 

 

Richard J. Garfunkel

914-524-8381

914-261-6587 (cell)

http://www.richardjgarfunkel.com

rjg727@optonline.net