Cal Ramsey of the NY Knicks, Basketball and Its Impact on Inner City Youth 3-4-09

“The Advocates”


Richard J. Garfunkel

 WVOX – AM Radio 1460- 12 Noon Wednesday

March 11, 2009

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On Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at 12:00 Noon, I will be hosting my show “The Advocates” on WVOX- 1460 AM, and you can also listen to the program’s live streaming at One can call the show at 914-636-0110 to reach us on the radio. Our guest is Cal Ramsey and Alan Rosenberg will join me as a guest panelist. Our topic is “Basketball and its impact on inner city youth.”


Mr. Cal Ramsey has been part of the NYC athletic landscape for over fifty years. Since his graduation from NYU in 1959, where he starred in basketball as an All-American, he still holds many team records and was a member of NYU’s Scholastic Honor Society. Because of his excellent career on the hard courts, he has been enshrined in a number of regional sport’s hall of fames. He is even a member of the famed Friar’s Club. After two seasons in the NBA with both the old St. Louis Hawks and the NY Knicks, his basketball career was cut short by a knee injury. He then began work in the NY Public Schools. He has devoted his life to working with the youth of NYC with regards to an emphasis on education and staying-in-school.  Mr. Ramsey has had a three decade career in broadcasting and public relations with the NY Knicks, and has also devoted his considerable energies to NYU’s alumni affairs department.    


Also today we have Alan D. Rosenberg, who will serve as our guest panelist. Alan, who is a native Mount Vernon, graduated from AB Davis/MVHS and New York University. He is a long-time CPA, who has offices in both New York City and Scarsdale and is an avid sports fan and memorabilia collector.  Alan also played basketball for NYU, and has been heavily active in NYU alumni affairs.


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.


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Next week I will be hosting Dr. Ronald Valenti, Dr. Jennifer Schulman and Ms. Rose Uzzo, and we will be talking about higher education regarding doctoral programs and how they impact on education and its future.


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