Jersey Shore Matters with Dianne DeOliveira


Jersey Shore Matters is your go-to source for all things related to New Jersey, with a special emphasis on the vibrant Jersey Shore area. Each episode is packed with compelling news, insightful information, and in-depth discussions that highlight the diverse and dynamic nature of the region.

Teresa Staub, Executive Director of Monmouth Arts, discusses how the non-profit got started, ways it supports local arts, programs and services it offers for all ages, and its upcoming Gala and biggest fundraising event honoring well-known artists from Monmouth County, including Film Producer and Director Kevin Smith of "Clerks" fame.

DOUGLAS EAGLES, CEO OF THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF MONMOUTH COUNTY, talks about how the organization empowers young people facing extraordinary challenges growing up in their community, the various programs the non-profit provides for the 1,200 kids it serves, and ways the club is celebrating its 85th Anniversary this year, including with Acts of Kindness and a fundraising Gala in October.

In light of the recent wildfires worldwide, Kristen Meistrell, Vice President of NJ Audubon, discusses how the organization is trying to get the public and environmental groups to work together to protect the Pinelands, which stretches across seven counties, how fire suppression and lack of management in the ecosystems are putting forests at greater risk, some solutions to preventing forest fires, and how property owners can get help applying for fire protection funding through state and federal programs.

Lee Pelton, an Ocean County resident embarking on a trek to Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, discusses what led to his diagnosis with the rare plasma cancer in 2015, his upcoming trip with MMRF, and fundraising efforts to help find new treatments and a possible cure.

Marc de Grandpre', President of the New York Red Bulls Major League Soccer team, discusses ways the organization has been leading Autism Awareness in the sports world for the last decade, how his daughter inspired the team's commitment to families with children on the Autism Spectrum by having its Harrison stadium become the first MLS venue to have a permanent sensory room, the team's philanthropic initiatives and partnership with Autism Can, opportunities for fans to see players from New Jersey at upcoming games and events, and youth soccer programs the Red Bulls offer in Ocean and Monmouth Counties.