Category Archives: Life & Living with Joanna Gagis

Lauren Simonetti’s Business Brain

FOX Business news anchor Lauren Simonetti sat with Joanna Gagis on “Life & Living” to discuss Americans being willing to go into debt for a simple vacation.

“Most people save for their home and for retirement,” Simonetti says. “Right now, people are saving more for vacation.” She recalls a study stating that people will go into $1,100 of debt just to take a simple vacation.

“It takes you six months to recover from all the bills you accumulate while being on vacation,” she says.

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Torie Fisher On Backwards Flag Brewing Co.

Torie Fisher, owner of Backwards Flag Brewing Co., sat with Joanna Gagis on “A Life & Living Moment” to discuss the meaning of the backwards flag.

Backward Flag Brewing is a Veteran Owned Company, as Fisher served 13 years in the military, including two tours in Iraq. Most of their staff has served in a uniform or is a family member of someone who wears one.

“Backwards Flag comes from the flag that is worn on the army uniform,” Fisher states. “That flag symbolizes moving forward into the battle and never retreating from the fight.”

Backwards Flag Brewing Co. makes every effort to support our brothers and sisters who serve our country and community. To learn more, click here.

Kate Cardaro on Two River Theater

Kate Cardaro, Director of Education at Two River Theater in Red Bank, sat with Joanna Gagis on “A Life & Living Moment” to discuss how acting classes help kids with autism express emotions and read social cues.

For the first time, Two River Theater is offering theater classes specifically designed for students on the autism spectrum, giving them the opportunity to “explore the arts in a theatrical way,” Cardaro states.

These classes are led by teaching artists with extensive experience and supported by several assistants. Students improve interpersonal communication, verbal and body awareness, and self-confidence through the art of theater.

Two River Theater cultivates a new generation of theatergoers through innovative arts education programs that introduce young people to the theater and create opportunities for them to engage with renowned theater artists.

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