Rick Luftglass, Executive Director of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, recently participated in two radio shows on the Heritage Radio Network to discuss timely issues in New York City and the role of philanthropy.
On September 24, Rick was a guest on HRN Community Sessions, along with a Trustee of an NYC-based family foundation and Karen Karp of Karp Resources, which is partnering with Heritage Radio to focus on small food business recovery efforts in the Rockaway community post-Sandy. The episode, hosted by Erin Fairbanks, centered on the role of philanthropy in assessing needs in a post-disaster setting and providing appropriate support. To listen to the entire show, click here.
Rick was also a guest on the September 26th episode of Everything’s on the Table: What’s the Recipe for the Future of Food in NYC?, a series organized by Food Systems Network NYC to examine food policy issues that are important for New York City’s next administration to consider. The episode, “Hunger in New York City,” focused on hunger and food access. Hosted by Erin Fairbanks with Kate MacKenzie, Director of Policy and Government Relations at City Harvest and a member of the Leadership Committee of Food Systems Network NYC, the episode also included Jan Poppendieck, Policy Director of the New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College and a Professor Emerita in Sociology at Hunter College; Michael Hurwitz, Director of Greenmarket, a program of GrowNYC; and Cathy Nonas, Special Advisor at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The participants discussed the current state of hunger in the City, as well as public policies and programs to combat hunger and promote access. To listen to the entire show, click here.