Hosted by award-winning Journalist Larry Mendte, Jersey Matters covers news, politics, the arts and current events within The Garden State. Larry sits down with state politicians, business and cultural leaders, reporters, and news makers to discuss and analyze what’s happening in New Jersey and the impact it has on you.Jersey Matters debuted in January 2015.
Jersey Matters airs on WJLP Me-TV at 5PM on Saturdays and at 11AM on Sundays.
Jersey Matters can also be views on KJWP Me-TV in Southern New Jersey. Check your local listings for time and channel.
Notable guests include:
- New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy
- United States Senator Bob Menendez
- United States Senator Corey Booker
- United States Congressman Leonard Lance
- United States Congressman Chris Smith
- United States Congressman Frank Pallone
- United States Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr.
- State Senate President Steve Sweeney
In March of 2017 A Jersey Matters Town Hall: The Heroin Crisis was taped at Monmouth University. The town hall won a New York Emmy® Award for Interview/Discussion. The town hall also won two Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards for Interview/Discussion in a program special and Larry Mendte won for Talent/Program host.
Jersey Matters is produced in conjunction with Monmouth Production services at the Jules L. Plangere Jr. Center for Communication and Instructional Technology located on the campus of Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey.