Que Pasa NJ?, a new show highlighting the impact of Hispanic culture on the state, will premier Saturday morning.
The show, which will air at 9 a.m. on NJTV, will run for six episodes and be hosted by Carlos Medina, the president of the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey.
Guests will include political leaders (such as U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker and Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop), business leaders (such as ADP’s Carlos Rodriguez) and entertainers (such as JW Cortes and 2001 Miss Universe Denise Quinones).
Medina said the goal of the show is to tell the story of the Hispanic community in the tri-state area, with an emphasis on New Jersey. He said it will cover the success stories of Hispanic Americans — and that there will be an emphasis on Hispanic business leaders and entrepreneurs.
Medina said he hopes businesses of all types will see how understanding and embracing the Hispanic community will help them grow.
“I feel strongly that diversity is one of New Jersey s greatest assets,” he said. “I want viewers to see this diversity and also learn about how embracing diversity is a crucial business necessity.
“It’s simple: Embrace diversity or your brand will suffer economically.”
The show is sponsored by the Modesto Educational Foundation and Kvibe Productions.
MEF is a nonprofit, educational, conference and multimedia production company that supports students, stresses the elimination of stigmas and contributes to diverse U.S culture. Kvibe Productions is a content creation company with over 50 specialized professionals sharing their vision of “creating to inspire.”
Que Pasa NJ? also will have an interactive website.