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First Lady Michelle Obama Celebrates Summer Learning with ASAS

All-StarMoment-MichelleObama-300x217First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated National Summer Learning Day with more than 200 students and education leaders in Washington, D.C., last week. ASAS was there to spread the word about Sports as a Hook, our health and fitness program that gets kids active outside of school. The First Lady got a quick lesson on nutrition and portion control for growing kids from ASAS D.C. participant Rhece, who’s lost 20 pounds with the help of Sports as a Hook.

ASAS’ summer high school and college readiness program, CampUs, was also featured at the event. ASAS South Florida alum Ti’Andre graduated from the CampUs program at Florida International University four years ago, and is now a high school senior with a 3.9 GPA. Alongside Rhece, the two young men showed how ASAS’ quality out-of-school-time programs give kids support and experiences that power success in the classroom and beyond.

City of Brotherly Love Welcomes ASAS

AllStarMoment-Philadelphia1-300x217All-Star students teamed up with New York Life volunteers to create care packages and Valentine’s Day cards for homeless Philadelphians before heading to a VIP reception at Northern Liberties art gallery Bahdeebahdu. We were thrilled to welcome representatives for Senator Pat Toomey and State Representative Michelle Brownlee, and were honored by Deputy Mayor Rich Negrin’s presentation of a citation from Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s, which lauded the importance of ASAS’ arrival to the city. New York Life Foundation and ASAS leadership who is integral to ASAS’ expansion to Philadelphia were also in attendance, including Foundation president Heather Nesle and local ASAS board members Annie Duke and Rob Recine.

ASAS is grateful for the crucial support of all of these groups. Together, we can support our students in getting to and through high school, finding careers they love, and giving back to their community.

Schwarzenegger and Paige: Why Congress should keep funding afterschool

washington-postThe Afterschool Alliance is a nonprofit organization that works to ensure that all children have access to affordable, high-quality afterschool programs. The idea of providing programs for students to attend after the regular school day — where they can keep learning in different ways, play and stay in a safe environment — is a no-brainer, but somehow keeps falling under the radar of school reformers and policy makers. In fact, for years the Obama administration
diverted money intended to be used for high-quality afterschool programs to support the expansion of learning time during school hours (which sounds useful but is often a waste of time). As alliance Executive Director Jodi Grant once wrote on this blog:

Students need more than a strong curriculum, good teachers, and time in the classroom to succeed. Afterschool programs have long known that they can embrace the hours between the time school closes and parents return from work to provide children, especially those who don’t have access to other activities, with exciting, engaging experiences that will help them learn academic, social and professional skills. The research is clear: children in quality afterschool programs are more likely to come to school and stay in school, more likely to hand in their work and get better grades.

Congress is now debating whether to continue funding afterschool programs. Here to explain why they it should are Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former governor of California, and Rod Paige, a former secretary of education under president George W. Bush.

By Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rod Paige

There are more than 60,000 children who go to sleep every night in a juvenile detention center, and 2.6 million of our high school students will drop out before they ever graduate high school.

We can do better.

We both believe that education is a basic civil right for all, and that education does not end when the bell rings at the close of a school day. As the former governor of California and U.S. secretary for education, we fought to support federal funding for afterschool programs to support the lifelong learning of our children. We stood together at a summit in 2003 to fight for these programs, and now we have come together again.

Today, as Congress debates the elimination of $1 billion in critical funding for afterschool programs that could affect 1.6 million students, we are both deeply concerned and prepared to fight for these programs which help some of our most at-risk students.

Afterschool programs offer students a safe, caring environment with homework assistance, digital arts, crucially important Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning, healthy eating habits, and classes that have been squeezed from the normal school day including the arts and extracurricular activities.

These programs provide a real return on investment to taxpayers and budgets. Studies have shown that every dollar spent on afterschool programs can save anywhere from $2 to nearly $9. Spending a dollar today to avoid spending a fortune in the future on incarceration and additional classroom instruction is a deal everyone can support.

Researchers have found that students who participate in afterschool programs graduate from high school at a rate of 86 percent, while the students who don’t have access to those programs graduate at a rate of 72 percent – and that comprehensive afterschool programs can dramatically improve math test scores.

Juvenile crimes spike between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m. when kids roam the street with no adult supervision. Luckily, there is a solution. Participation in afterschool programs has been shown to decrease the likelihood of these students participating in criminal activities by 30 percent. We know that afterschool programs boost graduation rates, improve school attendance, grades and test scores, protect the health and safety of our children, and support students in at-risk and disadvantaged communities.

The benefits extend beyond the students. Working families, who are the bedrock of our economy, are able to keep their jobs and miss less work because their children are safe in afterschool programs. We have both spoken to many of these parents who tell us what a relief it is to know their kids are safe, learning, and out of trouble.

More than 10 million children already experience the benefits of afterschool programs every day, but the demand for participation is much greater—close to 20 million students would be in programs if they were available.

At a time when we should be discussing how to increase the supply of afterschool programs and their proven benefits to meet the demand, Congress is debating whether to eliminate the funding. In this crucial debate, we stand with the students, and with the strong bipartisan coalition in Congress that has expressed support for afterschool programs.

Let us be very clear: this is a crucial investment in our future. The alternative is far more expensive. In 2003 and 2013 we were successful in our fight to protect after school funding. We will be successful again. We can do better for our students, and we will.

We look forward to discussing the benefits of these programs and establishing another generation of afterschool success stories on March 24th at the important summit we are cohosting.

ASAS Philadelphia Chapter Launch

logo-philadelphiaPhiladelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 11, 2015

After-School All-Stars (ASAS) and the New York Life Foundation are proud to be hosting two formal chapter launch events in Philadelphia today. Philadelphia is the second new ASAS chapter to be launched with the help of a $ 4 million, four-year grant from the New York Life Foundation. The grant supports expanding after-school programs focused on middle school students to six more cities, beginning with Newark and Philadelphia. This multi-year grant is the largest in ASAS’s 20-year history. The Newark chapter held its launch event in late 2014.

Today’s Philadelphia launch day begins with a service project in which ASAS students from the William D. Kelley school team up with New York Life volunteers to create care packages for homeless Philadelphians. Following the service project is a VIP reception at Northern Liberties art gallery Bahdeebahdu. At the reception, Deputy Mayor Rich Negrin will present a citation from Mayor Michael Nutter lauding the importance of ASAS’ arrival in Philadelphia. The Kelley School in Brewerytown is one of two inaugural schools receiving programming from ASAS’ Philadelphia chapter; the other is the Theodore Roosevelt School in Germantown.

Despite a dramatic increase in participation over the last decade, a recent household survey of 30,000 families conducted by the Afterschool Alliance found that for every child enrolled in a program, there are two more who are not, but whose parents would enroll them if a program were available. According to the same survey, more than 321,000 Pennsylvania children, or 17 percent, participate in an after-school program, up from nine percent in 2004. But the demand for afterschool activities – as measured by the number of children whose parents would enroll them in a program if one were available — increased to over 811,000 children, an increase of 50 percent. [1] Demand is especially high among low-income, African-American and Hispanic families in urban centers like Philadelphia.

“We recognize that the Philadelphia School District has faced some difficult times lately,” said Ben Paul, president of After-School All-Stars. “There are a lot of good people doing wonderful things for the city’s children, but it’s just impossible to keep up with the demand. That’s why we’re so pleased to add another resource to help address some of the unmet need.”

Notable guests during the afternoon school service project include State Representative Michelle Brownlee, as well as U.S. Senator Pat Toomey’s field representative, Imani Johnson, who is presenting a citation honoring the program. Heather Nesle, president of the New York Life Foundation, is also speaking, along with New York Life Managing Partner Rob Recine, who was recently appointed to the ASAS Philadelphia Board. The evening VIP reception will include remarks from National Board Member, and former World Series of Poker winner, Annie Duke. Human Resources consultant company Insperity is partially sponsoring the event.

“Research indicates that boys and girls who are properly prepared for ninth grade are more likely to graduate high school and go on to college. We see After-School All-Stars as a model program that not only reinforces, but augments middle school curricula after regular school hours and during summer months,” said Heather Nesle, president of the New York Life Foundation. “Investing in After-School All-Stars’ programming was a natural fit because it directly aligns with our priority of helping middle school students get the most out of those critical education years.”

Founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Los Angeles in 1992, ASAS provides comprehensive school-based out-of-school time programs to nearly 90,000 participants
at more than 360 schools throughout the United States. Free for all students, ASAS programs only take place at Title I schools where more than 50% of students qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program. ASAS focuses primarily on middle school children, helping to prepare them for high school, college, and beyond.

After-School All-Stars recently named Reynelle Staley as founding Executive Director of After-School All-Stars Philadelphia. Prior to joining ASAS Philadelphia, Staley managed efforts to promote equal rights and opportunities within Philadelphia as Deputy Director of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations. A native of Harlem, she knows firsthand the impact that high-quality academic opportunities can have for students in the poorest of neighborhoods.

“I am passionate about building more educational and enrichment opportunities to improve the lives of Philadelphia’s children,” explained Staley. “Thirty-three percent of the children here live below the poverty line, and every school in the district meets the federal definition of ‘low income.’ But ASAS has found in cities across the country that by adding high-quality after-school programs, we can increase school attendance and raise graduation rates, while reducing juvenile crime and obesity.”

“After-school is a wise investment but, unfortunately, we’re not investing nearly enough,” said former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, founder of AfterSchool All-Stars. “These programs help kids with homework, teach them teamwork, engage them in community service, pair them with mentors, help them to be physically fit, involve them in activities like rocketry and robotics, and much more.”

About After-School All-Stars

Founded in 1992, After-School All-Stars (ASAS) is a leading national provider of yearround,
school-based, comprehensive afterschool programs. The organization’s mission
is to keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life. Every school day,
students in low-income communities have access to free programs that offer academic
support, enrichment opportunities, and health and fitness activities. Nearly 90,000
children from 13 U.S. regions benefit: ASAS serves Atlanta, Chicago, Hawaii, Las Vegas,
Los Angeles, New York, North Texas, Ohio, Orlando, San Antonio, San Diego, South
Florida and Washington, D.C., and, beginning in Fall 2014, Newark and Philadelphia.
For more information, visit http://www.as-as.org.

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The Afterschool Alliance notes: In Pennsylvania, 435 households and 2,557 children were screened for this study. According to 2011-2012 data from the Department of
Education, National Center for Education Statistics, the total school enrollment in Pennsylvania is 1,935,518, which is the foundation for all statewide projections in Pennsylvania After 3PM.

The Activity Gap

AtlanticAccess to after-school programs is growing more unequal, and that’s pushing disadvantaged kids
further behind.
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Imagine two young adults who, despite living in the same city, come from very different worlds.

One is named Ethan—a freshman at an elite college near Austin, Texas, pursuing a degree in engineering. He grew up with supportive middle-class parents who put him in extracurriculars his whole life: Boy Scouts, soccer, track, orchestra. Instead of letting Ethan watch TV and play video games, his dad took him on hiking trips to New Mexico where they would track bears and practice
navigation. His father also volunteered as the school orchestra’s bus driver. Ethan’s mom, meanwhile, strived to raise an engaged citizen; she even helped him register to vote when he turned 18.

Then there’s Nicole, who also lives in Austin—though in an area far less inviting than the spacious private housing development where Ethan was raised. At 18, Nicole is a single mother who works in the kitchen at a three-star hotel making a wage that’s hardly enough to cover food, diapers, and clothes from Goodwill. She recently borrowed $9,000 to help pay for a year-long program at a forprofit college, but whether that degree will get results—whether she’ll even complete the course—is debatable.

Unfortunately, it’s hardly surprising that Nicole wound up at this point. She grew up poor—her father worked as a garbage collector, and her mother as a hotel maid and waitress—in a neighborhood that was so dangerous she couldn’t play outside. Instead of hiking trips and and soccer games, Nicole spent her afternoons watching TV at home alone. As a sophomore in high school, after spending her freshman year popping pills with other girls to fit in, Nicole joined the dance team. But
that was short-lived: With uniforms and travel for competitions costing $800 annually, she had to quit after a year because her family couldn’t afford it. She eventually wound up pregnant by a man who later became abusive.

For many children, the rising costs of sport teams and campus clubs have made after-school activities a luxury their parents can’t afford.

Though their names are pseudonyms, Ethan and Nicole are real people who were interviewed as part of a national study recently featured in Voices in Urban Education, a publication out of Brown University’s Annenberg Institute for School Reform. The objective of the study was to examine trends in extracurricular participation among kids in the U.S. from the 1970s until today through longterm data and conversations with 120 young adults across the country.

What the researchers found is, as they note in the article, “alarming.” Income-based differences in extracurricular participation are on the rise, and these differences greatly affect later outcomes. This disparity exacerbates the already-growing income achievement gap that has kept poor children behind in school and later in life. While upper- and middle-class students have become more active in school clubs and sports teams over the past four decades, their working-class peers “have become increasingly disengaged and disconnected,” particularly since their participation rates started plummeting in the ’90s, the study found.

“Ethan is lucky: with his parents’ flexible work schedules, comfortable financial situation, and commitment to his social and intellectual development, his pathway into a middle-class adult life was almost seamless,” the researchers write. “But for many other children, the rising costs of sport teams and school clubs, combined with parents’ uncertain work schedules and precarious household budgets, have made extracurricular activities a luxury they can’t afford.”

The researchers consulted surveys from the National Center for Education Statistics dating back to the early ’70s. These surveys asked for information from students, parents, and administrators on various aspects of the education experience, including involvement in several types of school-sponsored activities, such as service and hobby clubs, drama programs, and sports teams. They measured gaps by comparing participation among students in the top and bottom quartiles of a
socioeconomic index. And it’s worth noting that they limited their analysis to “non-Hispanic white” high school seniors to emphasize that “the gaps we find are driven by social class and not by race or ethnicity.”

While there’s always been a gap in access to extracurriculars, participation numbers for the two groups increased at about the same rate until they started to diverge precipitously—in the early 1980s for non-athletic activities and in the early 1990s for sports teams. In 1972, roughly 61 percent of low-income high school seniors, and 67 percent of their more-affluent peers, participated in one more more non-athletic extracurricular activities. A decade later, participation rates rose to about 65 percent and 73 percent, respectively. But by 1992, while 75 percent of upper- and middle-class seniors reported participating in extracurriculars, involvement among disadvantaged students dropped back to 61 percent. By 2004, the number for low-income seniors was down to 56 percent. Participation in sports echoed those trends, though the falloff didn’t happen until 1992, when involvement rates among low-income seniors fell from 30 percent to 25 percent a decade later.

With all of the challenges plaguing schools today—including those that surround the academic achievement gap between rich and poor students—it may seem frivolous to focus on extracurricular participation. But, as the researchers emphasize, outside experiences have just as much impact on a child’s life as the classroom ones. As researcher Kaisa Snellman, an organizational-behavior professor at the international business school INSEAD, put it, “the point we’re trying to make is that schools affect kids’ lives in multiple ways.” Some data suggests that involvement in extracurricular activities is just as meaningful as test scores when it comes to subsequent educational attainment and accumulated earnings later in life.

Indeed, the benefits of extracurricular activities—from chess club to the yearbook committee— appear to be far-reaching. Research shows that the skills, habits, connections, and knowledge that kids develop in these activities help them gain self-esteem and resilience and reduce the likelihood that they’ll engage in risky behavior such as drug use, delinquency, and sexual activity. They could even lead to higher wages and more opportunities for career advancement, as well as increase the likelihood of voting and engaging in politics.

And not only do extracurricular activities help kids hone “soft skills” and other abilities integral to successful careers and adult lives (such as ambition and curiosity), but they can also help boost academic performance. Even after controlling for socioeconomic factors and cognitive ability, extracurricular participation is linked with higher grades and graduation rates, some research suggests. In her interview, Nicole, for example, recalled how she improved her grades the year she was on the dance team because participants were required to pass their classes in order to compete. Meanwhile, college admissions offices tend to give preference to students who have prolific resumes demonstrating their engagement outside of school—a tendency that’s grown in recent alongside increased student demand for higher education.

“Clearly, extracurricular activities instill the skills and values that matter most for upward mobility,” the researchers write.

And given the advantages of extracurriculars, as well as the types of hardships associated with children from low-income families, exposure to these activities could have a pronounced impact on disadvantaged youth. Low-income children are more likely than their middle-class peers to grow up in unstable households, struggle in school, and witness violence firsthand, according to the authors’ analysis of 2011-12 data from the National Survey of Children’s Health. (The study considers low income families as those living at 199 percent of the 2011 federal poverty level or below, or about $50,400 or below for a family of four, while middle-class families include those making 400 percent and up of the federal poverty level, or $89,400 plus.)

Whereas close to 15 percent of low-income children that year had repeated one or more grades, for example, the rate was 4 percent for middle-to-upper-class kids. And more than one out of every 10 low-income children had a parent who had served time in jail, compared with 2 percent of their wealthier counterparts. Extracurricular activities can give kids like these access to adult mentors who might otherwise be lacking in their lives.

“Clearly, extracurricular activities instill the skills and values that matter most for upward mobility.” The researchers attribute the growing disparities in extracurricular involvement in large part to rising income inequality in the country. Families of means have more money to spend on their children, and consumer research suggests that these parents are doling out an increasing share of their income on non-material experiences for their kids. Meanwhile, as competition for college has soared, so too has these families’ interest in “building their children’s ‘resumes’,” the researchers write. That also means they’re making “a group of children who could really benefit from a college education less and less marketable,” Snellman said.

Then there’s the funding issue: As budget cuts force districts to reduce spending and as testing pressures and new learning mandates reshape classroom priorities, extracurriculars are often the first expenses schools cut. When that happens, it’s typically up to parents to foot the bill. For families with means, the costs are usually nominal, but for those struggling to get by, they could mean the difference between a kid competing in a sport, or playing in the school band, and staying on the sidelines or missing out on a new instrument.

The researchers estimate that each activity can cost parents as much as $600; for a family with two kids participating in two activities a year, that’s $2,400. And considering the experiences of Ethan and Nicole, that could make a big difference in a child’s quality of life later down the line. As the researchers write, “As Ethan prepares to graduate from college and pursue a lucrative career in engineering, Nicole is struggling to raise a child on minimum wage.”

National News Latest

1. Mr. Ruggerio’s Neighborhood In the Season Three premiere, Agent Harris and his team concoct an elaborate new plan to wiretap the Soprano home now that Pussy is singing with the fishes instead of for the feds.
TV-MA 50min March 4, 2001
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2. Proshai, Livushka Tony’s concerns that his mother will rat him out to the feds expire when she, literally, does. Later, Janice arrives to arrange the funeral, which takes a bizarre turn.
TV-MA 57min March 4, 2001
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3. Fortunate Son Christopher finds that being a ‘made’ man isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Meanwhile, Janice moves into her mother’s house, where she soon gets a leg up on Livia’s former housekeeper.
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4. Employee of the Month Dr. Melfi’s attempts to steer Tony into behavior-modification therapy take a detour due to a personal crisis. Meanwhile, Ralph Cifaretto (Joe Pantoliano) finds a way to endear himself to Jackie Jr.–but not to Tony.
TV-MA 53min March 18, 2001
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5. Another Toothpick Bobby ‘Bacala’ Baccilieri Sr. comes out of retirement to deal with a young hothead named Mustang Sally–much to the chagrin of his son and Uncle Junior.
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6. University Ralph’s volatile relationship with a Bada Bing stripper and his obsession with the movie ‘Gladiator’ combine to put a damper on several boys’-nights-out sessions. Meanwhile, Meadow’s relationship with Noah is put to the test.
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7. Second Opinion Tony convinces Uncle Junior to seek a second opinion for his cancer. Meanwhile, Carmela debates whether or not to take Dr. Melfi’s advice and see a shrink, and Christopher continues to endure a humiliating probation period.
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8. He Is Risen As Thanksgiving approaches, Tony’s feud with Ralph escalates, despite the intervention of Johnny Sack. At a frat-house mixer, Meadow and Jackie Jr. find they have more in common than mob-boss dads.
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9. The Telltale Moozadell Tony gives Carmela a ring…and Christopher gives Adriana her own music club. Anthony Jr. gets busted for vandalizing the school pool. Tony test-drives a new Mercedes–and the Mercedes saleswoman.
TV-MA 56min April 22, 2001
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10. To Save Us All from Satan’s Power A somnolent visit with the ghosts of Christmas past lands Tony back on Melfi’s couch. Bacala reluctantly agrees to don a Santa suit. Tony and Furio have a surprise for the Russian who roughed up Janice.
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11. Pine Barrens Paulie and Christopher are engulfed in a nightmarish journey into the South Jersey woods while trying to collect a debt from a Russian mobster. Meanwhile, Meadow is suspicious that Jackie Jr. is two-timing her.
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12. Amour Fou Inspired by Ralph’s tale of how his father got ‘made,’ Jackie Jr. decides to ‘make his move’ in organized crime. Reminded by Melfi of the parallels between Gloria and his mother, Tony finds it harder to spend time with his ‘crazy love.’
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13. The Army of One In the Season Three finale, yet another misstep by A.J. forces his parents to contemplate military school. Tony orders Ralph to deal with the Jackie Jr. situation, and later seems to take Ralph’s side in a dispute with Paulie.
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1. Mr. Ruggerio’s Neighborhood In the Season Three premiere, Agent Harris and his team concoct an elaborate new plan to wiretap the Soprano home now that Pussy is singing with the fishes instead of for the feds.
TV-MA 50min March 4, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
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2. Proshai, Livushka Tony’s concerns that his mother will rat him out to the feds expire when she, literally, does. Later, Janice arrives to arrange the funeral, which takes a bizarre turn.
TV-MA 57min March 4, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
Episode Image
3. Fortunate Son Christopher finds that being a ‘made’ man isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Meanwhile, Janice moves into her mother’s house, where she soon gets a leg up on Livia’s former housekeeper.
TV-MA 59min March 11, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
Episode Image
4. Employee of the Month Dr. Melfi’s attempts to steer Tony into behavior-modification therapy take a detour due to a personal crisis. Meanwhile, Ralph Cifaretto (Joe Pantoliano) finds a way to endear himself to Jackie Jr.–but not to Tony.
TV-MA 53min March 18, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
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5. Another Toothpick Bobby ‘Bacala’ Baccilieri Sr. comes out of retirement to deal with a young hothead named Mustang Sally–much to the chagrin of his son and Uncle Junior.
TV-MA 1h 0min March 25, 2001
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6. University Ralph’s volatile relationship with a Bada Bing stripper and his obsession with the movie ‘Gladiator’ combine to put a damper on several boys’-nights-out sessions. Meanwhile, Meadow’s relationship with Noah is put to the test.
TV-MA 49min April 1, 2001
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7. Second Opinion Tony convinces Uncle Junior to seek a second opinion for his cancer. Meanwhile, Carmela debates whether or not to take Dr. Melfi’s advice and see a shrink, and Christopher continues to endure a humiliating probation period.
TV-MA 1h 0min April 8, 2001
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8. He Is Risen As Thanksgiving approaches, Tony’s feud with Ralph escalates, despite the intervention of Johnny Sack. At a frat-house mixer, Meadow and Jackie Jr. find they have more in common than mob-boss dads.
TV-MA 54min April 15, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
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9. The Telltale Moozadell Tony gives Carmela a ring…and Christopher gives Adriana her own music club. Anthony Jr. gets busted for vandalizing the school pool. Tony test-drives a new Mercedes–and the Mercedes saleswoman.
TV-MA 56min April 22, 2001
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10. To Save Us All from Satan’s Power A somnolent visit with the ghosts of Christmas past lands Tony back on Melfi’s couch. Bacala reluctantly agrees to don a Santa suit. Tony and Furio have a surprise for the Russian who roughed up Janice.
TV-MA 46min April 29, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
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11. Pine Barrens Paulie and Christopher are engulfed in a nightmarish journey into the South Jersey woods while trying to collect a debt from a Russian mobster. Meanwhile, Meadow is suspicious that Jackie Jr. is two-timing her.
TV-MA 1h 0min May 6, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
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12. Amour Fou Inspired by Ralph’s tale of how his father got ‘made,’ Jackie Jr. decides to ‘make his move’ in organized crime. Reminded by Melfi of the parallels between Gloria and his mother, Tony finds it harder to spend time with his ‘crazy love.’
TV-MA 1h 0min May 13, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
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13. The Army of One In the Season Three finale, yet another misstep by A.J. forces his parents to contemplate military school. Tony orders Ralph to deal with the Jackie Jr. situation, and later seems to take Ralph’s side in a dispute with Paulie.
TV-MA 1h 0min May 20, 2001

Newark News Latest

1. Mr. Ruggerio’s Neighborhood In the Season Three premiere, Agent Harris and his team concoct an elaborate new plan to wiretap the Soprano home now that Pussy is singing with the fishes instead of for the feds.
TV-MA 50min March 4, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
Episode Image
2. Proshai, Livushka Tony’s concerns that his mother will rat him out to the feds expire when she, literally, does. Later, Janice arrives to arrange the funeral, which takes a bizarre turn.
TV-MA 57min March 4, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
Episode Image
3. Fortunate Son Christopher finds that being a ‘made’ man isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Meanwhile, Janice moves into her mother’s house, where she soon gets a leg up on Livia’s former housekeeper.
TV-MA 59min March 11, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
Episode Image
4. Employee of the Month Dr. Melfi’s attempts to steer Tony into behavior-modification therapy take a detour due to a personal crisis. Meanwhile, Ralph Cifaretto (Joe Pantoliano) finds a way to endear himself to Jackie Jr.–but not to Tony.
TV-MA 53min March 18, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
Episode Image
5. Another Toothpick Bobby ‘Bacala’ Baccilieri Sr. comes out of retirement to deal with a young hothead named Mustang Sally–much to the chagrin of his son and Uncle Junior.
TV-MA 1h 0min March 25, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
Episode Image
6. University Ralph’s volatile relationship with a Bada Bing stripper and his obsession with the movie ‘Gladiator’ combine to put a damper on several boys’-nights-out sessions. Meanwhile, Meadow’s relationship with Noah is put to the test.
TV-MA 49min April 1, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
Episode Image
7. Second Opinion Tony convinces Uncle Junior to seek a second opinion for his cancer. Meanwhile, Carmela debates whether or not to take Dr. Melfi’s advice and see a shrink, and Christopher continues to endure a humiliating probation period.
TV-MA 1h 0min April 8, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
Episode Image
8. He Is Risen As Thanksgiving approaches, Tony’s feud with Ralph escalates, despite the intervention of Johnny Sack. At a frat-house mixer, Meadow and Jackie Jr. find they have more in common than mob-boss dads.
TV-MA 54min April 15, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
Episode Image
9. The Telltale Moozadell Tony gives Carmela a ring…and Christopher gives Adriana her own music club. Anthony Jr. gets busted for vandalizing the school pool. Tony test-drives a new Mercedes–and the Mercedes saleswoman.
TV-MA 56min April 22, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
Episode Image
10. To Save Us All from Satan’s Power A somnolent visit with the ghosts of Christmas past lands Tony back on Melfi’s couch. Bacala reluctantly agrees to don a Santa suit. Tony and Furio have a surprise for the Russian who roughed up Janice.
TV-MA 46min April 29, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
Episode Image
11. Pine Barrens Paulie and Christopher are engulfed in a nightmarish journey into the South Jersey woods while trying to collect a debt from a Russian mobster. Meanwhile, Meadow is suspicious that Jackie Jr. is two-timing her.
TV-MA 1h 0min May 6, 2001
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12. Amour Fou Inspired by Ralph’s tale of how his father got ‘made,’ Jackie Jr. decides to ‘make his move’ in organized crime. Reminded by Melfi of the parallels between Gloria and his mother, Tony finds it harder to spend time with his ‘crazy love.’
TV-MA 1h 0min May 13, 2001
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13. The Army of One In the Season Three finale, yet another misstep by A.J. forces his parents to contemplate military school. Tony orders Ralph to deal with the Jackie Jr. situation, and later seems to take Ralph’s side in a dispute with Paulie.
TV-MA 1h 0min May 20, 2001

Newark News 2

1. Mr. Ruggerio’s Neighborhood In the Season Three premiere, Agent Harris and his team concoct an elaborate new plan to wiretap the Soprano home now that Pussy is singing with the fishes instead of for the feds.
TV-MA 50min March 4, 2001
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2. Proshai, Livushka Tony’s concerns that his mother will rat him out to the feds expire when she, literally, does. Later, Janice arrives to arrange the funeral, which takes a bizarre turn.
TV-MA 57min March 4, 2001
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3. Fortunate Son Christopher finds that being a ‘made’ man isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Meanwhile, Janice moves into her mother’s house, where she soon gets a leg up on Livia’s former housekeeper.
TV-MA 59min March 11, 2001
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4. Employee of the Month Dr. Melfi’s attempts to steer Tony into behavior-modification therapy take a detour due to a personal crisis. Meanwhile, Ralph Cifaretto (Joe Pantoliano) finds a way to endear himself to Jackie Jr.–but not to Tony.
TV-MA 53min March 18, 2001
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5. Another Toothpick Bobby ‘Bacala’ Baccilieri Sr. comes out of retirement to deal with a young hothead named Mustang Sally–much to the chagrin of his son and Uncle Junior.
TV-MA 1h 0min March 25, 2001
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6. University Ralph’s volatile relationship with a Bada Bing stripper and his obsession with the movie ‘Gladiator’ combine to put a damper on several boys’-nights-out sessions. Meanwhile, Meadow’s relationship with Noah is put to the test.
TV-MA 49min April 1, 2001
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7. Second Opinion Tony convinces Uncle Junior to seek a second opinion for his cancer. Meanwhile, Carmela debates whether or not to take Dr. Melfi’s advice and see a shrink, and Christopher continues to endure a humiliating probation period.
TV-MA 1h 0min April 8, 2001
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8. He Is Risen As Thanksgiving approaches, Tony’s feud with Ralph escalates, despite the intervention of Johnny Sack. At a frat-house mixer, Meadow and Jackie Jr. find they have more in common than mob-boss dads.
TV-MA 54min April 15, 2001
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9. The Telltale Moozadell Tony gives Carmela a ring…and Christopher gives Adriana her own music club. Anthony Jr. gets busted for vandalizing the school pool. Tony test-drives a new Mercedes–and the Mercedes saleswoman.
TV-MA 56min April 22, 2001
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10. To Save Us All from Satan’s Power A somnolent visit with the ghosts of Christmas past lands Tony back on Melfi’s couch. Bacala reluctantly agrees to don a Santa suit. Tony and Furio have a surprise for the Russian who roughed up Janice.
TV-MA 46min April 29, 2001
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11. Pine Barrens Paulie and Christopher are engulfed in a nightmarish journey into the South Jersey woods while trying to collect a debt from a Russian mobster. Meanwhile, Meadow is suspicious that Jackie Jr. is two-timing her.
TV-MA 1h 0min May 6, 2001
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12. Amour Fou Inspired by Ralph’s tale of how his father got ‘made,’ Jackie Jr. decides to ‘make his move’ in organized crime. Reminded by Melfi of the parallels between Gloria and his mother, Tony finds it harder to spend time with his ‘crazy love.’
TV-MA 1h 0min May 13, 2001
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13. The Army of One In the Season Three finale, yet another misstep by A.J. forces his parents to contemplate military school. Tony orders Ralph to deal with the Jackie Jr. situation, and later seems to take Ralph’s side in a dispute with Paulie.
TV-MA 1h 0min May 20, 2001

Newark News Post

1. Mr. Ruggerio’s Neighborhood In the Season Three premiere, Agent Harris and his team concoct an elaborate new plan to wiretap the Soprano home now that Pussy is singing with the fishes instead of for the feds.
TV-MA 50min March 4, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
Episode Image
2. Proshai, Livushka Tony’s concerns that his mother will rat him out to the feds expire when she, literally, does. Later, Janice arrives to arrange the funeral, which takes a bizarre turn.
TV-MA 57min March 4, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
Episode Image
3. Fortunate Son Christopher finds that being a ‘made’ man isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Meanwhile, Janice moves into her mother’s house, where she soon gets a leg up on Livia’s former housekeeper.
TV-MA 59min March 11, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
Episode Image
4. Employee of the Month Dr. Melfi’s attempts to steer Tony into behavior-modification therapy take a detour due to a personal crisis. Meanwhile, Ralph Cifaretto (Joe Pantoliano) finds a way to endear himself to Jackie Jr.–but not to Tony.
TV-MA 53min March 18, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
Episode Image
5. Another Toothpick Bobby ‘Bacala’ Baccilieri Sr. comes out of retirement to deal with a young hothead named Mustang Sally–much to the chagrin of his son and Uncle Junior.
TV-MA 1h 0min March 25, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
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6. University Ralph’s volatile relationship with a Bada Bing stripper and his obsession with the movie ‘Gladiator’ combine to put a damper on several boys’-nights-out sessions. Meanwhile, Meadow’s relationship with Noah is put to the test.
TV-MA 49min April 1, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
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7. Second Opinion Tony convinces Uncle Junior to seek a second opinion for his cancer. Meanwhile, Carmela debates whether or not to take Dr. Melfi’s advice and see a shrink, and Christopher continues to endure a humiliating probation period.
TV-MA 1h 0min April 8, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
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8. He Is Risen As Thanksgiving approaches, Tony’s feud with Ralph escalates, despite the intervention of Johnny Sack. At a frat-house mixer, Meadow and Jackie Jr. find they have more in common than mob-boss dads.
TV-MA 54min April 15, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
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9. The Telltale Moozadell Tony gives Carmela a ring…and Christopher gives Adriana her own music club. Anthony Jr. gets busted for vandalizing the school pool. Tony test-drives a new Mercedes–and the Mercedes saleswoman.
TV-MA 56min April 22, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
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10. To Save Us All from Satan’s Power A somnolent visit with the ghosts of Christmas past lands Tony back on Melfi’s couch. Bacala reluctantly agrees to don a Santa suit. Tony and Furio have a surprise for the Russian who roughed up Janice.
TV-MA 46min April 29, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
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11. Pine Barrens Paulie and Christopher are engulfed in a nightmarish journey into the South Jersey woods while trying to collect a debt from a Russian mobster. Meanwhile, Meadow is suspicious that Jackie Jr. is two-timing her.
TV-MA 1h 0min May 6, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
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12. Amour Fou Inspired by Ralph’s tale of how his father got ‘made,’ Jackie Jr. decides to ‘make his move’ in organized crime. Reminded by Melfi of the parallels between Gloria and his mother, Tony finds it harder to spend time with his ‘crazy love.’
TV-MA 1h 0min May 13, 2001
Included with Prime Instant Video
Episode Image
13. The Army of One In the Season Three finale, yet another misstep by A.J. forces his parents to contemplate military school. Tony orders Ralph to deal with the Jackie Jr. situation, and later seems to take Ralph’s side in a dispute with Paulie.
TV-MA 1h 0min May 20, 2001