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JOHN WEINGART
Associate Director, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University

Associate Director, Eagleton Institute of Politics; B.A. in Sociology (Brandeis University) and M.P.A. (Princeton). Before coming to Eagleton in 2000, Weingart worked in New Jersey state government during the administrations of two Democratic and two Republican governors focusing on environmental and land use issues. His experience includes helping to write and implement New Jersey's coastal zone management program and Hudson River Walkway Plan, directing a state commission's public process to encourage a municipality to volunteer to host a disposal facility for low-level radioactive waste and, while at Eagleton, chairing the New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council from its initial meeting in 2004 through its 92nd five years later. Weingart's publications include the Eagleton Institute study, "Another Government Success Story: Citizen Volunteers on New Jersey State Boards and Commissions," the book, Waste Is A Terrible Thing To Mind: Risk, Radiation, and Distrust of Government, and an earlier book, Reform of Undergraduate Education, written with Arthur E. Levine. On Sunday nights from 7:00-10:00 pm, he hosts Music You Can't Hear On The Radio, New Jersey's longest-running radio show of folk music, bluegrass and other American roots music, on WPRB-FM and WPRB.com and also available by subscription at DAR.FM. He was in the Leadership New Jersey class of 1989.