Local Legends

About Local Legends

Hosted by Daniree and Dro Shkolah Pedro Muriel, Local Legends is a show created for Veterans by Veterans to showcase not only good resources that can help Vets but inspirational people and programs. The Director and Producers (Doc Schupp and Michael D. Boll, director of photography Luis G. Prieto . several of the camera crew, key grip and Pa’s are made up of Veterans from the Army, Navy and Marines. Several were very talented Veteran supporters who put their hearts and creativity into the project!
April 16, 2023
Local Legends Season 2 Episode 2

On this episode of NJVN’s Local Legends we celebrate a partner who has helped us feed thousands of Veterans, Soldiers and First Responders… for Free!

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March 23, 2023
Local Legends Season 2 Episode 1

Yoga time on our Web Series Local Legends with Yoga Guru Maggie Wolarik Stoddard of Veterans Yoga Project. Local Legends is a Web series created by Veterans for Veterans!

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March 2, 2022
Local Legends Episode 9

Hosts Daniree and Dro will interview the infamous CHRIS SPALLINA who will tell us about his work with The Phoenix – New Jersey, a community program for individuals recovering from a substance use disorder and those who choose to live sober.

These guys do everything fun from mountain climbing to meditation and are amazing at what they do! So check out his interview!

Join Local Legends hosts Infamous Daniree and Combat Veteran and Dro as they interview Camilo about this great program and his work in the community!

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February 16, 2022
Local Legends Episode 8

Marine Vet Camilo can help people with emergency housing assistance, permanent housing through HUD-VASH, career placement, supported employment (Job Retention), transportation, legal services, access to childcare and development. And wayyyyyy more through the program he works with called Moves NJ!

Join Local Legends hosts Infamous Daniree and Combat Veteran and Dro as they interview Camilo about this great program and his work in the community!

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January 26, 2022
Local Legends Episode 7

A lot of people talk about starting their own record label. Well, Combat Vet Kris Ware did exactly that. After multiple deployments all over the world, Kris is now the CEO of Warpaint records.

Join Local Legends hosts, Combat Veteran Pedro Muriel and Social Media Personality Daniree, as they interview an American Hero who followed a Music Industry dream.

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January 12, 2022
Local Legends Episode 6

This amazing group has given away and continue to give away hundreds of thousands of meals, groceries and toys to anyone in need! Strangers Helping Strangers is a group who help prop-up humanity. In these difficult times, the SHS help find innovative ways to answer new problems society faces.

Led by Chris Braitsch, the SHS creates weekly drive up pop up markets where they give away everything from hot meals to groceries, toy drives for children and much more… while having fun doing it.

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December 29, 2021
Local Legends Episode 5

Episode 5 of our Veteran created show “Local Legends” with guest Veteran Advocate Elsie Cruz! Hosts Daniree and Dro interview Elsie and discuss veteran resources, mental health and her impressive experiences in the Navy and after.

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December 15, 2021
Local Legends Episode 4

That’s right folks, it’s that time of the week again, and a new Local Legends episode is about to drop. And this weeks guest New Jerseys own Batman!…made hosts Combat Vet Pedro Muriel and Daniree visibly excited!

Newark New Jersey Police Detective Ortiz or as kids in the community know him as “The Batman”. Det. Ortiz served 25 years as a Newark Police officer in community affairs. To help address an ongoing issue of safety during Halloween, Det. Ortiz brainstormed an idea to reach out to kids and make an impact in a way that will stay with them for life. So what better idea then to patrol the community as The Caped Crusader? -Sean Mangin

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December 1, 2021
Local Legends Episode 3

Join us on this discussion about free benefits and assistance that every Veteran should know about!

On this episode of New Jersey Veterans Networks show “Local Legends”, hosts Combat Veteran Pedro Muriel and Media Personality Daniree will be speaking with Guy Vanterpool.

Guy works in the Veteran community assisting Veterans and Military service members who are having a hard time though his job at the Vet Center.

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November 17, 2021
Local Legends Episode 2

On this weeks episode of Local Legends, Daniree and Pedro Muriel will be speaking with Marine Corps Veteran Amy Demetra and Army Veteran Mark Steppe, who founded the Unbridled Heroes Project, a Horse therapy Ranch specializing in taking care of Veterans!

The Unbridled Heroes Project helps military Veterans rediscover their hero within by pairing them with rescued American Mustangs. The result is unexpected, unscripted and unbridled.

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November 10, 2021
Local Legends Episode 1

On this weeks episode of Local Legends Daniree and Dro will be speaking with Marine Corps Veteran Amy Dementra and Army Veteran Mark Steppe who founded the Unbridled Heroes Project a Horse therapy Ranch specializing in taking care of Veterans!

Rebuilding Warriors is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to provide service K9s to honorably discharged veterans. Jeff Mullins and Nancy Sweeney Mullins will be sharing some stories and info about this great Rebuilding Warriors family and we will have a look at some great Service Dogs!!!

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