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Each week I interview guests who delve into a myriad of substance abuse, mental health and social justice concerns. Hear some provocative discussions that will hopefully provide an impetus for change and better understanding.

Oct 4, 2019

Suicide is often a topic that is difficult to speak about due to stigma and misinformation. Becky Twomey discusses how her husband, Jim, took his own life and the impact this had on those who loved him. Special emphasis is placed on creating supports that help to assist someone experiencing a loss to suicide.


Oct 1, 2019

Chuck Wilson, one of our nation’s most prominent sports commentators and educators, speaks to the lessons that can be learned through sports. In addition, emphasis is placed on the role athletics can play in child development.


Sep 24, 2019

Bob Houghtaling, the Director of the East Greenwich Drug Program, extolls the virtues of Prevention and also suggests that we expand our perceptions on how we view success regarding Substance Abuse concerns. Additional emphasis is placed on embracing a broader spectrum of evaluation methods to ascertain progress in...


Sep 13, 2019

Dan Fitzgerald discusses his work with Tobacco Free RI. Special emphasis is placed on the Tobacco Industry’s efforts to re-invent itself by promoting E-cigarettes. In addition, consideration is given to a myriad of prevention and advocacy efforts.


Sep 6, 2019

Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, an educator, lawmaker and author, discusses her long career helping others. Special emphasis is placed on how growing up poor, in Jamaica, has served as an impetus for the work she does. Using poetry to express many facets of the human condition, she promotes connectivity and change.