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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.

Nov 17, 2017

Kelly Matson, Pharm.D., is a Clinical Professor at the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy. A significant portion of her work involves educating local communities and schools about a myriad of health related topics. Special emphasis is given to enhancing awareness of opioid abuse for school aged youth.


Nov 6, 2017

Dr. Victoria Heimer-McGinn, a researcher studying brain functioning, discusses a relief effort she is helping to organize for the hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico. Special emphasis is placed on her concerns that many suffering through this ordeal will be confronted with a myriad of mental health issues.


Oct 30, 2017

Bob Houghtaling, a Marine Corps Veteran who saw combat during the Korean War, shares a number of personal experiences while serving his country. Special emphasis is placed on detailing an incident that profoundly impacted his life as well as adjusting to becoming a civilian after the Corps.


Oct 22, 2017

Thomas Kerr-Vanderslice, Rhode Island Executive Director for Generation Citizen, provides insight into his organization’s mission of promoting Civic Education to local youth. Special emphasis is placed on empowering and educating young people to become active and informed citizens.


Oct 13, 2017

Robert Siminski’s journey, as an educator, has taken him to classrooms, prisons and the Office of Superintendent. All along the way he has been a creative advocate for learners young and old. Special emphasis has been placed on the importance of creating meaningful educational experiences as well as the value of...