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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.

Aug 16, 2022

Building Connections
Episode 33 with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling

Supporting Marginalized Youth

Deidre O’Donnell, Program Manager with the South County Prevention Coalition, discusses her work addressing youth tobacco use and marginalized populations. Special emphasis is placed on health disparities in the LGBTQ+...


Aug 9, 2022

Building Connections
Episode 32 with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling

Saving Lives

 Michelle McKenzie, co-founder of Preventing Overdoses & Naloxone Intervention (PONI), discusses the importance of harm reduction strategies and how these can work closely with Prevention. Special emphasis is placed on naloxone kit...


Jul 19, 2022

Building Connections
Episode 31 with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling

 Music to My Ears

 Abby White, a student at the Hartt School of Music and former East Greenwich High School graduate, discusses the role music has played in her life. Special emphasis is placed on advocacy for choral programs and how creating teams of...


Jun 28, 2022

Building Connections
Episode 30 with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling

Prevention Throughout the Summer

Kathy and Bob discuss how prevention initiatives continue through the summer months. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing relationships that support mental health and a drug-free environment.

 


Jun 21, 2022

Building Connections
Episode 29 with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling

Providing Hope

Omar Bah, founder of the Refugee Dream Center, and candidate for The House of Representatives, details how trauma impacts marginalized populations. Special emphasis is placed on how he found significant support after escaping Gambia and...