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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.

Sep 20, 2022

Building Connections
Episode 35 with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling. 

Gracie Kauffman, a senior at East Greenwich High School, discusses losing a dear friend due to a hit and run accident that involved impaired driving.  Special emphasis is placed on work she is doing to raise awareness of mental health and substance...


Aug 23, 2022

Building Connections
Episode 34 with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling.

Angel Schultz, Prevention Specialist for West Warwick’s Health Equity Zone–HEZ, discusses her work raising awareness of our nation’s opioid epidemic. Special emphasis is placed on outreach, reducing stigma and supporting families who have lost...


Aug 16, 2022

Building Connections
Episode 33 with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling.

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+ community as well as how best...


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...