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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.

Mar 14, 2023

Building Connections 
Episode 41: Hosts Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling interview Emily Kendall

Emily Kendall joins Building Connections to discuss her work with Sandy Hook Promise. Using her experience as a child, regarding a school shooting, she has become a powerful advocate for mental health and safety.

Mar 5, 2023

Host, Bob Houghtaling with Ann Boulet

A Journey Through Grief

 EPISODE 8:  Ann Boulet discusses how the loss of her husband led to a journey and the writing of After Winter Comes Spring. Special emphasis is placed on how each individual has a unique grieving experience as well as how death is a topic which many have...

Feb 21, 2023

Building Connections 
Episode 40: Hosts Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling interview Jen Stevens

Jen Stevens joins Building Connections to discuss her work helping to bring RI Teen Institute back. Emphasis is placed on how T.I. influenced her life as well as ways young people can benefit from this incredible initiative.

Feb 7, 2023

Episode 39: Hosts Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling interview Diana Gugliotta

Diana Gugliotta, Director of Public Affairs for AAA, speaks to highway safety placing emphasis on impaired driving caused by alcohol and marijuana. Working closely with the court systems she looks to educate young people, helping them to make...

Jan 31, 2023

Building Connections
Episode 38: Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling with Elle and Xia

Elle and Xia, representatives of the student-led club ASAPP, visit Building Connections to discuss mental health. Special emphasis is placed addressing eating disorders and those factors that help create them. ASAPP, and a middle school...