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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.

Apr 27, 2020

A Vital Resource

Cathy Schultz, Project Manager for the West Warwick Health Equity Zone, discusses how the Coronavirus crisis has impacted those she works with. Special emphasis is placed on serving individuals with substance abuse concerns as well as families who are economically vulnerable.

Apr 22, 2020

Matt Bellace expands upon his previous conversation to discuss how many young people look for ‘highs’ through alcohol and other drugs. Special emphasis is placed on brain development and how intense adolescence can be. Finally, the role(s) adults play in supporting youth is considered.

Apr 20, 2020

Matt Bellace, Ph.D., comedian, author, discusses his work encouraging young people to make healthy choices. Special emphasis is placed on ‘natural highs’. This interview is the first of a two-part series sponsored by the Kent Country Regional Coalition through a Partnership for Success Grant.

Apr 18, 2020

Bob Houghtaling plays the role of a lobbyist who supports Native Americans as they explore creating their own nation. Emphasis is placed on a long history of alienation, broken promises and stereotypes.

Apr 17, 2020

Craig Levis, Superintendent of the Coventry Public Schools, joins Kathy and Bob to discuss how the Coronavirus crisis has impacted students, parents along with faculty members. Special emphasis is placed on supporting the social/emotional needs of young learners.