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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 29, 2022

Building Connections
Episode 25 with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling

 Preparing the Community

Andrew Nota, East Greenwich Town Manager, explains how the recent Opioid Settlement(s) and potential legislation of marijuana will influence local communities. Special emphasis is placed on social and financial impacts as well...

Mar 24, 2022

Mulling it Over
with Bob Houghtaling

 Making Dreams a Reality

Dr. Omar Bah tells his incredible story which includes escaping Gambia after being given a death sentence, by a Warlord, to finding a new life in America. Along the way he created the Refugee Dream Center, earned a Doctorate, and is now running for...

Mar 15, 2022

Building Connections
Episode 24 with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling

 Addressing Many Needs

Mike Fratus, with Warwick’s Collaborative/Substance Abuse Task Force and CCAP, discusses adding a Health Equity Zone to the city’s tool kit. Special emphasis is placed on how the Health Equity Zone will address the needs of...

Mar 8, 2022

Building Connections Episode 23 with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling

Addressing Childhood Anxiety

Dr. Ellen Flannery-Schroeder, Director of the Child Anxiety Program at URI, visits Building Connections to discuss her work regarding anxiety and young people. Special emphasis is placed on Cognitive Treatment Modalities,...