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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.

May 9, 2023

Building Connections 
Episode 43: Hosts Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling interview Cameron Kadek

Cameron Kadek, Title 1 Family Facilitator, discusses her work in the City of Warwick, supporting underprivileged children and their families. Special emphasis is placed on building relationships that assist and augment...

May 7, 2023

Episode 2: Bob Houghtaling discusses how awareness of Mental Health has increased while also pointing to challenges that lay ahead. Emphasis is placed on the importance of creating allies as well as the value of seeing young people as wonderful advocates.


Apr 8, 2023

with host, Bob Houghtaling

Episode1: Bob Houghtaling discusses school shootings and how we need more than just police officers, social workers, buzzers/bells, and teachers with guns, to address this national plague. Special emphasis is placed on our responsibilities as well as the importance of hope, awe...

Mar 23, 2023

Building Connections 
Episode 42: Hosts Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling interview Kaia Marinelli

Kaia Marinelli discusses her prevention work with the Kent County Prevention Coalition inclusive of conferences, presentations, Sticker Shock and a myriad of other initiatives. Special emphasis was also placed on her school...

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.