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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.

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...


Jan 24, 2023

Building Connections
Episode 37: Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling with Tom Coderre

Tom Coderre, Regional Administrator (Region 1) for SAMHSA, speaks to overdose prevention, treatment and recovery regarding substance use. Special emphasis is placed on reducing stigma and supporting harm reduction. A local resident,...


Jan 17, 2023

Building Connections
Episode 36: Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling with guest Lindsey Miga

Lindsey Miga joins Building Connections to discuss transition to college, mental health, and her continuing work supporting young people. Special emphasis is placed on how Covid-19 and school distancing impacted the...


Dec 31, 2022

Bob Houghtaling offers reflections on 2022 as well as his ‘hopes’ for next year. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing community through the unique talents we each possess and share. Differences are made by those who care. Happy New Year.


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...