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The award-winning 'For the People', produced by John Voket, focuses on issues related to aging, veterans, youth, education, health and human services, public safety, workforce and consumer issues and the environment. Broadcast segments and guests explore concerns facing communities we serve, and detail how individuals and communities may respond to address and/or mitigate those concerns.

Latest Episodes

FEMA-Resolve to be Ready - Counting On 2020: Census Jobs - UR Community Cares

We're touching base with FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency to talk about their “Resolve to be Ready” campaign and get some tips to make sure you and your family are prepared for any disaster. Then it's another one of our 'Counting On 2020 - Census Segments' — we'll talk about high paying jobs that could put you to work on the Census right in your own neighborhood or community. And, we'll introduce you to a brand new grassroots effort — UR Community Cares — a free, online program that easily connects a qualified volunteer helpers with elderly or physically disabled neighbors in need of at-home assistance.

57 MIN5 d ago
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FEMA-Resolve to be Ready - Counting On 2020: Census Jobs - UR Community Cares

Operation Fuel Ice House - AARP Livable Communities Grants - Boys & Girls Village

Did you know that more than 400,000 Connecticut households can’t afford their energy bills? Tune in and learn how you can help Operation Fuel keep vulnerable neighbors and families warm and safe this winter. Then check out our chat with AARP CT and hear about the seven latest “Livable Communities” projects aiming to help neighborhoods, towns and cities become great places for people of all ages. Is your community on the list? Then we'll touch base with Boys and Girls Village - serving more than 800 youths from over 50 communities in at-risk situations. We'll meet the agency's new President & CEO, hear about their new Life Skills & Vocational Training Center, and expanding partnerships with Housatonic and Gateway Community Colleges.

58 MIN1 w ago
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Operation Fuel Ice House - AARP Livable Communities Grants - Boys & Girls Village

'Counting On 2020 - Census Segments' Pt. 1 - Regional Hospice - Flu / Cardiac Connections

We're launching a new series 'Counting On 2020 - Census Segments' which will bring you loads of information as we approach the big count. In Part 1 we'll chat with DataCT about a series of workshops aimed to help state nonprofits learn why the 2020 Census is so important to their sustainability. Then we'll engage Regional Hospice about just-launched plans to create only the fifth in-patient children's hospice center in the nation - right here in western Connecticut. And we'll encore a previous interview with a cardiovascular doc about the misunderstood and seldom discussed connection between flu and heart attacks - and why flu shots play such a critical role in prevention.

57 MIN2 w ago
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'Counting On 2020 - Census Segments' Pt. 1 - Regional Hospice - Flu / Cardiac Connections

ENCORE: Eversource Energy Tips - CHDI's 'Bounce Back' - CT Health I-Team

Today's program features three encore segments starting with a conversation about saving energy — we'll touch base with our source at Eversource for some timely tips on how you can easily save some serious cash making a few inexpensive investments including booking yourself a home energy audit. Then we'll replay a talk with the Child Health & Development Institute about addressing childhood trauma through a school-based program aptly called 'Bounce Back.' And finally, we'll encore a chat with the co-founder of the nonprofit Connecticut Health Investigative team - bringing critical health reporting to our state and communities.

57 MIN3 w ago
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ENCORE: Eversource Energy Tips - CHDI's 'Bounce Back' - CT Health I-Team

Royal Family KIDS - CCEH Point In Time Count - CT Green Bank Loan Program

Today we're going to hear from some brand new friends from the regional chapter of Royal Family Kids seeking new volunteers to help challenged young people in communities across western and central Connecticut.. Or maybe you're in a position to help end homelessness in our state with the CT Coalition to End Homelessness as a volunteer for their Point in Time Count and Youth Count coming up in mid-January. And we'll close promoting the Connecticut Green Bank offering special low interest rate financing solutions to assist with home energy upgrades and remediating health and safety issues in and around your home.

55 MIN2019 DEC 22
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Royal Family KIDS - CCEH Point In Time Count - CT Green Bank Loan Program

Yale Alzheimer's Caregiver Study - 'Unite Connecticut' Pilot - BBBS Mentoring Month

This segment of 'For the People' is helping the Yale School of Public Health recruit families for its Families Coping Together with Alzheimer's Disease Study - in order to better understand how loved ones cope with dementia and develop programs for other caregivers. Then we'll be celebrating Giffin Hospital's being one of the first hospitals in the state to launch Unite Connecticut – connecting Valley health and social services providers through shared technology to address social needs and deliver better care. And we'll close with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern CT reminding you that one of the most impactful resolutions you can make this New Year is to improve the life of a child. January is National Mentoring Month and we'll clue you in on how you can change a child's life for the better in 2020.

56 MIN2019 DEC 15
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Yale Alzheimer's Caregiver Study - 'Unite Connecticut' Pilot - BBBS Mentoring Month

NFPA Holiday Fire Safety - BBB Scam Alerts - Central CT Coast YMCA

Did you know most tragic house fires happen right around Christmas. Listen in as we welcome a fire safety expert form the National Fire Protection Association who will tell you how to prevent a fire destroying your home and holiday. Then we'll get you up to speed on all the latest scams and ways creeps and thieves are going after you, your identity, and your hard earned cash with Connecticut BBB. And we'll close diving into a chat about all the Central CT Coast YMCA network has to offer - from before & after school childcare, to water safety, to helping you keep your resolution to get healthier in 2020.

56 MIN2019 DEC 8
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NFPA Holiday Fire Safety - BBB Scam Alerts - Central CT Coast YMCA

Encore replay - SPECIAL REPORT Live From Green Village Initiative Harvest Fest

We just received a note from the Green Village Initiative about a new 'SeedMoney' campaign to support the rebuilding of two Bridgeport area community gardens. So on this Thanksgiving weekend, we're replaying a program we taped earlier this fall at Reservoir Community Farm in Bridgeport during the Green Village initiative's Harvest Fest to remind you about this important cause. We'll introduce you to staff, organizers, activists, researchers, food equity advocates and even a neighborhood farmer and get a very inspiring crash course on why initiatives like GVI and the many community gardens they manage across the Park City are so critical to the physical and economic health of Bridgeport residents.

56 MIN2019 DEC 1
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Encore replay - SPECIAL REPORT Live From Green Village Initiative Harvest Fest

'State of Lung Cancer' 2019 - Epilepsy Awareness Month - VetFuel

Listen to an American Lung Association spokesperson unpack vital details from this year's 'State of Lung Cancer' report including heartening news about survivability in Connecticut. Then we'll celebrate Epilepsy Awareness Month with the CT Epilepsy Advocate and a Yale researcher who developed important new information to help folks with drug resistant epilepsy. And we'll introduce you to VetFuel - a nonprofit whose mission is to ensure no veteran should want for a job or appropriate medical care because of a lack of transportation.

58 MIN2019 NOV 24
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'State of Lung Cancer' 2019 - Epilepsy Awareness Month - VetFuel

CCADV's Safe Connect - Yale Medical Marijuana Study - Connecticut Housing Partners

Thanks to a new system from the CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence, victims can use their phone, texts, chat, and email to receive critical and immediate assistance - so tune in and we'll tell you how it works. Then we'll hear about a groundbreaking study ramping up at the Yale School of Medicine that could open the door for numerous other studies targeting new therapies involving medical marijuana. And we'll close learning how programs through the nonprofit Connecticut Housing Partners are preventing homelessness and helping families and the elderly struggling to afford their rent.

55 MIN2019 NOV 17
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CCADV's Safe Connect - Yale Medical Marijuana Study - Connecticut Housing Partners

Latest Episodes

FEMA-Resolve to be Ready - Counting On 2020: Census Jobs - UR Community Cares

We're touching base with FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency to talk about their “Resolve to be Ready” campaign and get some tips to make sure you and your family are prepared for any disaster. Then it's another one of our 'Counting On 2020 - Census Segments' — we'll talk about high paying jobs that could put you to work on the Census right in your own neighborhood or community. And, we'll introduce you to a brand new grassroots effort — UR Community Cares — a free, online program that easily connects a qualified volunteer helpers with elderly or physically disabled neighbors in need of at-home assistance.

57 MIN5 d ago
Comments
FEMA-Resolve to be Ready - Counting On 2020: Census Jobs - UR Community Cares

Operation Fuel Ice House - AARP Livable Communities Grants - Boys & Girls Village

Did you know that more than 400,000 Connecticut households can’t afford their energy bills? Tune in and learn how you can help Operation Fuel keep vulnerable neighbors and families warm and safe this winter. Then check out our chat with AARP CT and hear about the seven latest “Livable Communities” projects aiming to help neighborhoods, towns and cities become great places for people of all ages. Is your community on the list? Then we'll touch base with Boys and Girls Village - serving more than 800 youths from over 50 communities in at-risk situations. We'll meet the agency's new President & CEO, hear about their new Life Skills & Vocational Training Center, and expanding partnerships with Housatonic and Gateway Community Colleges.

58 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Operation Fuel Ice House - AARP Livable Communities Grants - Boys & Girls Village

'Counting On 2020 - Census Segments' Pt. 1 - Regional Hospice - Flu / Cardiac Connections

We're launching a new series 'Counting On 2020 - Census Segments' which will bring you loads of information as we approach the big count. In Part 1 we'll chat with DataCT about a series of workshops aimed to help state nonprofits learn why the 2020 Census is so important to their sustainability. Then we'll engage Regional Hospice about just-launched plans to create only the fifth in-patient children's hospice center in the nation - right here in western Connecticut. And we'll encore a previous interview with a cardiovascular doc about the misunderstood and seldom discussed connection between flu and heart attacks - and why flu shots play such a critical role in prevention.

57 MIN2 w ago
Comments
'Counting On 2020 - Census Segments' Pt. 1 - Regional Hospice - Flu / Cardiac Connections

ENCORE: Eversource Energy Tips - CHDI's 'Bounce Back' - CT Health I-Team

Today's program features three encore segments starting with a conversation about saving energy — we'll touch base with our source at Eversource for some timely tips on how you can easily save some serious cash making a few inexpensive investments including booking yourself a home energy audit. Then we'll replay a talk with the Child Health & Development Institute about addressing childhood trauma through a school-based program aptly called 'Bounce Back.' And finally, we'll encore a chat with the co-founder of the nonprofit Connecticut Health Investigative team - bringing critical health reporting to our state and communities.

57 MIN3 w ago
Comments
ENCORE: Eversource Energy Tips - CHDI's 'Bounce Back' - CT Health I-Team

Royal Family KIDS - CCEH Point In Time Count - CT Green Bank Loan Program

Today we're going to hear from some brand new friends from the regional chapter of Royal Family Kids seeking new volunteers to help challenged young people in communities across western and central Connecticut.. Or maybe you're in a position to help end homelessness in our state with the CT Coalition to End Homelessness as a volunteer for their Point in Time Count and Youth Count coming up in mid-January. And we'll close promoting the Connecticut Green Bank offering special low interest rate financing solutions to assist with home energy upgrades and remediating health and safety issues in and around your home.

55 MIN2019 DEC 22
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Royal Family KIDS - CCEH Point In Time Count - CT Green Bank Loan Program

Yale Alzheimer's Caregiver Study - 'Unite Connecticut' Pilot - BBBS Mentoring Month

This segment of 'For the People' is helping the Yale School of Public Health recruit families for its Families Coping Together with Alzheimer's Disease Study - in order to better understand how loved ones cope with dementia and develop programs for other caregivers. Then we'll be celebrating Giffin Hospital's being one of the first hospitals in the state to launch Unite Connecticut – connecting Valley health and social services providers through shared technology to address social needs and deliver better care. And we'll close with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern CT reminding you that one of the most impactful resolutions you can make this New Year is to improve the life of a child. January is National Mentoring Month and we'll clue you in on how you can change a child's life for the better in 2020.

56 MIN2019 DEC 15
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Yale Alzheimer's Caregiver Study - 'Unite Connecticut' Pilot - BBBS Mentoring Month

NFPA Holiday Fire Safety - BBB Scam Alerts - Central CT Coast YMCA

Did you know most tragic house fires happen right around Christmas. Listen in as we welcome a fire safety expert form the National Fire Protection Association who will tell you how to prevent a fire destroying your home and holiday. Then we'll get you up to speed on all the latest scams and ways creeps and thieves are going after you, your identity, and your hard earned cash with Connecticut BBB. And we'll close diving into a chat about all the Central CT Coast YMCA network has to offer - from before & after school childcare, to water safety, to helping you keep your resolution to get healthier in 2020.

56 MIN2019 DEC 8
Comments
NFPA Holiday Fire Safety - BBB Scam Alerts - Central CT Coast YMCA

Encore replay - SPECIAL REPORT Live From Green Village Initiative Harvest Fest

We just received a note from the Green Village Initiative about a new 'SeedMoney' campaign to support the rebuilding of two Bridgeport area community gardens. So on this Thanksgiving weekend, we're replaying a program we taped earlier this fall at Reservoir Community Farm in Bridgeport during the Green Village initiative's Harvest Fest to remind you about this important cause. We'll introduce you to staff, organizers, activists, researchers, food equity advocates and even a neighborhood farmer and get a very inspiring crash course on why initiatives like GVI and the many community gardens they manage across the Park City are so critical to the physical and economic health of Bridgeport residents.

56 MIN2019 DEC 1
Comments
Encore replay - SPECIAL REPORT Live From Green Village Initiative Harvest Fest

'State of Lung Cancer' 2019 - Epilepsy Awareness Month - VetFuel

Listen to an American Lung Association spokesperson unpack vital details from this year's 'State of Lung Cancer' report including heartening news about survivability in Connecticut. Then we'll celebrate Epilepsy Awareness Month with the CT Epilepsy Advocate and a Yale researcher who developed important new information to help folks with drug resistant epilepsy. And we'll introduce you to VetFuel - a nonprofit whose mission is to ensure no veteran should want for a job or appropriate medical care because of a lack of transportation.

58 MIN2019 NOV 24
Comments
'State of Lung Cancer' 2019 - Epilepsy Awareness Month - VetFuel

CCADV's Safe Connect - Yale Medical Marijuana Study - Connecticut Housing Partners

Thanks to a new system from the CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence, victims can use their phone, texts, chat, and email to receive critical and immediate assistance - so tune in and we'll tell you how it works. Then we'll hear about a groundbreaking study ramping up at the Yale School of Medicine that could open the door for numerous other studies targeting new therapies involving medical marijuana. And we'll close learning how programs through the nonprofit Connecticut Housing Partners are preventing homelessness and helping families and the elderly struggling to afford their rent.

55 MIN2019 NOV 17
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CCADV's Safe Connect - Yale Medical Marijuana Study - Connecticut Housing Partners
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