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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

Marijuana Policy Project - Counting On 2020: Push For Participation - AdvanceCT

Tune in and meet a key new staffer and attorney for the Marijuana Policy Project as Connecticut gets ever closer to legalizing adult recreational use. Then it's time for the next installment in our series 'Counting on 2020 - Census Segments' as we learn why the Valley Community Foundation is so dedicated to ensuring all residents understand the critical importance of being counted this year. And we'll close focusing on a familiar agency with a new face and attitude - AdvanceCT (formerly CERC) - and its dynamic new leader who'll drop in to discuss how this non-governmental community & economic development organization is planning to jump start the state's economy.

56 MIN3 d ago
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Marijuana Policy Project - Counting On 2020: Push For Participation - AdvanceCT

ENCORE: Assisted Living Services - Unite Connecticut - Central CT Coast YMCA

This encore episode replays interviews with Assisted Living Services about systems that can help folks age in place, and the agency's involvement with the Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home. Then we'll replay an episode celebrating Giffin Hospital becoming one of the state's first hospitals to pilot Unite Connecticut – a shared technology platform to address social needs and deliver integrated care. And we'll close re-playing 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!

55 MIN1 w ago
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ENCORE: Assisted Living Services - Unite Connecticut - Central CT Coast YMCA

SPARK for Autism Study - CT League of Conservation Voters - 2020 ‘State of Tobacco Control’

Are you the parent of a child on the autism spectrum? If so, check out our chat about the SPARK for Autism Study right here at Yale - we'll explain why it's poised to reveal groundbreaking results and clue you in on how to get involved. Then we'll check in with the CT League of Conservation Voters and review their agenda for bills they hope to see passed in this year's state legislative session. And we'll ring up the state office of the American Lung Association - reviewing the 2020 ‘State of Tobacco Control’ Report and how it's addressing Connecticut's youth E-cigarette epidemic.

57 MIN2 w ago
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SPARK for Autism Study - CT League of Conservation Voters - 2020 ‘State of Tobacco Control’

U.S.Surgeon Gen. Dr. Jerome Adams - Workforce Alliance - IRIS

We're connecting with the nation's highest medical authority - U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams to unveil the first new national report on smoking cessation since 1990 - along with all kinds of ways to help you kick the habit in 2020. Then, if you're looking for a job - or career - with great pay and security we'll connect with the Workforce Alliance to talk about state manufacturing job training, and where Connecticut's manufacturing industries are headed. And we'll Close with IRIS - Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services. We'll learn about the latest challenges facing refugees here in the state - and invite you to the Run for Refugees Feb. 2 in New Haven.

56 MIN3 w ago
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U.S.Surgeon Gen. Dr. Jerome Adams - Workforce Alliance - IRIS

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 MINJAN 19
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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 MINJAN 12
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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 MINJAN 5
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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 MIN2019 DEC 29
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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

Latest Episodes

Marijuana Policy Project - Counting On 2020: Push For Participation - AdvanceCT

Tune in and meet a key new staffer and attorney for the Marijuana Policy Project as Connecticut gets ever closer to legalizing adult recreational use. Then it's time for the next installment in our series 'Counting on 2020 - Census Segments' as we learn why the Valley Community Foundation is so dedicated to ensuring all residents understand the critical importance of being counted this year. And we'll close focusing on a familiar agency with a new face and attitude - AdvanceCT (formerly CERC) - and its dynamic new leader who'll drop in to discuss how this non-governmental community & economic development organization is planning to jump start the state's economy.

56 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Marijuana Policy Project - Counting On 2020: Push For Participation - AdvanceCT

ENCORE: Assisted Living Services - Unite Connecticut - Central CT Coast YMCA

This encore episode replays interviews with Assisted Living Services about systems that can help folks age in place, and the agency's involvement with the Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home. Then we'll replay an episode celebrating Giffin Hospital becoming one of the state's first hospitals to pilot Unite Connecticut – a shared technology platform to address social needs and deliver integrated care. And we'll close re-playing 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!

55 MIN1 w ago
Comments
ENCORE: Assisted Living Services - Unite Connecticut - Central CT Coast YMCA

SPARK for Autism Study - CT League of Conservation Voters - 2020 ‘State of Tobacco Control’

Are you the parent of a child on the autism spectrum? If so, check out our chat about the SPARK for Autism Study right here at Yale - we'll explain why it's poised to reveal groundbreaking results and clue you in on how to get involved. Then we'll check in with the CT League of Conservation Voters and review their agenda for bills they hope to see passed in this year's state legislative session. And we'll ring up the state office of the American Lung Association - reviewing the 2020 ‘State of Tobacco Control’ Report and how it's addressing Connecticut's youth E-cigarette epidemic.

57 MIN2 w ago
Comments
SPARK for Autism Study - CT League of Conservation Voters - 2020 ‘State of Tobacco Control’

U.S.Surgeon Gen. Dr. Jerome Adams - Workforce Alliance - IRIS

We're connecting with the nation's highest medical authority - U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams to unveil the first new national report on smoking cessation since 1990 - along with all kinds of ways to help you kick the habit in 2020. Then, if you're looking for a job - or career - with great pay and security we'll connect with the Workforce Alliance to talk about state manufacturing job training, and where Connecticut's manufacturing industries are headed. And we'll Close with IRIS - Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services. We'll learn about the latest challenges facing refugees here in the state - and invite you to the Run for Refugees Feb. 2 in New Haven.

56 MIN3 w ago
Comments
U.S.Surgeon Gen. Dr. Jerome Adams - Workforce Alliance - IRIS

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 MINJAN 19
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 MINJAN 12
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 MINJAN 5
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 MIN2019 DEC 29
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
Comments
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
Comments
Yale Alzheimer's Caregiver Study - 'Unite Connecticut' Pilot - BBBS Mentoring Month
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