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For The People with John Voket

For the People with John Voket



This morning on the award-winning 'For the People,' host John Voket gets a crash course in pediatric dentistry, and invites any child in need to a free pediatric dental clinic coming up February 26.
Then, CT BBB reveals the latest scams affecting folks across the state. And we'll close welcoming Scarlett Lewis, a Sandy Hook parent celebrating Social Emotional Learning Awareness Week beginning today, by promoting the Jessie Lewis Choose Love Movement - and a very special event coming up February 12 at Quinnipiac University.

Posted 2/7/2016 7:00:00 AM



This morning on the award-winning 'For the People,' host John Voket is talking transportation - and how we're going to fund shoring up our transportation infrastructure - by unpacking Governor Malloy’s recently released Transportation Finance Panel Report.
Then we'll reach out to thousands of folks across the state who could benefit from a new law that took effect January 1 enabling physicians to prescribe off-label prescription drugs.
And we'll wrap up refocusing on rare diseases with the Connecticut-based National Organization for Rare Disorders and the upcoming Rare Disease Day on February 29.

Posted 1/31/2016 7:00:00 AM



This morning on the award-winning 'For the People,' host John Voket welcomes state OPM Secretary Ben Barnes, talking about FightFraud.ct.gov, a brand new website where residents and state employees can go to help fight fraud, waste and abuse. Then we'll continue our focus on the opioid epidemic sweeping Connecticut with MCCA, one of the state's leading providers of addiction recovery services. And we'll wrap showcasing an exciting partnership between Alexion Pharmaceuticals and The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and the 'Here in New Haven' charitable giving initiative.

Posted 1/24/2016 7:00:00 AM



This morning on the award-winning 'For the People,' host John Voket checks in with US Senator Chris Murphy for a quick-moving chat covering the President's State of the Union Address, misconceptions about the fight against ISIS, as well as progress on gun violence and mental health reforms. Then we'll transition to the decidedly lighter subject of puppies - that's right - puppies, with a trio of representatives from Guiding Eyes for the Blind. And we'll wrap introducing you to a grassroots nonprofit borne out of the tragedy of a lost child, with the founder of One Innocent Life.

Posted 1/17/2016 7:00:00 AM



This morning on the award-winning 'For the People,' host John Voket will invite you to the next 'Open Studios' at the New Britain Artist's Coop. We'll take a radio tour of Adam's House, providing no cost bereavement support and unique residential recovery for families after the loss of a parent. And we'll wrap up with the Human Services Council - talking about how Connecticut is among national leaders in promoting equality among LGBT persons.

Posted 1/10/2016 7:00:00 AM



Why is former US Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin reaching out to adults in Connecticut about vaccines? And why are there so many inland projects being underwritten to help protect Long Island Sound? This morning on the award-winning 'For the People,' host John Voket answers those questions as well as replaying another segment about The Community Fund for Women & Girls - the second oldest women’s endowment in the state, and focusing on eight key programs being funded during its 20th Anniversary year.

Posted 1/3/2016 7:00:00 AM



This morning on the award-winning 'For the People,' host John Voket talks to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissioner Marietta Robinson about the new 'Anchor It!' campaign to help educate and prevent tragedies caused by unanchored furniture.
Then we'll learn about Best Buddies - a volunteer movement creating opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for youths and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
And we'll wrap discussing the money you give to do good, unpacking some of the high points of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy's annual report, 'Giving in Connecticut.' to try and learn how all all this giving is making a difference.

Posted 12/27/2015 7:00:00 AM



This morning John Voket and the award-winning 'For the People' is replaying the second of a two-part series we did in early July where we created a radio guidebook to your Social Security Administration. Then we'll invite parents to be part of the PLTI - Connecticut's no cost Parent Leadership Training Institute is registering now for 2016. If you ever doubted that you could play an important role in your child's school and your community, stay tuned. Then, with the state's open enrollment period ending soon, we'll touch base with Connecticut's health insurance marketplace, AccessHealthCT, to fill you in if you're un- or underinsured. We'll also feature a replay of the second half of our 'Radio Handbook on Your Social Security Administration.'

Posted 12/20/2015 7:00:00 AM



On the eve of the third anniversary of 12/14, John Voket and the award-winning 'For the People' replays two interviews with 12/14 parents Dr. Jeremy Richman, who along with his wife Jennifer Hensel, established the groundbreaking Avielle Foundation and it's research into brain health and behavior; and Grammy nominated saxophonist and arranger Jimmy Greene and his wife Nelba Marquez-Greene, who just hosted a sold-out Ana Grace Foundation symposium on community healing in memory of their daughter. We'll also feature a replay of the first half of our 'Radio Handbook on Your Social Security Administration.'

Posted 12/13/2015 7:00:00 AM



This morning, John Voket and the award-winning 'For the People' brings you a replay featuring an alphabet soup of guests: the RWJF - the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation which just recognized Bridgeport as one of only eight communities in the nation to receive this year's Culture of Health Award. AARP, and an invitation to attend any of the remaining Life Reimagined Check-up events happening around the state in the coming weeks. And the WBDC - the Women's Business Development Council unveiling a first of its kind business micro loan program run by women for women.

Posted 12/6/2015 7:00:00 AM



This morning, John Voket and the award-winning 'For the People' is celebrating agricultural preservation with The Working Lands Alliance, a project of American Farmland Trust. Then we'll replay a report focusing on why the state's workplace related illnesses are trending so much higher than the national average.
Then we'll close connecting with a expert in public health and oncology during the Great American Smokeout, to discuss ties between smoking and lung cancer, as well as resources to help you kick the habit.

Posted 11/29/2015 7:00:00 AM



This morning, John Voket and the award-winning 'For the People' opens with advice on how to roll back holiday stress so you can really enjoy the upcoming seasonal celebrations.
Then we'll introduce the latest round of programs benefiting from grants during the Community Fund for Women & Girls 20th Anniversary year.
And we'll wrap up replaying an interview featuring CT Main Street and an innovative way for communities to promote economic development with Tax Increment Financing.

Posted 11/22/2015 7:00:00 AM



This morning, John Voket and the award-winning 'For the People' talk with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention about National Survivors of Suicide Day on November 21, and how suicide survivors can access relief and support for grief, guilt and anger they may be feeling. We'll also visit with representatives from the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter to learn how donations raised this year are helping families living with Multiple Sclerosis. And we'll reinforce some advice about prostate cancer, which, if diagnosed early, has better than a 90% survival rate.

Posted 11/15/2015 8:46:00 AM



This morning, John Voket and the award-winning 'For the People' introduce an outreach specialist representing Connecticut's Vet Centers.
Then we'll air a very special visit with Nelba Marquez Greene and Jimmy Green, whose Ana Grace Project is honoring the daughter they lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School by hosting a symposium for trauma responders at Western CT State University.
And since November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, we'll welcome Connecticut's Epilepsy Advocate, and a representative of the LGS Foundation zeroing in on this pervasive type of epilepsy.

Posted 11/8/2015 7:00:00 AM



This morning, John Voket and the award-winning 'For the People' highlights an alphabet soup of agencies - Connecticut's WBDC, which just launched a micro loan program for women entrepreneurs; the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RJWF), which recognized Bridgeport among eight communities in the nation for its Culture of Health; and AARP and their new Life Reimagined Check-Up program.

Posted 11/2/2015 7:00:00 AM



This morning, John Voket and the award-winning 'For the People' introduces you to two educators leading a Connecticut Technical High School program creating components for NASA. We'll also visit with a state Area Agency On Aging to hear about three important programs for seniors and the disabled, as well as a new program supporting state residents with Multiple Sclerosis.

Posted 10/25/2015 7:00:00 AM



Supporters of a lawsuit against the state being waged by a the CT Coalition for Justice in Educational Funding (CCJEF) learned this week that organizer Dianne Kaplan deVries had lost her valiant battle with cancer. So this morning, John Voket and the award-winning 'For the People' replays the last interview with deVries and the CCJEF President. But first, we're reminding schools across the state about the deadline for the Bob's Furniture Stores Celebrate the Arts $25,000 grant, and a multi-million dollar boost for job creation programs at The WorkPlace.

Posted 10/18/2015 7:00:00 AM



Can witnessing even a single traumatic incident affect the emotional, social or physical wellness of a child into adulthood? And how well is Connecticut doing fighting homelessness?
This morning, John Voket and the award-winning 'For the People' replays a pair of interviews focusing on the state's goal to eliminate homelessness, and in-between, we'll feature the author of a groundbreaking study on the short and long-term effects of childhood trauma.

Posted 10/11/2015 7:05:00 AM



This morning, John Voket and the award-winning 'For the People' helps celebrate the 20th anniversary of Caroline House, taking an innovative dual track approach to educating immigrant parents and their children.
Then we'll replay a segment discussing how a dozen other southern Connecticut nonprofits are applying grants to support immigrants or serving formerly incarcerated individuals and their families.
And we'll conclude revealing how you can own - and sit on - one of the pieces from the inaugural Stratford Street Sculpture public art initiative.

Posted 10/4/2015 7:00:00 AM



This morning, John Voket and the award-winning 'For the People' talks with two suicide survivors during National Suicide Prevention Month, to promote a half-dozen 'Out of the Darkness' walks happening in the coming weeks. But before that, you'll meet founders of The Pilot House, supporting dozens of youths and young adults on the autism spectrum, and the Social Communication Foundation, reaching out to kids who may be stigmatized or socially ostracized as a result of a communication-related disability.

Posted 9/27/2015 7:00:00 AM