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For The People with John Voket

For the People with John Voket



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



This morning, John Voket and the award-winning 'For the People' unveils a new study out of UConn Health systems that tries to decipher why so many folks across the state are suffering workplace illnesses. We'll also check in with an expert on prostate health during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Then we'll meet a mom who is turning the tragic loss of her daughter into a campaign to sign up more organ donors, and hosting an upcoming event to benefit LifeChoice Donor Services.

Posted 9/20/2015 6:00:00 AM



This morning, John Voket and the award-winning 'For the People' invites listeners to the 28th Annual Bigelow Tea Community Challenge benefiting no fewer than 18 different charities. Then we'll get the latest warnings and tips from Connecticut BBB including ways to avoid getting your smart phone hacked at public charging stations. And we'll wrap with Connecticut Main Street Center - introducing the newest way to generate economic development projects to improve your community.

Posted 9/13/2015 6:00:00 AM



This morning, John Voket and the award-winning 'For the People' talks to Comptroller Kevin Lembo about how his office found and eliminated hundreds of millions in specific compound drug costs from state health plans, with no apparent negative health outcome. Then we'll prep you for Autism Awareness Week and promote a bunch of activities being hosted by The Kennedy Center's Autism Program. And we'll wrap with the PEW Charitable Trusts, which just released a revealing and troubling study about how Americans are paying a lot more wharehousing low level drug offenders, more often with ineffective results.

Posted 9/6/2015 6:00:00 AM



This morning, John Voket and the award-winning 'For the People' introduces New Seasons and Journey Found - serving individuals with developmental, cognitive and physical disabilities, and invites you to their inaugural Manchester Park-A.I.D. Motorcycle Jamboree.
Then we'll replay an early July interview with AccessHealthCT as the statewide health insurance marketplace gears up for this fall's open enrollment.
And we'll conclude chatting with the Mattress Recycling Council and celebrating Connecticut's new statewide mattress recycling program.

Posted 8/30/2015 6:00:00 AM



What can folks in Waterbury, Norwich, Winsted or Danbury do to improve the environmental health of the Connecticut River? And did you hear about the new programs being funded to assist recently incarcerated individuals and immigrants in Greater New Haven? This morning, John Voket and the award-winning 'For the People' checks in with the The Connecticut River Watershed Council and invites listeners to the upcoming 'Source to Sound Cleanup;' chats with the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven about new funding for programs aimed at assisting local immigrants and formerly incarcerated individuals; and promotes an upcoming family event to benefit Milford's REACH OUT Project and the I'mPossible Project, serving communities throughout Southern and Central CT.

Posted 8/23/2015 6:00:00 AM



Have you had your immunizations? - Have your kids? And do you think your little girl isn't smart enough to be a genius computer code writer? This morning, John Voket and the award-winning 'For the People' we'll meet the the tournament director for the 2015 CT Open, coming to New haven August 21 - 29 - and tell you about why you must attend if you aren't a fan of the game. Then we'll turn to girls and STEM education and introduce a couple who has established the Hartford area nonprofit Girls for Technology. And we'll check in with St Frances Hospital's Chief of Infectious Diseases just because August is National Immunization Awareness Month!

Posted 8/9/2015 6:00:00 AM



Our annual visit to the 20th Anniverary Gathering of the Vibes at Seaside Park in Bridgeport welcomes a number of new and old friends coming to you live from the Vibes Non Profit Village. It's Sunday - family day today at the Vibes so be sure to head out and check out all the worthy agencies and causes along with all the great music, food and fun. Stay tuned and hear from the Vibes Diretor of Sustainability, Save the Sound, Wharf Rats, the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, Get on the List, the Music Never Stops Foundation and the Road to the Vibes winner and festival opener Relative Souls.

Posted 8/2/2015 6:00:00 AM



Did you know that in 2014 police in Connecticut recorded the fewest arrests in more than 40 years? And what it means for the state to have one of the nation's most experienced utility regulators? This morning, John Voket and the award-winning 'For the People' takes a look at the Malloy administration's cultural shift on crime and incarcerations as the state's new 'Second Chance Society' initiative ramps up. Then we'll meet one of the longest tenured utility regulators in the country serving our state, and then take a different tack on utility challenges as Operation Fuel launches its summer fundraising appeal.

Posted 7/26/2015 6:00:00 AM



How can a mother who lost her daughter to a drug overdose, or friends of a victim involved in the Sandy Hook tragedy possibly realize something redeeming from their losses? This morning, John Voket and the award-winning 'For the People' opens and closes with local causes turning the ultimate tragedy into a force for good. We're opening with an organizer of the Race4Chase kids triathlon program honoring Sandy Hook Elementary School victim Chase Kowalski. And we'll wrap talking to the mother and friend of a shoreline heroin overdose victim who are celebrating her life by by hosting a joyous music fest in Guilford later this month while encouraging parents to support loved ones suffering through addiction.
In between we'll talk with the state's healthcare insurance marketplace, AccessHealthCT about how the program is doing in year three of operation, and about a ramp up to open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act this fall.

Posted 7/19/2015 6:00:00 AM



This morning we open with the second half of our Radio Handbook on Your Social Security. We'll talk more about how this federal program might be of benefit to you, and why it's so important to know about Social Security even if you are decades away from your retirement years.
Then we'll reconvene with our favorite consumer protection guru, Howard Schwartz of the BBB Serving CT. We'll talk about scams and give you tips to avoid being scammed when you're planning to move, get married, if you're considering getting a new puppy, or if you've been invited to participate in a themed walk, 5k or other type of 'fun run.'
And we'll wrap on a serious subject, newborn abandonment - we'll talk to a pioneering former state lawmaker who helped introduce Connecticut's Safe Haven Law, which has prevented the abandonment of two dozen infants since 2000. We'll also catch up with a working group researcher who helped establish Connecticut's first ever Safe Haven Day.

Posted 7/12/2015 6:00:00 AM



Do you have any clue how much Social Security can help support you in retirement, or for that matter, how the Social Security Administration's services can help you today? We'll open this "Happy New Fiscal Year" show with the first of a 2-part 'radio handbook' about Social Security, and how state residents can benefit from many services the agency offers, even if your retirement years are a long way away.
Then we'll check in with the CT Dept of Housing Commissioner, and the Conn Coalition to End Homelessness about the latest state homeless population census, which just delivered some good and even historic news about how we are better caring for and housing our homeless.
And we'll wrap up chatting with a representative from one of the state's Area Agencies on Aging about critical information that seniors should know about the resources, services and opportunities for them at each of the regional agencies on aging, and we'll key in on a unique volunteer initiative matching savvy seniors to be tutors and mentors for young and challenged students in southern Connecticut.

Posted 7/12/2015 6:00:00 AM