The language barrier is probably the foremost impediment for immigrants to this country, especially in the search for employment. Host Eric Clemons and guest Kristen Lapenta explore the resources available at Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford.
Hosted by: Eric ClemonsProduced by: Western New England Newsmakers Team
For 30 years the Spirit of Springfield has been producing community events that enhance the quality of life by providing people with a sense of community, civic pride and opportunities for celebration. President, Judy Matt, joins Eric Clemons.
The Casino Gaming Industry in Massachusetts will create thousands of new jobs. Hundreds of these jobs will be dealing cards. Michele Cabral with the Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute joins Newsmakers to discuss training table-game dealers.
As liberty depends on freedom of the press and the printed word yields to electronic media, journalism must evolve with the times to sustain that freedom. Host Eric Clemons is joined by the publisher of Af-Am Point of View News Magazine, Frederick Hurst.
The Council for Human Understanding teaches empathy and human understanding through lessons of the past and by emphasizing our commonalities irrespective of sex, race, creed, or ethnic origin. Board Member, Representative Aaron Vega, joins Newsmakers.
Ed Caisse from the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department and Director of the Holyoke Safe Neighborhood Initiative discusses implementing the C3 military policing based model in tough neighborhoods to reduce crime and dismantle gangs while building up youth and increasing graduation rate from 48 to 70 percent.
Veterans readjusting to civilian life can face challenges. The MA Vet Centers offer combat vets and their families an array of free counseling services; with a focus in military sexual trauma and bereavement counseling. Jose Crego joins Newsmakers to discuss these services and many more including; Yoga, picnics, individual and group counseling.
"Many large cities have been transformed from blighted areas and empty spaces into a landscape incorporating trees and gardens. Eric Clemons' guest is the Executive Director of KNOX Hartford, Ron Pitz, to explain how an urban setting can be made greener.
Interview recorded November 14, 2017 at Infinity Hall. Hosted by Eric Clemons."
Adapting to a new country, culture and language is challenging. Will Kneerim with Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services in New Haven discusses refugee resettlement support services for those re-building their lives in Connecticut.
Affordable housing is a challenge nationwide. Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven is committed to providing quality affordable housing, providing homeowner education, protecting the environment and to a high quality of life in their neighborhoods.
Interview recorded on August 9, 2017 at Gateway Community College. Hosted by Eric Clemons.
Klingberg Family Centers works to strengthen, equip and restore families through a variety of programs and services that focus on the children's needs first. President and CEO, Dr. Steven Girelli, joins Eric Clemons.
Interview recorded on November 14, 2017 at Infinity Hall. Hosted by Eric Clemons.