Chris Kaag tells host Jill Horner he founded the IM ABLE Foundation to help those with disabilities work through many challenges and find resources to help provide needed but expensive equipment that enables them to move more to get out and do as much as they can. Both he says, can be life-changing for kids and adults. imablefoundation.org
Tami Shimp, VP Development & Community Relations, Berks Nature, tells host Jill Horner about offering environmental education and activities for kids and adults at their new facility, The Nature Place. berksnature.org
The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance designed its new space with partnerships in mind and the organization believes that's what promotes economic development. President and CEO Randy Peers tells host Jill Horner the Chamber can provide many economic development services to all types of businesses under one roof. greaterreading.org
Safe Berks CEO Mary Kay Bernosky tells host Jill Horner that shared values and respect helps address sexual abuse and assault in the workplace and how her organization approaches teaching groups and people on how to do this. safeberks.org
County of Berks Commissioner Kevin Barnhardt tells host Jill Horner about how the community has come together to help get the opioid addiction situation under control, discussing the many successes of a formed coalition in the last few years but stresses many still need treatment and recovery. commissionerbarnhardt.com
One in 10 kids suffer sexual abuse before their tenth birthday. Dori Bornstein from the YMCA Reading and Berks Co. tells host Jill Horner what they are doing to protect kids and the training they offer to every community sector. YMCA of the USA new membership standards are also discussed. ymca-berkscounty.org
Javier Torrijos, President of the Delaware Hispanic Commission, talks about the 2018 Latino Summit being held October 30, 2018, at the Chase Center in Wilmington. With a theme of "Empowerment through Action," the Summit will focus on education, entrepreneurship and increasing voter registration in the Latino community. (Spanish language) Recorded March 23, 2018
Charito Calvachi-Mateyko, Coordinator for the Delaware Human Rights Coalition, talks about the mission of the Coalition. Also discussed are civil rights issues affecting the minority community in Delaware and how being part of a coalition can help address those issues. (Spanish language) Recorded March 23, 2018
Elena Russo speaks with the Dover Mayor Robin R. Christiansen about helping business prosper in the City of Dover. Also discussed is how Dover is dealing with aging infrastructure.
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Recorded on: 02-01-18