Vermont State Parks works to serve and interpret on behalf of the people of Vermont, their natural, cultural, historic, and scenic heritage; thus providing recreational opportunities, economic and health benefits. Craig Whipple joins Newsmakers.
Hosted by: Nathan O'LearyProduced by: Western New England Newsmakers Team
For children to realize their full potential, the influence of caring adults can help them avoid risky behaviors and focus on academics. Eric Clemons’ guest is the Director of School Programs for Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, Allison Holst-Grubbe.
Children’s Literacy Foundation provides free and inspiring literacy programs and brand-new books to low-income, at-risk, and rural children up to age 12 in almost 85% of the communities in New Hampshire and Vermont. Erika Nichols-Frazer talks about the impact of learning to read.
The pillars of the United Way are education, income and health. Green Mountain United Way Executive Director, Tawnya Kristen, joins Newsmaker to discuss initiatives improving the overall quality of life in the Vermont communities they serve
Teaching youth strong financial literacy skills, like how to live within a budget and how to handle credit, while they are young will prepare them for a future with financial success. Vermont Jump$tart Coalition Co-President, Nancy Zorn, explains.
The American Red Crossis the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the U.S. and is also a first responder to 64,000 U.S. disasters each year. Kevin Mazuzan, Executive Director of the Vermont and New Hampshire Region joins Newsmakers.
The Boys and Girls Club of Burlington is a safe place that provides supportive relationships with caring, adult professionals while members take part in life-enhancing programs. Executive Director, Tanya Benosky, talks about the benefits of Club programs.
In the U.S., about 5.7 million have Alzheimer’s under its current definition, which is based on memory problems and other symptoms. Rob Backlund with the Vermont Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association joins Newsmakers to discuss diagnosis and care.
One in three women and one in seven men will be victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Steps to End Domestic Violence offers services to survivors of domestic violence of all ages and genders.
Interview recorded on October 26, 2017 at the University of Vermont.
The Howard Center in Burlington cares for Vermont's communities through its programs; including mental health, substance abuse treatment and intellectual and developmental disabilities services, all in an effort to improve the well-being of Vermonters.
Interview recorded on October 25, 2017 at the University of Vermont.