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05/22/16

This morning on the award-winning 'For the People,' host John Voket reviews a number of key reminders about skin cancer prevention with an expert from St. Francis Hospital. Then we'll check in with US Senator Chris Murphy for a wide ranging chat touching on a number of local, state and national issues the lawmaker is involved with.And we'll close visiting with Family Reentry - a unique and highly successful program helping transition residents from incarceration back to gainful roles in their communities and the workforce.

Posted 5/22/2016 8:00:00 AM

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05/08/16

This morning on the award-winning 'For the People,' host John Voket reviews all the economical advantages you can get after booking your home energy audit - pays tribute to all of Connecticut's emergency medical responders ahead of National EMS Week, along with tips on what you need to know if you're facing a dire medical emergency - and invites you to join the fight against homelessness with Alpha Community Services YMCA at the 14th Annual Walk to End Homelessness.

Posted 5/8/2016 8:28:00 AM

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05/01/16

This morning on the award-winning 'For the People,' host John Voket delivers the 2-1-1 - Infoline is celebrating its 40th anniversary, so we learn all about the 2016 version of this unique help-by-telephone service available free to residents 24/7/365. Then we'll get our seasonal scam alerts from our friends and consumer watchdogs at Connecticut BBB. Finally, we'll talk Medicaid, and learn why the state's program is showing improved health outcomes and care experience on one hand, and downward per-enrollee cost trends on the other.

Posted 5/1/2016 8:00:00 AM

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04/24/16

This morning on the award-winning 'For the People,' host John Voket checks in with Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill about why it's easier than ever to get registered to vote - even if you are age 17 - and want to vote in Tuesdays primaries. Then we'll hear from the Governor's Prevention Partnership about two new and important campaigns warning about the deadly risks of opiates, and a program to oppose the state legalizing marijuana for recreational use. And we'll wrap up learning about Connecticut's Exchange Clubs and how their members are pitching in to support local and global organizations to help make everyone's world a little better.

Posted 4/24/2016 8:00:00 AM

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04/17/16

This morning on the award-winning 'For the People,' host John Voket bids farewell to the retiring CEO of Operation Fuel; invites inventors and 'makers' to a big Makers Faire coming up in Westport; introduces the new and expanding Western Connecticut Health Network; and replays a segment to remind homeowners and contractors that it's'Call Before You Dig' month.

Posted 4/17/2016 8:00:00 AM

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04/10/16

This morning on the award-winning 'For the People,' host John Voket welcomes Governor Dannell Malloy to our Hartford studios to talk about Second Chance 2.0, new DMV leadership and other subjects including how he's using travel bans to protect state LGBT workers. Then we'll visit Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty in New Britain to talk about subjects including our national security and the threat of ISIS, what she's doing about the escalating opioid epidemic and her strong advocacy on STEM education and careers for the states workforce.

Posted 4/10/2016 8:00:00 AM

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04/01/16

This morning on the award-winning 'For the People,' host John Voket wraps up a two-part report from the Northeast Organic Farming Association's recent Conference at WestConn. We'll visit with Connecticut's Agriculture Commissioner, and talk to exhibitors to find the best seeds to get your first or latest garden started, generating your own electricity from solar power, we'll dig into composting with UConn's School of Agriculture and have a leisurely chat about slow foods.

Posted 4/3/2016 8:00:00 AM

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03/27/16

This morning on the award-winning 'For the People,' host John Voket introduces you to the surprisingly young and dedicated founder of Connecticut's global nonprofit, Planting Pencils; points you toward Jersey Mike's for the company's 'Day of Giving' March 30; and get's you ready for digging in this spring with the the first of a multi-part series of broadcasts from the recent Northeast Organic Farming Conference at WestConn.

Posted 3/27/2016 8:00:00 AM

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03/20/16

This morning on the award-winning 'For the People,' host John Voket catches up with folks restoring Bridgeport's Barnum Museum following a devastating urban tornado. Then, we're inviting all women business owners and professionals to celebrate the third annual 'Women-Owned Business Day' at the Capital on March 30. And we'll wrap introducing you to the new Western Connecticut Health Network.

Posted 3/20/2016 8:00:00 AM

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03/13/16

This morning on the award-winning 'For the People,' host John Voket introduces Connecticut's All Our Kin, which was recently honored for its work on the national stage for their work building high-quality, sustainable family child care programs, and seeking to expand statewide. Then, we'll head to the country to explore Auer Farm and the many interactive agricultural experiences available for everyone. And we'll wrap up with a spokesperson from AARP unpacking proposed legislation designed to help make it easier for everyone working in small businesses to save for retirement.

Posted 3/13/2016 8:00:00 AM

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03/06/16

This morning on the award-winning 'For the People,' host John Voket opens with a medical authority discussing diabetes ahead of March 22 - Diabetes Alert Day. Then we'll check-in with first-term State Senator Tony Hwang to get an eye inside the statehouse as lawmakers grapple with an out of control state deficit. And we'll wrap getting a front line perspective on one of the world's most widely recognized human service charities - Connecticut-based Save the Children.

Posted 3/6/2016 8:00:00 AM

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02/28/16

This morning on the award-winning 'For the People,' host John Voket celebrates Heart Month helping Connecticut women understand how very special they are when exhibiting signs of potentially deadly cardiovascular disease and heart attacks. Then we'll check in with the National Brain Tumor Society's Connecticut Chapter to learn more about how the agency supports and educates individuals about this critical medical condition. And we'll wrap up highlighting 20 years during which the Courage to Speak Foundation has educated thousands of young people and empowered them to reject the temptations of drugs and alcohol.

Posted 2/28/2016 7:00:00 AM

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02/21/16

It's February - National Senior Independence Month, so this morning on the award-winning 'For the People,' host John Voket talks with a former trauma nurse about services and new technologies supporting safety and independence for seniors. We'll ring up Connecticut's Department of Housing, DOH Commissioner to get the details on $54 million pouring into several shoreline communities to strengthen and sustain housing infrastructure. And we'll replay a segment touting Connecticut's Vet Centers, offering programs to help support our combat heroes and their families 365 days a year across the state.

Posted 2/21/2016 8:00:00 AM

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02/14/16

This morning on the award-winning 'For the People,' host John Voket closes out Social Emotional Learning Awareness Week with more Love from Sandy Hook, as we visit with Dr Jeremy Richman and unveil the Avielle Foundation' SPARK Project. Then we'll learn about two very different literacy training organizations in the first segment of a new series called 'Teaching Connecticut To Read.' And we'll wrap replaying a chat with Connecticut Office of Policy & Management Secretary Ben Barnes discussing the launch of a new statewide fraud prevention website already saving taxpayers millions.

Posted 2/14/2016 8:00:00 AM

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02/07/16

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 8:00:00 AM

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01/31/16

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 8:00:00 AM

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01/24/16

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

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01/17/16

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 8:00:00 AM

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01/10/15

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 8:00:00 AM

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01/03/16

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 8:00:00 AM

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12/27/15

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 8:00:00 AM

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12/20/15

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 8:00:00 AM

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12/13/15

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 8:00:00 AM

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12/06/15

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 8:00:00 AM

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11/29/15

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 8:00:00 AM