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The show has been on the air for almost 25 years on 95.5 WPLJ. It airs from 1AM on Monday morning until 2AM. The focus is on non-profit organizations, almost all in the NYC Metro area. Guests talk about the work of their organizations, the people they serve, programs and events that they have and issues that they work on. Over the years we have had representatives from hundreds of organizations that are in education, healthcare, housing, addictions, hunger, poverty, the arts, mental and emotional health and criminal justice. We make sure to give contact information numerous times for the organization: phone numbers and websites. It is amazing how many wonderful, dedicated people rarely get to tell their story of service to millions of the neediest people in our area. That is what Community Connections is all about, people telling stories of healing in so many ways for so many people in our communities.

The show has been on the air for almost 25 years on 95.5 WPLJ. It airs from 1AM on Monday morning until 2AM. The focus is on non-profit organizations, almost all in the NYC Metro area. Guests talk about the work of their organizations, the people they serve, programs and events that they have and issues that they work on. Over the years we have had representatives from hundreds of organizations that are in education, healthcare, housing, addictions, hunger, poverty, the arts, mental and emotional health and criminal justice. We make sure to give contact information numerous times for the organization: phone numbers and websites. It is amazing how many wonderful, dedicated people rarely get to tell their story of service to millions of the neediest people in our area. That is what Community Connections is all about, people telling stories of healing in so many ways for so many people in our communities.
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The show has been on the air for almost 25 years on 95.5 WPLJ. It airs from 1AM on Monday morning until 2AM. The focus is on non-profit organizations, almost all in the NYC Metro area. Guests talk about the work of their organizations, the people they serve, programs and events that they have and issues that they work on. Over the years we have had representatives from hundreds of organizations that are in education, healthcare, housing, addictions, hunger, poverty, the arts, mental and emotional health and criminal justice. We make sure to give contact information numerous times for the organization: phone numbers and websites. It is amazing how many wonderful, dedicated people rarely get to tell their story of service to millions of the neediest people in our area. That is what Community Connections is all about, people telling stories of healing in so many ways for so many people in our communities.

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Episodes

Episode 15 - Breaking Down Barriers

12/17/2018
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Guest: Melissa Norden, Executive Director of Bottomlessclosetnyc.org works to reduce the barriers New York City women face in the search for employment as well as provide on-going support and education so they gain the tools to succeed in their professional lives.

Duration:00:57:46

Episode 14 - The Fortune Society

12/10/2018
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The Fortune Society is the leading nonprofit that helps formerly incarcerated people to turn their lives around. They have counseling services, drug and alcohol programs, an extensive job training and placement program and a transitional housing program.

Duration:01:00:03

Episode 13 - Social Issues

12/3/2018
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Rev. Brett Younger, Senior Minster of PlymouthChurch.org. Speaking on social issues and the services of the church year around and during this holiday season.

Duration:00:59:17

Race Taylor Hungerthon 2018 Interview with Bill Ayres and Noreen Springstead

11/20/2018
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Race Taylor sat down with WhyHunger.orgs Executive Director, Noreen Springstead and Ambassador, Bill Ayers to talk about the purpose of the organization and what we can do to help. hungerthon thanksgiving

Duration:00:13:48

Episode 12 - Hunger and Poverty

11/19/2018
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How we all can help to find a solution? Guest for both shows Joe Allen, Board Chairman Food Bank of the Rockland County and also heads peopletopeopleinc.org and Joe DUrso, musical artist and a whyhunger.org board member.

Duration:00:59:28

Episode 11 - Jobs

11/6/2018
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This week on Community Connections, Bill is joined by Roger Clayman, Executive Director of Long Island Federation of Labor.

Duration:00:57:07

Episode 10 - Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking

10/29/2018
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Guests Judge Judy Harris Kluger Executive Director of Sanctuary for Families and Angelo Rivera Director of the Economic Empowerment Program this program is the leading Advocate and Service Provider for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sex Trafficking and r

Duration:00:59:17

Episode 9 - Dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease

10/29/2018
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Guests Jed Levine President and CEO of Caring Kind and Jessica Gonzalez Manager of Constituent Events Caring Kind is an organization dedicated to serving people with Alzheimers Disease and their families. Guests talked about the incidence of the disease5.

Duration:00:59:57

Episode 8 - Dealing with Addiction

10/29/2018
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Guests Mitchell Net burn President and CEO of Samaritan Daytop Village and Jim Hollywood Vice President of Residential Treatment Both guests talked about their programs Mental Health Services, Primary Medical Care, Education and Employment Services, Recov

Duration:01:00:19

Episode 7 - Hunger and Poverty on Long Island

10/18/2018
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Long Island Cares is a food bank that delivers seven millions of pounds of food to more than 350 local soup kitchens and food pantry. It also runs a summer feeding program several Kids Cafes for after school, a Pack It Up For Kids program to deliver food

Duration:01:00:27

Episode 6 - The Downtown Alliance

10/18/2018
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The Downtown Alliance is a nonprofit serving the lower section of Manhattan since 1995. They keep the streets clean. They run a free bus service along the top of the area from east to west. They are the major publicity organization to promote the area and

Duration:00:59:38

Episode 4 - The Immigrant Rights Coalition

10/18/2018
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This is a new organization formed in 2017 that works to support immigrant artists of all types. They recently hosted a Womens Empowerment Summit featuring a number of women speakers who have powerful voices in the womens rights movement including newly no

Duration:00:43:53

Episode 3 - Homelessness and Economic Justice

10/18/2018
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Rob has worked with Picture the Homeless for many years helping them to chronicle the hundreds of empty buildings that land lords keep vacant until they can sell them or convert them to make millions. They also have lobbied to change several laws that all

Duration:01:01:03

Episode 2 - Education

10/18/2018
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This is a school based after school program that focuses on academics, health and wellness, selfconfidence, building character and attitudes for success. They work to help every child discover their special talent. They have 2,600 children in 130 schools

Duration:00:59:34

Episode 1 - A Caring Hand The National Alliance of Grieving Children

10/9/2018
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They help children and their families to deal with bereavement. It was founded in 2009 by Susan Esposito Lombardi to honor her diseased father Billy Esposito. They started out by giving scholarships to families who had lost a child to provide for the educ

Duration:00:49:34