Around Town

Around Town

Weekly discussion of happenings in and around Roanoke and Lynchburg... Show More

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June 10, 2020 7 min
Our own Scott Stevens talks to Misty Vinson-Spitzer, Communications Director, YMCA of Central Virginia, about their reopening during Phase 2 of the Governor's Move Virginia Forward Plan.
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Scott Stevens interviews Damien Cabezas, CEO of Horizon Behavioral Health, about Mental Health Awareness Month, and the effects of Covid-19 on Mental Health, including depression, anxiety, stress, and addition. Also the mental health of teens and children during the crisis.
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January 9, 2020 31 min
We talk to Misty Vinson-Spitzer, communications director for the YMCA Central Virginia, about the history, programs, memberships and facilities of the "Y."
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Many people consider depression around Christmas and the New Year just the "Holiday Blues." But it may be something much more serious. Season Affective Disorder and Holiday Depression needs to be discussed with caring professionals who can guide you to the care you need. We talk to Januwaa Davis, Prevention Program Manager, and Juliana Frosh, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, at Horizon Behavioral Health about the signs, s...
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December 3, 2019 30 min
We speak with Sherri Blevins, Owner/Instructor at NRV Driving School in Christiansburg. We discuss winterizing your vehicle, tips for driving in snow, ice and on black ice, and best practices for driving in inclement weather.
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November 22, 2019 29 min
We speak with Captain Trey Jones, executive officer for the Salvation Army in Lynchburg, Virginia. The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social service...
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November 15, 2019 29 min
We talk with Kelly Athey, Site Director; EMBRACE Treatment Foster Care about the need for foster parents in our area, what it takes to become a foster parent, and how the community can help.
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October 25, 2019 30 min
Our guest is Lisa O’Neill, Executive Director of Angels of Assisi. We discuss the history of the facility, the services offered, who qualifies for their services, the process to adopt an animal and how people can get involved and help.
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Chloe Landon, Community Development Manager for the American Cancer Society’s Roanoke office and Chuck Baker, General Manager of Haley Toyota discuss what the society does and promote an upcoming fundraising event to raise money. The Cattle Baron’s Ball: A Western Gala, will be held Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 6-11PM at Braeloch on Glenburn Farms in Vinton. Food, beverages, a live and silent auction, and two bands.
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We speak to representatives from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention about the upcoming 'Out of the Darkness Walk,' Saturday October 5th at Riverfront Park in Lynchburg.
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We talk to Billy Russo, Executive Director - Central Virginia Sports Commission, and committee member Dan Ebersold, about the mission and upcoming events with the Central Virginia Sports Commission.
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We talk to Dana Brown, Development Manager for the National Kidney Foundation in Richmond, about kidney disease, risk factors and their annual Roanoke walk that will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 9 AM at Fallon Park.
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We speak with Amanda Allen, Marketing and Communications Coordinator for Feeing America SWVA, to discuss what her organization does and how the community can help. Hunger is a reality for more than 142,000 people in Southwest Virginia, including more than 38,600 kids.
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We talk to the Central Virginia chapter about upcoming blood drives as well as disaster relief and the many other programs and functions of the American Red Cross.
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We talk to Misty Vinson-Spitzer, Communications Director of the YMCA Central Virginia, about their recent expansions, programs and upcoming events!
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We speak to Robert Day, CEO of Patrick Henry Family Services, about "Safe Families For Children," one of the many ways PHFS helps boys and girls in need of family and support.
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July 26, 2019 34 min
We talk to Harmony Day Support about their upcoming BBQ and Brewfest at Benjamin's in Forest to benefit their program.
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July 12, 2019 30 min
In this interview we talk to Roanoke Rescue Mission about their services to the community.
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We speak with Wende Gaylor, President & CEO, and Sally Hubbard, Director of Marketing & Communications, from the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce. Discussion includes upcoming events, chamber memberships and their benefits, the upcoming business Expo and other events tied to the 80th anniversary of the chamber.
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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will hold it's annual "Out of the Darkness Walk" both in Roanoke and Lynchburg on October 5, 2019. We talk about that fundraiser, as well as other events tied to mental health awareness, suicide prevention and support available for those thinking of taking their own lives, as well as family members of those who have lost someone to suicide.
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