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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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We talk to Lynette Johnson, Executive Director, and Chesley Vohden, Director of Church Relations, from Society of St. Andrew, about their national hunger relief ministry based on gleaning, operating from Big Island near Lynchburg, Virginia.

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In our series of conversations about mental health and Mental Health Awareness Month, we continue the conversation with two segments. In segment 1, we speak to representatives from "Lock and Talk," Rebecca Textor, DBHDS Region 1 Suicide Prevention Coordinator, and Winter Spencer, Prevention Specialist with Horizon Behavioral Health, about mental health and suicide prevention. In segment 2, we discuss the (CIT) Crisis Interventio... Read more

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Odyssey Fest is June 8, 2019 from 1 PM to 10 PM at Fifth and Federal Station in Lynchburg. Come learn about and support the many community resources available for mental health issues.

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We speak with Karen Carney, Executive Director of the Blue Ridge Independent Living Center. Discussion of the assistance and many services they offer to area individuals with disabilities. We also talk about the upcoming Blue Ridge Independent Living Expo, to be held May 18th at the Salem Civic Center…and their 30th anniversary event in August this year.

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April 11, 2019 31 min

Scott Stevens talks to Misty Vinson - Spitzer, communications director, and Josh Gravett, Aquatics Director, both from YMCA Central Virginia about the upcoming swimming lessons, water safety, summer camps and Healthy Kids Day.

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We talk to Horizon Behavioral Health about opioid addition and treatment in the Lynchburg area.

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December 10, 2018 32 min

We talk to Jeane Smiley-Mason – President of Gleaning For The World. and Teresa Davis – Communications Director of Gleaning For The World about their organization's mission.

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December 10, 2018 30 min

We talk with Tracy Altizer, CEO of the Rescue Mission of Roanoke, about special events and special needs of the mission during the Holidays and winter months.

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Scott Stevens interviews Chief Meteorologist George Flickinger of the ABC-13 Weather Experts about this Sunday's potential winter storm!

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December 4, 2018 2 min

George talks about snow that could come both tonight (Tuesday) and this Sunday.

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November 29, 2018 31 min

We talk with Sherri Blevins, Owner and Instructor at NRV Driving School in Christiansburg about safe driving, particularly winter driving safety and preparedness. More information here: http://newrivervalleydrivingschool.com/

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We talk about fire safety with Tiffany Bradbury, of Roanoke City Fire and EMS. Heating in the winter, cooking and holiday decorations…escape plans if your home catches on fire, etc.

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George Flickinger of the ABC-13 Weather Experts tells us what to expect with the forecast for freezing rain and sleet in our area overnight and into Thursday morning.

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November 1, 2018 30 min

Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Virginia.

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October 18, 2018 30 min

Scott Stevens talks to Col Charles S Olson, USAF (Ret), President, Lynchburg Area Veterans Council, and Michael Brady of the Lynchburg Area Veterans Council, about the Veterans Parade. From WWII to the ongoing War on Terror please join us for Lynchburg’s Official Veterans Parade, “Honoring Those Who Serve” November 10th, 2018 11AM – 1PM at Liberty University. Enjoy celebrating area veterans, seeing more than 100 parade entries an... Read more

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We talk to Hugh Ballou, Founder and President of SynerVision, a company specializing in empowering leaders, and transforming cultures by the integration of strategy and performance. Hugh discusses ways non-profits can create better leaders to meet their goals and accomplish their mission.

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Guest is Angie Leonard, the CVO of SVH SERVICES, St. Vincent’s Home in Salem. Discussion of the programs they offer, most notably the Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center. We talk about volunteer opportunities and fundraising, including the upcoming “Run for Donuts” in November.

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