Around Town

Around Town

Weekly discussion of happenings in and around Roanoke and Lynchburg

Episodes

October 3, 2023 6 mins
We speak with Dr. Alyssa Ward who is representing Anthem Healthkeepers Plus as a corporate sponsor for the Lynchburg Out Of The Darkness Walk, Saturday October 7th, at Peaksview Park in Lynchburg. She is a Psychologist and the Behavioral Health Clinical Director for Anthem's Medicaid Line of Business. Dr. Ward explains how important mental health, along with physical health, is to Anthem Healthkeepers.

More information on the walks...
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We talk to Keith Mann, COO/CFO of Scott Insurance in Lynchburg about their support, participation in and sponsorship of the Out of the Darkness Walk in Lynchburg, Saturday October 7th at Peaksview Park in Lynchburg. More information and register here!
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Suicide Prevention with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the upcoming Out of the Darkness Walks.
Scott Stevens talks to Brandy Jones, Volunteer Coordinator for the Lynchburg, Virginia Out of the Darkness Walk, about the upcoming walk in Lynchburg on October 1st, as well as Salem/Roanoke on that same date, and the first New River Valley Walk on October 22nd.
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Scott Stevens at iHeartRadio talks with Wende Henley, President & CEO, Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, about International Women's Day, the women in business in our area, the women who have influenced her and how the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce can help local businesses grow and thrive.
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A winter weather advisory is in effect in the region. Looks like the majority will be to our north. George Flickinger breaks it down! January 28, 2022.
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Scott Stevens, from iHeartRadio, talks to Dr. Noelle Bissell from the Virginia Department of Health, about the current status of Covid-19, its variants, facts and misinformation about the vaccine and how to stay healthy this holiday season.
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We talk to representatives of Horizon Behavioral Health about Mental Health Awareness Month, Mental Illnesses, signs and symptoms, and how to get help with the services provided at Horizon Behavioral Health.
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We talk to Trish Cerulli about the upcoming Hike For Hope, Saturday May 8th at the Claytor Nature Center in Bedford County.
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The storm starts off as snow tonight, changing to sleet and freezing rain in the early morning tomorrow. All the details in the interview below can be heard by pressing play (>) below.

More weather from the ABC-13 Weather Experts HERE.
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A Winter Storm Is Coming This Weekend! We Talk To George Flickinger, Chief Meteorologist from ABC-13, about the timeline, amounts and impact of the storm.
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Scott Stevens talks to Randi Abell, Association Director of Community Health - YMCA Central Virginia, about the many specialty health programs at YMCA. In particular "RESET," a six week program open to anyone regardless of whether you are a member or not! Text RESET to 313131 to sign up!
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George Flickinger, Chief Meteorologist at ABC-13 WSET says those roads could be dangerous tomorrow!
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We talk to Chief Meteorologist George Flickinger about our potential for winter weather on Wednesday.
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Scott Stevens speaks with Jean Smiley-Mason, President of Gleaning for the World in Concord, Virginia.
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Scott Stevens talks to representatives from the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, and Horizon Behavioral Health about Suicide Prevention Month, The Art of Wellness Campaign, Central Virginia Suicide Prevention Awareness Coalition and the upcoming Out of the Darkness Walks now called the Out The Darkness Experience.
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June 10, 2020 7 mins
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 mins
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, symptoms ...
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