Community Outreach With Racquel Williams

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Community Outreach is our new public affairs program which airs on Sunday mornings from 7-8 am. It's hosted by Beasley Media New Jersey News Director and Morning Anchor Racquel Williams. Central Jersey is rich with unsung heroes, and the focus of Community Outreach is to shine the spotlight on organizations, groups and individuals in Central Jersey that do positive work in and around the community.

From family support groups, members of the medical community and organizations that feed and house the homeless...to groups that help small businesses and entrepreneurs get off the ground. Community Outreach gives a voice to those who change lives and make a difference, often times with little fanfare. Who's making a difference in your community?

Community Outreach - HealthyWomen.org

Guest: Beth Battaglino, CEO of Healthywomen Topic: HealthyWomen is one of the nation's leading independent non-profit health information sources for women based in Red Bank NJ. Beth is a registered nurse and has worked in the health care industry for 20 years. She discusses the pressing issues for women today including self care, aging and…

Community Outreach- Summer Driving with AAA Mid-Atlantic

Guest: Tracy Noble - Manager of Public and Government affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic Topic: The Summer driving season is here. There are many things that we need to be aware of and check off our “to-do” list when it comes to driving this season. From distracted driving to graduated licenses to how to make sure…

Community Outreach- Gambling Addiction

Guest: Arnie Wexler - Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor, former executive director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey   Topic: Sports betting in the Garden State is here, it is legal, and it could pose some issues for compulsive gamblers. We discuss some of the issues, pitfalls and expected upcoming struggles for those…

Community Outreach- National Home Ownership Month

Guest: Sharon Clark, Executive Director of the Central Jersey Housing Resource Center   Topic: Central Jersey Housing Resource Center is located in Raritan and is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency serving Somerset and Hunterdon County NJ. June is National Home ownership month. This year’s theme is “Find Your Place,” it's an active invitation to current…

Community Outreach- Feeding Middlesex County

Guest: Jane Brady, Chair of Feeding Middlesex County, and Jane Leal, Vice Chair of Feeding Middlesex County Topic: Feeding Middlesex County is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise funds to purchase food, equipment to increase food distribution, and items to assist qualifying agencies in procuring, storing, preserving and transporting food to all 25…

Community Outreach- Workplace Sexual Harassment

Guest: Attorney Kathleen Connelly - Partner at the law Firm of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper.   Topic: Awareness resulting from the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements has created an environment ripe for claims against companies, executives, and managers. The floodgate of harassment allegations in the wake of these movements is evidence that employers are failing…

Community Outreach Recreational Marijuana

Guest: Dr. Diane Calello- Executive and Medical Director of the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers. Topic: As recreational marijuana seems to be on the horizon for the Garden State, The New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School’s Department of Emergency Medicine, is looking to learn from the eight states…

Community Outreach - Hunterdon Bike To Work Week

Guest: HART Promoting Sustainable Transportation Caryl Harris, Bicycle Specialist Diana Davis, Business Administrator Topic: Hunterdon County Bike-to-Work Week kicks off on May 14th. It's a free annual event that provides local commuters with a fun and engaging opportunity to leave their cars behind and consider bicycling to work instead. HART Promoting Sustainable Transportation located in…

Community Outreach Part 1- Carrier Clinic

Guest: Carrier Clinic President and CEO, Don Parker. Assistant Vice President of Clinical Quality - Mindy Altschul Director of the Blake Recovery Center- Steve Drzewoszeski V.P. of Patient Care Services - Sean Sweeny   Topic: May is Mental Health Awareness month. Carrier Clinic, located in Belle Meade, NJ, is a behavioral healthcare system and a…

Community Outreach part 2 Carrier Clinic

Guest: Carrier Clinic President and CEO, Don Parker. Assistant Vice President of Clinical Quality - Mindy Altschul Director of the Blake Recovery Center- Steve Drzewoszeski V.P. of Patient Care Services - Sean Sweeny   Topic: May is Mental Health Awareness month. Carrier Clinic, located in Belle Meade, NJ, is a behavioral healthcare system and a…